Holiday Gifting Guide: International Brands

We, at Urban Eye recently wrote about the products we love for gifting from Indian Brands this season. It’s now time to reveal our favourite products for gifting from international brands!


Apple Iphone X

It’s a good thing the Iphone X was launched just in time for this holiday season! The future of the smartphone, the iPhone X, available in an all-glass design with a 5.8-inch Super Retina™ display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and an improved rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. This gorgeous phone delivers an innovative and secure new way for customers to unlock, authenticate and pay using Face ID® to bringing emoji to life in a fun new way with Animoji, It’s the ultimate gift for anyone on your list. Price: MRP89,000 (64GB)


Johnnie Walker Gourmet Experiences

Johnnie Walker recently launched a Gourmet experiences menu that is priced at about INR 4500 a plate. This includes a three-course gourmet meal paired with only the best of Johnnie Walker. I visited POH in Lower Parel last week to experience this extravagant meal and I know that it will make a wonderful Christmas meal for two. Just a small spoiler, dessert was paired with Johnnie Walker’s Blue Label! Get going, its delish!


Kindle Oasis 2

The first water proof Kindle has been launched and I LOVE it. I’m an avid reader and hence I know that it makes for a wonderful present this season. This all-new E-reader has a 7’’ high-resolution display, with built-in audible, wi-fi and cellular connectivity. Its super sleek and super easy to grip. INR 21,999


Louis XIII

This luxurious product is definitely the best holiday gift. What better way to enjoy the season than to be sipping on Louis XIII Cognac? For those of you who aren’t familiar with Louis XIII, it is Cognac that takes a 100 years to be made.The bottle is made of Baccarat crystal and features the famous fleur-de-lys stopper. A bottle of this perfectly made spirit costs around INR 4 lakhs, while a 30ml peg would cost about INR 25,000.


Berleigh Luxury

A premium shoe brand that features three different international brands for every man as well as their own in-house brand Heel & Buckle. The brands, Duke & Dexter, Andres Sendra, and Magnanni retail exclusively with Berleigh. Berleigh has also launched an e-commerce platform and the best part is that they’ve launched a home service as well. This home service is what I think would make a wonderful present. You can shop for your very own pair of Berleigh shoes right at home!


Zegna M&D

The “Technological” collection by Ermenegildo Zegna is what I suggest for those technology freaks. This collection consists of a series of multimedia accessories, such as headphones, earphones and speakers, created in collaboration with Master & Dynamic, the premium audio brand known for its sophisticated sound tools. The Turntable M&D belt driven record player is one of my favourites from this collection. It has been hand wrapped by modern artisans and embellished by engraved metal plate.




The IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 is the gift I suggest for those watch lovers this season. It has a 36mm diameter and a stainless steel bracelet with alternating rows of satin-finished and polished links that makes it perfect to wear for all occasions. The mechanical 35111-calibre automatic movement has a power reserve of 42 hours. The silver plated dial ensures it’s sleek and simple persona.


Truefitt & Hill

For those men who liked to pamper themselves once in a while, Truefitt & Hill is your go-to brand this season. The Ultimate Comfort Gift Set comes in a beautiful presentation box and includes four items – Shaving Cream Bowl, Aftershave Balm, Pre-Shave Oil and Invigorating Bath and Shower Scrub. All these amazing products for only INR 8,200. And for those men who like to be pampered instead of doing it themselves, the Royal Shave Gift Voucher for INR 1,900 is just what you need.



The Ruban Backpack is one of my favourites from Longchamp’s amazing collections. It is ideal in all circumstances as it is both stylish as well as super comfortable. It features a two-tone effect or stripes in bright colours. It is available in both blue and red and the materials used are both light an resistant perfect for carrying around documents or a laptop even.



The Swiss Champ is a medium pocket knife comes with 33 functions. From a large blade and pliers to a sewing eye and corksrew the Swiss Champ covers all your needs. It’s definitely a season essential and makes for a wonderful and super useful present. Available at around INR 5,000.



Written By Kristianne Mascarenhas


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