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It Diwali, it wedding season, it the time of year when we swipe away our fortunes looking for that elusive gift that means more than just the value of money. No wonder the joy is in tracking the most perfect present: Will it be as ephemeral as a cruise or a hol michael kors iday, as enduring as a work of art, or something as tangible (and heart stopping) as a car or bike? Or perhaps a little more conventional: Jewellery, maybe, or home accessories, a case of your favourite tipple, or the watch you set your heart on? It may be the thought that counts, but plan your budget anyway: It counts for a little more!
Sail lavishly, please
BESPOKE YACHT HOLIDAYS Rs 35 lakhGift a tailor made, week long exotic holiday on a chartered yacht. Pick one of the five star yachts from OceanStyle, the international yacht charter service provider, available from Mumbai. You could head to Alaska, Australia or the Mediterranean. Italian beauty Ability can carry nine guests in four cabins and has a crew of five. OceanBay, a Pune based company does customised holidays too.
On the drive
PORSCHE PANAMERA Rs 1 crore onwardsThe sedan club of motown has just got its snazziest and luxurious member: Porsche Panamera. The super luxury car is available in three variants, (S, 4S and the Turbo) and while the price range begins at Rs 1.44 crore, the Turbo costs Rs 2 crore. It available at New Delhi Gallerie Nvya but order the truck first!
No ordinary vroom
HARLEY DAVIDSON Rs 35 lakhNow that Harley Davidson has an official presence in India, we would recommend its Electra Glide version. This comes with an awesome 110 cubic inch V twin engine and what built into the bike is a radio, passenger backrest, heated handgrips, custom paintjob and ample storage space.
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MONTBLANC GANDHI EDITION Rs 11.39 lakhMontblanc new range of limited edition pens are an ode to Mahatma Gandhi. These have 18k gold, rhodium plated nibs that display intricate, hand engraved depictions of Gandhi. It haute couture in michael kors jewellery watches, but for the women in yur life, don forget Burberry, Armani, Breguet, Omega and Longines too.
RS 1 LAKH TO RS 10 LAKH
Staying in luxury
SUITES AT AMAN, NEW DELHI Rs 1 LAKHAman celebrates luxury like no other hotel does. The limited suites (each have a private pool) have terraces which open onto small private gardens featuring a daybed and a 32 sq m private pool. The limited edition of 200 pieces makes use of oxidised brass, hand polishing, hand applied enamel and is set with 1,850 Swarovski crystals and cut stones including emerald and pear cuts in amethyst, topaz, and sapphire.
Tea in silver
FRAZER AND HAWS TEA SETS Rs 1.69 lakh Masters of sterling silver, Frazer Haws have introduced, for season 2009 10, tea sets, bowls, platters and traditional Ganesha pieces and more. This year highlight has been an emphasis on oblong shapes and the “rooster tea set” is just that. With a gold gilded rooster perched on top, the uniquely styled handles add a quirky touch to the set.
Splurging on notes
ELECTRIC GUITAR BY GIBSON Rs 3.96 lakhJeff Beck, according to Rolling Stone magazine, is one of the greatest guitarists of all time. This is a “recreation” modelled exactly on Beck own Les Paul. The first 50 guitars come aged, signed, numbered and actually played by Beck. The gold edged book comes in a handmade box made of pure silk. With lavish packaging, it a keepsake for the bedside.
Go for Ganesha
LLADRO GANESHA Rs 98,000A series of “musical” Ganeshas have been introduced by Lladro, Spain contribution to premier collectibles in porcelain. Lladro previous outings with its limited edition series have proved great hits, and have proved to be viable investments. This flute playing Ganesha could well join their ranks.