On the hunt for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further. We have found some of the best gift ideas around -- perfect for the luxe-minded individual in your life. Find the best home
, technology, eco-friendly, art
, food & spirits
Gran Dama Avant Super Automatic Espresso Machine
Among the selection of state-of-the-art appliances offered by De’Longhi is the Gran Dama Avant Super Automatic Espresso Machine ESAM 6700, an easy-to-use and fully programmable in-home brewing system. Equipped with all the functionality of an industrial strength espresso machine, the Gran Dama Avant features a digital touch screen control panel, which allows the user to regulate everything from start and shut-off times to temperature control and water hardness. And with five settings to control coffee strength as well as two specific “My Coffee” selections, which stores personal preferences into its memory, this machine makes customizing any coffee quick and easy. Visit delonghiusa.com
Kalamazoo Pizza Oven
- $4000 USD
Ovens lined with stone and topped by an arched roof are found across Italy for baking pizza and bread. Why? The stone creates a perfect crust and the low, arched top reflects radiant heat back to the pizza for even baking from both the top and bottom. Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet has taken the classic pizza oven design and updated it in stainless steel for worry-free outdoor use with the Outdoor Artisan Pizza Oven.
Imagine cooking anything - from fresh asparagus in 45 seconds, a frozen pizza in 90 seconds, to a rack of lamb in 4 minutes, or a Thanksgiving turkey in 42 minutes - with five-star quality results and in a fraction of the time. Meats come out caramelized, moist and tender. Baked goods are golden brown, flaky and perfect. Vegetables are crisp, flavorful and nutritious.
Kalamazoo Pasadena Outdoor Fireplace - $2800
The beautiful and highly functional design of the Pasadena Outdoor Fireplace takes its inspiration from the craftsman-style of architecture epitomized by Pasadena architects Greene & Greene. It offers a new alternative for homeowners who are seeking the beauty of a built-in outdoor fireplace but also value the convenience and flexibility of a freestanding design. Visit kalamazoogourmet.com
Kalmazoo Free-standing Hybrid Grill- $14,700
The Kalamazoo 900 Series Free-Standing Hybrid Grill with Side Burner will cook with any combination of charcoal, wood or gas. Offering 100,000 BTUs of main cooking power, with four independent control zones and 684 square inches of cooking surface, this grill is truly the best on the market. The 900 series also boasts a two-zone infrared rotisserie, side burner and lifetime warranty. Purchase before the end of 2009 and receive $200 in prime USDA steaks from Allen Brothers. Visit kalamazoogourmet.com
Canon Mark II - $2700
Canon's update to the wildly popular full frame EOS 5D is here, and it's better than ever. The EOS 5D Mark II has a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a vast ISO Range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600), plus EOS technologies like Auto Lighting Optimizer and Peripheral Illumination Correction. It supports Live View shooting, Live View HD videos, and more. It can shoot up to 3.9 fps, has 9 AF points plus 6 AF assist points, a new 98% coverage viewfinder, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) and a rugged build. Full-frame shooters rejoice! Visit canon.com
iPod Touch - $200
Built-in Wi-Fi means you can surf the web, send email, update your Facebook status, chat using AIM, and so much more — all on a device that fits in your pocket.Listen to a playlist automatically created just for you. Watch movies on a brilliant 3.5-inch screen. Browse and buy from iTunes whenever you want with just a tap. Visit apple.com
Montegiro Turntables - $47,000
Spectacular and extravagant, in a breathtaking, unheard of design, the lusso is built upon alternate layers of aluminium and black acrylic, including the topsy-turvy cone for the aluminium platter fitted with an acrylic plattermat! The lusso is driven by a newly developed, extremely precise high-end synchronous motor suspended within one of the cones. The cones, not connected to each other, embrace height-adjustable feet that serve for perfect set-up. Even the carbon tonearm, mounted on a cone, demonstrates high style. Visit montegiro.de
Sony OLED Organic Panel TV - $2500
Get your hands on the industry's first OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) television, featuring a 3mm thin panel and breathtaking image contrast, brightness and color. Possessing the ability to completely turn off an organic pixel, the OLED TV breaks new ground with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio that produces deep blacks in astounding dark scene detail. Visit sonystyle.com
Harmony 1100 - $400
A touch of luxury. Your Harmony advanced universal remote turns on the right devices, in the right order—with one touch. A 3.5-inch, full-color touch screen gives you fast access to the things you do most—even in the dark.Don’t worry about your Harmony remote working with your setup—it supports more than 225,000 devices and counting. Visit logitech.com
Art.Engine - $20,000
