When Monsieur Vuitton begun his namesake maison in 1854 as an emballeur, or trunk packer, he was reputed for his nifty, forward-thinking trunks and was dubbed as the “art of packing” specialist. Under grandson Gaston Louis’ innovative lead, the house’s product range widened into whimsical talismans like the Pateki wood cube brain-twister, before launching one of the first gift registries in the world with its 1920s catalogue titled Le Cadeau ou la Bonne Manière, loosely translated as the gift or art of good manners.
Tapping on the same jovial spirit, Louis Vuitton launched The Art of Gifting collection earlier this year in January. It’s a line of luxury tchotchkes (a Yiddish word which means trinkets or miscellaneous items) the likes of monogrammed yo-yos to leather penholders.
In time for the the holiday season, the French house adds more objet d’art knick-knacks: A micro iteration of Louis Vuitton’s iconic trunks in the form of the Scott keepsake plexiglas box (just the right size to stash your go-to accessories in); bauble ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree; self-indulgent notebooks covered in the house’s metallic Epi leather.
On the fantastical end, find sports gears to keep you fit in the most opulent way possible — ping pong sets and a monogrammed jumping rope — or plush toy collectibles to amuse your little ones with.
Louis Vuitton’s The Art of Gifting objects is available in Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide. Prices range from S$280 for Gustave notebook to S$3,050 for James ping pong set.