With Christmas just around the corner, Pursuitist has curated an exceptional list of the most desired and coolest gifts for the Holidays. For discerning trendsetters and fashionistas, we specially hand-picked from the top brands and high-end shopping sites our favorite new styles, entertainment and gadgets to place under a joyous Christmas tree. Pursuitist proudly presents the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2014:
The Godfather Collection on Blu-Ray: The Coppola Restoration
If there was ever an offer you couldn’t refuse, it’s this amazing Blu-Ray edition of The Godfather Collection. Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, Francis Ford Coppola’s classic has never looked better. Contains tons of extras, features and Coppola’s commentaries.
$28.94 at Amazon.com
Mujjo: Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6
Designed to hold 2 or 3 of your essential cards, this leather wallet case helps eliminate bulky pockets. Loved and used by thousands who have grown to depend on it, carry your iPhone 6 and your cards in a sleek package. Add a key and this case is all you basically need.
$42 at Mujjo
Taschen: The Stanley Kubrick Archives Hardcover Book
The first book to explore Stanley Kubrick’s archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date, divided into 2 parts. This beautifully styled book is a treasure for Kubrick fans.
$46 at Amazon.com
Belstaff: Eldridge Burnished-Leather Boots
Belstaff’s handsome Eldridge boots are burnished and slightly distressed to emphasize their vintage workwear inspiration. An instant classic to any wardrobe.
$695 at Mr. Porter
Cire Trudon: Roi Soleil Candle
This stunning candle will instantly transport you to Paris. Fragrance of the Mirror Gallery and the vase wooden floor of the Chateau de Versailles, vapors of wax, candelabras and palace. A Pursuitist Platinum recommended product.
$95 at Barneys
Killspencer: Utility Backpack
Handcrafted in LA, this backpack has quickly become my favorite. I’ve owned this stylish black-leather Killspencer for over a year, and it has traveled to Russia, New York, Hawaii and Chicago like a pro. It’s like a best friend on the road, as there’s a spot for my MacBook Pro, iPad, video camera and passport. Stylish and rugged.
$695 at Killspencer
Ari D. Norman: Sterling Silver Gun Dog Whistle
Simple and whimsical, Ari D. Norman’s sterling silver whistle is crafted in the shape of a dog. A fantastic conversation starter, the rare whistle can be attached to a chain or chord for convenience.
$115 at Barneys
Woolrich John Rich & Bros. for J.Crew: Arctic Parka
This down-filled parka has a flattering fit, so it’s superwarm without the bulk. Finished with an exclusive-to-J.Crew faux fur-trimmed hood, it’s the kind of jacket that almost makes you feel bad for winter.
$920 at J.Crew
Mrs. John L Strong: Classic Calendar Set 2015
How clever! Mrs. John L. Strong hand-engraved calendar cards together with a classic nineteenth century inspired brass easel. Each month features an image from their distinguished collection of dies stamped in gold metallic ink. This is the perfect calendar for the well dressed desk.
$130 at Mrs. John L Strong
Kate Spade: Cedar Street Patent Manuela Bag
This roomy cosmetics case will hold all of your makeup must-haves, and you’ll be more inspired than ever before when putting on your morning face thanks to the Italian leather flashcard print design. Simple and handy.
$148 at Kate Spade
Beats by Dre: Pro Headphone
Listen up! Beats Pro headphones are designed for sound engineers, musicians, and those who take sound seriously. Made with an aluminum gun metal frame with a black matte anodized finish, encasing overstuffed leather earcups.
$399.95 at Beats by Dre
Ray-Ban: Caravan Sunglasses
Confession. I own a pair of these Ray-Ban classics, which originally launched in 1957. An alternative to the classic Aviator, they’re stylish but study. The green lenses offer a high level of clarity, comfort and protection.
$130.00 at Ray-Ban
Tumi: Tegra-Lite Extended Trip Packing Case
This lightweight, hardside case from Tumi is ideal for extended trips. The extra-roomy interior includes a removable garment sleeve, making the case ideal for business or leisure travel.
