Are you struggling to find luxury gift ideas for that discerning person in your life? Nothing says luxury (and appeals to those who love the best of everything) like holiday gifts that provide the ultimate in comfort.
Here at Arista, we have been serving luxury homeowners here in New York City for more than 60 years, so we know a thing or two about this subject!
Here are 6 incredibly fun luxury gift ideas for the holidays that are all about giving the gift of comfort. The last one might not seem like quite as much fun, but the experience it provides is sure to be appreciated daily for years to come.
Luxury gift ideas: why aiming for comfort is the way to go
Finding the perfect gift for someone who seems to have everything can be a major challenge. Like George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life” (“I’ll lasso the moon for you, Mary!”), you’d love to give something either totally unique and/or seemingly unattainable. For example:
- An invisibility cloak (a la Harry Potter), so she can hide from paparazzi or unwanted visitors
- A teleportation device, so he can travel without dealing with flights and airport security
- A time machine, so he can experience with first Super Bowl or witness the Beatles final concert on a London rooftop
When those things become readily available, they will make great luxury gift ideas! In the meantime, indulging that special someone with the ultimate in comfort is the next best thing. That’s because the benefit is not just in the gift itself, but in the experience it provides for the recipient.
6 comfort-inspired luxury gift ideas for the holidays
1. Cozy fur vest
Fur vests are all the rage this season, and she’ll be stepping out in style as well as indulgent comfort with one of these luxury holiday gifts. Check out the selection at Neiman Marcus, including an abstract pattern mink ($13,500), sheepskin leather and fox ($995), faux Arctic leopard ($325), and pink mink ($3,995).
2. A cashmere-upholstered sofa
Does your special someone live in cashmere sweaters all winter? He’ll love sinking into a cozy sectional sofa with cashmere upholstery. (Beware: he might just turn into a couch potato this winter!) Check out this one from LH Exchange.
3. A floating hot tub
How about enjoying luxurious comfort with up to 5 close friends in this incredible invention: a Hot Tub Boat. It’s a real 8 foot long hot tub built into the African teak deck of an electric boat, so your loved one can float out on a lake while sitting in steaming 104 degree water! It even has a waterproof stereo system and built in ice chests. It’s one of the most unique luxury gift ideas at $42,000.
4. A Downton Abbey-inspired luxury trip
Talk about comfort: treat your loved one and up to 7 friends or family (which better include you at a price of $700,000) to a week of living like royalty. The party will spend a week staying at 3 luxe English estates where two episodes of Downton Abbey were filmed. Arrive by helicopter, be waited on by butlers, enjoy sumptuous feasts, and even learn polo or clay pigeon shooting. An incredible experience awaits!
5. A private plane
Well, if you can’t give a teleportation device, the next best thing is his or her own private plane. Can you imagine traveling in convenience and comfort without the hassles of airline schedules or security lines? It’s totally worth $699,000 for the Cobalt co50 with leather seats, room for 5, and a space-age design. One of the coolest luxury gift ideas we’ve seen.
6. A state of the art comfort & air quality home system
The intended recipient of your gift probably lives in a well-appointed luxury residence. However, expensive finishes and beautiful design don’t always provide the comfortable living you would expect. The home might have areas that are often too hot or too cold. Humidity levels might be too high in the summer and too low in the winter. And what about air quality? Contaminants in the air can be causing illness and allergy symptoms.
Here’s the ultimate in luxury gift ideas: a state-of-the-art home comfort system. One that’s whisper-quiet, and provides consistent temperatures throughout the space, even heat and cooling at the same time in different areas. You can also upgrade with get special features that control humidity levels and purify the air for the utmost in comfort conditions in the luxury home. Learn more about the latest and greatest in home comfort:
Residential Air Conditioning: What is a VRF System?
Must-Have HVAC Features That Enhance Air Quality & Comfort
As luxury gift ideas go, this option might not seem as exciting as a week at Downton Abbey. But the fact is, your special recipient will spend a great deal more time enjoying the comfortable benefits of this luxury gift. And it doesn’t cost as much as a private plane!
(Just to be on the safe side, you might want to pair this luxury gift with the mink vest.)
Learn more about HVAC for luxury residences from this informative guide:
The Ultimate Guide to Air Conditioning for NYC Luxury Residential Spaces.