Christmas gift ideas: Expensive gifts for your loved ones
There are gifts and then there are high-end gifts that are mind-boggling enough to capture someone specials heart. After having compiled some cool Christmas Gift Ideas since last week, now it is time to add some bling to your checklist of things to gift this Christmas. People who have enough money to slash on expensive gifts will surely have a smile on their face after reading this exclusive compilation of some of the most expensive gifts. Surely money can’t buy everything, but it can buy things that only a few can afford on this planet.
# Hassleblad Lunar
The pioneer in luxury mirror less interchangeable camera is what the Hassleblad Lunar camera is all about. The name for this camera comes from the fact that Hassleblad’s 500EL camera was used by Neil Armstrong to photograph the surface of moon. It sports a 24.3 megapixel APS-C (23.5 x 25.6 mm) CMOS sensor, ISO range of 100-16,000, 25-point contrast detection autofocus system, 3-inch LCD screen and E-mount lenses.
# iXoost docking audio system
Called as iXoost, this has to be one of the best combinations of elegant design, form factor, audio performance and the intuitiveness of the designer Micro Pecorari. The name itself is inspired from English pronunciation of the word ‘exhaust’ and being the brain child of Matteo Panini this iPhone/iPod is one that will completely blow your nuts out. Designed completely by craftsmen based in Modena gives the iXoost a unique feel and look which cannot be matched by any other docking station so far.
# Gold Xbox One
It’s one thing playing games on a gaming console, but it’s another thing playing it in a royal; way. This 24-karat gold Xbox One console is an exclusive piece of gaming machine that is available in Harrods Technology section, on the Third Floor of London’s iconic shopping destination on Brompton Road.
# Happy Plugs Earbud 18 carat gold
Happy Plugs Deluxe Edition are a set of in-ear phones that are adorned in ulp 18-carat solid gold made by Swedish goldsmith in Stockholm and the 3.5 mm gold plated connector ensures high-quality connection stereo sound.
# Aston Martin One-77 super cycle
Coming from an elite automotive giant like Aston Martin, this super cycle dubbed as One-77 is themed around the company’s £1 million supercar and is one of the most expensive bicycle in the world. Only 77 of these bikes will be made which explains its exclusivity. The cycle is designed by Norfolk-based company, Factor Bikes (makes components for motorsports and aerospace industry) at their technical center in Diss by 15 technicians. Loaded with next generation gadgetry like GPS, heart rate monitor, ECG monitor, body temperature monitor, humidity analyzer and altitude meter makes this bicycle fit for geeks who crave style and technology in everything they own.
# Jardin Secret smartphone
Fit for women who like to flaunt their style statement anywhere they go, the Jardin Secret smartphone collection by Savelli Geneve is designed exclusively for women with taste for jewelry. The most elite smartphone model in the collection is studded with mesmerizing jewelry and rare stones which is in-comparable to any other smartphone that a women would want to own. The smartphone can be bought from exclusive shops and boutiques such as Harrods or Printemps.
# Formula-1 simulator
This full size Formula-1 simulator by Costco gives you unmatchable experience of driving a Formula-1 car and can be customized according to your preferences like team colors and logos. Complete with Pirelli F1 tires, realistic cockpit, real F1 steering wheel, carbon fiber details and machined from high grade alloys; it gives you unmatchable Formula-1 car driving experience pretty close to what real F1 drivers would experience.
# Gold plated vacuum cleaner
Probably the world’s most expensive vacuum cleaner that will swipe away your bank account, the GV62711 UPC Gold-plated Vacuum Cleaner is draped in 24 carat gold and constructed from metal. It does the job of cleaning your home quite well with a powerful 10 amp motor and the powerful 14” nozzle.
# BERNIE Edition Book
A priceless gift for diehard Formula-1 fan, the BERNIE Edition Book in partnership with Asprey is Formula-1’s nectar in terms of in-depth facts, photos and secrets that have never been out in the cloud and probably will never be. Plus you get the privilege to an open access red-pass to all of the 2014 F1 events/races for four people and signatures from 22 F1 world champions and Bernie Ecclestone. The book gives you something priceless as you can go on doing anything at every race during the 2014 season. BERNIE Edition Book weighs 77 lbs and if you have more money to shell out then you can go for the black carbon fiber clamshell casing for keeping your book safe.
Buy: $1 million
# Kuratas robot
Dubbed as Kuratas, this 13 feet high, 6000 ball-bearing pellet firing/minute (smile activated twin BB Gating guns make it possible) mega robot weights 4,500 kg; making it a definite eye catcher even if you are blind. The most amazing thing about this gigantic robot is that the touch screen interface, master-slave controllers and body gestures courtesy Microsoft Kinect sensor allow a pilot to control robot’s arm using the V-Sido software developed by Wataru Yoshizaki.
Buy: $1.35 million
# Gold plated violins
FUSE, the rock violin band has teamed up with British jewelry designer Theo Fennell to commission world’s first 24-carat gold plated violins. Draped with ruby, sapphire and diamond embedded golden skulls, this violin is an ideal fit for the FUSE star violinist Linzi Stoppard. To make sure that the violins are light-weight, a composite of carbon and Kevlar was used so that the weight of gold is compensated.
Buy: $2 million
# C-Explorer 5 Submarine
With almost 2 years of hard-work behind the making of the C-Explorer 5 Submarine, this is a luxury personal submarine for the rich and famous. Featuring a 360 degree acrylic pressure hull, the submarine can easily carry 4 passengers on-board and hurl to speed of 3 knots underwater at depth 300 meters. As a buyer you can opt for the high-tech imaging sonar, external manipulation arm, special LED lights, full HD video camera and a separately opera table remote-operated vehicle.
Buy: 2.4 million
# Diamond studded gold Lamborghini Aventador
On an average you can buy a Lamborghini Aventador for $400,000 but if you are some rich brat you would want to own this diamond studded gold Lamborghini for an astonishing $7.5 million. Made by Robert Gulpen Engineering the Lamborghini was chosen for this remake simply because of its exclusive, sensual and challenging make apart from the fact that it is an Italian automotive master-piece. The body of the supercar is made from carbon-fiber that is wrapped in one-thousands of a millimeter thick solid gold casing. For the interiors, wheels, seats and steering wheel too gold and platinum are used.
Buy: $7.5 million
# Gold Apple iPhone 5
This gold iPhone 5 by Liverpool-based company Stuart Hughes is made completely from hand and is the world’s most expensive phone with a rebuilt chassis out of gold. The home button of this phone features an eye-opening 26 carat black diamond and the frame has 600 white diamonds. In addition to that the back side of the phone has solid gold and the Apple logo is also drenched in 53 diamonds. The case of this iPhone 5 has circa of 135 grams 24 carat gold and sapphire glass incorporated into the screen for full-proof protection.
Buy: $15 million