$895 at Tumi
Smythson: Mara Collection Crocodile-Embossed Leather Backgammon Travel Set
Impeccably crafted from premium crocodile-embossed leather, this Smythson backgammon set is every bit as timeless as the game it contains.
$610 at Mr. Porter
B&O Play: A9 AirPlay Wireless Speaker
A minimalist design and flexible placement options means you’ll easily find a spot for the BeoPlay A9 Sound System next to the rest of your high-end furniture. Just plug it in, connect it wirelessly to your iPhone via AirPlay and BeoPlay A9 starts streaming.
$2,700 at B&O
Apple: iMac with Retina 5K display
Stunning with an ultrathin design, the new Retina 5K display has 14.7 million pixels — four times as many as the standard 27-inch iMac. Photographs and videos have never looked so sharp on the best desktop computer available.
$2,499 at Apple
Burberry Prorsum: Single-Breasted Cotton-Gabardine Trench Coat
Tailored in Italy from hard-wearing cotton-gabardine cloth for protection from the elements and kitted with military-inspired detailing, this piece is a thoroughly stylish way to beat the rain.
$2,395 at Mr. Porter
Killspencer: Boxing Kit
Our favorite piece in the new Killspencer Athletics collection is the Speed Bag Boxing Kit. Its a piece that’s both a serious training tool and one that also makes for a beautiful piece of furniture with its steel pyramid frame and walnut ply disc that perfectly complement the Black leather speed bag.
$1,245 at Killspencer
Belstaff: Panther Waxed-Leather Jacket
An update on Belstaff’s classic heritage style, the Panther jacket is the most luxurious option. Its supple dark-brown leather is hand-waxed for a durable, water-repelling finish and broken-in feel.
$1,995 at Belstaff
Givenchy: Women’s Eleven Chronograph Watch
Crafted of stainless steel, Givenchy’s Eleven Chronograph watch has a 48mm-case and tri-link bracelet-style strap. Classic and elegant, this new timepiece features stainless steel and sapphire glass housing a Swiss-made quartz movement.
$1,550 at Barneys
Marc Jacobs: Fanned Feather Silk PJ Shirt
A key print from the Fall ’14 Marc Jacobs collection, this silky feather printed PJ shirt is the ultimate in cool and casual luxury. Featuring all-over peacock feathers, this pajama-style silk shirt gets the job done.
$795 at Marc Jacobs
Comme des Garcons Play: Zip-Up Cotton Hoodie
From Rei Kawakubo’s hard-to-find Play line, a signature heart appliqué brands the chest of an ultrasoft, heathered French terry zip hoodie. Relaxing and cool, and a bit playful.
$350 at Saks
Tag Heuer: Formula 1
For pure sport luxury, look no further than TAG Heuer’s Formula 1 series, built from the finest materials and exact precision. The TAG Heuer Men’s Formula 1 Stainless Steel Ceramic Chronograph Watch is a sleek and sophisticated timepiece made for a man with discriminating taste.
$1,550 at Amazon.com
Ladurée: Versailles Hamper
This luxurious and delicious case from Paris’ Ladurée contains a wealth of sweets and gourmandises: macarons, chocolates, tea, jam, batons de maréchaux, meringues, marshmallows and a book of sweet recipes. Tasty!
€130.00 at Ladurée
Iro: Shearling Moto Jacket
From French brothers Laurent and Arik Bitton, Iro takes the buttery smooth leather jacket to the next level of edgy moto chic. Featuring wide lapels with belt throat latch, asymmetric zip placket, welt hand pockets, and zip-up recessive cuffs to keep out the cold.
$2,995 at Barneys
Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing writer to USA Today, Business Insider — and the on-air host of Travel Tuesday on Live at 4 CBS. He is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. Named a "Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger” by USA Today, Parr has also been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”