21 Ultimate Gifts

A Ferrari Formula One racecar, a kilo of golden caviar and a 459-foot gigayacht. Also, Napoleon's love letters, Astor's gilded age Newport estate, a 300-carat diamond necklace & more. Plus, the top hotel suites in Manhattan.

Mandarin Oriental New York Some five-star hotels enlist famous designers to create over-the-top...
Four Seasons Hotel New York "Ty Warner is a Virgo; he’s completely obsessed with details," says...
The Carlyle Nowhere in New York is the sense of Manhattan chic more palpable than it is in the...
We are hurtling toward rust-colored rocks. But John McAfee, sitting in front of me, seems relaxed...
The Item This French snuffbox depicts Napoléon Bonaparte, his second wife, Marie-Louise, and their...
To reach the island of Nengo Nengo, one of Robert Wan’s seven French Polynesian pearl farms, we fly...
An Indian prince of the late 17th and early 18th centuries would not be caught dead without his...
Prepare to remove your hat at the sight of the Ducati Desmosedici RR ( www.ducati.com ) —if you do...
The stakes of most matches would have to be doubled many times over before they equaled the value...
The Harry Winston Men by Thom Browne collection ( www.harrywinston.com ) can add subtle sparkle to...
Dunning Golf Performance Apparel ( www.dunninggolf.com ) cannot fix your swing, but it can improve...
Bentley Motors and the Italian pen maker Tibaldi have teamed up to create Bentley at Brooklands (...
The National Prohibition Act of 1919 not only empowered the federal government to prevent the...
Furniture designer Arthur Tabrizi knows how to hold his wine; he has been making bespoke wine racks...
The fractional jet operator Bombardier Flexjet ( www.flexjet.com ), a recent Robb Report Best of...
Pebble Beach, long a destination for lovers of golf, horses, and classic cars, is turning its...
The Altadis USA Cabinet Seleccións consist of premium, limited-edition versions of the cigar maker’...
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel stunned her audience in 1932 with an extravagant and arty presentation of...
"An artist’s job is to predict the future and push the envelope," says Adam Lindemann, a 46-year-...
Blasting through puddles at 187 mph on the main runway at Alhorn flugplatz in northern Germany,...
As they migrate between Africa and northern Europe each spring and fall, flocks of flamingos stop...
Chef Eric Ziebold intended his Parker House rolls to be a trifle between courses at CityZen, his...
In this world, there are ideal pragmatists and pragmatic idealists. One might suggest as the...
Talk to a whisky aficionado, and he or she will most likely enthuse about this single-cask bottling...
Cigar smokers continue to benefit from manufacturers’ attempts to trump each other’s ultrapremium...
The view from the 13th green at the Shark’s Tooth golf club may be obscured, but few locations...
Boaters who ply the Northeast’s waters have a healthy respect for Buzzards Bay, a 28-by-8-mile...
Kicking Horse, the mountain pass for which the ski resort in Golden, British Columbia, is named,...
In private, maze-maker Adrian Fisher allows himself to be devilish. He and the five-member design...
Mark and Melissa Richardson, the husband-and-wife developers behind the new Timilick golf community...
William Laskin employs semiprecious gemstones the way that a painter uses watercolors or acrylics...
From slow food, the anti-fast-food movement that a group of fellow Italians initiated to promote...
Elizabeth Gann, a dealer in chess sets and boards, has no storefront and rarely allows clients into...
The Gift One of the fewer than 99 coupes that are bound for the United States. — High-speed-driving...
The Gift A rebuilt and fully restored Zagato-bodied supercharged racecar of the type that once...
The Gift A pair of complicated custom wristwatches—one of which will feature a handpainted dial—...
The Gift A 459-foot gigayacht with expansive interiors, extensive security features, and minimal...
The Gift Guided visits to the top contemporary art galleries, dealers, collectors, and museums in...
The Gift A race-driven F1 Ferrari. — Two VIP passes to all 20 Formula One races during the 2008–...
The Gift Six imperial-size (6-liter) bottles of Penfolds, two of which are Penfolds Grange. — A...
A Formula One racecar, a Gilded Age estate, a love letter from Napoléon— Robb Report’s exclusive...
The Gift At least 2.2 pounds of wild Iranian Asetra golden caviar, and the same amount of...
The Gift A total of 225 vintage American and preembargo Cuban cigars. — Five pints of Prohibition-...
The Gift Beechwood, the 19th-century Newport, R.I., estate where socialite Caroline Astor—the Mrs...
The Gift Two custom motorcycles from designer/builder Roland Sands: a replica of the Glory Stomper...
The Gift A seven-day trip to drive seven supercars on seven legendary racetracks in seven different...
The Gift A game room containing an antique pool table, vintage pinball games, and custom poker and...
The Gift A refurbished 18th-century safe originally built for a member of the Medici family. It can...
The Gift A Napoléon Bonaparte collection that includes handwritten letters, a manuscript of his...
The Gift A 14,000-square-foot house and a 4,000-square-foot guesthouse on a 6.9-acre lot at the...
The Gift A 36-piece custom golf wardrobe for each of three people, made by Italian fashion designer...
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park At the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, if you do not...
The St. Regis Hotel, New York "Excitement and glamour have come back to hotels," declares Ross...
Economics aside, the $50 million Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel New York is not for...
During dinner with Olivier Krug in the gardens of his eponymous Champagne house in Reims, France,...
The architecture of Southern California’s Balboa Island evokes that of Nantucket and other East...
Just after the start of a Powerboat P1 race off the coast of Travemunde, Germany, in June, Sergio...
Like any modern wheeler-dealer, Tom Shaughnessy, a Ferrari car and parts dealer from El Camino,...
It should come as no surprise that the latest item from Steinway & Sons has 6-foot strings, a...
The Gift A one-of-a-kind, 18.5-foot-long, exact scale model of Titanic. $2.5 million Gary Kohs knew...
The Gift A unique God of Fire humidor filled with 300 cigars made by Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr. —...
The Gift A nearly 300-carat diamond necklace from Steinmetz that features five stones cut from the...
The Gift A full-size carousel featuring 30 horses, a lion, a tiger, a zebra, and a ship made of...
Senior editor Sheila Gibson Stoodley says the annual "21 Ultimate Gifts" feature has become a kind...
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Until recently, the 95-year-old Italian company Poltrona Frau was producing traditional furniture...
The Gift A three-year lease on the last available wine vault at Adour, Alain Ducasse’s new...
In watchmaking history, the mid-17th century is known as the Age of Decoration, a period when...