Flash the cash on a few of the nicer things in life

Timothy Barber
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SHOPPING season is here, but that generally means shopping for presents for other people. There’s nothing like mooching around department stores looking for expensive gifts to make you realise what extravagant things you’d really like for Christmas, but aren’t likely to get.

Indulge yourself, we say. Whisper it, but there’s still going to be rather a lot of bonus money paid out this Christmas, and if you’ve got it, you might as well celebrate the fact with a little bit of decadent spending. So if you’re heading out to buy something beautiful for your beloved, stop and have a bit of a splurge on yourself. We have a few ideas to help you along.

Marantz – UD9004
Blu-Ray player


Crystal Cable –
Arabesque speakers


Imerge – MediaServer MS1


Loro Piana - New Harbour jacket made of vicuna


Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Offshore rose gold chronograph

Tateossian Rare Stone – gold and quartz cufflinks


Berluti - Trolley bag


Vertu - Constellation Ayxta flip phone


Graf von Faber Castell - Pen of the Year