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The Million Dollar Gift Guide

When you’re giving (and getting) presents this time of year, it’s vital to remember it’s the thought BEHIND the gift that matters. Just kidding. What matters is how awesome the present is. On our Million Dollar Gift Guide, that awesomeness is never in doubt, from killer cocktail makers under $20 to the fastest production Lamborghini ever. And the coolest part? They all add up to an even mil, so it’s easier for your budgeting (just in case you own a money factory). But let’s get real here; if you’re spending this much, it should totally be a gift for yourself, because you deserve it.

Hella Bitters
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This set of two 2-oz. bottles of small-batch bitters will help you nail your next Manhattan (never mind they’re made in Brooklyn). Roots and spices lend depth to the aromatics, while real pith brings a sharp citrus tang.

Pencil by FiftyThree
Courtesy of FiftyThree

This Bluetooth walnut stylus is packed with smarts and allows you to use your tablet as a sketchbook (or even a canvas). The tapered tip is pressure sensitive, just like you during the season finale of The Voice.

Very Special Reserve Bourbon
Courtesy of Heaven Hill

The Very Special Reserve comes from just 12 barrels of wheated bourbon from the now-dead Stitzel-Weller distillery (responsible for the famed Pappy Van Winkle back in the day). The smooth sip comes in a cut-glass-and-crystal bottle and will likely rise in value. If only a 401k was as drinkable.      

Sono speaker
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Sonos Play:5

Sonos doesn’t churn out new speakers every year, so its latest model is a big deal. The all-new Play:5 has six drivers, each with their own amp for deep bass, more precise highs, and a wide soundstage. One unit is loud enough to fill a room, but two can be made into a sleek stereo pair that instantly makes your component system obsolete, and ensures one speaker doesn’t get lonely.    
Tumi Carry On
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Tumi International Carry On

A roller that pairs a textured thermoplastic outer case by NYC fashion designers Public School, and Tumi’s functional, torture-tested architecture underneath. It’s the rare fashion collaboration that won’t make you roll your eyes… because you’ll be rolling the luggage, you see. Smooth. 
Glacier Sunglasses
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Vuarnet 1315 Glacier Sunglasses

Vuarnet shades ruled the ‘80s and should have a strong comeback on the slopes in 2016. Some of their best: the Glaciers, which have a retro Everest mountaineering look along with polarized mineral glass lenses. 
Seawolf Sport submarine
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TT Robotix Seawolf Sport

If you fancy yourself a James Cameron in the making (or maybe a Steve Zissou), start collecting killer footage (without having to dive in the water) with this remote-controlled submersible, in which you can (and absolutely should) mount a GoPro. 
Wagner Skis
Courtesy of Wagner

Wagner Limited Edition Wood Veneer Custom Skis

The best custom skis in the business come from Telluride, Colorado’s Pete Wagner. He uses materials and shapes that suit both your body and how and where you ski. Though you can send in your own design for the cosmetic, you’re not going to get anything cooler than the vibrant natural patterns of hardwood veneers like Bubunga (stop giggling) and Mahogany.    
Leica SL Camera
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Leica SL Black Digital Camera AG

The newest Leica is the Danny Woodhead of cameras: a big deal in a small body. Its highlights: an aluminum build that puts most compact models to shame; a big, bright electronic viewfinder; super sharp SL lenses; and 4K video recording.
Giant Bicycle
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Giant Bicycles TCR Advanced SL Road Bike

It’s the lightest road frame ever produced by the world’s largest bike manufacturer. Thanks to advances in carbon composites, it also has the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio of any bike on the market
David Yurman necklace
Courtesy of David Yurman

David Yurman Starburst Necklace

The Starburst’s sterling silver and 1½ carats of diamonds are rounded out with faceted prasiolite to match the green of her eyes, or everyone else’s envy.
David Yurman earrings
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David Yurman Venetian Quatrefoil Double-Drop Earrings

18-karat yellow gold and 1½ carats of diamonds are designed in a quatrefoil, which translates to “four leaves” and resembles a clover. But while a clover is thought to be lucky, luck’s got nothing to do with how much she’ll love these jewels.  
David Yurman ring
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David Yurman Signature Pinky Ring

This little-finger adornment comes in 18-karat white gold covered in diamonds, and will totally beat the pants off the mood ring you got your girlfriend in high school.
David Yurman bracelet
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David Yurman Renaissance Bracelet

The renaissance gave us a lot of great things, like art, for example. But now it’s giving you the gift of 18-karat gold complete with more than 2 carats of pavé diamonds sprinkled throughout. Take that, Michelangelo.
Private Surf Trip
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From $13,200
On this once-in-a-lifetime splurge, you’ll board a luxury 164ft Phinisi (a traditional Indonesian sailboat) and set out for a week, hopping between abandoned islands and chasing waves, without another single soul in sight. When you’re not surfing some of Bali’s most killer hidden offshore breaks, you’ll be recharging onboard with meals served up by a private chef and probably a James Bond secondary villain.

Sony VPL Projector
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Netflix and chill…forever? That may be what you end up doing once you’ve picked up Sony’s latest Cineplex-killing home projector. The bright, quiet machine displays 4K resolution and has a wild 300,000:1 contrast ratio, meaning dark blacks, bright whites, and realistic renditions of the millions of colors in between. For a better picture, you’ll have to go to the movies like some kind of animal.

Heli-Skiing trip
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Starting at $76,000
Tired of tracked-out ski resorts? This heli-ski trip to the Canadian Rockies is about as different of an experience as you’ll encounter. Your base is Galena, a private lodge in the Selkirks, surrounded by deep snow and plenty of cliffs and tree skiing. Instead of waiting for lifts, you and your equally ludicrously wealthy buds will take a private Bell 212 helicopter to a wild array of peaks.   

Honda motorcycle
Courtesy of Honda

Think Harleys are too, uh, leisurely? Try the RC213V-S, perhaps the craziest bike you can buy. Though it shares running gear with a two-time MotoGP winning superbike, this one’s street legal. Rev its 999cc V-4 in the office parking lot and scare the entire corporate mall.

ICON Aircraft
Courtesy of ICON Aircraft

Ever since airlines stopped serving peanuts, air travel has lost its glamor. Solution: fly yourself (and a friend) in the ICON A5, a highly versatile craft that can take off and land on air or water, and has folding wings for easy towing and storage. It was recently approved by the FAA, and will ship to buyers soon. Bring all the peanuts you want. 

Lamborghini Aventador
Courtesy of Lamorghini

Say hello (if you’re quick enough) to Lambo’s fastest production ride ever. The “Superveloce” version brings new levels of lightness and speed to the Aventador, along with the ferocious 740-horsepower V12 engine that’s its signature. The track-focused fighter is so hot that you’ll find a fire extinguisher in the passenger footwell.