Ten of the best: luxury Christmas gifts for the home

From the world's first Christmas crackers filled with diamonds, to hi-tech coffee machines and handcrafted cocktail box sets - here are 10 gift ideas that will ensure you get invited back for dinner on Boxing Day. 

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1. Diamond Christmas crackers

Impress dinner guests on the big day with the world's first diamond Christmas crackers, handcrafted by House of Crackers and containing gems from award-winning jeweller Tresor Paris. The luckiest person at the table will go home with a three-carat pear-shaped diamond valued at £247,000, while the "loser's" trinket is a three-carat oval stone worth £113,000. 

2. Cocktail box

Shaken or stirred? That's the burning question for any cocktail connoisseur. This extravagant charcoal-and-pearl handcrafted cocktail box will help them find their niche. With classic cocktail recipes enclosed, their house will be party central all year round. 

£16,000, David Lindley, buy it now

3. Hi-tech coffee machine

Caffeine addicts will be over the moon with De'Longhi's bean-to-cup coffee maker. With smart connectivity, you can personalise any concoction to match everyone's taste, no matter how offbeat the order.

£1,499,95, John Lewis, buy it now

4. Watch house

This wooden, high-gloss watch house will please even the fussiest man in your life. Two levels of removable trays are lined with sand-coloured faux suede, with rolls and compartments for displaying and storing his precious timepieces. 

£9,500, David Lindley, buy it now

5. Shimmering silver glasses

Help someone special toast in the New Year with these extravagant silver shot glasses. Turn up with this gift and you'll definately be invited over on New Year's Day too. 

Harlequin London, £1,820, find out more here

6. Silver jewellery box

If you're lucky, jewellery is a frequent gift at Christmas and a beautiful jewellery box is required to keep everything safe. Sitting pretty on a dressing table, this stylish grey box has a powder-grey faux suede-lined interior and removable tray to house special jewels.

£1,800, David Lindley, buy it now

7. Wireless speaker

This award-wining wireless multi-room sound system is an audiophile's dream. The slick white and silver design comes complete with its own app, Spark, allowing users to link up to an impressive 24 phantom speakers in their house. Your generosity will speak volumes.

£1,690, Harrods. For information, call Harrods Mobile/International: +44 (0)20 3626 7020 or the UK landline, 0333 300 1000

8. Compact hot tub

London gardens can be tiny, so thankfully this compact Jacuzzi can be squeezed into the smallest of spaces. With relaxing hydromassage jets and two lounges, it's the perfect gift for those who, despite Britain's unreliable climate, insist on enjoying the finer things in life. 

£8,499, Euphoria Lifestyle, Buy it now

9. Silver pizza oven

Foodies can enjoy a wood-fired pizza rustled up in their kitchen at home, with this swish, innovative oven. It sits on top of a domestic gas ring and reaches temperatures of up to 500⁰C in just over 10 minutes, meaning it cooks both homemade and shop-bought pizzas in as little as four minutes.

£385, Harrods, buy it now

10. Green retro radio

Set the scene for a nostalgic saunter down memory lane with this Fifties-style radio. A handy stereo line-in socket enables playback for your iPod or MP3, meaning it doubles up as a speaker. 

£250, Harrods. For information, call Harrods Mobile/International: +44 (0)20 3626 7020 or the UK landline, 0333 300 1000


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