Earlier this year, the Tiffany & Co. men’s collection launched into the world, a diverse array of products ranging from jewelry and accessories to barware and home objects. “[It’s] centered on craftsmanship as the foundation of our company,” said Reed Krakoff, the chief artistic officer of the company. “It’s a nod to the workmanship and time-honored techniques used in creating jewelry.”
While the jewelry is predictably impressive—the 18k gold chain necklaces and varsity rings especially—it also takes a slight backseat to the more surprising categories of the collection. The brand has displayed a dizzying array of special items for the launch, ranging from a motorcycle to a silver and 18k yellow gold chess set. (A billiard set, going for $1,500, is particularly special.) This doesn’t quite change the fact that everything (as you might imagine) is, well, expensive. This is Tiffany’s, after all.
But there’s good news yet: If it’s a smaller luxury you’re after for the holidays—whether that be for yourself or for someone else—there is a special item in the line that isn’t exactly cost prohibitive.
The best gifts to give are the ones that people think are too outlandish to spend on themselves. Even your friend who’s obsessed with the finer things in life may not quite have thought to indulge when it comes to more quotidien objects—pencils, notebooks, or even glassware. Giftting these kinds of items means you will be on their mind whenever they use them (which is often). It’s the next best thing to giving someone that thing they already told you they want.
That’s why the Diamond Point old-fashioned glass from Tiffany’s men’s collection is such a stand-out. It’s named for its “strong, graphic pattern” which, when rendered in Tiffany blue, looks a little bit like you’re pulling out the “good crystal” for guests. Since it’s glass, though, you can use it whenever, without it losing its chic appeal. And at $70, it’s a luxury that doesn’t feel unattainable or overly precious.
If you’re buying a gift for someone, that means you can stay under the $150 price threshold and give an excellent pair of glasses with, say, the recipient’s favorite bottle of whiskey. Ask your sales associate at Tiffany’s for a little extra ribbon to wrap around your liquor, and you’ll show up with the best dressed present of anyone at the party.
And, of course, if you’re buying for yourself, you can grab a set of four—and maybe the shot glasses, too. Suddenly, your evening nightcap will feel less like a nightly indulgence and more like a proper luxury. And, after the year we’ve had, don’t you think you deserve it?