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Highest Top Luxury Gift Items for Men and Women

Updated on June 16, 2011

Luxury Items Intro

Most of us cannot afford luxury items, no matter how hard we try, so we make do with what we have.

Sure, maybe we dine out to a fancy restaurant or purchase the occasional piece of fine artwork, but that's generally as far as it goes.

So, how do the other half (5%) live? What do the rich want?

If you're lucky, you'll get another pair of knitted socks from Aunt Thelma again this year, even though you've never worn the other 3 pairs.

What, then, do the rich give each other for Christmas or Birthday presents?

Let's take a look, shall we? These are just a sampling of the top luxury gifts for men and women.

Luxury Gift Ideas for Men

  • Most expensive Watch

Believe it or not, there are million-dollar watches. These are the creme-de-la-creme and are among some of the most beautiful and fancy time-pieces ever created.

You thought paying $20 for a Walmart watch was bad. These elegant watches are more expensive than most homes.

The most expensive watch in the world

For more information on this or other Piaget watches: http://www.piaget.com/
For more information on this or other Piaget watches: http://www.piaget.com/

Piaget Emperador "Temple" Watch - $3.3 million

This is actually two watches in one, hidden. One for the ladies and one for the gents.

The first watch has 481 brilliant-cut diamonds, 207 baguette-cut diamonds and one emerald-cut diamond on the top.

The second includes a tourbillion (an anti-gravity watch part invented in 1795 and is still around mainly for show), the Polynesian dial is mother-of-pearl, set with 162 brilliant-cut and 11 baguette-cut diamonds.

The bracelet contains 350 baguette-cut diamonds.

That's 1200 diamonds!

This watch was a one-of-a-kind item and has already been sold, just in case you were getting ready to raid the kid's piggy bank. However, Piaget says that other "double secret" watches can be commissioned. So, get yours today!


Luxury Gift Ideas for Men

  • Most Expensive Car

This is what separates men from women. Women want fashion, style, elegance and beauty. While these are all noble things to aspire for, this is not what most men want. They want speed. They want "the other wife" - the car.

For the more discriminating filthy-rich man in your life, it's not just any car he wants. He probably has a stable of Bentleys and Caddilacs collecting dust in the basement. No, he wants something better. A little faster, a little more stylish, a little more like...

World's fastest (and most expensive) car

This looks fast standing still!
This looks fast standing still!

Bugatti Veyron - $1.7 million

Ladies and gentlemen, that's a car.

With speeds reaching in excess of 253 MPH and rocketing from 0-60 in 2.6 seconds, this is the fastest-accelerating, street-legal car in the world.

Driven by superstars such as Tom Cruise (now we know why he went crazy), this is the ultimate gift for the ultra-rich.

However, please be mindful, when selecting this gift for your significant "other," of the poor chauffeur. His services will no longer be required and he will have to collect unemployment like the rest of us.

Luxury Gift Ideas for Women

  • Most Expensive Necklace

Since we've already covered watches, let's turn our attention to something women can really get behind.

This is to women what cars are to men. Women know more about carats than the most sophisticated bunny!

And if you're part of the super-elite (of course you are!), then you know your jewelry. You look down on anything that doesn't scream "rich."

You can spot a fake diamond across a crowded room and you can name the 12 colors of diamonds without batting an eyelash.

But if there's one necklace that you just have to have, it's this one:

Heart of the Kingdom Ruby Necklace

Heart of the Kingdom is the most expensive necklace in the world!
Heart of the Kingdom is the most expensive necklace in the world!

Garrard's Heart of the Kingdom Ruby - $14 million

Weighing in at an eye-dropping, pants-wetting $14 million, this elegant party-pleaser sports a 40.63-carat, heart-shaped Burmese Ruby surrounded by 155 carats of diamonds.

Burmese Ruby is one of the most sought after type of ruby because of its blood-red hue. The size of this ruby is particularly awesome due to the fact that Burmese Rubies rarely exceed a few carats!

So, for the discriminating lady in your life, pick one up today!

Luxury Gift Ideas for Women

  • Handbag

Men just don't understand purses. Most don't even know the difference between a handbag and a purse! They're clueless. After all, men tuck their wallets away from prying eyes and pretend they don't have one until it's time to pay the check.

But women know better. To women, a purse is a symbol. Not to men, but to other women.

Carrying around a purse from Target or Walmart reeks of poor taste. It tells other women that you don't give a hoot about fashion and style!

To the ultra-rich, a handbag or purse speaks volumes about your "status."

That is precisely why you must put aside your commonness for a moment when deciding what to get the lady who has everything (and enough money to buy everything else!)

Just picture the shocked look on their faces when you hand-deliver to them the one thing that they've always wanted:

Ginza Tanaka's $1.9 million dollar handbag - the most expensive in the world

Ginza Tanaka Handbag
Ginza Tanaka Handbag

Ginza Tanaka's Handbag - $1.9 million

Admit it, you've always wanted a handbag made out of platinum. Right? Of course. What woman wouldn't love to get their hands on this gem of a bag?

Not only is it made of platinum, but it has over 2,000 diamonds. Yes, you heard right - 2,000 diamonds!

The diamond-studded shoulder strap is removable and can be worn as a fashionable necklace. It also contains an 8-carat cluster on the front that can be detached and worn as a brooch.

For the fashion conscious, this is important as it's a fax-paus to not have matching jewelry.

You can be assured that once you pick up your Tanaka Handbag for that "special" lady in your life, that she will never have to suffer the embarrassment of walking into a hoity-toity party only to see that her "unique" handbag is being sported by another.

It's completely unique.

For $2 million, it's worth it for the tears of joy she'll shed.


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