The ultimate Future Fantasy gift guide

As part of our Future Fantasy Christmas, in which we invite you to discover festive traditions given a magical, modern twist, we couldn’t help but do some serious research into the best future-facing gifts (it’s a hard job but someone’s got to do it). So, without further ado, join us as we share the fruits of our labour: gifts guaranteed to bring delight now and for many, many years to come.

Party like it’s 2999

If ‘one for them, one for you’ sounds a little like your Christmas shopping technique, then you’ve come to the right place. For a future-facing party look, try a pair of space-age metallic leather heeled sandals by Malone Souliers paired with some disco-inspired Saint Laurent hair barrettes. Or, if you’re on the hunt for an heirloom your great, great grandkid in 2120 will enjoy, this white-gold and diamond watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre makes the perfect present this century and next. We say, it’s not self-indulgence – it’s a future investment.

Gifts that don't cost the earth

While we’re on the topic of the future, what better gift than conscious pieces that were made with our very own planet in mind? Earth-friendly trainer brand Veja uses organic materials and fair-trade sourcing to create their must-have kicks, which manage to look effortlessly cool with virtually any outfit. And for those on the go, can you name a chicer reusable water bottle than this collaboration from Evian and Virgil Abloh? We didn’t think so.

Scent odyssey

If a cosmic blend of mandarin, pink pepper, raspberry, rose, amber, musk and patchouli sounds like something dreamed up in a galaxy far, far away, then twist off the spaceship-like top of this celestial fragrance and smell its otherworldly scent. Oh, and did we mention it shimmers when worn? The future is now, fragrance lovers.

Face the future

Add space travel to their new year resolutions, without the need for NASA. How? Meet Stellina: the intergalactic explorer (that’s ‘telescope’ to you and me) that allows you to travel the cosmos from the comfort of your own home. By connecting the explorer to your tablet or smartphone, suddenly stars, galaxies, nebula and more are all visible, with HD colour imagery. Plus, there’s even a light pollution filter so that city dwellers don’t miss out. Perfect for your most curious friend.

Taste the future

If the future of food looks anything like this pumpkin-spiced panettone, then prepare for your taste buds to be dazzled. What’s more, it’s time for vegans (and, frankly, everyone) to rejoice because this Christmas we’ve collated some of our favourite vegan treats into one delicious seasonal gift box. Beyond the aforementioned deliciously rich panettone, the assortment also includes chocolate fruit and nut fudge, pralines and a figgy pudding. If you didn’t think we’d all be vegan by 2050, this might just convince you.

Gaze into our crystal ball

Full disclosure: our Christmas decorations won’t exactly let you see into the future, but the stratospheric colour palette and trippy glass exteriors are as prophetic as it gets. Plus, they will bring a touch of the famous Selfridges Christmas windows straight to your living room now and for years to come – and that’s enough to convince us.