Warm, romantic atmospheres, glittering lights and the inebriating aromas of cinnamon and oranges… what’s not to love about Christmas? In December, boutiques and department stores embellish their window displays with new, intriguing ideas to celebrate the advent of the holidays and renew the tradition of gift giving. Whether you choose an accessory or a fragrance for him or for her, a decoration for the home or some local speciality, you will certainly be spoilt for choice! Take advantage of the holiday season to give a special gift to your loved ones and to make your Christmas in Milan unique.
1. Stroili Oro
Bring the festive atmosphere with you with this quirky silver rhodium and glitter bracelet! ‘Love Beats Collection by Stroili Xmas Beats’ offers countless pairing options, where every charm can be mixed and matched with others to mirror each woman’s personality. www.stroilioro.com
The brand’s ‘Urban Spirit’ cufflinks celebrate understated style and elegance. Their distinctive rounded shape, in polished stainless with an engraved glass inlay representing the Montblanc snowcap, create a jewel with a powerful identity, a perfect gift for all occasions! www.montblanc.com
‘Atelier Reverso’ offers customers the privilege of customizing their own object of desire. Thanks to a wide selection of coloured straps and dials available at all Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques, customers now have the option of actually designing their very own Reverso. www.jaeger-lecoultre.com
Featuring the elegant combination of black and red elements, inspired by the world of F1 races, this limited edition water-resistant chronograph is born in collaboration with former Ferrari pilot Jean Alesi and offers a peerless 1/10th-of-a-second stop-watch capability. www.montegrappa.com
5. Tiffany & Co.
For Christmas 2016, the famous jewelry brand has created several highly unusual accessories including the new ‘Paloma Picasso Knot’ bracelet in braided leather and sterling silver and the elegant, yellow gold ‘Square’ bracelet… truly unique gifts for that special someone! www.tiffany.it
6. Van Cleef & Arpels
An orangey-red variety of chalcedony, carnelian is among one of the first stones to have been used for jewelry in various cultures. Its warm shade evokes the values of joy and happiness, exemplified in these diamond-studded ‘Rose de Noël’ earrings. www.vancleefarpels.com
Damiani reinterprets the great classics of Tsar’s treasures iconography with an exquisite collection of rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. These symbolic ornaments exemplify the brand’s sublime craftsmanship. Of particular note is the ‘Fiocco’ Collection, created in partnership with Nicoletta Romanoff, a symbol of ever-lasting love. www.damiani.com
Created to celebrate Pisa Orologeria’s 75th anniversary, the ‘Portugieser Annual Calendar Edition Pisa’, available in a limited edition series of 25 pieces, features a 44mm steel case, a black dial with rhodium plated hands, iridescent orange details and an alligator strap. www.iwc.com
9. Vacheron Constantin
Crafted in 18-carat white gold, with a grey dial and contrasting minute hands, the ‘Overseas Ultra-Thin’ comes with an ultra-thin, 40mm caliber case. Available with a white gold, grey alligator or black rubber strap, it is on sale exclusively at Pisa Orologeria. www.vacheron-constantin.com