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    From Chardonnay Wine To Diamond Studded-Earrings, The Ultimate Festive Luxury Gifting Guide

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    Luxe Gifting 101
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    Luxe Gifting 101

    The Covid-19 pandemic is going to have a long-lasting impact on the human race. While Halloween and trick-or-treating is banned in the US due to obvious reasons, the virus will also change the way us Indians celebrate festivals like Durga Puja and Diwali for good.

    With social distancing norms being imposed and mass gatherings prohibited, maintaining 6 feet of distance is the ultimate priority in the mind of every Indian to keep the coronavirus at bay.

    But, celebrating socially distanced festive season doesn’t mean that we don’t make our loved ones feel special. This season of joy, pamper your loved ones and thank them for being there in your lives by adding a dash of luxe to your gifts.

    Here’s the ultimate festive luxury gifting guide for your reference.

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    Sipping On Fine Wine
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    Sipping On Fine Wine

    There’s no better companion for a chilly winter night than a glass of fine luxury wine (hey, that rhymed!). Festive celebrations can often be tiring - socialising with friends (from a distance), obligatory meetings, festive cleaning can all be very taxing.

    To help you let loose and blow off some steam after a tiring festive evening, Grover Zampa Vineyards has launched premium French wines under the coveted La Réserve range. The wines have been created with passion and veneration for tradition, boasting of unique tangs that are sure to appease the Indian wine aficionados.

    The wines are available in two variants:

    La Réserve Chardonnay: It has a pale yellow appearance with fragrant notes of fresh peach, melon, tropical fruit and a hint of lemon zest. Aged for 12 months in French Oak barrels, the wine appears rich and full on the palate, and is complimented with soft oak notes and crisp acidity.

    The wine pairs deliciously with salmon and lemon butter, goat cheese, Caesar salad and Indian accompaniments such as malai chicken tikka, tandoori crab or lobster and vegetable biryanis.

    La Réserve Pinot Noir: It has a ruby red appearance Matured for 12 months in French Oak barrels, the aromas are typically of an elegant bouquet of floral, berry fruit with a hint of soft oak notes. La Réserve Pinot Noir pairs best with baked veal, poultry dishes and varied Indian platters like mutton kheema, paneer tikka and chicken curries.

    Price:

    Mumbai: INR 2990

    New Delhi: INR 3150

    Gurgaon: INR 2850

    Bengaluru: INR 2450

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    Celebrate In Style
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    Celebrate In Style

    The Covid-19 pandemic may have thrown a wrench into our festive celebrations (thanks to the social distancing norms in place), but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t dress to impress.

    If you wish to take your style quotient up a notch this festive season, you ought to check out Emporio Armani’s Limited Edition Festive Edit which consists of two unique eyewear designs.

    The two eyewear styles include a pair of sunglasses and a pair of optics, featuring black matte rectangular frames with gold detailing, with the sunglass lens available in warm canary yellow.

    The words ‘Celebrating India’ and ‘Special Edition’ have been engraved on the inner temple tips to highlight the exclusive theme for this collection. For the very first time, the iconic Emporio Armani logo has been imprinted in Gold Metal on the outer temple tips to add a touch of sparkle to the design.

    So what are you waiting for? Go for Emporio Armani and add a dash of gold to your festive celebrations.

    Price:

    EA4058 (Sunglass): INR 11,990

    EA3098 (Optical): INR 9,790

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    All That Glitters Is Gold
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    All That Glitters Is Gold

    No festive season for us Indians is complete without donning shiny ethnic wear and nothing compliments ethnic wear quite like jewellery. If you too have a barrage of festive parties lined up and wish to make a lasting impression in each one of them, go minimalist with Melorra’s festive jewellery.

    Melorra brings to you trendy and affordable lightweight jewellery that can be paired with Indo-western outfits. Their fringe it up gold earring has yellow gold high polish danglers that have a dangling rhombus pattern with multiple cable chains forming a V-shape and attached to a hook.

    Meanwhile, their suit sophistiquee diamond earring has yellow gold high polish studs that have a S-like motif with multiple layers.

    Get ready to dazzle this festive season, with jewellery from Melorra.

    Price:

    Fringe It Up Gold Earring: INR 73,997 for 18 Karat

    Suit Sophistiquee Diamond Earring: INR 21,667 for 18 Karat

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    Luxe Eyewear From Michael Kors
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    Luxe Eyewear From Michael Kors

    Much like Emporio Armani, luxe brand Michael Kors, too, has come up with a special festive collection of eyewear which will be the perfect high-end gift to give to your loved ones.

    It includes three unique pieces, one pair of sunglasses and two optical models. This is the very first time that the fashion house has crafted these distinctive styles, specifically for the Indian market. Each of the three styles feature the words “Celebrating India” printed on the inner temple tips and offer universal fitting, ensuring an easy fit for all face shapes.

    The best luxury gift? You bet!

    Price:

    Sunglass: INR 11,390

    Optical styles: Priced at INR 8,290 and INR 11,290

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    Gift Hampers From Oberoi
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    Gift Hampers From Oberoi

    Gifting a hamper during the festive season might sound cliche but the good folks at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, have come up with luxury gift hampers which your loved ones would absolutely adore. So ditch the run-of-the-mill hampers and usher in the festivities with luxe hampers designed by The Oberoi in Tiffany Blue packaging.

    From special edition hand-rolled cigars, rare consumables to must-share mithai boxes, these hampers come with a touch of warmth and care. What’s more? You can also customise them and get them delivered to your doorstep via contactless technology.

    Price: On Request

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