It’s time to start getting excited about Christmas and if you are an Uber-wealthy person, there’s a good chance that you have more money than you know what to do with. So why not buy your friends and family the most expensive Christmas gifts on the market?
Among the lucky few for whom money is no object, the greatest gift-buying challenge is simply narrowing down your options. Are you one of these fortunate folks, seeking festive gift inspiration, or just an average Joe, looking to live vicariously? Either way, you’ll love our list of some of the most expensive Christmas gifts that money can buy in 2022
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Haute Couture Perfume
Let’s start with a stocking filler for the super-wealthy.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of its Flowerbomb perfume, Viktor&Rolf released a special-edition bottle for this feminine scent. The Flowerbomb 15th Anniversary bottle is opulently adorned in 3D-printed rose gold flowers and thorny branches. At around £2 250 per bottle, this is one of the most expensive fragrances currently on the market. It is also among the rarest, with just 15 bottles released. It comes in a lavish case bearing its unique number in rose gold calligraphy, printed by hand.
Amazingly, this is by far not the world’s most expensive perfume. This title goes to Nabeel’s unisex fragrance, Shumukh. But, since the only ever bottle made was sold to a billionaire Emirati teenager in 2019 for a staggering £1 million.
Meneghini La Cambusa Refrigerator
£22 500 for a fridge? Oh, but it is so much more than just a fridge. The Meneghini La Cambusa Refrigerator includes a built-in coffee machine, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. It’s really an all-in-one kitchen appliance, custom-built for your home. It is a smart kitchen system that can even control via voice command.
Their Very Own Film
For a cool £180 000, you can turn your friend or family member into the star of their very own show. Join them as they play out your favourite movie, TV show, or book on film. With this gift, your loved one can create their own cinematic masterpiece, with a full professional production crew. This includes actors, stuntmen, scriptwriters, costume makers, and makeup artists.
Once filming has wrapped, your newly minted movie star friend will play host to an Oscar-themed screening party and a hard copy of their film debut.
Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar 25th Anniversary Watch
Give the gift of time this Christmas. Legendary watch manufacturer, A. Lange & Sohne launched several limited-edition watches to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the brand’s revival. The £280 000 Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar 25th Anniversary watch is noteworthy. The 624-part L082.1 self-winding movement with perpetual calendar complication and tourbillon escapement corrects for gravity-induced timekeeping inaccuracies.
A Trip To Near Space
Tell your loved one that you are giving them space for Christmas and watch their eyes widen. Then explain that you’re really sending them on a trip to near space… and you’re going with them!
For £410 000, you can book a private 12-hour trip for four aboard the Bloon space pod. This pod’s huge “sail” of static helium gas lifts its capsule 22 miles into the atmosphere. You’d leave Earth’s stratosphere if you drifted farther! Bloons climb is quiet, environmentally friendly, and fuel-free.
The World’s Most Expensive Bottle Of Wine
If the intended recipient of your gift is a wine lover… and you have plenty of pounds to spare, look no further. The Château Margaux 2009 is the world’s most expensive wine. One bottle sold at auction in Hong Kong for a jaw-dropping £833 000. The wine has been aged for over a decade and comes from an exclusive chateau in Bordeaux, France. The bottle is made out of crystal and features a label engraved with the words “Bordeaux 2009″.
If you can’t get hold of the Château Margaux, there are some other super expensive wines you might consider as an alternative.
Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter Motorcycle
The Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter is one of the rarest motorcycles on the market and the perfect gift for that friend with a need for speed. There have only been 45 retail sales of the motorcycle since its release. The bike has a top speed of 190 mph and, with a price tag of £9 million, is the most expensive motorcycle in the world.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
Present your loved one with what many refer to as the Picasso of Ferraris this Christmas. Once the fastest car on the planet, the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO remains the most expensive, partly due to how rare it is.
If you are lucky enough to find one of these vintage automotive masterpieces, expect to pay around £58 Million to purchase it. This is one of the best expensive Christmas gifts!
Vatuvara Private Islands
If anyone still needed evidence that London homes are overpriced, here it is. For less than the cost of the Rutland Gate mansion mentioned next on this list, you can purchase not one, but four private islands in the Pacific Ocean, in Fiji’s Lau archipelago. Still, with the hefty price tag of £ 128.3 million, this gift certainly won’t fit under the Christmas tree.
Together, the private islands of Vatuvara, Kaibu, Kanacea and Adavaci total 5 187 acres of land, including an 800-acre island resort. Features include volcanoes, luxury homes, coral reefs, pristine white beaches, lagoons, and even a Twin Otter Aircraft and landing strip.
A Luxurious London Mansion
This luxury property at 2-8a Rutland Gate, London, has 116 bulletproof windows, a pool, subterranean parking, three elevators, and a luxury interior designed by French designer, Alberto Pinto. The lavish bathroom is one of several gold-leafed rooms. Redevelopment designs feature a triple-height ballroom and a two-level basement.
Gifts To Suit Your Pocket
As amazing as all of these expensive Christmas gifts surely are, they’re not for everyone’s pocket. If you can afford a trip to near space or a private island, lucky you! If not, fear not.
There are plenty of affordable ways to show your nearest how dear they are to you. Consider, for example, how good it feels to receive a handmade gift – priceless. Another affordable option trending this Christmas is group gifting.
Whatever your budget, be sure to have yourself a merry little Christmas.