Extravagant Gifts For the Person Who Has Everything
Something Sublime and Even SustainableBY Shelby Hodge
A ski vacation on a private mountain for the entire family awaits at Bush Creek Ranch in Wyoming
Jimmy Choo's Flaca Sandal
Adam Lippes Double Rose Belt
The ultimate box of chocolates (exotic) from Cacao & Cardamom
Suri Sustainable Sonic Toothbrush
Chanel Mini Evening Bag
From the sublime to the creative, gift-giving when no expense need be spared can be incredibly enjoyable, decadent, and even environmentally conscious. We put no limits on spending — high or low — when rounding up luxe gifts for that person at the top of your list. Rather, we present a handful of extravagant, eye-popping, thought-provoking items sure to please.
The Ultimate 007 Adventure
Luxury travel firm Black Tomato, in partnership with EON Productions, holder of the James Bond franchise, is putting together a truly once-in-a-lifetime high-octane 007 adventure that will surely be a killer gift. In celebration of James Bond’s 60th anniversary, Black Tomato is developing 60 private Bond-inspired travel experiences encompassing London, Paris, Lake Como, Venice, and Monaco. While details of each trip will not be announced until March, a $10,000 deposit (fully refundable) secures your spot for the adventure with your choice of travel dates in 2023 and 2024. With the deposit, you will receive a complimentary, limited edition Globe-Trotter attaché case, a la James Bond, with details of this very special trip tucked inside. If you have to ask for the final price, you can’t afford it. But what a way to ride.
Jimmy Choo Evening Sandals
What girl would not want to sashay through the holidays with these fabulous velvet evening sandals from the one and only Jimmy Choo? A playfully elegant style adorned with bows, this sleek silhouette sits on 100mm heels made for a striking yet effortless evening look. They come in hot pink with red bows as well as solid red. $1,050.
Brush Creek Ranch Ski Vacay
Give the gift of travel for the entire family with a minimum four-night adventure at Wyoming’s Brush Creek Ranch. Not your ordinary ski vacation, this beauty means skiing on a private mountain accessible only by snowcat and limited to 18 guests. Ski guide and lunch in a luxury mountainside yurt included. No need to pack that cumbersome ski gear as state-of-the-art Rossignol ski and snowboarding equipment is provided.
Winter at the ranch includes horseback riding or snowmobiling through Medicine Bow National Forest, ice fishing, and more including spa and epicurean experiences. Winter rates begin at $1,870 for a lodge room and $4,580 with Ski & Savor Package.
Adam Lippes Flower Belt
We love Adam Lippes’ clean lines and sophisticated approach to feminine fashion and we particularly fell in love with his Double Rose Flower Buckle Belt. The perfect gift for the fashionista in your life. Available in two sizes with a leather strap and back stud closure, the versatile buckle can be worn as one or two of the hand-painted, 24-karat gold-plated roses. $990.
The Sustainable Sonic Toothbrush
For the person who has everything, we suggest this first of its kind to the market — Suri’s Sustainable Sonic Toothbrush, helping conquer the global disposal rates of toothbrushes estimated to be around 4 billion, most of which are not recyclable. The body is aluminum (recyclable) and the heads are made from corn starch and castor oil. Bonus: It’s one-third the size of a regular electric toothbrush. Battery life is 30 hours. The Sustainable Sonic Toothbrush with the UV-C LED Self Cleaning & Travel Charge Case is currently offered at $99. down from $132. The replacement heads are priced at $17 for three.
Cacao & Cardamom
These exquisitely handcrafted chocolate bonbons will brighten any holiday giving particularly as they resemble Christmas tree ornaments. And these are no ordinary chocolates as they reveal adventurous flavor pairings inspired by spices from around the world. We suggest that you go all out and go for the 80-piece gift box which elegantly unfolds to reveal its treasure of unique chocolates. If purchasing in the shop at 5000 Westheimer, you can customize the flavor selection. If ordering on line, the flavors are set. $175.
Miron Crosby Molly Gold Python Boot
For the perfect confluence of high fashion and cowboy flair and for the gal with a certain bold approach to fashion, we recommend this special artisanal boot from Texas-based bootmaker Miron Crosby. The hand-lasted Molly Gold Python Boot is inspired by vintage rodeo boots with the plunging scallop, high heel and pull holes wrapped in paisley-shaped python, Molly is rodeo-ready in luxe gold metallic python. $3,195.
Santos de Cartier Watch
We like this large model, manly take on the Santos de Cartier with the bezel and case in steel and ADLC, the steel crown set with a black faceted synthetic spinel, black dial, black steel sword-shaped hands with luminescent material, and a sapphire crystal. Created by Louis Cartier in 1904 for aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Santos de Cartier watch was the first modern wristwatch. This version comes with a rubber strap and for a dressier look a second strap in black alligator leather, and a steel interchangeable deployant buckle. $8,100.
Mini Chanel Evening Bag
Less is certainly more when it comes to this mini evening bag, measuring 3.1 × 2.7 × 2.7 inches. Even though it’s more adornment than practicality, we would be thrilled to carry this beauty to our next black tie. It features glass pearls and gold-tone metal black and multicolor faux stones. Two other options — in white metal and in crystal. $6,900.