(qlmbusinessnews.com via telegraph.co.uk – – Sat, 11 Nov, 2017) London, Uk – –
Christmas is the one time in the year when families have an excuse to splurge on each other, but the uber rich go one step further and indulge in exceptionally extravagant spending, often buying gifts costing £1,000 or more.
So what items are on the Christmas wish lists of the uber rich this year?
According to John Lewis, its standout luxury items for this festive season include a DJI Mavic drone, which captures images and video footage from up high with a range of 4.3 miles. It costs just shy of £1,300 and is every gadget geek’s dream.
Coffee lovers will no doubt gratefully receive a £1,999 coffee machine by Sage, which features everything necessary for a professional, barista-style brew. The machine’s touch-screen enables users to choose what type of coffee they want, and each selection can be saved as personalised coffees for each member of the household.
Luxury department store Fortnum & Mason also has a number of top picks for the ultra rich this Christmas.
Its famous hampers cost from £65 to a whopping £6,000. The Imperial hamper includes Champagne, red and white wine, a Fouseca 40-year-old Tawny Port, truffles, Christmas puddings, macarons, Christmas crackers, a tin of Beluga Caviar, a tea set, a 2.5kg bone rib of beef, and more.
Fortnum & Mason is also selling a £2,295 Passavant and Lee No 25 Briefcase, which is formed from aircraft-grade aluminium and covered in vegetable-tanned leather. Perfect for any high-flying businessman or woman.
One of Selfridges’ big-ticket items this festive season is this £3,600hand-sewn, life-size animated unicorn (the same size as a small pony) for children, which can move its head and mouth, and has a soft, glittery mane. The toy’s creator, Hansa, also sells an animated standing leopard for £2,400.
Harrods is selling this hand-painted chess set, which will set you back just under £5,000, while music fans can pick up a signed Jay Z The Black album cover for £1,295.
Feeling even more lavish? This Jaeger LeCoultre watch is on sale at the department store for £56,000. Inspired by the Art Deco movement of the Twenties and Thirties, the timepiece has an 18-carat rose gold bracelet strap with a total of 460 diamonds embedded in it.
Harvey Nichols, on the other hand, is selling a Jack Daniels bespoke personal collection that costs £14,000. Whiskey fans can choose a barrel of their choice, which is shipped in six personalised bottle cases, along with a crystal decanter and glasses, while a certificate of recognition is placed in the Jack Daniel’s Personal Selection Room in Lynchburg.