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Gift or take: The shiny luxuries for the well-heeled giftee

The surprise under the tree

Gift or take: The shiny luxuries for the well-heeled giftee
...That nobody will say no to

Let's face it, the hardest part of trying to be gifting guru of the year is coming upon an ace find that would be perfect for friend ABC but on second thought... it's so gorgeous you ought to get it for yourself instead. If this is a familiar conundrum that plagues you every holiday season, then let us provide some aid in the decision-making department with five curated pairs of presents to give you some perspective.

Go on and have a click through the galleries to vote for the items you'll either gift or take for Christmas. Either way, it's still a win-win situation.

1. Will you gift... the Bulgari B.zero 1 Design Legend or the thinner Bulgari B.zero 1?

Designed by architecture maven Zaha Hadid, the sharp curves reflect a geometric fluidity so sleek, it almost looks organic
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Designed by architecture maven Zaha Hadid, the sharp curves reflect a geometric fluidity so sleek, it almost looks organic
Keeping only the bare essentials like the iconic spiral and the circular logo design, this is the thinner interpretation if you like your rings on the slim side
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Keeping only the bare essentials like the iconic spiral and the circular logo design, this is the thinner interpretation if you like your rings on the slim side

2. Will you take... the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph or the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph?

If you love a two-tone dial, this baby rocks a pink gold case that works its 'Grande Tapisserie' dial to dramatic effect. Plus the chronograph counters have been sized up for optimal read-off
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If you love a two-tone dial, this baby rocks a pink gold case that works its 'Grande Tapisserie' dial to dramatic effect. Plus the chronograph counters have been sized up for optimal read-off
Prefer a sportier rendition? This exclusive Offshore piece has new design flourishes such as a house-engineered rotor and features a 'Méga Tapisserie' dial pattern paired for rugged appeal
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Prefer a sportier rendition? This exclusive Offshore piece has new design flourishes such as a house-engineered rotor and features a 'Méga Tapisserie' dial pattern paired for rugged appeal

3. Will you gift... the Chanel Première Chaîne or the Boy.Friend?

Diamonds, mother-of-pearl, and 18K beige gold: This is so quintessentially Chanel and unabashedly feminine, it'll make every wrist look good
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Diamonds, mother-of-pearl, and 18K beige gold: This is so quintessentially Chanel and unabashedly feminine, it'll make every wrist look good
Or you can trade in your drag of a real life boyfriend for this mechanic Boy.Friend instead, sleekly minimalist with proportions that toe the line between looking masculine and feminine
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Or you can trade in your drag of a real life boyfriend for this mechanic Boy.Friend instead, sleekly minimalist with proportions that toe the line between looking masculine and feminine

4. Will you take... the Cartier Love bracelet or the Love chain bracelet?

A timeless classic that's up there on the list of cult covetables, it's the Cartier Love bracelet. Need we say more?
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A timeless classic that's up there on the list of cult covetables, it's the Cartier Love bracelet. Need we say more?
Think of it as two Cartier Love rings entwined and made into a bracelet. There's still plenty to love about this chain version, especially when you wear it stacked on with other pieces
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Think of it as two Cartier Love rings entwined and made into a bracelet. There's still plenty to love about this chain version, especially when you wear it stacked on with other pieces

5. Will you gift... the Hermès Cape Cod or the Slim d'Hermès?

Everyone knows the ubiquitous Cape Cod, so if it's the 'stop and stare' effect you're going for, you can't go wrong with this large model outfitted with Barenia calfskin straps
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Everyone knows the ubiquitous Cape Cod, so if it's the 'stop and stare' effect you're going for, you can't go wrong with this large model outfitted with Barenia calfskin straps
A good dress watch to match every outfit is hard to find, unless you land the Slim d'Hermès, framed in rose gold with an opaline silvered dial to give you that dapper edge
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A good dress watch to match every outfit is hard to find, unless you land the Slim d'Hermès, framed in rose gold with an opaline silvered dial to give you that dapper edge

Check out our other Christmas gift guides.

Text: Angelyn Kwek

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