What should I buy with £75 at Liberty (luxury department store)?
April 13, 2015 2:48 AM   Subscribe

I have a £75 gift voucher to spend in Liberty (the luxury department store in London). I don't buy a lot of stuff and when I do I don't really spend a lot of money, so since I have this opportunity I would like to buy something more luxurious / higher quality / aspirational than I would normally. I'm a guy, and there's nothing in particular I want or need, so up for consideration is anything from menswear, men's accessories, stationery, homeware, jewellery, furniture, random objects, etc. What would you go for?

I'm happy to put the £75 towards something more expensive, say up to £150. Equally I can buy multiple items with it. Basically I want to experience that sense that something feels / looks / works better, or is more beautifully made, than its cheaper equivalent.
posted by iivix to Shopping (18 answers total)
 
I personally would go for makeup, but as a guy I'm assuming that's not quite for you.

So instead, I would suggest candles. Really nice candles are much more stupidly expensive than you would expect. But they do last a long time and smell much nicer/less synthetic than what I normally get at Sainsbury's. You could get maybe 2-3 with £75 which should last a while.

Do you wear suits? How about a pocket square or tie in a Liberty print? You'll need to pay a bit out of pocket if you get both, but they could coordinate and wedding season is just kicking off.
posted by like_neon at 3:25 AM on April 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Nicer versions of stuff you wear or use everyday. Merino underwear and tshirts? Nicer socks? Nicer cotton or linen handkerchiefs? Shower gel?
posted by mythical anthropomorphic amphibian at 3:29 AM on April 13, 2015


Some decent shaving gear.
posted by devnull at 3:42 AM on April 13, 2015


I would spend it all on chocolate. Or this cashmere scarf : http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product/Liberty//Black-Plain-Cashmere-Scarf-/111291
posted by evilmomlady at 4:02 AM on April 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


Seconding a nice scarf!
posted by carter at 4:35 AM on April 13, 2015


I think if you don't go and walk round the place and look at everything you're sort of short-changing yourself.
posted by Segundus at 4:47 AM on April 13, 2015 [8 favorites]


Nice bed linens. You get to experience them every night.
posted by Short Attention Sp at 5:09 AM on April 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


Wallet.
posted by tinkletown at 5:26 AM on April 13, 2015


If there is nothing you particularly want, how about some nice presents for upcoming birthdays or for Christmas?
posted by epo at 5:45 AM on April 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Fabric. Ribbons. Take a friend who could do you some nice new curtains. My wife would go nuts with that kind of gift certificate.
posted by parmanparman at 6:02 AM on April 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


absurdly expensive socks. your feet will thank you.
posted by ambient2 at 6:22 AM on April 13, 2015


seconding go there in person, definitely get something in the unique liberty print that you couldnt get elsewhere
posted by runincircles at 7:01 AM on April 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Response by poster: Thanks for all the suggestions so far. It feels super indulgent to spend it so much on something like socks but that idea appeals to me precisely because it's not something I would ever have spent the money on.

> how about some nice presents for upcoming birthdays or for Christmas?

Great idea, but it's actually a gift voucher triggered by my Liberty loyalty card from all Christmas presents I bought from there, hence why I fancy splashing out on myself.
posted by iivix at 7:09 AM on April 13, 2015


Fabric--why buy something at Liberty you can buy someplace else? Buy enough Tana lawn to have a shirt or shorts made for yourself.
posted by Ideefixe at 7:21 AM on April 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


Get one of their really cool flower ties.
posted by oceanjesse at 7:51 AM on April 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


A rather swank, but practical (not leather), light jacket. If they have any you like.
posted by zennie at 8:28 AM on April 13, 2015


I'd go for one of their Liberty Print summer cotton ties. I bought one about ten years ago and wear it every year when it gets warm. From what I can tell, they seem to cost ~£55.
posted by yellowcandy at 9:47 AM on April 13, 2015


Really good bath towels!
posted by LynnDee at 6:36 PM on April 13, 2015


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