This year, the most expensive items at Toys ‘R Us are an $800 Christmas Tree or an inflatable reindeer lawn decoration. Even these “reasonably priced” items are probably out of the reach for most of us.
But what if you had an unlimited spending budget for the holidays? You probably wouldn’t be hitting up Toys ‘R Us. With an A-list budget, you might buy something unique for your loved ones or just go on a festive splurge for yourself. How would you go about nabbing celeb-level goodies this Christmas season?
In case you happen upon a significant amount of loose change this December, we’ve compiled a guide to the holiday gifts that the most elite and affluent celebrities can afford, and most of us can only fantasize about finding under the tree.
12. You’ll Look Sweet On a Bicycle Built for Two, $3,400.00
The only one of its kind, this six-gear, tandem electric bicycle will assist “riders” to easily cruise up to 20 mph over hills or across broad flat streets. And if you have the energy, adding “human power” pedaling can increase the speed to over 20 mph.
It has a sleek and classic black and white style, with a step-through design for easy mounting and dismounting for both riders. Two generously padded seats and durable balloon tires provide soft yet stable journeys.
A complete battery charge provides power for up to a 25-mile journey. And the sturdy aluminum frame supports two riders up to 500 pounds, so you can eat all you want for your holiday dinner.
Cruising is effortless on this exceptional mode of transportation.
11. Clutch It, $3995.00
For more than fifty years, Judith Leiber’s incomparable, embellished evening bags have been recognized worldwide for their meticulous attention to detail and flawless handcraftsmanship. These style accompaniments are held in such high esteem that nearly every First Lady since 1953 has carried a custom-made Judith Leiber clutch to the U.S. Presidential Inauguration ceremony.
Now it is your turn to add this designer purse to your elegant holiday ensemble. The Judith Leiber’s Chryssie Cylinder Clutch completes any party dress with grace. This elite fashion accessory is hand beaded with Austrian crystals, includes a detachable chain link strap and has a metallic lambskin lining.
This astounding bling is available for the sensible cost of $3995.00.
10. Dress Up, $9,995.00
Searching for something to wear for your neighborhood holiday party? Consider celebrity designer Monique Lhuiller’s embroidered mermaid gown for $9,995 (at least it is under 10 thousand dollars).
Red carpets and special occasions are designer Monique Lhuillier’s inspiration for her collection of gowns and she out does herself with this feminine tulle evening dress with baroque lace. Featuring a sweetheart neckline and hidden back zipper, the design has a keyhole back. You can wear your purchase with pride knowing the dress was made in the USA.
But hurry, this distinctive garment is almost sold out.
9. Ooo Baby, Baby, $16,999.00
There’s no better way to show your newborn how much you love them than with an 18k white gold and diamond studded pacifier. And the baby’s name or birth date can be engraved on to this pacifier as a memorable keepsake of your new addition to your family.
At 3 carat total weight for $16,999, your child will start off their life in the lap of luxury.
8. Vinyl is Back, $28,000.00
To a certain generation, records were king (CDs had not yet been invented) and vinyl records were gently placed on a turntable.
If you have a special individual on your list that treasures their 45rpm or 33 1/3 records, this is the ultimate present.
Leave it to Hammacher Schlemmer to offer a fully suspended turntable that uses dual counter-rotating platters to eliminate troublesome sonic abnormalities. This model provides the lowest noise floor of any turntable available.
It is a vision to watch, even if you have never seen a record before. As the vinyl record rests above the top-most, clockwise-spinning platter, the bottom rotates counter-clockwise to assure none of the sound is distorted. Very cool.
7. Grand Victorian Playhouse Mansion, $22,000.00
Every kid needs an outdoor place to call their own. Most kids are lucky if they get a treehouse. But what if your mom or dad is a celebrity? Then they might opt for a custom fairy tale Victorian playhouse.
This limited edition child’s dwelling includes a wraparound porch, a stained-glass window, window boxes, a skylight and a doorbell and brass door-knocker. The interior resembles a real house with sponge-painted walls, simulated hardwood floors, fireplace mantel and an upstairs loft accessed by ladder.
Of course, you can always save some money with the purchase of the Pirate Themed Club House for only $18,499.
6. Tanqueray Number Ten Imperial Shaker Package, $35,000.00
At the turn of this century, Tanqueray first launched Tanqueray No. Ten Gin. Number Ten is considered by many to be the ideal martini gin, uniquely packaged in a shaker-style bottle with a dimple ridged base.
This year, Tanqueray offers the world’s coolest cocktail-making machine through Neimann Marcus. Recreated from a nineteenth-century sketch, this five foot tall Imperial Shaker is cast from iron, brass, copper, and silver materials to the elliptical shake created by the crank. You have to see it to believe it.
But that’s not all. This exclusive liquor gift package for $35,000 also includes:
- a one-year supply of Tanqueray No. Ten
- four stainless steel custom-machined shakers accompany the Imperial Shaker
- personal cocktail education session for up to twenty guests with a Tanqueray mixology expert
5. Take Me Out to the Ballgame, $90,000.00
One of the world’s most iconic sports figures was Mickey Mantle. He played his entire 18 year baseball career with the New York Yankees and is still considered to be the greatest switch-hitter to be part of the game. Mantle also won three Most Valuable Player awards.
If you have a sports fanatic on your holiday list and an unlimited budget, jump on over to SportsMemorabilia.com. For only $88,182.70 this source of genuine sports collectibles is selling a set of four Mickey Mantle trading cards. And the really good news is that this price is discounted from over $90,000.00!
4. What Time Is It? $255,000.00
A gift of a glimmering Dior Christal 42mm 18K white gold, diamond and sapphire Unisex Translucent Watch will make time fly for only $255,000
As one of the most expensive pieces of bling to tell time, this piece features a gray translucent sapphire crystal dial, polished luminescent hour and minute baguette diamonds and black sapphire crystal inserts. The Dior Christal is water resistant to 50 meters (that’s 164 feet to those of us in the US).
3. Toy for the Man Cave, $300,000.00
Feel the need for speed, but too afraid of driving on a race track? Then how about a 100% authentic 1:32 scale model of your favorite race driving track in your wood paneled man cave?
This identical reconstructive model includes all the iconic structures, building facades, streetlights, foliage, pit crews and period slot cars of your favorite race track…all for only $300,000.
Now pole position and the checkered flag can be yours along with cameras that are integrated into the track capture and display all the action on mini screens.
But wait, there’s more.
Racing legends, such as Vic Elford and David Hobbs, will cohost your inaugural race night party.
Don’t worry, free shipping is included… but there is an additional charge for white glove installation.
2. Pampered Pets, $417,000.00
Pets are people, too. But with all the amenities in this doggy home, people will start wishing that they were the pets.
This custom canine home being produced in England and designed by architect Andy Ramus, features:
- sheepskin-lined, temperature-controlled beds
- a $250,000 sound system
- a 52-inch television
- automatic dispensers for constant chilled, filtered water and dry food
- dog-vision webcams for their owner to watch all the puppy play
- and a spa bath with a saline treatment will help the pooch’s coats stay shiny
1. Lamborghini Veneno, $4,000,000.00+
In honor of their 50th anniversary, Lamborghini produced a very limited number of their Veneno model automobile available for $4 million each.
This Italian masterpiece includes a V12 engine and 750 horsepower, allowing it to reach 60 miles an hour in 2.8 seconds. This masterpiece on wheels is designed to improve aerodynamics and cure the need for speed.
Even James Bond’s vehicles look tame in comparison.
But if you heart is set on the Lamborghini Veneno and you find it is out of your price range, just pop on over to Amazon.com and secure a model of the same for under $35.00