2020 has been a weird year for luxury. In fact, for most of this year’s seemingly endless lockdown, we’ve been uncharacteristically devoid of it. Fancy Airbnbs and hotel suites were out of the question, jet-setting hardly got off the tarmac, and our usually kempt wardrobes fell by the wayside in favour of loungewear and slacks. Now, as we return to the confines of our homes for the next month, it feels like this could be the final nail in the coffin for anything deemed ‘non-essential’.
After all, with a long winter ahead and the majority of people stuck at home on yet another Zoom meeting, will we still want to dress up or splash out this year? Well, actually, yes - more so than ever. The novelty of an eternity in pyjamas has long worn off and, as we head into the most merry month of the year, plenty of us are itching to get our glad-rags on and give the joy of luxury - either to others, or simply ourselves.
Whilst high fashion is often brushed with frivolity, luxury purchases are about as practical as it gets: refined fabrics and attention to detail often resulting in timeless, investment pieces that are built to last. Of course, there will always be the trends, trinkets and treasures simply designed to help us re-discover our lost joie de vivre, but who could deny us that after the year we’ve had?
Whether as a much-needed dose of self care or as a present for those you’ve been separated from for far too long, we’ve rounded up the very best luxury gifts for Christmas 2020, all available at MATCHESFASHION. From small gestures to grand offerings, each piece is simply intended to make the recipient feel exquisite because this year we really do deserve it.