The German luxury brand Rimowa’s aesthetic is thoroughly modern and futurist-leaning. The coveted silver cases make it seem like whatever’s within them is of the utmost importance and requires a virtually indestructible shell. They could be filled with crop tops and flip-flops and still look like one is transporting UFO blueprints, anti-toxin, or yellow diamonds. One can’t go wrong with gleaming, high-grade aluminum—the cases are objets unto themselves and the go-to art-world carry-on. Check out some of their fab last-minute gifting options.
A collaboration with creative collective RTFKT wheels Rimowa into outer space, the metaverse, and beyond in a multi-pronged, physical-digital mashup (yes, robots and an interactive space station are involved). The collection consists of 888 NFTs—a number is symbolic of luck in the crypto world—which are redeemable for 888 limited-edition cases. The luggage itself stands apart from the pack with a design riffing on QR codes.
If NFTs and virtual reality aren’t your jam, and your gaming preferences are more attuned to a burled-wood card table that actually exists, the limited-edition Poker Attaché is a sure bet for $4,625. You’ll look like quite the card shark with this sleek case. And you can safely squirrel away your winnings with the combination lock.
Celebrate your big score with the Twelve Bottle Case. Only the finest vintages deserve to be carted around in the connoisseur’s ultimate companion. It’s the perfect piece for a trans-European trek adding rare wines to any star-studded collection. The cost is $9,900, but the peace of mind knowing your Château d’Yquem is safely nestled within its own customizable niche is priceless.
Speaking of travel, watches are investment pieces and deserve to be treated as such. If a watch is too personal (or exorbitant) a gift, a specialty watch case (limited to one per customer) is a timely pivot for $2,470. The hard grooved-aluminum exterior protects your precious timepieces from damage, while a soft microfiber interior and padded cushions keep them cozily in place.