The Ferrari Art.Engine redefines personal music listening. As the world changes its listening habits and embraces digital music and iTunes® computer management of personal music libraries, the Art.Engine stands out as the only music system designed to reproduce the original artists’ music in its truest form, bringing today’s compressed music files to life. Read More
or visit dwcollection.com
MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth® - $140
The MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth® In-Car Speakerphone and Digital FM Transmitter, enables you to connect a Bluetooth® enabled phone to your car stereo without wires or installation. This portable solution clips to the visor, so that it can be taken from car to car. You can make or take calls hands-free and enjoy your own music via the T505's internal 2-watt speaker or through your car speakers - with the clarity and volume of a car stereo system. Visit motorola.com
Samsung Dual View - $300
Picture yourself in the Fun! Samsung proudly introduces a new milestone in digital camera technology. The Samsung DualView Camera with a 1.5" front LCD screen - a revolutionary feature in the industry- lets you take part in capturing the moment like never before. The Samsung DualView Camera lets you see every scene in a completely new and exciting way. Just use the front LCD screen, and set up the perfect shot-with you in it-time after time. A host of top-ranked features and technologies, from the 4.6x / 27mm Schneider lens to the 3.0" Touch Screen with "haptic" technology, turns this camera into a true must-have. And the small, handheld size makes it easy to take it with you everywhere you go. Read more
or visit samsung.com
- Prices Vary
What kind of positive results will clients see from an investment with Belgrave Trust? As a member, you will be facilitating global offset projects and new technology in countries that may not have government-funded projects or resources in place, to offset carbon emissions. A membership to Belgrave Trust is not only a wise personal investment but makes for an ideal gift, particularly for that person who has, well let's face it: Everything. Not only will you receive the satisfaction that your investments are truly giving back to the environment but Belgrave Trust rewards membership time with unique gifts like wood chess sets made by Punjabi artisans or hand-crafted copper bowls. Read more
or visit belgravetrust.com
Ruff&Cut - $42,200
A true masterpiece, the 18K gold, bezel set ring features a colorless radiant faceted diamond weighing 1.58 carats, a fancy cognac .82 carat diamond, surrounded by rough diamonds weighing 1.32 carats, 1.30 carats, 1.24 carats, 1.08 carats, 1.18 carats, and .38 carats. Size 7. Ruff&Cut seeks to purchase raw materials from socially responsible sources. Designed by Todd Reed. Read more
or visit ruffandcut.com
Wattson- $100 GBP
Wattson is a tiny wireless unit you plug into your computer's USB port to monitor your home's electricity use. The modern looking piece of equipment works with "Holmes" software on your computer and transmits your energy data to a community of other Wattson users on the Web so you can see how you measure up.
or visit diykyoto.com
Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made
Tucked inside of a carved-out book, all the elements from Stanley Kubrick's archives that readers need to imagine what his unmade film about the emperor might have been like, including a facsimile of the script. This collector's edition is limited to 1,000 numbered copies. For 40 years, Kubrick fans and film buffs have wondered about the director's mysterious unmade film on Napoleon Bonaparte. Slated for production immediately following the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick’s "Napoleon" was to be at once a character study and a sweeping epic, replete with grandiose battle scenes featuring thousands of extras.
Alex Steinweiss, Inventor of the Modern Album Cover, Art Edition
"The man who revolutionized this whole field… the father of record design, is Alex Steinweiss."—Jay Maisel, photographer. Art Edition limited to 100 numbered copies, each signed by the artist and accompanied by a signed serigraph, The Firebird Suite. "I love music so much and I had such ambition that I was willing to go way beyond what the hell they paid me for. I wanted people to look at the artwork and hear the music." —Alex Steinweiss
DNA Art - Gene Image- Prices Vary
MyGeneImage proudly presents DNA Art, beautiful art expressed from your gene. A unique gift combining the elegance of art and the splendor of science, it is not only timeless but also extremely personal. It is essentially an art created by you. It's your art, like no others.
or visit mygeneimage.com
Leviev Chameleon Diamond Ring- $2100000
The chameleon diamond is considered by many one of the rarest gems found on earth. It is very uncommon that one of these stones appears on the market, but Leviev alone has three of the dazzling stones, one soaring in price at $2,100,000. Cushion-shaped Fanch Greyish Yellowish Green VS2 diamond weighing 5.89 carats mounted with eight oval diamonds totaling 1.68 carats, and white and pink pave diamonds totalling 1.05 carats, hand-crafted in platinum.
