10 luxury Christmas gift ideas for him and her

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Christmas is a time for spoiling the ones that you love - and, hopefully, for being spoiled a bit yourself too. So check out our ideas below to put together your Christmas shopping list - or, if you see something you dream of yourself, start dropping a few hints.

Some of our dream gifts this year are unashamedly expensive; the £65,000 bee pendant may be outside most budgets. But luxury can also mean taking something simple and elevating it a bit above the ordinary - cashmere football scarf, anyone?

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10 luxury Christmas gift ideas for him and her
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At ten times the price of the latest iPhone, a phone needs to be a bit special - and this one is. British company Vertu's Ti Android smartphone is based on a dual core 1.7GHz processor, with 1GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory, and features a sapphire crystal screen for clarity and durability. But it's the services that really make this phone stand out from the crowd: the Ti features a Concierge button that contacts a team of people who will fulfil your every whim - whether that's a restaurant booking or a team of bodyguards. It costs around £6,700.
At £1,250, the Aspinal Portofino Rolling Cabin Bag costs more than most holidays but will look beautiful pretty much for ever. Handmade from calf skin leather, it rests on heavy-duty brass feet and features a lockable shoe compartment. If it's packed too full to use the leather shoulder strap, a telescopic handle emerges like magic to let you wheel it along. Rather wonderfully, it comes in a bag of its own to protect it from scuffs and scratches in the aircraft hold.
Football scarves don't have to be made of acrylic and emblazoned with advertising logos. If your other half would appreciate a rather more stylish version, it's worth checking out Savile Rogue. The company's cashmere versions boast simply the club's colours, and are wonderfully cosy and soft. They have beanie hats and other accessories too. Scarves cost £58.95.
 
If you've really got cash to flash, there can be few men that would turn up their noses at McClaren's new MP4-12C Spider - Top Gear's 'Car of the Year'. If you've got a spare £225,0000 lying about, that's the other half sorted there and then. But if not, how about buying him a day's rental? At £825 from www.hertzsupercars.com, it's a bargain.
 
The Japanese are whisky connoisseurs, and it's perhaps no surprise that the first distiller to make whisky in the country, Suntory Whisky, won Distiller of the Year for the third time at this year's International Spirits Challenge. Early next month, Harrods will take delivery of 50 bottles of Yamazaki 25 Year Old Whisky - and one can be yours, or your lucky partner's, for just £1,400.
Whole hives of bees seem to be buzzing around jewellery departments at the moment, but Theo Fennell's version is a bit special. Handmade from 18 carat yellow gold and diamonds, this drop pendant boasts a 25.15 carat Zambian emerald, topped by a 1.04 carat diamond. It costs £65,000.
 
Silk isn't just glamorous, it's surprisingly warm too. But it's the looks of this beautiful gown from silk specialists Vivis that will appeal. The Dalila Anthracite Gown comes in a beautiful dark grey and costs £288 from the Pyjama Store - perfect for those long winter nights.
It's a food hamper - but what a hamper! Carluccio's Italia includes a whole roasted ham, Salame La Gabbianella, white truffle oil, fresh black truffle, Amarena Fabbri cherries, venison ragu and a selection of Planeta wines. But there's more: an olive plant, a signed copy of Antonio Carluccio's Passion for Pasta cookbook and an Imperia Italian pasta machine. It costs £600, from www.carluccios.com.
New from British designer Justin Wolter, this smartphone dock is a piece of sculpture in its own right. The Gramohorn II works only with the HTC One phone - so you may need to buy one of those as well. Produced using high-tech 3D printing, it channels music naturally through its huge gramophone-like chambers, so doesn't need any power source. It's hand finished in any colour, and costs £999 in a plaster resin build, or £4,999 in milled stainless steel from from www.gramohorn.com.
Laura Orchant is known for her scarves' stunning patterns and jewel-like colours. Laura first hand-draws her images, and then digitally manipulates them into an explosion of bright colours and fractal patterns. The Leaf scarf in pink, available from Fenwicks and Laura's own website, is a particular beauty; prices start at £100.
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