The World's Most Expensive Gifts

by Kashif Masood | 07:38 in , , |

The World's Most Expensive Gifts

While most of us will be happy with a DVD, t-shirt or perhaps a nice new watch from our loved ones this year, the uber-rich will be expecting a little bit more as they unwrap their presents while sipping Kristal Champagne in front of the Queen's Speech.

Raise someone’s street-cred to A-lister heights with a pair of gold-plated, Swarovski crystal-encrusted Dr Dre Beats headphones. There’s an A-lister price tag, too - £1,689.

A champagne cooler by Aston Martin, the silver interior is insulated with carbon-fibre to prevent condensation. It costs a cool £26,000.

This is called the perfect pencil - it had better be for £404 for the set. Made of alder, this pencil from Graf von Faber-Castell comes with a sterling silver-plated lid plus an integrated sharpener and rubber.

Good for autographs: You'll have to be quick if you want to spend £60,000 on this diamond-encrusted, solid gold-barrelled pen from Faber-Castell — only ten have been made.

The lady in your life will out-sparkle the fairy on the Christmas tree in this gorgeous grey silk gown from Donna Karan. The hidden boned bodice should disguise any signs of festive excess around the waistline. A snip at £9,880.

Mere mortals mark the height of their children in Biro on the kitchen door, those with this £1,250 to spare can treat relatives to this David Linley walnut height chart with sycamore gradations and inlaid blackboard.

For the minimalist games room, and the maximum budget, this £42,000 ultra-modern Nottage Design pool table is made of toughened glass covered by a transparent surface that replicates the feel of a traditional cloth-topped version. Comes with a set of balls, triangle, bridge stick and two aluminium cues.

How many points in the word ‘luxury’? This £2,225 Geoffrey Parker Scrabble set in cherry wood is inlaid with a printed, hand-bound leather board and comes with leather Scrabble letters and letter racks.

A set of wheels for Little Lord Fauntleroy. At £12,537, this Blanc Chateau 1936 BMW Children’s  Car costs more than a Ford Fiesta.

The ultimate treat for coffee connoisseurs - Terra Neva, from the Peruvian Andes, is the caviar of coffee beans and comes in a sterling silver sack. Order 500g, which costs £3,400, and a coffee machine is included!
For the gadget geek who has everything — the world’s most expensive USB stick is studded with diamonds, rubies and sapphires and has a storage capacity of 32GB. Prices start at £20,000.

Asprey’s limited edition cracker includes a party hat designed by famous milliner Philip Treacy and a sterling silver thimble engraved with his signature. There’s confetti, too, and a festive joke, but the price is funnier - £1,500. And you only get one.

The sparkliest iPhone 5 around thanks to the 500 diamonds and platinum surround. Yours for £10,000.