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or visit leviev.com
Hampton Blue Moonlight Ice Enhancer
A beautiful piece for any special woman on your holiday list. From the Moonlight Ice™ Collection, sterling silver and black rhodium enhancer with faceted Hampton blue topaz and pave diamond bezel. 0.72 total carat weight. 20mm. Chain sold separately. David Yurman jewelry is a favorite with celebrities from Brad Pitt to fashionista and fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen and is often featured dangling from the extremities of red-carpet regulars.
Black Onyx Exotics Dog Tag Necklace
From theExotics Collection, 18-karat yellow gold necklace with black onyx dog tag pendant. Box chain, 20"L. Store David Yurman jewelry is a favorite with celebrities from Brad Pitt to fashionista and fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen and is often featured dangling from the extremities of red-carpet regulars.
Pave Diamon Band Ring with Rock Crystal Charm- $3500+
Bold and edgy. Asian-inspired motifs capture the essence of the 1930s design with an art deco twist. The Pagoda Collection was designed for and inspired by the modern, wordly woman. After partnering with Dynamic Diamond Corp, Trump launched her boutique last September on Madison Avenue. The Ivanka Trump collection mixes a modern, youthful sensibility with the traditional allure of classic diamond settings.
Chanel J12- $6000
Noir Intense, or "Intense Black," aptly labels this timekeeping masterpiece, which is home to an automatic, three-hand Fine Watch-making movement. The fusion of the AP 3120 movement and Chanel's J12 ceramic led to the 3125 movement for which Chanel redesigned the balance bridge and the rotor in gold, crowned with black ceramic. The result is the high-performance Chanel-AP 3125.
or visit www.chanel.com
Vacheron Constantine - Masques
- Price Avail Upon Req
Each year, Vacheron Constantin has revealed its superb craftsmanship to the world with the annual release of Métiers d'Art. Only 25 sets are produced each annually, adding to the collection's value and exclusivity. Each individual timepiece in the Métiers d'Art Les Masques collection provides a remarkable representation of primitive art, spanning over 2,000 years and four continents.
or visit lesmasques.ch
Piaggio MP3 500 - $8899
The Piaggio MP3 500, with aggresice styling and performance, is the three-wheeler for people who want to stand out. Riding has never been this easy, enjoyable, secure and fast. When you take 20% less braking distance required, pair it with a lean angle of 40-degrees, you get a perfect machine for impeccable road handling in all riding conditions. Visit piaggiousa.com
ICON A5 Personal Aircraft- $140k +
This two-seat airplane with foldable wings can be towed on the back of an automobile. It can be stored inside a garage, that is, a one-car-residence-size model, not an airport garage or a hangar stable. This ultimate fantasy recreational vehicle is an aviation reality that will be flying high by late 2010
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or visit iconaircraft.com
- $3200 EUR+
You get to travel to Italy and drive Lamborghinis for two days. What more needs to be said to wet the interest of a thoroughbred-driving enthusiast to pack and go? The Lamborghini Driving Academy puts guests on a professional racetrack and has them driving either a Gallardo LP560-4 or a Mucrcielago LP640.
Human Touch 1650
Make all your friends and family envious with the AcuTouch™ HT-1650 Massage Chair. Designers have done their best to give this massage chair an elegant and refined exterior, with top-grain leather / leather match and a beautifully finished hardwood trim.
Gold Bike Crystal Edition
- $80k EUR
Aurumania has a limited-edition bicycle that is touting as the world's most expensive bicycle. With a price tag of €80,000, or around $108,000, the Gold Bike Crystal Edition model of the CPH Street collection is a contender. The sparkly six-figure two-wheeler is hand built and gold plated in 24k gold. It also contains 600 Swarovski crystals, a chocolate-brown Brooks leather saddle seat and matching hand-sewn grips.
