Getting all the holiday shopping done always takes a bit of effort. And finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list can make your head spin.
If money is no object, the options can seem especially dizzying. Many of the priciest gift ideas are luxury versions of everyday products.
There wasn’t enough room under our tree for more than our Top 10 Ridiculous Luxury Gifts, but there were plenty of others to choose from. A $95,000 special edition Mustang and 24 bottle of orphan-barrel bourbon for a cool $125,000 didn’t make our cut. (Orphan barrel liquor, we’re told, is found left behind by the distiller. Presumably, the extra aging makes it a delicacy.)
One oddity we noticed this year was the use of crocodile hide in a couple of our gifts. We guess PETA would not be a fan.
Here are the Top 10 Ridiculous (and Ridiculously Priced) Luxury Gifts:
1. Jill Haber Yoga Mat Case
Yoga gets the mind and body in shape and nothing will set the mood better than being able to slip a mat out of this Jill Haber cobalt crocodile yoga case. You better hurry, though. The last we checked there was only one in stock.
2. Multi-Game Set
This crocodile-embossed leather box from Neiman-Marcus contains plenty of games to occupy the recipient who likes the thrill of a little gambling. Black and crystal dice, cards a roulette wheel, poker chips and a game mat are included.
3. Emilio Pucci Skateboard
The adventurous teenager in your life needs to look just right when rolling through town. This Emilio Pucci skateboard might cost eight times that of a plain version, but what price can be put on looking good?
4. Bionic Bopper Cars
Why bother heading to the local amusement park, when your kids can have the home version of bumper cars from Hammacher Schlemmer to play with whenever they want. For the cost of a good used car, they can spend hours ramming into each other in these hybrid robot cars. Rock ’em sock ’em fund for sure.
5. Crystal Backgammon Set