Departments — 10 December 2019
Checking it twice: 10 over-the-top gift ideas

By David Syrek

The holiday season may be the time to spoil the one you love, but we’ve gone far past that sentiment. We’ve found a trove of luxe gifts, including the season’s hottest collabs, from a one-of-a-kind Indian Scout motorcycle in Tiffany blue, to a Saint Laurent x Wilson tennis racket (and yes, matching balls). Or you can pamper your favorite foodie with an ounce – or two – of freshly foraged Black Winter Truffles that are only available for a short time each winter. One can always dream.

Going for baroque
Old style meets high style with Versace’s take on the classic beanbag covered in their iconic baroque pattern. $3,300, (Versace)

Game, set, match
Saint Laurent has teamed up with sports brand Wilson to create an incredibly chic, checkerboard print tennis racket (with cover). $525, and set of three balls, $74, (Saint Laurent)

Born to be wild
If he started up the band (again), indulge his midlife crisis with Gucci’s groovy GG Supreme guitar case. It’s emblazoned with a Mickey Mouse print for an added touch of whimsy. $8,900, Gucci stores nationwide, (Gucci)

On the road again
Two iconic brands team up to offer the one-of-a-kind custom Tiffany Blue Indian Scout motorcycle. $35,000, email for details, (Tiffany)

Black gold
Treat your foodie friend to freshly foraged black winter truffles. They’ll turn Christmas morning’s scrambled eggs into an epic breakfast. $90 for 1 ounce, (Food 52)

Flower power
Give her an enchanted garden with Dior’s Diorette ring, left, in yellow gold, diamonds and citrine or the white gold and enamel Milly Carnivora Epinosa Verte ring studded with diamonds and precious stones. $6,300 and $14,900, (Dior)

Sound and vision
The Radiofonografo Radio and Turntable is a masterpiece of design that recalls the golden age of hi-fis in the 1960s and ’70s. The uniquely styled, hand-lacquered wood speakers can be configured three ways for optimum sonic definition. $9,950, (Moma)

Dog and homey show

Top dog Studio Job’s Hot Dog sofa for Saletti brings a Pop Art vibe home. Celery salt optional. $7,100, (Neiman Marcus)
Flash dance
Give her a little bling with Gucci’s Flashtrek sneakers, complete with removable crystal harness. $1,590,  (Gucci)
Chef’s favorite
A great knife is a best friend. Shun’s super sharp Fuji chef’s knife is the ultimate all-purpose knife. From a selection, starting at $299.95, (Williams Sonoma)

Object of desire
Get gifting bonus points with Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer. It has the power to dry hair super fast, without relying on extreme heat and has cold shot to set hair after styling. $399.99, (Dyson)

David Syrek is the Chicago Tribune’s fashion and consumer editor. 

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