I love getting the perfect Christmas gift for someone. But I don’t have kids, and the older I get the less gifts I seem to give (I’m sans nieces and nephews) — so, sometimes I suit over here and fantasize about gifts I’d get myself.
These 14 expensive gifts for women are luxurious and not so run-of-the-mill, and while I basically love all of them I probably won’t be getting any… at least not this Christmas. But that’s not the point of this exercise— we’re just day dreaming here.
But if you have a significant other, mother, sister, or BFF that deserves something special, you might just find it on this list. So, let’s play the fantasy gift game!
1. The Trunk by Drunk Elephant
I do not need a carry-on full of beauty products — but boy do I want one.
Drunk Elephant’s The Trunk is the ultimate present for beauty fans. It’s luxurious, expensive, and way over the top — but if you’re shopping for a beauty lover that has everything it could be worth a look.
There are a ton of great makeup and beauty gift sets available on Sephora, but this is the ultimate luxury gift for that special woman in your life.
2. Monopoly for Anthropologie
Board game lovers that have everything and have a passion for fashion definitely need Anthropologie’s specially designed Monopoly.
This boho-inspired Monopoly game was designed specifically for Anthropologie. It features everything you need for a great game of Monopoly, but it’s much prettier than the run-of-the-mill board that you’ll find everywhere else.
If classic simply isn’t the style you’re going for, this game absolutely fits the bill.
3. Lady Moon Playing Cards
Playing cards might not seem like a luxury Christmas gift, unless they’re almost $25 for a single pack.
But these Lady Moon playing cards at Free People are gorgeous, and I fully admit I could see myself spending the extra dough on them. This 52-card deck is decorated in a beautiful gold, blue, and peach color scheme and they’re kept in a cute Letterpress-printed tuck box.
It’s not one of the most expensive gifts for women on the list, but considering what it is it’s definitely luxurious.
4. Tizo Lucite Multi Color Domino Set
If I didn’t need a trunk full of beauty products I definitely don’t need a $170 domino set, even if it’s adorable.
The Tizo Lucite domino set is gorgeous. It features 28 pastel-like colored dominos in yellows, blues, and pinks — which really isn’t a lot of dominos. But I fully admit that if I had the extra cash (and nothing else on my to-get list) I would absolutely grab a set of these.
You can absolutely play dominos as a solo game, which means I would be more than happy to add them to my travel game collection.
5. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
If you’re looking for one of the most expensive gifts for women that’s absolutely worth it, you’ll want to turn your eyes towards the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer.
There are very few beauty products that are legitimately worth a $400+ price tag, but the Dyson hair dryer is definitely one of them. Now I don’t do a lot of blowdrying my curly hair but if I had a decent dryer and diffuser I might actually take the time to do my hair.
This luxury blow dryer is tiny and perfect for travel, and with five attachments you can do pretty much anything you dream about. It’s an expensive gift that’s totally worth it.
6. Tree Napper Weighted Blanket
Yes I do need a gorgeous knitted weighted blanket, and if it didn’t cost me 15 lbs in my luggage I would absolutely have one.
Bearaby’s Tree Napper is a gorgeous, cozy blanket that weighs 15 lbs, making it perfect for a warm cuddly nap. Made of natural Tencel, it comes in seven different colors so you can find the perfect fit for any room.
If you’re looking for a luxurious thoughtful gift, this might just be it. I know I’d get myself the maple-colored one if I had the cash and space.
7. Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet
Bidets are all the rage right now, and why wouldn’t they be. When all of the toilet paper almost ran dry in North America, people turned to alternative ways to wipe their behinds.
The Tushy Classic 3.0 turns pretty much any toilet into a luxury toilet. It requires no electricity or plumbing, and has an automatic self cleaning nozzle. Plus this is one of those life changing gift ideas that can be installed in under 10 minutes.
This is the perfect gift for the lady in your life that has everything they want but needs more.
