Buying gifts for loved ones is truly a challenge. However, this list should give you a few ideas that would provide them with a unique experience. Do not miss our selection!
Want to get an extraordinary gift for your loved ones, but don’t know what to buy? You are not alone! If you want to give something unforgettable this holiday, from the latest gadgets, to a holiday getaway or a unique aesthetic treatment, then these deluxe gifts are definitely for you.
Experience Staying on Your Very Own Island
While some might be satisfied with vacationing at a resort, why not try something different and give your loved ones the experience of having a whole island to themselves. Nowadays there are destinations that can be rented day or night, for family, friends or for a romantic getaway with your partner. The Four Seasons Voavah, in the Maldives, for example, is one of these island getaways. With a capacity for only 22 people, the resort offers the use of a majestic yacht, along with a state-of-the-art spa, private chefs and nature excursions in its UNESCO biosphere reserve. The only way to make a reservation and find out what the price of staying here is by contacting the hotel directly. Another island for rent is Musha Cay, in the Bahamas, which has a maximum capacity for 24 guests and costs about $45,500 per night, with a minimum stay of 4 days.
Macallan experience: private jet and whiskey tasting
Although a typical drink to offer at parties is champagne, whiskey has started to become more popular to serve with a variety of different labels to choose from. One group in particular that is responsible for this shift is the Macallan experience! The Scotch whiskey maker has partnered with Monarch Air Group and Golden Yacht Charters to offer “Rare Journey,” an exclusive private jet trip that includes an extraordinary tasting of The Macallan Master Series accompanied by Beluga caviar. The trip starts at Teterboro airport in New York aboard an Embraer plane and continues, after landing at the private airport of Opa-Locka in Miami, on a 100-foot yacht that sails from Hallandale. There is where the tasting, snacks and fun begins. This trip, which is available in December 2018 costs about $46,000 for a group of seven guests, which can be increased according to the number of passengers you want to take, the size of the yacht and above all, the antiquity of the whiskey that is served.
The Most Expensive Dog in the World
If your loved one loves animals, you might want to consider giving him or her the most expensive dog in the world this holiday. The red Tibetan mastiff, a rare dog breed, costs $2 million. Originally from the nomadic cultures of China and Nepal, it is a large dog with a history of once being responsible for guarding Tibetan temples.
Its high price is due to its origins being linked to China almost 4,000 years ago. Aristotle, in 350 BC, described the Tibetan mastiff as a dog breed resembling that of a tiger.
The Ideal Coffee Machine for Car Lovers
Espresso Veloce Autumn 18 ct is an exclusive and state-of-the-art coffee machine made with the same materials used in race cars, such as titanium, carbon fiber or aluminum. Created by the firm Super Veloce, this coffee maker is a tribute to the motors of Formula 1 cars of the 90s and comes with strokes in 18 carat gold.
The operation of the coffee machine is peculiar, as the coffee brews in the oil tank and the exhaust pipes act as liquid dispensers. There are different versions and materials resulting in prices ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.
Sublimotion, An Extra-Sensory Gastronomic Experience in Ibiza
A sensory experience that mixes cooking, technology and virtual reality: Sublimotion, is an out of this world experience. Chef Paco Roncero from Ibiza, a holder of 2 Michelin stars, is responsible for creating this unique experience. This restaurant, which sits only 12 people, is located at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, Spain, and can cost approximately $1,900 per person.
The dining room, which is 754 square feet wide and just over 22 feet high, displays audio-visual montages of music and drawings to recreate very singular spaces ranging: from the bottom of the sea to hell. Some of Chef Roncero’s dishes include: old cow tartar and hedgehog, which is served on a sole of a Chaplin’s boot. As diners begin to eat these unique dishes, the room becomes a cinema in which “La chimera del oro” is projected onto the wall.
Bathe in Beer at This Unique Spa
In Prague you can go to the one of the very first beer spas ever created, which offers thousands of benefits for the body. The treatment includes a beer bath in 1,000-liter hydromassage barrels, made of royal oak, and consists of a bath of natural extracts from which the Czech beer Krušovice is made.
The treatment aims to increase vitality and unclog pores in the skin, while the brewer’s yeast generates a beneficial effect for the regeneration of the skin, stimulates the metabolism, removes harmful substances from the body, relaxes any internal and external tension and reduces fatigue and stress.
Participate in a Gorilla Conservation Project in Uganda
Enjoy mountain gorillas in their natural habitat by participating in The Great Gorila Project, a conservation project that gives guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with this threatened species. The goal carried out by this project is essential to building bridges between indigenous communities and gorillas.
Participants can actively contribute to the protection of these incredible creatures, and also have the privilege of seeing them in their habitat. The trekking routes take place in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a sanctuary that welcomes half of the population of mountain gorillas, seriously threatened. Here they will be able to collaborate with local communities in environmental protection activities, as well as contribute to raising awareness of the importance of conserving this species.
The experience includes two of the mentioned trekking routes, an excursion to the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, where chimpanzees can be spotted, and a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in search of elephants, lions and other species. The whole experience includes meals for a total of 13 nights at a minimum price of $3,850 per person.■
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