10 Amazing Christmas Gift Ideas From A Professional Holiday Shopper

Take it from Alexander Wang's go-to.

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Diptyque, Barneys, Baccarat

Few people know as much about holiday shopping as Robert Cottone. Founder of the luxury concierge company , Cottone has built a business around fulfilling the lavish needs of a high-end client base, from arranging far-flung travel experiences to planning over-the-top dinner parties. As you can imagine, his roster of clientele is beyond impressive, including fashion favorites like Alexander Wang.

One of his specialities? A very specialized form of personal shopping. For a day rate of $300, RC Inc will hit the shops on your behalf, and return with a haul sure to satisfy everyone on your list, and you won't have to check it twice.

"What makes a great gift is the thought that goes into it. Everyone loves to receive things with a sentimental meaning behind it," he says. "Taking some extra time to come up with a gift that shows you know the person’s interests and passions is always the way to go.”

Take a cue from the expert himself, and shop his top picks for foolproof gifting this holiday season.

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1 ANNA BY RABLABS PEDRA COASTER SET
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Barneys

$80, Barneys

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2 LALIQUE ANEMONE FLOWER SCULPTURE
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Neiman Marcus

$295, Neiman Marcus

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3 LAUREN RALPH LAUREN CABLE KNIT THROW
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Bloomingdale's

$160, Bloomingdale's

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4 CAVIAR MEDIUM VASE
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Buccellati

$2,300, Buccellati

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5 BRASS CROC FRAME
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Williams-Sonoma

$69.99 – $99.99, Williams-Sonoma

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6 LEATHER DOMINOES SET
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Restoration Hardware

$229, Restoration Hardware

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7 MILLE NUITS FLUTISSIMO
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Baccarat

$520, Baccarat

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8 JOHN GALLIANO CANDLE
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John Galliano

$70, Diptyque

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9 AERIN CHOCOLATE SHAGREEN CHESS SET
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Bergdorf Goodman

$3,250, Bergdorf Goodman

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10 BACCARAT MINIMALS ELEPHANT FIGURINE
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Bloomingdale's

$145, Bloomingdale's

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