A fusion of traditional Japanese art and British craftmanship, Vertu’s Aster Yosegi Wood employs a 200-year-old marquetry technique in its making. This high gloss finished, Android KitKat smartphone will certainly turn heads when taken out of your pocket. You also get to customise your phone via Vertu’s personalisation service. Approximately GBP7,200 onwards and coming soon to Vertu, DLF Emporio, New Delhi.
If your gift has to be religious, try Lladro, whose porcelain figurines inspire awe. This limited-edition Mridangam Ganesha from the brand’s series titled The Spirit of India, is done by sculptor Raul Rubio.
`1,55,000. At Lladro Boutique, UB City. Details: 40985215
Swarovski crystals, a full acetate frame and a gold-plated
Medusa — Versace’s Special Project collection screams style. The Gold Edition featurerd here has 98 crystals and gradient lenses too. What more could the modern fashionista ask for?
`11,540 onwards (approx). Details: sunglasshut.com
Thinking of gifting someone the Apple watch? Try the modern, elegant and simple, Apple Watch Hermès that fuses the best of both brands. Made of calf leather and available in a host of colours, this watch lets you choose between three strap styles — the single tour, double tour (wraps around your wrist twice) and cuff. Available on order. `82,863 onwards. Details: 09500061923
Before the recent Chennai floods we were rooting for yachts. But now, nothing less than a submarine will do. Weighing 1,800 kilos and measuring five metres in length, the DeepFlight Dragon is a personal submarine that can take you to depths of up to 400 feet. Powered by thrusters connected to a lithium battery that gives you six hours of operation between charges, this device also ensures you stay environment friendly. USD 1.2 million onwards. Details: email@example.com
How about investing in some stylish furniture? The Case Study Desk by Bobby Agarwal’s PortsideCafe stands on four solid wood tapering legs and takes inspiration from a briefcase. Lift the lid to reveal pockets for your stationery and pens.The writing surface has sliding and liftable compartments and it doubles as a storage for your laptop and other gadgets too. `97,700. Details: portsidecafe.com
On the go
There’s bound to be a lot of travelling this
season and you need something stylish and durable. Try Tumi’s proprietary ballistic nylon cases styled with the Mini’s Black/Volcanic Orange racing stripe and Black/Deep Blue Union Jack flag. The lining of every bag is embossed with the car’s grill pattern too. `57,000 onwards . At DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011-0582318
Spring in your step
While the world awaits the release of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Oxford Tan version, David Beckham was recently spotted sporting a mean, black version of the footwear designed by Kanye West. A sure sell-out when it launches, this pair of shoes will be priced from `16,000 onwards and available in stores from January. Details: 43511332
Fruit of labour
This traditional Kashmiri embroidered sozni shawl is a master piece for no casual reason. It takes about 40 months to create. The embroidery is done with a single strand of the finest silk thread to keep the shawl ultra-light. Replete with floral motifs it is perfect for the heirloom collector. `7,11,000. At Andraab, The Collonnade. Details: 09928090110