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What to Gift Your Extremely Rich Friend This Holiday Season

Including a cashmere cape, hand-crafted walnut skis and a handbag with a six-digit price tag.
Blair Waldorf only accepts gifts that, if liquidated, could pay off an average American's student loans. Photo: Giphy

Blair Waldorf only accepts gifts that, if liquidated, could pay off an average American's student loans. Photo: Giphy

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There are wealthy people, sure, and then there and insanely, hilariously wealthy people, the likes of whom peruse the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book as a practical catalog filled with viable gifting options. For those select, monied humans, lavishness isn't simply a feeling you get when you put on a $25 sheet mask while wearing a robe — it's a way of everyday life. But come the holidays, what do you give that person who has everything and then some? We combed through the e-commerce world for 10 items you can gift that extremely rich friend, with prices ranging from a very reasonable $845 to a slightly more extreme $160,000. The only possible problem is that you may go broke in the process — but they're worth it, right?


1. Chanel Black/Gold Chain Perfume Necklace, $1,500, available at What Goes Around Comes Around.
Never again bemoan the fact that your necklaces aren't engineered to transport vials of your favorite perfume. This pendant is a real problem solver.

2. Heritage Auctions Special Collection 35cm Shiny Rose Shocking & Ultraviolet Porosus Crocodile Sellier Hermès Kelly With Gold Hardware, $160,000, available at Moda Operandi
Go ahead, drop the same amount of cash on a handbag as you would on a five-bedroom, two-bath house in Bellmawr, N.J. It's all the same, anyway.

3. The Row Dusana Brushed Knit Cape, $4,450, available at Barneys New York.
Nothing screams "I HAVE MORE MONEY THAN I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH, SO I MIGHT JUST BUY THIS ISLAND?!" better than a literal wool and cashmere cape, courtesy of The Row, obviously.

4. Zai Testa Skis, $4,900, available at Moda Operandi.
For the toast of Zermatt or Courchevel — if you can, in fact, ski on these things.

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5. Smythson Grosvenor Leather Jewelry Box, $4,195, available at Net-a-Porter.
This leather jewelry box is built to keep your most precious jewels safe. It comes complete with pull-out drawers, hinged compartments and rows of ring cushions, and is lined in soft tarnish-resistant suede and secures with subtle locks.

6. Hataman Japanese Perfume Bottle, $1,110, available at Moda Operandi.
Here's a four-digit porcelain perfume bottle that features artwork hand-painted with traditional and intricate designs by Japanese artisans — because, as we all know, rich people need containers for their containers.

7. Dolce & Gabbana Lace Rose & Rhinestone Cat-Eye Sunglasses in $2,610, available at Neiman Marcus.
As seen in Dolce & Gabbana's larger-than-life fall 2016 eyewear campaign, these shades feature mixed rose and rhinestone details, as well as 100 perfect UVA/UVB protection. How's that for form and function?

8. Fred Leighton 20th Century 14-Karat White Gold Multi-Stone Charm Bracelet, $36,000, available at Net-a-Porter.
If you're not terrified of extremely expensive jewelry unclasping at a moment's notice, then — boy! — this is the charm bracelet for you. Crafted from 14-karat white gold, this piece contains charms from the Art Deco period that are embellished with 2.25-karats of diamonds, 4.00-karats of rubies and 1.25-karats of sapphires.

9. Christian Louboutin Gondoliere Orlato Low-Top Sneakers, $845, available at Barneys New York.
I presume these sneakers will leave behind a trail of glitter as you walk, which is pretty much the most gratuitously rich thing a person could do.

10. Shinola Runwell White Oak Wood Turntable, $2,500, available at Neiman Marcus.
With a two-speed belt-driven table, a low-friction tone arm and a Shinola-designed phono preamplifier, this isn't your grandmother's turntable. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" literally never sounded so good.

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