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If there's a time to splurge on the ones you love (or just yourself), the holidays are it. With these luxe gift options that range from lavishly useful to just plain extravagant, this is the one time of year where we won't tell if you treat yourself as well as someone else.
Prices and availability are subject to change.
DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE NECKLACE IN WHITE GOLD
Sale Price:$1,100 | Buy it from Jared
Save $1,000 on a stunning combination of brilliant sapphires and diamonds set in elegant white gold. It's certain to light up her eyes as she lights up the room.
Est. Price: $400 | Buy it from Target
Call it the luxe version of the Fitbit. While the Apple Watch had a shaky start with Apple fans, it's become more of a mainstream buy in the past year. possibly because it offers much more than just fitness tracking and monitoring. It features workout apps, can call or text message, offers help from Siri, and is linked to Apple Pay. The latest model, the Series 4, comes in two sizes, offers a 30-percent larger display, and plenty of new features. Though, if you prefer, you can still nab the Series 3 for over $100 less.
GUTHRIE LEATHER BUTTERFLY CHAIR
Est. Price: $1,995 | Buy it from Sundance Catalog
A hand-forged steel frame combined with rugged yet supple leather make for gift that is both classic and comfortable.
CHARBONNEL ET WALKER DARK SEA SALT CARAMEL TRUFFLES
Who doesn't love caramel truffles, especially when they're presented in a charming box like this one? Imported from London, the truffles are from Charbonnel et Walker, a company that has been making delicious sweets since 1875.
JURA COFFEE CENTER
Est. Price: $2,300 | Buy itfrom Costco
The caffeine addict in your life will be forever grateful to find a Jura Coffee Center under their tree. The programmable machine makes five strengths of coffee and more, and features a host of extras such as a frother, active bean monitoring, and pretty much anything else an espresso lover needs. Sure, the machine is pricey, but if you're lucky, you may catch a discount — check Costco's site regularly to keep up to date.
LG 77" OLED 4K ULTRA-HD SMART TV
Sale Price:$7,000 | Buy it from Best Buy
Yes, there are larger 4K sets stretching up to 88 inches, as well as super-size 8K sets on the horizon. But if you want the best wall-size set with stunning clarity, the experts are unanimous that this LG OLED is unrivaled. At $7,000, it's not cheap, but you are saving $1,000 off the list price with holiday promotions.
LG 86" 4K ULTRA-HD SMART LED TV
Est. Price:$2,997 | Buy it from Walmart
It may not be an OLED screen, but 86 inches of 4K ultra-high definition are still sure to impress — and at this price, you can afford to buy three for just a little more than the price the neighbors paid for their tiny 77-inch fancy-schmancy OLED.
OSAKI OS-3D PRO CYBER MASSAGE CHAIR
An excellent choice for a stressed-out executive or anyone who needs serious relaxation, this massage chair has body scan technology to find out what hurts. The chair also has a foot roller to ensure the user relaxes head to toe.
Est. Price: $430 | Buy it from Nordstrom
This cashmere muffler in the Burberry iconic check pattern is a cozy indulgence that will never go out of style. Reviewers say the scarf is soft, warm, and worth the price.
BRAAVA ROBOT MOP
Est. Price: $250 | Buy it from Best Buy
Essentially it's a mopping Roomba. Sit back and relax from the couch while the iRobot Mop cleans your floors at the push of a button. Reviewers love that it's quieter than expected.
PETCHATZ 2-WAY HD PET MONITOR WITH TREAT DISPENSER AND AROMATHERAPY
Petchatz takes remote pet monitoring and management to another level with an HD camera that allows lonely dogs to connect with doting owners via streaming video to their smartphone or desktop. In addition to dispensing treats, the monitor also uses aromatherapy during chats to calm anxious pooches.
TOM FORD 50-PIECE LIMITED EDITION LIP COLOR SET
Est. Price: $1,980 | Buy it from Neiman Marcus
Makeup mavens will be blown over by this collection of 50 lip colors housed in an ivory and gold clutch. What more could lipstick lovers want?
Sale Price: $1,547 | Buy it from Leif Tech
Who needs a White Christmas when this electric snowboard with wheels offers sustained thrills at up to 23 mph?
19-DAY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ADVENTURE
Sale Price:$5,300 | Buy it from SmarTours
Book by Dec. 6 to save $800 per couple on this 19-day adventure Down Under, including airfare for two from Los Angeles as well as accommodations, tours and guides, and most meals. A packed itinerary includes trips to the Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House, as well as stops in Queenstown, Auckland, and Melbourne.
Est. Price: $4,000 | Buy it from Costco
The ultimate treat on a winter's day: relaxing in the Aquaterra Spas Maderas 45-jet, five-person spa. It makes a good splurge gift because it's easy enough to use that all you need to do is find a place for it, fill it up with a hose, and then plug it in to enjoy soothing jets and a waterfall feature. Reviewers say it's a great value for a simple hot tub experience.
VOLUSPA GILT POMANDER & HINOKI HEARTH CANDLE
Est. Price: $198 | Buy it from Nordstrom
While it may seem like a luxurious splurge for a candle, this one works as an enormous centerpiece or fireplace candle that brightens up your home all holiday season. Featuring the warm and spicy fragrance of gilded holly berries, cardamom, and Japanese hinoki in a glam holder, it has a 250-hour burn time.
DJI MAVIC PRO AERIAL CAMERA DRONE
Est. Price: $900 | Buy it on Amazon
Both kids and Dad will enjoy having fun with this drone that includes an aerial camera, 4K ultra HD video, propeller guards, a backpack, and more.