8. MacKenzie-Childs Kettle
This gorgeous floral hand-crafted kettle can be purchased online at Neiman Marcus. It’s made of enamelled heavy-gauge steel with a lid that’s topped with acrylic, brass and glass accents. It’s vibrant, fun and bound to be a favorite.
If you’re looking for a unique, handmade gift this Christmas, I highly recommend checking it out.
9. Aesop Ptolemy Aromatique Candle
Once upon a time I had an Aesop candle, and it smelled AMAZING. It’s definitely not something I would have picked up off the shelf in the store but I’m not mad I had that experience.
This doesn’t have the highest price tag on this gift guide, but considering it’s a candle worth over $100, it ain’t cheap. The Ptolemy Aromatique Candle combines cedar, cypress and notes of vetiver for an enticing natural smell.
It is surprisingly not made of gold, but instead is created with vegan-friendly ingredients. Your gift recipient will be thrilled with this gift… but they might never actually light it.
10. Leatherology Laptop Envelope Sleeve
I’ll be completely frank with you — this luxurious laptop sleeve would probably not work well for my whole two suitcase life. But if I had a normal office job or needed to take a ton of in client meetings where I had to dress like a real business babe, this would top the list.
There are plenty of gorgeous laptop sleeves out there, but Leatherology’s is made of a sleek Italian leather (granted, I prefer vegan leather personally, but this is more of a dream present for me). They come packed in gorgeous gold gift boxes (cutting your wrapping time way down) but it maxes out for a 13-inch laptop… meaning my 15-inch wouldn’t fit.
Heartbreak aside, it’s a stylish gift with a wide range of colors (10!). You’ll be the talk of the boardroom with this classic gift.
11. Silk Face Mask
If there was anything on this list that I would absolutely get myself like today it would be this gorgeous pure silk sleep mask by Slip.
First of all, I legitimately need a new face mask — they make a great sleep aid product. Secondly, it is actually made of PURE SILK… OMG soft! You can get this in a range of colors (including my favorite gold) but you need to be extra careful with it and give it a gentle hand wash when cleaning.
The only reason I’m not currently adding this to my cart right now is because I don’t have an extra $50 for a sleep mask and, more importantly, there’s no way it’ll make its way to me before my plane takes off. I know, my heart is breaking too.
12. Apple AirPods Pro
Buying a luxury Christmas gift for yourself or someone else who could really use a set of wireless earphones? Go with the Apple AirPods Pro.
I fully admit that they’re a little pricey, and I’ve heard that there are better choices out there (especially if you have the $300 for brand new ones) but I have these and I LOVE THEM. I even had to get them fixed because mine were part of the recall and I STILL love them.
The noise cancelling feature makes it a real practical gift for anyone who’s a regular traveller. But I highly recommend that you throw in a pair of memory foam (I have these Lanwow ones) for some additional comfort.
13. Beats Solo3
If you (or whoever you’re buying a gift for) prefers on-ear headphones, then this gorgeous rose gold Beats Solo3 are must-have!
I had a pair of Beats that I gave to my brother because, as it turns out, I don’t love the on-ear headphones. But they were excellent, the sound was amazing, and they were comfortable considering it’s not my type of headphone.
They are sleek, you can adjust them for comfort, and they’re perfect for longer flights because they only take around 5 minutes to charge (just don’t forget to bring a portable power bank).
14. Kate Spade Ditsy Bag
Kate Spade is my dream brand — I LOVE so much of what they put out.
Years ago I was in Las Vegas and fell in love with this flamingo bag they had. I didn’t have an extra $400 for a bag, so I never bought it but it’s been a dream of mine to own one ever since then. Sadly, I still don’t.
The Ditsy Buds bag isn’t exactly the flamingo bag I’m in love with, but it’s super cute. Not only does it have a cute pattern and a classic shape, but there are two zip pockets and enough room to hold pretty much anything you need.