White gold Bulgari Serpenti bracelet with diamonds and emeralds
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Gift Guide: The Ultimate Gifts for Her 60th Birthday

Looking for the ultimate gift to spoil hersilly? Step right this way…

Be it that friend who always has your back, your doting sister, or the pinnacle of all gift recipients, your wonderful wife, it’s important to treat the discerning women in your life on their milestone birthdays. Jewellery is always appreciated, but you can pretty much guarantee ecstatic squeals from a designer handbag or luxury travel experience too. So, while she may well set the standard for glamour, these ten gifts are the perfect complement.

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Box mini bag 

While a classic Chanel 2.55 might be a more obvious gift for the big 6-0, we much prefer this Dolce & Gabbana mini box bag that’s just too pretty to pass up. It’s just the right size for all her evening essentials too, and even comes complete with rose motifs which, in this case, are much better than the real thing.

£5,750, available at Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana Dolce box mini bag

A luxury wine-tasting experience in Surrey 

If you’re looking for a luxury wine experience that doesn’t involve hopping on a plane, look no further. Nestled in the heart of Dorking, Surrey, Denbies Wine Estate offers a range of wine tasting and tours, but for something extra special, book a room in its swish hotel to take advantage of secret vineyard tasting trail followed by sparkling Afternoon Tea and a Food and Wine Matching Experience for two in a private cabana. The vineyard views are out of this world.

Enquire at Denbies.co.uk

Outdoor table set up for luxurty wine-tasting under a gazebo

A supersize bottle of Crème de la Mer

The most highly-coveted moisturiser on the market comes with a price tag to match, but it did take 12 years and 6,000 experiments to find the perfect formula to be fair. Splash out on the 500ml bottle for extra brownie points.

£1,630, available at Net-a-Porter

A supersize bottle of Creme de la Mer

La DoubleJ X Salviati set of eight Murano wine glasses 

Every dinner table needs a set of rainbow coloured wine glasses, so it’s lucky that La Double J has joined forces with historic Venetian glassmakers Salviati to create these handcrafted Murano beauties. This set is ideal for stylish wine connoisseurs.

£990, available at Matches Fashion

La DoubleJ X Salviati set of eight coloured Murano wine glasses

A private consultation with Dr Vicky Dondos

A consultation with Dr Vicky Dondos is like gold dust, and you’ll need to book way in advance as she only works two days a week at her practice, but she knows it will be worth the wait. Author of The Positive Ageing Plan, Vicky works with clients to help them age gracefully, with or without cosmetic ‘tweakments’.

To enquire visit, medicetics.com

Headshot of Dr Vicky Dondos

A bespoke perfume experience with Ormonde Jayne

If you’re a little lost when it comes to picking a perfume, why not let her create her own? Look no further than Ormonde Jayne, whose bespoke service involves several meetings with founder Laura Pilkington over the course of a few months, who will then create a customised fragrance with scents direct from her private library. The bottle will even be engraved with the recipient’s initials at the end of it for an extra special touch.

Starting from £3,000, ormondejayne.com

Collection of scents on the counter at Ormonde Jayne perfumery

A romantic weekend in Venice 

The height of high-society soirées since the 16th century, Aman Venice is a much-loved gem on the banks of the Grand Canal. The city’s most outrageously opulent abode (it was here that George and Amal Clooney tied the knot), there’s no better way to start your day than by waking up and drawing open the curtains to be greeted with expansive views across the Grand Canal – simply grab a fresh cup of coffee and watch the rush hour of rivas and gondolas go by.

Book at Mr & Mrs Smith

Scenic view of venice including buildings, river and gondolas

A sunrise hot air balloon ride  

An experience at the top of many a people’s bucket lists, toast her birthday from way up high with a private sunrise hot air balloon ride for two. She’ll never have seen the Cotswolds from this viewpoint before…

Visit Cotswold Tour and Travel

Hot air balloon in the sky at sunset

Dawsons Jewellery  

You don’t need to prove your love with jewellery, but it never hurts. A treasure trove for unusual and affordable jewels, Dawsons’ auctions are the home of true one-offs, and each month it holds a ‘Fine Jewellery, Silver, and Watches’ auction where you’re sure to find the perfect gift. Full of household names including Cartier, Tiffany and Chanel, in August this 8-carat white gold, sapphire and diamond Bulgari Serpenti bracelet went for £5,500, so keep an eye out for the next one.

Visit dawsonsauctions.co.uk

White gold Bulgari Serpenti bracelet with diamonds and emeralds

An exclusive appointment with Kelling Designs 

If she’s been looking to redo the house for a while now, why not take the pressure off and gift her a bespoke appointment with an interior designer? Based in Chelsea and North Norfolk (but available all over the country), Emma Deterding of Kelling Designs is on hand for one-on-one appointments to help with every step of the process, from pulling together designs all the way through to the practical aspects of arranging curtains, upholstery and bespoke furniture products.

Visit kellingdesigns.com

Headshot of Emma Deterding of Kelling Designs
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