Fly Around the World on a Private Jet
Not just around the world, but to some of the farthest reaches of the world.
This gift is one for the future. From May 1 to 26, Abercrombie & Kent’s “The Tropics to the Arctic” trip leaves Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for such far-flung destinations as Easter Island, French Polynesia and the 2,000-year-old city of Samarkand. Company founder Geoffrey Kent personally designed the itinerary, so you can rest assured of its authenticity – not to mention most of the destinations aren’t even on the radar for other travellers.
The travel specialists charter a Boeing 757 with 50 first-class, lie-flat seats and fill it out with the finest amenities, including a private chef and many fine wines.
Obviously, the trip is limited to 50 guests, and it costs US$129,000 per person.
For the gourmand in your life, go for caviar – and maybe a little bubbly, too.
Thailand-based Caviar House offers exquisite canisters of beluga, sturgeon and Oscietra caviar at prices of up to US$1,000. With this, you don’t have to travel to get the good stuff, but if you really want to splurge, you’ll have to visit one of Caviar House & Prunier’s boutiques, where you can pick up 2.2 kilograms of rare Almas caviar – white eggs taken from sturgeons that are over 100 years old. (The metal container they come in, we should note, is made of 24-karat gold.)
Caviar is a delicacy best paired with Champagne. For that, look to Harrods high-end holiday hamper, aptly named “The Decadence”. This US$25,000 basket of goodness includes multiples bottles of Champagne, cognac and fine wines, among many other luxury items.
Luxury Spa Retreat
Don’t like to eat your caviar? Then have rubbed all over your body.
The Ritz-Carlton New York’s spa offers a range of luxurious treatments, but its most outrageous has to be the so-called Ultimate White Caviar Illuminating Facial. The 90-minute treatment focuses on the skin, with three unique white caviar-based products used to firm, hydrate and illuminate the face while the hands and feet get a pampering massage. All this for US$1,250.
You can turn this gift into a couple’s getaway, too. The spa has a range of massages, manicures and other treatments for men.
Charter a Yacht
Set sail for the holidays on your accord by chartering the uber-luxurious Kismet.
Built in 2014 by Lurssen, the Kismet features a sky lounge, a clubroom that can be converted into a cinema and altogether stunning interiors with a “Champagne and Caviar” theme by Reymond Langton Design.
All this can be yours for US$1.3 million per week. Best of all, the superyacht accommodates 12, so the whole family – or entourage – can come along, too.
You may have to wait until January to purchase this gift, but one-of-a-kind artworks more than justify the wait.
On January 19, head to Hong Kong for Sotheby’s “Boundless”, an auction of contemporary art. On sale will be pieces from the likes of Keith Haring and George Condo, as well as numerous other Western and Asian artists. To the highest bidder, the perfect piece to beautify that barren wall.