by Lucy Korn
Warning: must be rich.
The holiday season is my favourite time of year. Not only because it’s summer or because we get two weeks off work to spend drinking champagne at breakfast and hanging out at the beach, eating strawberries and watermelon but also because of the gift guides. As any avid online shopper (or browser) will tell you the holiday season is the best time to be online. Every store worth their weight in traffic produces a meticulously curated ‘Holiday Edit’ under which you will find any number of categories, gifts for him, gifts for her, for the romantic, for the modern hippie, for the mother-in-law, the one who has everything, the artist, your boss.. Basically if you know where to look, you can find the perfect gift for just about anyone. There is a catch however because the stores that are the best at these things are also the most expensive. Netaporter does a great one, as does Matches and Browns and Liberties, all made up of the finer things in life and all, naturally, rather expensive. None however are quite as fine or quite as expensive as this one from Moda Operandi.
Got a precious 5 year old in your life that needs spoiling? Why not get them their very own Blanc Chateau BMW 328 Premium Collectors Children’s Car?
It’s a cool $21,300
You know you want to treat your husband to something special this year. This Louis Vuitton aeroplane would look so right on his mahogany desk.
It’s a bargain at $8,500.
Your wife definitely deserves something beautiful to open on the 25th. This $ 4,100,000 Vintage Victorian Diamond Necklace should do the trick.
Of course you can’t forget your arty friend up the street, would an original Basquiat do?
For $2,900,000 it better.
And for the person who really truly has it all, why not get them an experience, something they will remember forever or at least for a while anyway.
“Savor an exclusive bottle of Don Pérignon bubbly upon arrival at you and your guest’s very ownChampagne Suite in the New York Palace Hotel. Bask in a night of privately catered dinner for ten finished with wine and champagne pairings. Unwind with a Dom Pérignon turndown each evening and awake to a delightful room service breakfast each morning. Polish your two nights’ accommodation with a private ride in a luxury vehicle to and from any New York area airport of your choosing.”
Done for $69,000.
After all Christmas is the time for giving right? What’s $7,098,800 in the grand scheme of things.