Whether you’re on the hunt for that one gift that really wows or you’re simply shopping with a large budget, I’ve been scouring Birmingham on the hunt for my top five luxury gifts perfect for the sleek and stylish gent.
Even though these gifts are at a high price point, I haven’t sourced items that are completely out of reach or ones that will leave you seriously scraping the bottom of your purse, however, if you are searching for ‘the big one’ then please read on, for I have provided you with my go-to shopping destinations and a few treasures to look out for along the way.
My first Birmingham destination for sumptuous gifts has to Harvey Nichols. Renowned for their elite customer service, unique gifts and sheer elegance during the Christmas period, this should be one of the first places to visit. Whether you’re on the hunt for a luxurious accessory, an opulent bottle of plonk or simply a hamper with devilish delights, Harvey Nichols is the ultimate destination.
On the other hand, if you still can’t find anything to tickle their fancy, Jo Malone London at Grand Central Birmingham should be your next stop. If you really want to scintillate his senses, this is the place to go. The concept of Jo Malone London is that you can create a bespoke fragrance tailored to you or a loved one, with the help of the personable Jo Malone London team. My go-to fragrance of the season has to be the classic Pomegranate Noir; however, the ‘Intense collection’ is well worth a whiff.
For the high flyer with a penchant for travelling, luxurious luggage is always a welcome gift. If you’re heading into the city to look for some designer baggage, take a trip into John Lewis or House of Fraser. Or, if you’re shopping on a budget, swing by the Great Western Arcade where you’ll find the Designer Exchange.
Next, for the man who likes to surround himself with beautiful things, a touch of objet d’art is just the ticket. Venture into Castle Galleries in the Mailbox and take a tour around their collection of fine art prints and originals. Whether you choose something to add some colour into his life or something that represents both of you, this is the place to go.
And finally, for the man who has impeccable style and timing, I suggest you invest in a prestigious timepiece that he can treasure for years. There are many fantastic brands to find about the city. Some of my personal favourites are Raymond Weil, Rado, Omega and Tag Heuer, but find one to suit your budget and their style.
Words: James Tissiman