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The Ultimate Gift Guide

21 Rare holiday treasures: the 205 mph Maserati MC12, Blancpain's Grand Complication, the $1 million pen from Montegrappa, and more.  Also, four fearsome supercars face off.

Easton Neston, an estate covering more than 3,300 acres in Northamptonshire, England, epitomizes...
Although connoisseurship usually must be nurtured over the course of years, if not decades, through...
It is not the top of the world, but the Residences at Mandarin Oriental’s penthouse, which...
To the reader bemoaning the near extinction of the drive-in, home theater designer Theo Kalomirakis...
Your home bar should be more than merely a room in your house for imbibing and cigar smoking. It...
Members of Dorothy Parker’s literary Round Table surely would applaud the recent $3 million...
Before there were video games and home theaters, playing cards and board games were the home...
When Ann Sacks founded her company in 1980, she was intent on displaying her tile in a manner that...
Of the many artists who depicted Napoleon's military triumphs, only a French wallpaper-making firm...
If you were the CEO of an electronics company, you would never have to sort through a confusing...
Surprise is an essential element of Robb Report’s Ultimate Gift Guide. Each year we endeavor to...
Rare is the home theater that can offer a viewing experience with the same impact as watching a...
Since 1969, Frontiers International has been leading hunters and anglers into the wild in pursuit...
In 1939, Swedish industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren built his Shangri-la on the white-sand beaches...
With the recent addition of the final jewel in its trio of private villas, the Altamer resort (264...
The Marquis Los Cabos (877.238.9399, www.marquisloscabos.com ) takes advantage of its beachfront...
If the turtles are any indication, the Fairmont Orchid (808.885.2000, www.fairmont.com ) may have...
While supercar test-driving is not part of the everyday activities at the Equinox , located in...
Among travelers, there exists a hierarchical pyramid, somewhat like the food pyramid. At the base...
At night, downtown Shanghai is a neon blaze, but all is dark in Fuxing Park, a residential district...
For the traveler accustomed to navigating through Europe and South America with a smattering of...
A giant banyan tree—symbol of serenity, wisdom, and longevity—grows next to nearly every temple...
The first afternoon aboard the megayacht Ti’a Moana , I hop a tender to one of the deserted islets...
As has been our holiday tradition over the last two decades, we present our annual Ultimate Gift...
Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, and virtually every...
With the goal of creating the world’s most precious pen, artist David Montalto di Fragnito spent...
Although official records noting his baptism, his marriage, the births of his children, the death...
The most coveted vintage might be your own if you acquire this gift from Napa Valley Reserve. The...
Carl Fabergé’s workshop is renowned for creating splendid objets d’art, not chess sets. Indeed, the...
However casually one delves into the realm of the ultimate gift, one inevitably encounters Peter...
Pipe Smoking and Christmas became permanently entwined in 1822, when Clement Clarke Moore...
Insects, fish, palm fronds, footprints, eggs, even feces: If they were in the right place at the...
The feathery bundle calmly perched on my hand seems far removed from the ferocious predator that...
Near the end of the 13th century, when the Koryo dynasty ruled the Korean peninsula, the Chinese...
Certain moments are quintessentially French. The autumn foliage of the Tuileries reflected in the...
Driving up the road that leads to the Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant, you see many of the...
A land not readily associated with pampering, Ireland seems an unlikely setting for a destination...
Some experts insist that a cigar’s wrapper–the leaf that covers the cigar and that creates its...
The father of American portraiture and the father of the United States of America are featured in...
Bess of Hardwick underwent a remarkable transformation in Elizabethan England. Born in 1527, she...
The Art of Shaving (800.493.2212, www.theartofshaving.com ) has spent eight years introducing men...
A vacation in Italy led Karen Goth, a mortgage banker by trade, to study olive cultivation at the...
CAO 65TH ANNIVERSARY A beautiful presentation sometimes masks a lesser creation, but the cigars...
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (800.990.1991, www.smwsa.com ) came into being when a group of...
Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red 2001 Leslie Rudd’s pursuit of quality, like his demeanor, is...
They were not the most romantic couple in the world, the 18-year-old girl from Calvados named Rose...
Overnight stays at Maison Belle Époque usually are not available to the public, but for a limited...
If your ability to schedule a tee time at Pebble Beach would make the other members of your regular...
Few professional golfers have equaled the success that Gary Player has enjoyed during his career...
As every Adelaide resident will remind you at the outset of any conversation, their city was...
Nearly 75 years after Bobby Jones achieved golfing immortality by winning the Grand Slam as an...
Golf is a sport of accessories—from the shoes and bags to the tees and ball markers. Fred...
If it is true that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then those who believe you can never have too...
Relying on his three decades of experience as a menswear designer and wardrobe consultant, Alan...
Two years ago, as British brands Burberry and Paul Smith were ringing up record sales, the menswear...
As Nicholas Varney unveils his latest masterpiece, an elaborate stone crab—claw bracelet that was...
Twenty years ago, fashion icon and jewelry collector Diane von Furstenberg forged a relationship...
After years spent enhancing Krug Champagne, the winemaker’s French oak casks were ripe for...
Renowned silk maker Mantero has added to the allure of Italy’s Lake Como region with La Tessitura...
Cristina Thévenaz knows what she wants and how to get it. The stylish, blond, 39-year-old mother of...
It is no secret that today’s prestige watchmaking business is a far cry from the charming cottage...
w. somerset maugham’s 1944 novel The Razor’s Edge, one of the principal characters, Elliott...
The MC12 marks a new era for Maserati, whose last international race victory came in 1967, when a...
Although its finances were precariously stretched by participation in various racing formulas,...
To publicize their company and challenge themselves, Frank M. Rinderknecht and his team at Rinspeed...
When the 2003 Cadillac CTS first arrived on the showroom floor, recalls John Howell, director of...
The past two years appeared to have been heady times for Aprilia, as the motorcycle manufacturer...
Pursuing the Ferrari Enzo up Vermont’s Mount Equinox, I ignore the snarls, pops, whines, crackles,...
Spend some time with Richard B erry—who, along with Robb Report Senior Editor Fluto Shinzawa, also...
When he was 12 years old, Michael Furman snapped what he thought was his first automotive...
London designer Andrew Winch has proven equally adept at creating superyacht and aircraft interiors...
Sebastian Heintz, President of Zenith Aircraft Co., believes that soon an unprecedented number of...
To executives at Hinckley, the Maine builder of sailboats and jet-powered craft, the focus-group...
For eight months, craftsmen working on Solemar , a 202-foot Amels yacht, hammered and sawed and...
Snce he was 5 years old, Roy LoPresti had dreamed of building and flying a machine like the Fury...
Producing a grand complication watch is a technical achievement for any watchmaker, but building...