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21 Ultimate Gifts

Holiday issue featuring a personal Boeing Dreamliner jet, a bespoke pair of Bentleys, Royal Salute's $200,000 scotch whisky, Portugal's rarest vintage ports, the world's greatest garage & more.

Evan Yurman did not hesitate after receiving a call from a gemstone trader in Thailand last year...
Photo by Pawel Litwinski/Gooding & Company
Part of the annual Arizona automobile auction week, the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction (...
Photo by M. Focard de Fontefiguieres
No need to tread lightly on the Edward Barnsley Workshop Mark IV library ladder ( www.barnsley-...
Photo by Jaime Ocampo
Tsavorites arranged in the form of creepers, blue sapphires shaped like leaves, and pink sapphires...
Photo by Italprojects
This fall—just six months after launching its first boat, a 42-foot weekend cruiser—Wider Yachts...
Chrysler has brought its Jeep brand into the high-performance SUV ring with the 2012 Jeep Grand...
Famous for pioneering the small-wheel bicycle, England’s Moulton Bicycle Company has launched a new...
You might need a Christmas tree with braces instead of just branches to hang the 13.4-pound, $900...
Produced by sustainably farmed Acipenser naccarii sturgeon raised in naturally cold ponds near...
Photo by Ed Aiona Photography
Perfection always entails a precarious balancing act, and in the wine industry especially,...
Photo by Scott Williamson/www.photodesignstudios.com; Car courtesy the Petersen Automotive Museum
1957 Jaguar XKSS Jaguar racecars of the 1950s remain among that era’s most stirring, valued today...
In Frank Gehry’s world, it is a small landscape: a chunk of real estate approximately 40 square...
Photo by Crown Copyright/Historic Scotland
The acceptance of certain gifts sometimes has unexpected consequences. The Scottish monarchy, for...
In the insular world of high jewelry, a handful of international players trade the rarest and most...
The newest and largest Learjet, the 85, promises to be the fastest and most spacious aircraft in...
Photo by Henry Georgi
Staring down a snow-choked chute that has never been skied, I take a shallow breath and shift my...
Photo by Christie’s Images Ltd.
Interior designer David Phoenix calls fireplace accessories the jewelry of the fireplace. Evidently...
Most American-furniture dealers would love to be saddled with Carswell Berlin’s dilemma. The...
Photo by Jeroni Aguayo
For more than half a century, Bisazza has treated walls and floors as blank canvases, using its...
Photo by CollectiveEdit
For most of his career, Simon Spurr has been the name behind some very big names. In 1997 he began...
Photo by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
One may be forgiven for assuming that Quilceda Creek is a new player among the world’s elite...
Steven Grotell knows the value of keeping a low profile. In the two decades since the architect-...
Photo by Ciro Coelho/www.CiroCoelho.com
On the world circuit of celebrity haunts, Malibu is an anomaly. Where one goes to Aspen or St...
Photo by Mark Fagelson
If one of the rarest and most desirable supercars of the past were updated to offer modern levels...
Photo by Adam Kane Macchia
Every neighborhood in New York has its inimitable flavor, as John DeLucie learned growing up in...
Opened in June just a block from Cannes’ shorefront Promenade de la Croisette, Five Hotel & Spa...
Photo by Michael Turek
Heli-skiers are a hardy breed. Often traveling without their significant others, they require...
Photo by Joe Schmelzer
Photographs hanging in Presidential Bungalow No. 24 show a T-shaped building abutting acres of...
Photo by PlumpJack/CADE Winery
As the son of oil magnate Jean Paul Getty, Gordon Getty might easily have allowed circumstances to...
Most people in the market for a new television balk at the idea of 3-D technology. But while it...
Photo by Francisco Javier Gil Oreja/Thinkstock
"You always remember your first time eating baby eels," chef Fernando Canales tells me as we hurtle...
Seldom does the brand name Jaguar evoke a car suited for unbridled extroverts, a vehicle that is...
The GIFT An all-inclusive five-day, four-night fishing trip for 30 guests to King Pacific Lodge in...
Rendering by Peridian International Inc./Anthony VanStrauhal and Bob Edding
The GIFT A 57-acre hillside homesite in the private MariSol residential community in Malibu, Calif...
Photo by LC Lambrecht
The GIFT A private golf tournament for as many as 70 guests at Laucala Island in Fiji, hosted by...
Photo by Dominic James/www.domj.eu
A visit to Ignacio Figueras’ horse farm in Argentina, where the renowned polo player and horse...
Photo by Anthony Charlton
The GIFT “VVIP” seating for four to every event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, including the...
Rendering by Laura Halton
The GIFT A custom whole-home Steinway Lyngdorf audio setup. The world’s first suspended Steinway...
The GIFT A four-day visit for three couples to Oporto, Portugal, hosted by the Fladgate Partnership...
The GIFT A one-of-a-kind megayacht designed by famed naval architect Philippe Briand. Starting at...
The GIFT One of 21 numbered Royal Salute Tribute to Honour decanters encrusted with gold, silver,...
Photo by Jim Trotter
The GIFT A set of five one-of-a-kind David Oscarson Harlequin pens, embellished with diamonds,...
The GIFT An unprecedented opportunity to select cloth from the 165-year archives of the Lanificio...
Photo by Ryan Matthew Smith/Modernist Cuisine
The GIFT A custom kitchen designed by Nathan Myhrvold, author of Modernist Cuisine, with cutting-...
Rendering by Steven Platt
The GIFT A 6,000-square-foot garage designed by Guy Dreier that can accommodate as many as seven...
The GIFT The famed Sol de Oriente estate at Mexico’s Costa Careyes resort. $18 million In 1968,...
Rendering by Eladio Victoria
The GIFT A one-of-a-kind backyard aquatic complex featuring a 30-foot-by-60-foot freshwater...
The GIFT A one-of-a-kind version of Louis Vuitton’s new Tambour Minute Repeater. A three-night stay...
Photo by Mirage-CG
The GIFT A Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" VIP jumbo jet with a custom interior design and exterior paint...
Photography by Chipper Hatter In Jackson, Miss., where plantation-style homes with porch swings are...
Ashtray courtesy S.T. Dupont, www.st-dupont.com; cutter courtesy Xikar, www.xikar.com
Photography by Cordero Studios Celebrations and cigars have always gone hand in hand, and never...
Photo by Jean-Marc Breguet
At one time, the most impressive feature of nearly every coveted timepiece was the decorative art...