As we get ready to bid farewell to 2023, we look forward to wrapping up work and spending quality time with our loved ones. This is also when we draw up elaborate shopping lists and turn to gift guides for ideas. Let’s face it, last-minute shopping can be a tad stressful. So, here’s a curated list to save you from headaches. Thank us later!
Leather Goods and Accessories Gift Ideas
For those who like to travel in style, this Meisterstück Document Case can be an ideal companion. The bag represents the Maison’s fine craftsmanship while recalling the features of the Meisterstück writing instrument; its stitching, zip pullers, and handles have been inspired by the nib’s recognisable shape. A harmony of practicality and elegance, the bag is presented in a classic ink blue shade with the Montblanc emblem.
For a more sporty look, pick Montblanc Extreme 3.0 Backpack, fitted with the M LOCK 4810 buckle. The backpack features a geometric motif from the Montblanc archives from the 1920s and a transparent M LOCK 4810 buckle, inspired by alpinist safety fastenings.
In terms of a medium-sized option, the Meisterstück Messenger has also been reimagined in the classic ink blue shade.
The Meisterstück Card holder 6cc in grey will also make for a great stocking filler.
Accessories like the Montblanc Bracelet with M Logo and the reversible, black-and-grey Montblanc Horseshoe Pin Buckle Belt can be delightful gifts as well.
Writing Instrument Gift Ideas
Writing instruments will never go out of fashion. Montblanc's Meisterstück 149 Fountain Pen has been a highly coveted writing instrument for nearly 100 years now. Thefountain pen’s cap and barrel are crafted from black precious resin and feature a hand-crafted Au 585/14 ct solid gold, rhodium-coated nib; the iconic white Montblanc emblem can be seen inlaid in the cap top.
The Montblanc StarWalker SpaceBlue Metal Fineliner can be a thoughtful present as well. It recalls the structures of the Widmanstätten Pattern, one of nature's most hypnotic creations, in its design. A deep space blue subdome and the Montblanc emblem float above a surface coated with dark ruthenium, capturing the colours of a starry sky.
Another fountain pen that draws inspiration from the rich archives of the brand, specifically from the 1910s and the 1920s, is the Montblanc Heritage Rouge et Noir “Baby” Fountain Pen. This playful, modern reinterpretation of the Montblanc “Baby” pens is created with ivory-coloured precious lacquer and signature gold-coated fittings, and is crowned by the Montblanc emblem, surrounded by the coral hue of the Montblanc Rouge et Noir collection.
Completing the collection is a special Happy Holidays Notebook #146, depicting winter landscape at night.
Watches Gift Ideas
For diving enthusiasts, the Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date, the Maison’s first-ever diving watch, can be a timeless gift. The blue dial is inspired by the Mer de Glace, the main glacier of the Mont-Blanc Massif. The watch is water-resistant for up to 300 metres and conforms to the ISO 6425 norm for diving watches.
The Star Legacy Grey Automatic Date Limited Edition 1786 is bound to impress those who love adventure. It has a glacier grey pattern dial, drawing inspiration from the granite formations of the mountain’s formidable southern face.
The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen South Pole Limited Edition 1990 makes for a great gift as well. This watch is housed in an ultralight 42 mm titanium case, devoid of oxygen, thereby eliminating fogging and oxidisation, and allowing the movement to last longer with greater precision. It pays homage to Montblanc Mark Maker Reinhold Messner, who made history by being the first man to cross Antarctica on foot with no animal or motorised support, together with explorer Arved Fuchs, in 1990. A 3D-engraved caseback captures the beautiful vista and the Aurora Australis of the South Pole, while the iced blue dial’s sfumato effect evokes the hazy view of the horizon from the mountaintop. The watch is finished with a matching iced blue bidirectional anodised aluminium bezel; it is available with an interchangeable tapered bracelet and a grey textile strap with a rope pattern.
New Tech Gift Ideas
For tech savvy music lovers, the MTB 03 In-Ear Headphones are a perfect gift. Montblanc’s first-ever in-ear headphones, the MTB 03, offer a sleek, ergonomic design in black resin, inspired by the iconic Meisterstück writing instrument. The Montblanc Sound Signature of the MTB 03 In-Ear Headphones has been fine-tuned by world-renowned audio engineer Axel Grell to ensure high-level sound quality. The headphones also offer key utilities for daily wear, such as Active Noise Cancellation, water resistance, and touch functionality to control key sound activations. The accompanying lightweight charging case keeps MTB 03 In-Ear Headphones safe and always ready to go.
Another wearable technology piece, Montblanc Summit 3 Smartwatch is a representation of modern luxury that combines the Maison’s heritage of fine Swiss watchmaking with advanced smart technologies. For this edition of the Summit 3 Smartwatch, a gold-coloured lunette and a dark green leather strap add a classical touch, a combination that can be polished by Montblanc’s traditional watch faces, while adding a contemporary edge to a time-honoured appeal.