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Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Big Spender

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Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Big Spender
For the high rollers who have everything and the big spenders with even bigger credit card limits, here's a few glitzy gifts that will make anybody's Christmas brighter.

—Liz Doyle, Amanda Hoffstrom, Jason Oliver Nixon and Mackenzie Waddick
The Point Resort
There’s no more decadent, deluxe escape than The Point, the rustic-chic former Rockefeller camp tucked away in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Try your hand at cross-country skiing before savoring a multi-course luncheon in an atmospheric warming hut, sip a potent Bloody Mary in the great room besides the raging fire, enjoy a luxe BBQ al fresco while wrapped in blankets and furs or skate across the gorgeous lake. The Point Resort, from $1,100 per night.

Photo courtesy of The Point Resort
Appleton Estate 30-Year-Old Jamaica Rum
Channel the islands this season with the remarkable, limited-edition Appleton Estate 30-Year-Old Jamaica Rum, perfect for sipping thanks to its subtle oak flavor tempered with the scent of vanilla. Appleton Estate 30-Year-Old Jamaica Rum, $395.

Photo courtesy of Appleton Estate
Smythson of Bond Street Men’s Watch and Accessory Cabinet
Store your cufflinks and timepieces in exquisite style thanks to the handcrafted Men’s Watch and Accessory Cabinet from English leather maker and stationer Smythson of Bond Street. We’re crazy about the four trays for corralling our cufflinks and the two watch winders to keep your clock a-ticking. Smythson of Bond Street Men’s Watch and Accessory Cabinet, $5,160.

Photo courtesy of Smythson of Bond Street
Petrossian Connoisseurs Collection
Turn to renowned gourmet foods (and caviar!) purveyor Petrossian for its exceptionally elegant epicurean treat, the Petrossian Connoisseurs Collection, complete with 30 grams each of five different caviar as well as two whole duck foie gras, 80 grams each. Petrossian Connoisseurs Collection, $1,535.

Photo courtesy of Petrossian
Omega Constellation Double Eagle Co-Axial Chronograph
Face it: A timepiece should truly make a statement, so why not wow your wrist with an Omega Double Eagle Co-Axial Chronograph such as this ladies 35mm model in gold and rubber. Omega Constellation Double Eagle Co-Axial Chronograph, $22,400.

Photo courtesy of Omega
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Your neighbors will think you’ve morphed into James Bond when you revv down the driveway in your glittering Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Oh, those glorious gullwing doors, the nine exclusive shades that shine like liquid metal, the trim and sleek interior and the curvacesous lines! We are smitten. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Price upon request.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
Old Town Discovery Sport Boat 15
Gift the outdoors enthusiast in your life with the terrific Old Town Sport Boat 15 from L.L. Bean, perfect for zipping across the bay for a lobster bake by the shore. And just look at those luxe slatted seats—so Shaker-styled chic, n’est-ce pas? Old Town Discovery Sport Boat 15, $1,299.

Photo courtesy of L.L. Bean
Crème de la Mer Legendary Luxury
Bathe your skin in Crème de la Mer, the superlatively expensive cream that will soften and smooth those crinkles and creases. For a special treat, splurge on the limited-edition Crème de la Mer Legendary Luxury, a 16.5-ounce jar of the cream nestled in a sleek box with a Lucite lid. Crème de la Mer Legendary Luxury, $1,390.

Photo courtesy of La Mer
J. Peterman Grapes Carrier and Cart
Every home needs a conversation piece, something to get the talk a-turning. But why not go full force with a chit-chat-inducing chachka such as this one-of-a-kind, early 20th-century Grapes Carrier and Cart from the J. Peterman Company? We think this would be perfect for storing magazines in the corner of the living room or for spirited wheelbarrow-like races across the yard. J. Peterman Grapes Carrier and Cart, $999.

Photo courtesy of J. Peterman Company
Globe-Trotter Centenary 21" Trolley Case
Arrive in jet-set style with British luggage maker Globe-Trotter’s wildly chic, handcrafted Centenary 21" trolley case from J.Crew, also available in cheeky “sour lemon” yellow. Globe-Trotter Centenary 21" Trolley Case, $1,350.

Photo courtesy of J.Crew
Farmhouse from Catskill Farms
Looking for the ultimate splurge? Why not purchase your honey a gorgeous farmhouse in New York’s bucolic Catskill Mountains from bespoke builders Catskill Farms. The design team at CF crafts stunning retreats inspired by a rural American architecture vernacular complete with stone-wrapped fireplace, sweeping porches and traditional detailing. Take in the delicious detailing on this 1,250-square-foot home situated on 7.8 acres. Divine. Farmhouse from Catskill Farms, $335,000.

Photo courtesy of Catskill Farms
New Jackie Shoulder Bag by Gucci
Channel some retro-luxe thanks to this dark green python large New Jackie shoulder bag with bamboo tassel detail from Gucci, perfect for making an A-list entrance. New Jackie shoulder bag by Gucci, $5,700.

Photo courtesy of Gucci
—Liz Doyle, Amanda Hoffstrom, Jason Oliver Nixon and Mackenzie Waddick

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