What does luxury mean? For years, the world has looked to Coco Chanel to define what flowers are and aren’t classy. That would seem very absurd today, as it has recently been reported that he was a Nazi intelligence operative and anti-Semitic.
Perhaps the most wireless idea can be compared to that of the American playwright Thornton Wilder, who said that “the future is the highest in the world.” However, for me, Oscar Wilde said it best (naturally): “I am a man of interests.” I am always satisfied with the best.” It is a part that I fully accept, and, for those of us who have friends or relatives that we cannot buy for them, heeding this principle we should not fail to give a good gift, even to someone who thinks he has everything he could want.
Here’s a collection of ridiculously good things in all sorts of categories, from marvels to stunning coffee tables, from electric power plants to poker perfection. All would make excellent gifts, although none, I must warn you now, will be wallet-friendly. After all, the cheap usually comes with a high price. For those on a budget, fear not, we’ve rounded up our top picks for $25 or less, as well as some smart shopping tips. Anyone who wants to do something big, read on.
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