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What do you give to the person who has everything? During the holiday season, finding a thoughtful, unique gift for those hardest to shop for is always a challenge. It’s a challenge I never want to accept, but one that’s ever-present in my gift-giving games. Especially when it comes to shopping for my husband.
I still remember the most outrageous gift I gave my husband: 11 years ago, I bought two concert tickets to a U2 concert (tickets that cost more than half of my monthly paycheck). But it was worth it to see the look on his face and the giddiness I felt gifting it.
So how can you get that holiday joy this season? Here are some of the most extravagant -- yet extra special -- items you can gift to those who have everything. After all, what is outrageous to some is out of this world to others!
For The Gadget-Loving Home Chef Looking To Level Up
I used to think of kitchen gadgets as off-limits when it came to gifting. But not when the gadgets are chic, classy and unbelievably useful. Like the Beast Blender, which is top of my holiday list because of my newfound love of smoothie making. Coming in at $155, this blender is a beauty when sitting on the counter and a beast when blending. Or the Nama juicer ($550), a new hands-free juicer that allows you to put the entire recipe in the machine, turn it on, and walk away. I’ve never juiced, but if it’s this easy, sign me up!
If you’re wanting to cook a little comfort food, look no further than this Ooni Pizza Oven. For a price starting at $349 you can have the best pizza outside of Italy. Add some flavor to your pizza, or any other meal, with Evermill The Counter Top Rack ($249). It’s the perfect piece for the modern chef who loves a sleek rack to house satisfying spices.
And you can never go wrong with new pots and pans, especially when it’s for a self-proclaimed home cook. This is one of my go-to gifts for my dad (who never buys himself new cookware). This year, I’ll be looking into Caraway’s ceramic coated cookware set ($395), which comes with all the necessary items and a unique, easy to access storage system.
Or maybe a statement piece is the direction you want to go for the entertainer on the list. The Estelle Cake Stand ($226) and Dome ($60) is the classy, colorful stand every holiday table needs; I’ll take the blush pink please.
The Only Equipment The Workout Junkies On Your List Need To Succeed
Pre-pandemic I was a self-proclaimed gym rat. I had memberships at barre studios, yoga studios; you name it I did it. And I hated working out at home. But that all changed because of the pandemic, and now I think the perfect holiday gift is a home gym upgrade.
Top of my list (really my husband’s list) is the Tonal ($2,995), the smart weight training system revolutionizing how you work out at home. He’s already rearranged our home gym to make room for the Tonal, so I can take a hint!
Another strong option is the Mirror, starting at $995. This home gym system takes up no space and is the perfect pick for those who don’t have a designated home gym or love apartment living.
And if you want to forgo the smart gyms and go old-school with free weights, don’t go basic. Instead, consider the Loro Piana weights. Made in Italy and decked out in cashmere, these $2,150 weights are sure to make a lasting impression.
And since we know weight-training isn’t for everyone, consider The Ergatta Rower ($2,199) for the cardio lovers on your list. This gorgeous, game-changing workout machine is so much fun to use, it takes the work out of the workout!
For The Fashion-Forward, Accessory Lover On Your List
No holiday gift guide is complete without options for the fashion lover. And you can’t go wrong with a classy new handbag or a little bling. The cult-favorite Senreve handbags, loved by everyone from celebrities like Lady Gaga to regular people like me, is a splurge-worthy gift that will never go out of style. I’m eyeing the Armonica Tote bag ($995). The sophisticated, classic handbag is a work of art I’d use for years to come.
Troubadour bags are a fabulous gender-neutral accessory made with natural and recycled materials. The breathtaking construction of the Ember Backpack ($195) and Carrier Tote ($395) is sure to impress even the pickiest person on your list. I have both styles and I couldn’t love them more if I tried.
And you can never go wrong with bling. Diamonds and gems are always a good idea for the holidays. Verlas (prices vary) is changing the luxury jewelry game by allowing you to shop fine jewelry from the comfort of your own home. You can pick and choose your items and have them sent to your doorstep. You try the pieces on at home, and send back what you don’t want to keep. A win for everyone involved; you’ll know the person getting the gift will be a fan!
For The Littlest Loves In Your Life
The littlest kids get some of the biggest, most extravagant gifts. But it’s not always easy to find a present that’s not junk. That’s where Play Smol ($369) comes into play and will have every kid jumping for joy. Say goodbye to the tacky, bold primary colors you’re used to for bounce houses, and say hello to this chic bounce house that stands out with classy, pastels. This is the perfect present for the little ones to get out any extra energy on a cold, winter afternoon.
Dolls and doll accessories are also a pretty safe bet when it comes to the littlest members of our kingdom. And this Silver Cross Heritage Doll Pram is an extravagant collector’s item fit for a princess. Coming in multiple colors, each heritage doll pram is handcrafted and hand-painted, costing between $499.99 and $599.99. It’s a perfect present for playtime.
And let’s not forget the little princes. This Kid Trax ride-on Dodge SRT Viper Convertible ($449) is sure to take him into the New Year, full-speed ahead.
Finally, if your little royals are anything like me, they will need a good rest after all that playing. Bearaby's Nappling weighted blanket ($139) is just what they need for their quiet time. Add one for yourself and you’ll both get those necessary post-holiday moments of relaxation.
No matter what you pick from this list of splurge-worthy list of outrageous holiday gifts, you’re sure to make an impression. And while everything on this list is a bit extravagant, they are all items your loved ones will use for years to come—making them worth the investment!