Warm, romantic atmospheres, glittering lights and the inebriating aromas of cinnamon and oranges… what’s not to love about Christmas? In December, boutiques and department stores embellish their window displays with new, intriguing ideas to celebrate the advent of the holidays and renew the tradition of gift giving. Whether you choose an accessory or a fragrance for him or for her, a decoration for the home or some local speciality, you will certainly be spoilt for choice! Take advantage of the holiday season to give a special gift to your loved ones and to make your Christmas in Milan unique.

1. Krug

Celebrate the greatest time of the year with ‘Krug Grand Cuvée Trois Edition Caisse Bois’ an inebriating collection of bubbles featuring two bottles of Krug Grande Cuvée 160ème Édition, two Krug Grande Cuvée 161ème Édition and two bottles of Krug Grande Cuvée 162ème Édition, for a sparkling new year. www.krug.com

2. Armani/Dolci

Celebrate Christmas 2016 with the most traditional of all Christmas sweet treats. This year, Armani offers a new version of ‘Panettone’ with candied pear and chocolate. Elegant, exclusive boxes in pink gold hues with a metallic shine bear the Armani/Dolci logo in bronze colour and are trimmed with a branded hazelnut colour grosgrain ribbon. www.armanidolci.com

3. Peck

An ideal breakfast option, this blend of rich black teas from Sumatra and Assam guarantees an intense, strong infusion. Astringent and rich in tannins, this tea can be savoured straight or enhanced with a splash of milk and a dash of sugar. www.peck.it

4. Perrier Jouët

The cuvée ‘Belle Epoque’ reflects the outstanding quality of Perrier-Jouët’s vineyards. In particular, ‘Belle Epoque 2008’, is a full-bodied wine featuring a delicate balance between finesse and structure. This year, the maison has initiated a creative collaboration with Ritsue Mishima for a limited edition of cuvée ‘Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs’. www.perrier-jouet.com

5. Neuhaus Maître Chocolatier

Pamper yourself this Christmas with a selection of ultra-fine dark, white or milk chocolates, contained in a beautiful Neuhaus gift box, available in different sizes and wrapped in luxurious gift packaging. www.neuhaus-cioccolato.it (only in Italian) 

6. Grappa Mazzetti d’Altavilla

This aged ‘Grappa di Barolo’ has a characteristically rich nose. With a harmonious and well-structured taste, it offers rich floral, fruity and spicy hints, including licorice and vanilla. An exquisite liqueur whose taste is further enhanced by the elegance and sophistication of the crystal decanter in which it is bottled. www.mazzetti.it

7. Taveggia Milano 1909

The most traditional Christmas delicacy reinterpreted by Michelin-starred chefs Andrea Berton, Moreno Cedroni, Felice Lo Basso and Luca Marchini. Enhanced by notes of date, coffee, marron glacé and pistachio, the luxury panettone by Taveggia epitomizes Italian crativity. www.taveggia.it (only in Italian)

Check our Gift Guide for Him, for Her, for Beauty, for Jewels and Watches and for the Home here