Quality and craftsmanship highlight our first ever Auth Lux Holiday Gift Guide. Each gift is a timeless classic with a modern twist to make even the pickiest person on your list smile this holiday season.
Cashmere “The Boyfriend” Robe
Here is a holiday gift to keep you wrapped in luxury all year long. This dove-gray cashmere “boyfriend cut” robe from Aquarelle Maison is pure lounging luxury, but still stylish enough to throw on over a pair of jeans for errands. Made in New York City, Aquarelle Maison is a bespoke lifestyle brand committed to bringing fashion, art and lifestyle together. In addition to loungewear, the company is highly regarded for its hand painted wedding invitations and custom caftans.
There’s something quite special about a crisp white shirt. Beautifully cut, made of the finest fabric, this iconic wardrobe essential rivals the black dress. An extremely talented design duo, based in London, who specialize in making shirts “that bridge the line between wardrobe essential and modern statement,” are giving the ladies’ classic an attitude. Palmer/Harding uses innovative pattern cutting and draping techniques to make this basic item desirable and memorable. Their new “Shirt Series” is being launched now.
Heirloom Holiday Ornament
For many people, holiday decorations are about family and tradition. The Muller-Blech family has been creating heirloom ornaments for more than 400 years. Guided by passion and perseverance, Inge-Glas of Germany celebrates a beautiful story that, after four centuries, is still being told. Immersed in the glassblowing industry since 1596, the Müller-Blech family worked diligently to perfect the craftsmanship of mouth-blown Christmas ornaments from their Lauscha, Germany workshop. Today, the legendary collection contains more than 10,000 antique ornament moulds dating from the 1850s.
Chemex Handblown Coffeemaker
For the coffee connoisseur in your life, a hand-blown Chemex Coffeemaker is the gift that keeps on giving. Hand-blown in Croatia, the Chemex Coffeemaker was invented in 1941 by German-born chemist Peter J. Schlumbohm. It was designed with the science of heat in mind, utilizing laboratory-grade glass and a scientist’s knowledge of heat and chemical reaction to craft the perfect cup of coffee. Its design has earned it a place in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian.
Bollinger Spectre Crystal Set
For the James Bond in your life, the 186-year-old Bollinger Champagne house has released the Bollinger Spectre Crystal Set. This limited edition gift pairs a magnum of Bollinger’s 1988 R.D. Extra Brut with a two-piece crystal ice bucket designed by Eric Berthés for the Saint-Louis crystal manufacturer of Lorraine, France. The bucket’s etched lines culminate in a base shaped like the film franchise’s signature gun muzzle, and the top is capped with Spectre’s sinister octopus symbol.