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Luxury silver wine accessories from Torrini of Italy

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For the man or woman who has everything

There’s someone on everyone’s gift list, I think – ‘what on earth can we get for him / her?’ There are quite often people – friends or relatives – who seem to have everything they could ever want. What to get them for a gift? This is particularly true if you’r shopping online – the latest bestselling book just isn’t going to do the trick. I must say, we love finding gifts for these people!



Designer skull jewelry from Italy

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Silver & gold skull jewelry

Aren’t these amazing? The majority of the pieces you’ll see on this webpage are created in Italy and feature designs from the pinnacle of Italian designers. Some use precious gemstones; others are fun and funky. All are stylish. Most of these products can also benefit from the most fabulous selection of sophisticated gift wraps I have ever seen.



Gifts for the Ferrari driver – or fan

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For lovers of all  things Ferrari

And that includes me. This website features official Ferrari merchandise and includes clothing, bags, sunglasses, toys and home decor / desk items. There are also sets of historic photographs, limited edition items and special products that have been personally signed by Alonso and Massa – the current Ferrari Formula One drivers.



Italian designer jewelry by Daco Milano

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Designer jewelry from Daco Milano

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who was delighted to see that these beautiful Italian designs are now available online for those of us in America. The House of Daco Milano has been a well-kept secret in Italy and now these fabulous pieces are available to us all. Shipping is available to most countries.



The Ferrari Collection – fashion, style and gifts

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Ferrari = style

Ferrari is more than an automobile marque – it’s the definition of style, speed and passion. Whether it’s a racing car at Spa, or a road car pulling up outside the Monte Carlo Casino, Ferrari has an unmistakable panache.  In Italy, it’s a way of life for the tifosi. We can’t all own the car but we can buy luxury branded goods as gifts or for a touch of luxury for ourselves.



Watches for men – from Armani

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Favorite watches for men

Armani has set the standard in fine Italian design for almost forty years. Known worldwide, the brand has grown and flourished thanks to its high standards and impeccable design work.  Georgio Armani founded his empire with its beginnings in menswear featuring sophisticated and sleek lines – very typical of Italian quality and style.



Designer silver gifts from Tonino Lamborghini

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There are just a handful of words that exude luxury – and one of those is the name of Lamborghini. Add to this the words ‘Italian design’ and ‘made in Italy’ and you can be sure that these beautiful silver gift items are truly special.



Luxurious designer leather tote bags from Prada

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Made in Italy – Prada totes

If you’re looking for an inexpensive gift or treat for yourself, then Prada might not be for you. However, if you are looking for superb design, Italian manufacture, top quality leather and an item that is an absolute classic then Prada is the choice for you.



Italian gold & diamond designer jewelry

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Luxurious jewelry for him and her

There comes a time when only Italian design and craftsmanship will do – maybe when you’re looking for that extra special gift for a loved one. On this website,you’ll find gifts that the man in your life will love.We particularly like the stunning cuff links – items that are a hallmark of the stylish Italian man. But there’s plenty for  the girls too.



Stylish designer pens by Visconti

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Sophisticated Italian-designer writing instruments

One of the indisputable elements of style is attention to detail. And Italian design house Visconti present the most fabulous range of writing instruments for the truly sophisticated connoisseur of the finer things in life. Email, blogging, social media … do people still write by hand? The cognoscenti know –  nothing is more stylish, or more sophisticated than a hand-written note or letter.



Historic Ferrari photographs for the collector

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Ferrari photographs – heirlooms in the making

I find that there are three types of Ferrari fans. The first are those who spend weekends during the season watching Formula One practice, qualifying and the race, those who drive the road cars and those who just – like me – love the racing, the history, the tradition and the luxury Italian styling. For us, there is nothing quite like Ferrari.



Design your own Italian handmade shoes

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Italian handmade shoes for men and women.

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury – without breaking the bank – then imagine how it feels to have a pair of handmade leathers shoes, created just for you, by European craftsmen and specialists with a long tradition of creating luxury footwear for the most stylish of clients. Select one of their standard designs and your shoes or boots will be created just for you. But there’s more.



Home Décor Stunning Jewellery Boxes

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An exquisite selection of fine jewelry boxes for all of your favorite jewellery, and treasures

Your jewelry and trinkets are special to you, why not keep them neatly stored and organized in these luxury boxes – while adding a home décor accent piece that makes a statement. Perfect in any room in your home.



Fendi Women’s Designer Signature Handbags

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Designer bags from Italy

Here at Fendi you’ll find a selection of very sleek handbags of all shapes and sizes. From easy to carry roomy leather tote bags and gorgeous leather bags shoulder bags with features like suede-linings, magnetic close flaps – enamel Zucca detail including the sturdy, gold-tone signature stamped hardware throughout completes the luxe styles…



Top designer fragrances for men

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Designer fragrances for the man in your life

When I buy fragrances for my man, I have to admit that I have an ulterior motive – because I want him to smell terrific for me!  Every stylish man wants to smell good and there are thousands of fragrances on the market – the problem is, where to start when you want to buy him that perfect gift?



Italian designer accessories – black & white

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Fashion colors come and go with the seasons but black and white are perennials. Forzieri, one of the top Italian design houses and online retailers have assembled the most stylish of goods with many different looks to choose from.






Top Luxury Tastes Recommendations

These are our favorite luxury, stylish finds and gifts that we've discovered on the internet. All can be purchased online from the best retailers. We search the web for the best so you don't have to!

We are a small but dedicated team who delight in searching the internet for the best possible items from la creme of online stores so that you can treat yourself or buy deliciously tasteful and stylish gifts for your family and friends.

We hope you enjoy our carefully-curated selections!

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