Welcome to the LYMA Christmas Gift Guide. A careful curation of the luxury, the gadgetry, the delectable and the desirable, all wrapped up into a neat little edit for you to select from and adorned with a sumptuously oversized bow.
Forever zipping from one meeting to the next, furiously thumbing emails from the backseat of town cars and with a work calendar fuller than Santa’s sack? You know who that is in your life and yes, we’ve got one too. Workaholics can’t (or won't) seem to switch off, so come Christmas time they yearn for the traditional adage of peace and joy with a side of maximum efficiency. A truly expertly selected workaholic’s gift is one that makes their day-to-day slightly easier, removes an ounce or two of stress and makes their lives that little bit more enjoyable. Be warned though, the likelihood is that they’ll leave your gift to a last minute dash or delegate it to their trusty PA but ‘tis the season for spreading that goodwill, so you’ll find a spark of inspiration for them right here.
Because jet-setting around the globe shouldn’t be a drag. Seasoned travellers will no doubt have spied Carl Freidrik luggage in the first class lounges, sleek, understated and undetectably navigating the terminal on Japanese engineered silent spinner wheels. Designed to the highest spec to store everything you require for your work trip, complete with protective laptop compartment, power bank and compression pads to maximize space - this is conscious design at its highest echelon. We’re rather taken with the leather handle detail in Cognac. What a carry on.
Carl Freidrik The Carry-On Pro, £454.
When time off isn't an option, safeguarding your health is paramount to maintaining those billable hours but working long hours leaves very little scope for dedicated wellness. Take care of your workaholic with a subscription to a whole system health supplement that supports their body, skin and mind. Dosed at the clinically proven level to create a health benefit, the LYMA Supplement contains ten peer-reviewed, patented power ingredients scientifically formulated to sharpen cognitive function, improve performance, bolster the immune system, nourish every vital organ and dissipate stress and inflammation to stave off illness. It also contains potent bio-engineered natural ingredients proven to aid deep, restorative sleep. Rest assured that even when they insist on burning the midnight oil and remaining surgically attached to their emails, you've taken care of their health for them.
LYMA Supplement, available to shop here.
Long hours spent at your desk deserve some creature comforts but make it chic. Soften the blow of burning the midnight oil with this diffuser from much-beloved British fashion designer, Bella Freud. Diffusers are more user-friendly and considerably safer than a candle and this one sends forth the gently detectable scents of vetiver, patchouli and sandalwood. Heady, yet in no danger of giving you a headache, it's an effective therapeutic touch-point for those not leaving the office to relax any time soon.
Bella Freud Ceramic 1970 Diffuser, £155.
If they're one for a punishing work schedule only broken up by even more punishing workouts, cold water immersion therapy is the ideal gift. The Lumi Recovery PRO™ Ice Barrel, £985 holds 520 litres of ice water for full submersion (if you're brave enough). A daily minute or two dip combats inflammation, reduces muscle stiffness, eases DOMs and gets them back to full force in the gym quicker. If you can't slow them down, at least this will help them maintain the high octane pace.
LYMA has been proving for a while now that tech doesn’t have to be ugly, overly complicated and nor should it come with a spaghetti of wires attached. Perhaps that’s why we’re so taken with this ergonomic charging tray. Classically crafted Italian leather makes this a welcome bedside companion for jewellery, watches and skincare but with an artfully concealed charging system to simultaneously power up both your phone and headphones. The perfect resting spot for your valuables whilst near enough observing sleep hygiene rules.
Courant Catch:3 Classics Wireless Charging Tray, £194.
Intentions be damned, let’s face it, a busy work schedule renders dermatologist appointments nigh on impossible. Facials are demoted to lunch hours and a course of laser skin rejuvenation is never to be completed. Until now. The unrivalled gift for a workaholic woman or man, the LYMA Laser is the ultimate time and skin saving device that works just as hard as they do. Scientifically proven to deliver laser light energy into skin cells to reinvigorate and recharge them, just fifteen minutes a day achieves measurable, noticeable results. Skin is firmer, bouncier, smoother and with more vitality no matter the all-nighter you’ve just pulled. Stash it in your Mulberry Belgrave Document Holder for use on the commute, at your desk or in-between meetings. Wherever you’re working, it can be too.
The LYMA Laser Starter Kit, £1999. Available to buy here.
They're not about to commit to a full spa day any time soon so best bring the latest in wellness sweat-tech to them. The Higherdose Infrared Sauna Blanket, £839 reduces stress, boosts blood flow and aids circulation throughout the body. Cocoon them in this detoxifying wrap for forty minutes to soothe sore muscles, clear busy heads and reinstate a sense of calm. Being temporarily incapacitated is the gift every workaholic has no idea they need.