1. Project Utopia
Price: #100 million-plus (over $155.98 million)
Project Utopia is the most expensive present on this holiday gift guide to the many expensive presents. Maybe inspired by the villain’s lair in Bond movie”The Spy Who Loved Me”, this 11-storey floating island looks intimidating. The unconfirmed price will deter all but the wealthiest of Bond fans this Christmas. But for all those that are able to afford it, this could well be the star of your 2011 holiday buying spree. Project Utopia may resemble a alien craft, but it is designed for planet earth. It’s stable on the high seas and offers several helipads and a docking station for smaller ships. The top deck houses an observatory that stands 65 meters above sea level and provides 360-degree views of the surroundings.
2. Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Collection
Price: $30 million
Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most beautiful women to grace Hollywood displays. Her passion for bling was also well known. So when the overdue Hollywood star’s personal set goes up on auction on 13 December in Christie’s you’d better be there. The celebrity lots incorporate a range of magnificent pieces of jewelry, such as a Peregrina pearl that was a present from Richard Burton, and diamonds from Mike Toddwill. If you are wanting to win brownie points from your wife or girlfriend this Christmas, create the Liz Taylor auction part of your holiday shopping adventure.
3. Virgin Oceanic
Price: $10 million
Richard Branson has his hands in many profitable pies. One of these is the Virgin Oceanic, a $10 million project that is designed to take well-heeled clients within a submerged joyride. Work is still underway on the Virgin Oceanic, and it should take a few years before the first commercial deep-sea travel is undertaken. But you could keep this one in mind as you go searching for the costliest items to present for Christmas.
4. Amour, Amour Dog Collar
Price: $3.2 million
During the time you are buying expensive gifts for everybody else, don’t forget your faithful four-legged friend. Other gift guides might not provide too many options for your pooch, however, here is a gem your pet would love — the Amour, Amour dog collar. Directed by Forbes as”the Bugatti of dog collars”, this $3.2 million masterpiece is also the world’s priciest dog collar. It sports 1,600 diamonds such as a 7-carat centerpiece, set in white gold. The crocodile leather collar adds to the lavish appeal of this canine accessory.
5. Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra 2011
Price: $2.5 million
Do not play it safe with your holiday shopping this Christmas. Since you are buying the very expensive things and are looking at unique gift ideas, why don’t you surprise your partner with all the $2.5 million bra that Miranda Kerr modeled in the latest variant of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The 18-karat yellow and white gold bra features 3,400 precious stones including diamonds (142 carats worth), pearls, citrines and aquamarines. All the stones are put by hand. The bra itself took 500 hours to finish. It is the best gift for a cozy Christmas at Billionaireworld.
6. Rent Abramovich’s Gigayacht Eclipse
Price: $2 million per week
Just someone as wealthy as Roman Abramovich might have purchased the $485 million Eclipse. This gigantic gigayacht is the ultimate in luxury living, and it could be yours this Christmas. Invest in a holiday experience this season, rather than in a host of expensive gifts. Shell out $2 million, also this luxury yacht is yours for a week.
7. Dancing Fountains
Price: $1 million
Looking for unique gift ideas? Have a look at these Dancing Fountains from WET (the firm that created the famous Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas). Of course, you will probably require a bottomless purse. Plus, these personal fountains will require a great deal of room. But if neither cash nor distance is a problem, these $1 million flats might provide the very best cap for your 2011 holiday shopping. Want more reason to buy this? $10,000 from each purchase will go towards supplying safe drinking water and sanitation in developing nations.
8. Fitted Kitchen By Marazzi Design
A house remains incomplete without a well-equipped kitchen. And when we are discussing a luxury mansion, then the kitchen is bound to be somewhat costly. Take the case of the planet’s priciest fitted kitchen. Created by UK-based firm Marazzi Design, this luxury kitchen includes a range of super-expensive gear, including a 10,357 two-tonne Rorgue stove from Gordon Ramsay. Time to whip out a gourmet meal of truffles and oysters, maybe?
9. Dolce & Gabbana’s DG2027B Sunglasses
Make a splash this winter by gifting the priciest sunglasses in the world. Designed by Dolce & Gabbana, this stunning pair features a gold frame that provides the bling and brown tinted glasses that offer the cool quotient. But at $383,609, it will blow a hole into your holiday shopping budget.
10. Heels By Christopher Michael Shellis
Price: #140,000 ($218,407)
A woman can never have enough substantial heels. That means you certainly can certainly do no wrong by buying this uber-expensive pair by Christopher Michael Shellis for your woman love. Crafted from solid gold and studded with 2,200 brilliant-cut diamonds worth 30 carats, this pair is literally jewelry for her toes.
11. Virgin Galactic Space Trip
The issue with this gift is that it can only be redeemed two decades from today, when Virgin Galactic makes its maiden industrial voyage into space. However, if you are keen for you and your loved ones be a part of history, then register for the inaugural space experience. Hurry, because just 500 chairs are available for the very first flight, and 450 of these had already been booked by October this year.
12. Zafirro Razor
You can not compromise shaving. But would you pay $100,000 for the most expensive razor in the world? The special variant Zafirro razor is limited to just 99 pieces and promises the closest shave. Rather than the usual stainless steel blades, this razor includes artificial sapphire, also can be 1/10,000th the width of a hairdryer. The medical grade stainless steel cartridge and iridium manage adds to its luxury quotient. If you would like to impress to your unique gift ideas, this may well figure on your holiday shopping list.
13. Dream Folly Tent
We have heard of glamping (luxury camping, for the uninitiated), but seldom have we seen a tent as lavish as this particular one. Featured in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, this ostentatious outdoor home steps 18 feet in diameter and supplies a range of expensive furnishings and goodies inside. We particularly love the bespoke crystal chandelier from Julie Neill Designs. Plus, Neiman Marcus will be donating $5,000 from every sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
14. Goldsmith Jack Row Pen
Islamic design and contemporary London architecture provide inspiration for your Goldsmith Jack Row pen. The stunning writing instrument is studded with 0.90 carats of diamonds set on gold. We love the white gold filigree work on the outer body of the pen. The sterling silver interior barrel is plated with rhodium and 22-carat gold. Meanwhile, the nib is 18-karat yellow gold. It is the best present for this luxury-loving writer buddy.
15. The Row’s Alligator Backpack
Backpacks should not be too expensive. So you think. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s tag, The Row, was also offering a $39,000 backpack made from alligator leather. The simple design makes it a perfect match for any casual elegant look. But whether you’d be comfortable putting a water-bottle inside this pricey bag is another matter completely.