We all know that it’s the thought that counts. But if you really wanted to splash out, there are some very extravagant and expensive ways to spread goodwill and happiness. So if this is the Christmas where a scented candle or box of posh chocs just won’t meet the mark, here’s our pick of some of super expensive, luxury gifts you can buy for that special someone who has it all.
Massimo Agostinelli is a contemporary Italian-American contemporary artist from New York who specialises in photography and printmaking. He uses various mediums to present a clever use of word play and visual poetry. Art lovers can own one of his undoubtedly cool and modern pieces from leading contemporary art gallery, Unit London.
Now I Won, 2018, Matte ink on vinyl and acrylic mirror.
160 x 125 cm £ 28,000 ex. VAT available at Unit London
The multi award-winning APERIO headphone system is made from tech and materials that music buffs can only dream of. Designed by some of the best engineers in the audio industry, the APERIO is reputed to deliver the best audio experience you can have with a pair of headphones.
The latest release by Warwick Acoustics, the APERIO utilises the highly refined evolutionary advancement of its electrostatic transducer technology they originally developed for their ground breaking Sonoma Model One system. It’s a beautifully stylish and sleek piece of gear made from the finest materials. Each element of the APERIO has been designed to the highest quality, from the handmade pads from top grain sustainable Cabretta sheepskin leather, to the USB data cable with gold plated connectors.
The Warwick Acoustics APERIO Headphone System retails at £20,000.
Available from Warwick Acoustics
This is a bottle to treasure, and no doubt the recipient will think carefully which special event warrants opening and having a tipple of Scotch whisky history. With a global launch of only 150 bottles, The Glenlivet Winchester Collection 1967 brings together malts from a number of rare oak casks, the youngest of which was filled in December 1967 by former Master Distiller, Robert Arthur. The Glenlivet has partnered with award-winning British designer, Bethan Gray to create the bottle and case for Vintage 1967, ensuring it is a feast for both the eyes and the palate. This is the third launch in The Glenlivet Winchester Collection, which celebrates over 40 years of dedication to Scotch from Master Distiller Alan Winchester – and follows the release of Vintage 1966 in 2016 and Vintage 1964 in 2014, two of the most sought-after whiskies in the world.
The Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 retails at £20,000.
Available from The House at Pernod Ricard
Please email [email protected] for more details
Give the gift of time with this daring and captivating timepiece made by Swiss watch manufacturer Roger Dubuis. The Excalibur Huracan shows off an automotive-inspired feel to reflect the Roger Dubuis partnership with supercar manufacturer Lamborghini. With its rose gold and Titanium case on grey alcantara and rubber strap, the Excalibur Huracan conveys the racing synergy of both brands.
Excalibur Huracan timepiece by Roger Dubuis, £62.500 incl. VAT
Available from Roger Dubuis Boutique, 45A Old Bond Street, W1S 4QT
Rather than splashing out for individual presents, perhaps consider a joint gift for the entire family. You won’t be labelled a cheapskate for this one-size-fits-all-gift. A superyacht charter is the ultimate luxury family holiday which offers captivating experiences that are practically inaccessible by other means.
Accommodating up to ten guests, the Benita Blue comes complete with impressive leisure and entertainment facilities including a Jacuzzi, al fresco dining, a swim platform and an extensive water toy chest. There is also a convertible study and Wi-Fi if you really need some work space. But whatever your desire, the five crew members will ensure your every need is anticipated and taken care of.
The Benita Blue can be chartered for EUR 65,000 per week.
Available from Burgess charter brokers.
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