Ultimate Splurge-Worthy Luxury Gift Guide
It’s that time of the year. The season of colder weather, warm (and often ugly sweaters), beautiful sparkling lights and decorations and festive gatherings with friends and family. This year, if you are willing to spend a little extra on that special someone in your life, there are plenty of luxury gift options out there. But if you are looking for something more over the top and splurge-worthy, from luxury cars, exclusive travel, personalizes boats and more, below you’ll find a gift that truly stands out.
Lexus LC 500
Give your loved one or friend the gift of driving around in style with the luxurious Lexus LC 500, offered in nine colors. The beautifully designed performance coupe, which was featured in Marvel’s “Black Panther” film, includes a: 10-speed transmission, optimal handling that comes from near-perfect weight distribution, hand-stitched interior and high-touch materials. Its V8 engine produces 471hp with a top speed of 168 mph and is combined with its distinctive craftsmanship that blends emotional design and high performance like few other cars on the road. The eye-catching coupe is most striking at night as its tail-lamps were inspired by the glow of a jet’s afterburners. Starting at $92,000 with optional upgrades building the car to upwards of $100,000, the LC emphasizes the balance between function and comfort, sporting intent and luxury.
Le Monde Sur Mesure by Morreale Paris
Give the give of the absolute royal fragrance with the extremely luxurious bottle of MORREALE. Adorned with over 20,000 diamonds or rubies sitting on an 18-k gold backdrop, the bottle takes up to a year to make and starts at $1.5M but can range up to $20M. The prestige French luxury label has been carried by the strength of thirty generations and made this fragrance for the new kings and queens of the world. Offered in three formats (5-liter, 7-liter, 10-liter) with each bottle being stamped with a serial number, every scent is unique to the client and with the purchase of the bottle, the Morreale house gifts each buyer a lifetime supply of their perfume. Available for purchase online, every piece comes in its luxurious wooden travel case with an 18k gold bracelet. To add the final royal touch, a percentage of the proceeds are donated to charity.
The Macallan Masters Journey
For those who love great Scotch, The Macallan, the world’s most admired single malt Scotch whisky brand, has teamed up with Monarch Air Group and Golden Yacht Charters to bring consumers The Macallan Masters Journey, an exquisite taste-and-travel experience. Your journey starts with a private jet from New York to Opa-locka and while aboard guests can taste one or all of the whiskies that make up The Macallan Master Series (The Macallan Rare Cask, The Macallan Reflexion, The Macallan No. 6, The Macallan M). When arriving, guests are chauffeured to a chartered yacht destined for Miami where they can enjoy a catered culinary experience curated by a private chef. For more details on this extraordinary excursion, please contact visit https://monarchairgroup.com/themacallan. This package will be available from December 2018 – March 2019 at a starting estimated cost of $46,000.
Omaha Steaks’ 1917 Collection
Omaha Steaks, America’s Original Butcher, proudly introduces the 1917 Collection, perfect for the the culinary connoisseur on your holiday list. The specially curated collection features a selection of 111lbs of the finest: Omaha Steaks new Dry-Aged and Wagyu steaks, caviar Malossol, and more, in a variety of three premium packages. Choose from the Wusthof Iron 24-pc knife set, the Private Reserve Wine Collection, or the “Premium Cooking Experience” package, which comes with a Traeger Select Pro Pellet Grill, a 6-piece Cast-Iron Cookware Set from Le Creuset, and an Anova Immersion Circulator. Guaranteed to thrill, each package retails for $10,000 and fully embodies the company’s 101-year-old reputation for the highest quality products.
Membership to Exclusive Resorts
Why hassle to book your next vacation when you can instead join Exclusive Resorts with a 10-year Membership and select the number of days you wish to travel per year (15-30). With 400 residences and experiences in The Club’s Portfolio in over 75 destinations, there is a luxurious vacation for everyone. The 10-year Membership plan costs $125,000 as a one-time fee, and then you pay annual dues of a fixed rate of $1315 per night of travel. A few other unique offerings in the Membership include the ability to gift up to 14 days per year to anyone over the age of 23, and immediate family members can actually use your Club Membership. Members will also enjoy unique VIP benefits with luxury and lifestyle brands like National Geographic Expeditions and the invitation-only Avis Chairman’s Club. Let Exclusive Resorts take care of the hard stuff of travel (from doing the grocery shopping to providing personal Vacation Ambassador to help plan special celebrations and hiring local on-site Concierges who can recommend the best restaurants and activities to suit your travel preferences) by becoming a Member of this private vacation club.
The Midnight Express 60’ Pied-a-Mer
Those that enjoy travelling by the seas are in luck as Midnight Express, a family-owned and operated brand in Miami, builds luxurious, fully customizable powerboats for the discerning traveler. They recently debuted the Midnight Express 60’ Pied-A-Mer model whose beam is 15 feet, making it the widest in its class. It will also have a full yacht-style cabin, a feature that has never been done in the interior of a powerboat before, and one of the largest center consoles in the world. With a starting price of $2m, customers can tailor every single detail of their boat’s design, from colors and electronics to build the boat of their dreams. Along with integrated sun loungers and a full captain’s helm, the interior includes two master suites, a coach and galley, making the perfect combination for a relaxing getaway. Powered by Quad Seven Marine 627HP outboard motors, the yacht can reach speeds over 70-mph and has a capacity of over 1000 gallons, lending to a full range of travel possibilities.
Virginia Distillery Company’s Cask Society
Whisky aficionados who want to purchase and own their own whisky cask are in luck thanks to the Virginia Distillery Company’s Cask Society. The American Single Malt whisky distillery located in Lovingston, Virginia offers a program where whisky aficionados can purchase a full cask of its American Single Malt Whisky, Courage & Conviction, starting at $9,990 plus tax. The process starts with a hand-selected cask that is personalized with your name and placed in their cask house for aging. After the fourth year, members may participate in the bottling of your whisky and are able to coordinate the details for pick-up or shipping. Members of this exclusive club receive an engraved plaque, along with a matching copy to be displayed in the distillery’s Cask House #1 along with first access to limited whisky releases, complimentary tour and tasting passes, as well as invites to VIP tastings and annual specialty gifts. For additional details or to purchase a membership, visit their site here.
Offering members an unrivaled convenience, flexibility and reliability as Fortune 500 companies and Hollywood’s elite, Wheel’s Up gives its members access to private planes at their fingertips. The membership-based private aviation company starts with an initiation fee (for individuals) of $17,500 with annual dues at $8,500 starting at year two and (for corporations) with a initiation fee of $29,500 and annual dues at $14,500 starting at year two. Wheels Up offers guaranteed access up to 365 days a year to a private fleet of new King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS and Citation X aircraft to individual, family and corporate members. Program features include 24/7 member’s service team and access to Wheels Down, a program featuring exclusive events and experiences, unique partner benefits and a full-service luxury concierge.