Asprey Leather Poker Set- $8000
200-year-old London luxury goods firm Asprey has been making some of the world's most exquisite games for decades; the sort that wouldn't look out of place in a palace. One of their latest offerings is a beautiful handmade gentleman's poker set in black polished genuine crocodile skin with ceramic poker chips and royal purple Asprey playing cards. Visit asprey.com
Harrods Ultimate Hamper
- $1250 GBP
The ultimate ready-prepared hamper. A remarkable and unforgettable gift, the Supreme is a celebration of the very best of the Food Halls, complete with ultra-luxurious crackers. Every gastronomic indulgence is here, from Royal fillet of salmon to Oscietra caviar. There’s a delicious claret from Château Canon, the historic estate owned by Chanel and a bottle of Gosset Grand Millesime Champagne from the truly exceptional 1999 vintage.
Graffam Bros. Seafood Market
- Prices Vary
Lobsters To Go is your number one source for Live Maine Lobster and Fresh Seafood Online. From live lobster, fresh haddock and succulent mussells to delicious, locally prepared crab cakes, stuffed clams and smoked seafood delicacies, Lobsters To Go delivers the tastiest Live Maine Lobster to your doorstep and premium quality Fresh Seafood too.
Armand de Brignac- $300+
Armand de Brignac is a high-end refined cuveé available in three prestigious selections: Brut Gold, Champagne Rose, and Champagne Blanc de Blancs. These artisanal champagnes are produced in Champagne, France by the Cattier family, which has been cultivating vineyards and overseeing the production of fine champagnes since 1763. So, it's no wonder the result of their effort is extraordinary. Read more
or visit armanddebrignac.com
Love Basque by Agent Provocateur- $370
Agent Provocateur believes that passion and intimacy should be indulged, and that exploring your inner desires and fantasies profoundly enriches your life. Their lingerie is an opulent range of inspirational creations, designed to intensify life's pleasures and unlock your innermost desires. Created in exquisite French Leavers lace, this underwired demi cup boned Basque is the newest addition to the Love range. This basque is adorned with sumptuous black satin straps, a decorative waist band and sensual bows. For more lingerie ideas, visit the Best of Sexy Lingerie
or visit agentprovocateur.com
Christian Louboutin - Bridget
When a women walks by and her sky-high heels have a bright red sole, this means only one thing... She has Louboutins. These instantly recognizable stilettos have become de rigueur on the red carpet, and amongst shoe connoisseurs alike. This platform lace, peep toe bootie with leopard pony heel cap, has a side zip and double adjustable ankle straps. Five inch pony hair heel. Signature red leather sole. Made in Italy.
YSL Large Leopard Cashmere Blend
Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent is one of the greatest fashion names of the late 20th century.
Throughout the years, the groundbreaking designs of the Couture house created innovative pieces
of clothing. This large leopard printed cashmere and wool blend stole features fringed tips and versatile design. 28W x 70L. 70% Virgin Wool, 30% Cashmere. Made in Italy. 225227 3Y641 Visit ysl.com
Louis Vuitton XXL- $4260
Soft and luxurious leather, perforated by a Monogram design characterize this ample bag. It takes its name, which echoes its oversized look, from the range of prêt-à-porter sizes. Mahina leather, calf leather trimmings and microfiber lining. The bag includes Golden brass pieces, a hook closure secured by a flap and clasp with the Louis Vuitton signature, an internal zippered pocket and a D-ring for attaching a pouch or key holder and side buckles for adjusting the size of the bag. Visit louisvuitton.com
DVF100S Sunglasses- $225
For its debut 2010 Sunwear Collection, the heritage of the DVF brand is reflected in a range or eyewear that is both modern and classic. In this style, the Love Knot acts as a hinge on the metal frame. 100% UV protection. Gunmetal Frame with Smoke/Pink Gradient, Cocoa Frame with Brown Gradient, Mauve Frame with Plum/Taupe Gradient or Golden Frame with Emerald Gradient Visit dvf.com
Burberry Floral Black & Grey Trench
A quality trench coat is unarguably one of those fashion staples that if done right, can turn an otherwise ordinary outfit into something truly remarkable. Double breasted, trench coat in a floral Black and Grey Check pattern with a hook and eye closure at the collar and horn buttons engraved with the Burberry logo. Epaulettes with button closures, a self fabric belt with a leather covered buckle and two front slant pockets with button fastenings. A back rain shield with button closure and a central back vent.
Read about the Art of the Trench
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