When it’s Diwali and the luxury world has made its peace with online purchases, it still gets a little daunting to pick a gift for a luxury-loving male. The species unfailingly ensures that everything on their wish-list is already in their closets, on their work desks, in their cars, or on their person. So, how do you gift them? We’ve picked things you could gift a male with a distinct taste that is functional and could find use rather than end up in a trophy cabinet of collectibles. We hope this simplifies your last-minute purchase decisions before the festival of lights finally dawns upon us.
Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones
To blast beats or drown out external sounds, noise-canceling headphones are always welcomed into every guy’s collection. Sony does a great job with their WH-1000XM4 headphones, the latest rendition from their flagship line of noise-canceling headphones. What amazes many audiophiles is how similar they look to the erstwhile M3s but what matters is the improvement in the audio delivery. The noise cancellation in this one is better, thanks to the new Bluetooth chip and improved programming. What’s more is that you can pair it with two devices at once, a feature that most former Sony headphones found missing. The Precise Voice Pickup technology is great for phone calls, while a ‘speak to chat’ feature regulates the voice volume during calls. Available for Rs 29,990.
Dior B27 Sneakers
If you’re considering the Dior and Air Jordan collab as a gift, then hold up, because the B27 sneakers are the newest entrants in Dior’s illustrious collection. Skater shoes and luxury fashion would form a sacrilegious union a decade ago, but today it’s all too common. Available in black, white, and grey color schemes, the sneakers sport the prominent monogram of Dior in a pattern, along the sides. The B27 will be available in high-top and low-top forms. The shoes are designed by the brand’s Creative Director, Kim Jones. His design borrows inspiration from old-school tennis shoes and skateboarding fashion from years ago, wrapping the ensemble in the opulent Dior sheath.
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere in Blue
Watches are timeless gifts, and the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere comes with novelty, panache, and the power to start conversations. The 2020 rendition of the watch comes in distinct Blue and makes for a fantastic accessory for someone who’s an avid traveler. It’s beautiful in every aspect, from the railroad minute track to the cathedral-style hands, from the world time dials and the Super-LumiNova coating that makes it look spectacular at night. The watch is powered by the company’s caliber MB 29.25 movement with Manufacture world-time complication and packs a 42-hour power reserve. The world-time globes represent the northern and southern hemispheres tell time on a 24-hour scale, and set this timepiece apart. Available for Rs 499,000.
Kobraa Bvlgari perfume
Just gifting a perfume from a famous manufacturer wouldn’t cut it. So, if you are picking this as your gift for a discerning male, you’d rather go for one with a story, or should we say a mystery. Kobraa Bvlgari has been created by Jacques Cavallier and comes with a top note of Geranium, a middle note of Olibanum, and a base note of Oud or Agarwood. Its true mystery is the company’s claim that the perfume is named after Snake Jasper, a mystical stone from New Zealand that was used to create medicine in ancient times. The stone is said to have healing properties and to promote regeneration of the body. Maybe the fragrance could inspire such effects with its scent alone. Available for Rs 19,500.
HP Spectre x360 13 laptop
We are all working from home, aren’t we? Or most of us are. What remains as a fact is that the laptop has become the window to the world for many. Doesn’t this make it the ideal gift this Diwali? The HP Spectre x360 13 has a reputation that precedes it. It is the company’s smallest convertible Windows laptop with a 90% screen-to-body ratio, which is always welcome since enjoying multimedia and gaming is part of the work process too. The gem-cut design and the aluminum body make it look extremely premium, without increasing the weight of the unit (starts at 1.3 kg). You can get up to 16 GB onboard RAM on the top-end model, which is powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU. Starts at Rs 130,000.