14K GOLD MONOGRAM RING WITH DIAMONDS
Est. Price: $1,700 | Buy it from Neiman Marcus
Give a personalized ring (with initials or any three letters of choice) that glitters with pavé diamonds as a gift that's as timeless as it is special.
BAHAMAS PRIVATE ISLAND GROUP GETAWAY
Steal away with five friends to this Bahamian paradise where a service staff of 13, including a private chef and masseur, will insure guests are nurtured and nourished for their five night stay. In addition to deep sea fishing and water skiing, this package includes complimentary charter flights from the island's private air strip.
FULL FACE PROFESSIONAL LIGHT THERAPY SYSTEM
Est. Price: $400 Buy it from Sharper Image
Considering that a high-end facial can easily cost a couple hundred dollars and often needs to be scheduled regularly, the Full Face Professional Light Therapy System is a skincare splurge that ends up fairly cost effective. The product uses medical-grade lights to improve skin's appearance. It features infrared, red, amber, and blue LEDs that are thought to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, enhance skin color, repair sun damage, and combat acne.
GUCCI NEW ACE SNEAKER
With the signature stripe, there's no mistaking this for anything other than a Gucci sneaker. It's also a timeless look sure to impress as long as the wearer can keep the white leather clean.
ORIGINAL ENDLESS POOL
Est. Price:$23,900 + delivery | Buy it from Endless Pools
Nobody really wants a gym membership for Christmas, and a stationary bike is just going to remain, well, stationary. But for that special someone who loves swimming against the current, an endless pool brings endless joy.
INDOOR/OUTDOOR CORDLESS HEATED THROW
Est. Price: $190 | Buy it from Hammacher Schlemmer
This cozy cordless throw provides up to 90 minutes of heat thanks to a built-in rechargeable battery. Designed to repel wind and water, it's the perfect companion for a blustery day in the bleachers or for simply snuggling up at home with a good book. Get it monogrammed for $10 more, or extend your comfort with an extra battery for an additional $40.
FLAVORED TRUFFLE COLLECTION
Est. Price: $96 | Buy it from Saks Fifth Avenue
This splurge of 48 decadent truffles is the ultimate treat for sweets lovers. Made in France, flavors include black currant, caramel, and citrus fruit.
CASHMERE TRAVEL SET
Est. Price: $300 | Buy it from Saks Fifth Avenue
Treat someone to a lavish pure cashmere set that will become a staple for travel or just getting cozy. The set includes a blanket and cashmere-lined eye mask.
NISSAN GT-R NISMO AWD
Est. Price:$170,000 | Buy it from Costco
With 600 horsepower and a zero-to-60 time of just under three seconds, this is the gift of speed for those in need. Costco's price shaves $7,000 off the MSRP, which should cover your insurance premium increase with enough left over to spring for custom carpeted GT-R logo floor mats for a cool $347.
BUCKET LIST SUPERCAR TRACK EXPERIENCE
Est. Price: $800 | Buy it from Xtreme Xperience
Why drop $150,000 on a sports car that is destined to spend more time sitting in traffic than burning rubber? The Podium Package offers the opportunity to experience three road rockets the way they were designed to be driven: pedal to the metal! Hit a closed-circuit track for three laps each in a Ferrari 488 GTB, Lamborghini Huracán, and Porsche 911 GT3 and mark three items off your bucket list. Look for a 25 percent discount with code EARLY to get all three dream drives for as low as $600.
BIO BIDET LUXURY BIDET SEAT
Est. Price: $400 | Buy it from Costco
Treat yourself or another to a more luxurious bathroom experience. The Bio Bidet features a wireless remote, heated seat, warm water wash, and warm air dry, and comes in two shapes to fit most bowls. Reviewers say the seat performs well and does the job.
SOFIA WOVEN FRINGE CASHMERE THROW
Est. Price: $245 | Buy it from Saks Fifth Avenue
Treat someone to a lavish pure cashmere throw that will become a staple for travel or just getting cozy. Sak's holiday clearance takes 30 percent off the regular price of $350.
TWILLY D'HERMES BODY SHOWER CREAM
Ginger, tuberose, and sandalwood are combined to create this unique body shower cream, which is made in France. The scent is delicate, and the cream makes for a luxurious experience in the shower.
6-HOUR HEATED VEST
Est. Price: $200 | Buy it from Hammacher Schlemmer
It's the perfect gift for that special someone who doesn't know when to come in from the cold. This core-warming vest features a rechargeable battery capable of providing more than 6 hours of consistent heat with three different settings to accommodate everything from a brisk fall day to a deep sub-zero freeze.
6-PERSON INFRARED SAUNA
Est. Price:$4,000 | Buy it from Costco
Costco's six-seater human heater has infrared heating panels that get things hot 30 percent faster than ceramic-tube saunas, with 40 percent more skin penetration and lower EMF than conventional infrared. A built-in sound system and DVD player will keep guests entertained while they cook.
BKR SPIKED BUBBLE WATER BOTTLE
Intended to keep your skin hydrated, this water bottle looks cool plus it is vegan, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, food safe, formulated without gluten, and made responsibly.
MULTI-CHARM NECKLACE WITH DIAMONDS
Est. Price: $5,995 | Buy it from Neiman Marcus
Haute hippies will adore this necklace that takes the always popular charm accessory up a few notches. The 14-karat necklace is adorned with symbolic charms that are decorated with rubies, sapphires, black diamonds, white diamonds, and turquoise.
JAY STRONGWATER SANTA EQUESTRIAN MUSICAL FIGURINE
This limited-edition pewter collectible won't just look pretty on your table. It also plays "Winter Wonderland."