The packaging for Cartier’s jewellery is as distinctive as the beautiful and delicate pieces it contains, and the sight of one of the Parisian brand’s signature red boxes under the Christmas tree is sure to bring excitement to the lucky recipient. What’s inside the box is up to you, but we’d choose a pair of platinum and diamond earrings or the classic Cartier Love bracelet in pink gold.
Cartier, Neuer Wall 22, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 349 6050
Mac’s eyeshadows, lipsticks and nail lacquers come in a wide range of festive colours and are perfect for refreshing your make-up in time for the party season. Its products, which are highly regarded by professional make-up artists the world over, make ideal stocking fillers for beauty lovers.
Mac, Neuer Wall 18, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3571 9812
Nespresso is the place to go for gifts to appeal to gadget fans with a taste for coffee. Available in many sizes and styles, Nespresso’s coffee machines make it simple to create the perfect cup at home, whether it’s a dark and rich espresso or a creamy cappuccino. Any one of them will make a perfect present to enjoy throughout the year.
Nespresso, Neuer Wall 10, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0) 800 1818444
With its products frequently topping the list for the most-wanted gifts at Christmas, Apple’s is one shop not to miss. One of the new brightly coloured iPods or the latest iPhone, if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one, would make an ideal gift for anyone.
Apple Store, Jungfernstieg 12, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3496 28000
Give your home that extra-festive feeling with soft furnishings, accessories and decorations from Butlers. This homeware store is the place to find everything you need to decorate your tree and wrap the presents under it, as well as dinnerware and table dressings to make your Christmas meals even more special.
Butlers, Gänsemarkt Passage, Gänsemarkt 50, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3499 4950