10 extravagant Xmas gift ideas

In the land of the opulent, celebrating the holiday season is an opportunity to splurge on all the extravagant novelties and toy with the idea of buying these eccentric gifts. From Gold plated gadgets to bedazzled perfume and water bottles, we compile a list of some of the most extravagant items currently on sale.
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Amodoria’s gold and diamond Falcon iPhone 5s: Designed for the Gulf region, the phone is currently available in solid 18K Yellow Gold or 18K Rose gold. This specific one is encrusted 3.75 carats of VVS1 Diamonds, but is also offered in Blue Sapphires, Emerald or Rubies. The total weight of the gold on each phone is 35 grams is on sale for $15,000.
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M.Micallef Falcon Perfume bottle: The French perfumer celebrates its first boutique in the UAE by launching a limited edition falcon perfume for $19,000.
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Queelin Accessories: Launched in Harvey Nichols on December 16 and just in time for Christmas, Paris based Queelinhas developed a blend of East and West inspirations in its jewellery collections. This ring is part of the ‘Ling Long’ and sold for $22,000. The pieces are comprised of the finest white, yellow and rose gold, platinum, diamonds, sapphire, ruby and jade.
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24-carat gold-plated Xbox One: On sale in Harrods, the London luxury department store owned by Qatar Holding, this console holds a price tag of $10,000. It was manufactured by Microsoft and was then gold plated by customisation company Crystal Rocked.
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Elie Saab Evian Water: With its snow-flake like design on the bottle, and couture designer’s name prominently on display, every fashionista would be delighted to pour a drink out of the statement water brand on Christmas Eve. Sold for $6 a pop and $40 a pack, it is a bargain statement-piece in comparison to the other items on this list.
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By Atelier’s dressed up the iPhone 5s: By Atelier’s iPhone 5s versions are clad in Sapphire Crystal, Alligator, Carbon and Gold, and Clous de Paris which comprises of white and black alligator lined with diamond studs or black sapphire crystals. Here in Dubai it is available at Ahmed Seddiqi and Sons stores in Dubai Mall and Burj Al Araband retails from $1,500 to $8,400 for the white alligator full diamond studded version.
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VIP Kicker: Also known as ‘Foosball table’ in American, this gold and crystal piece is exclusively sold at Harvey Nichols for $141,880. Featuring 8000 crystals and gold plated figurines the table can be recreated in any custom ordered set of materials. The British company VIP can also build in any name in the center of the table as per the buyers request and using crystals or any other precious stones.
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Gold plated original Harley Davidson: This exclusive gold plated original Harley is a display of Strokerz craftsmanship. Originally created as a showpiece in their local shop, the motorcycle won 2nd class at the European motorcycle championship in Germany and is currently sold for $45,000.
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The Human Regenerator: The anti ageing machine, which debuted at the World Luxury Expo and comes in a fully paved, diamond encrusted version. It is only available upon order and the production is strictly limited to 50 devices per year with a price tag of $557,000. The diamond encrusted version; however, is sold for a $9.8m.
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon fully paved: The emblematic watch complication has an exceptional hand-wound RD01SQ mechanical skeleton movement made of 319 parts, beating at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (2 x 3 Hz) for a power reserve of 48 hours. Only a single piece of the diamond fully paved version is remaining – the second one was reportedly bought by Jay Z -, and it is currently on sale at their Emirates Towers boutique for $625,900.
Fri 20 Dec 2013 01:48 PM GST