Do you know what we heard playing on the radio the other day? "It's the most wonderful time of the year". Seriously? Christmas songs? It's August! Maybe it's just us, but the holiday season seems to be starting earlier and earlier every year. Who knows, in 2016 we might be doing our Christmas shopping in February already. At least, that's the way it's going.
We love Christmas and holidays and gifts, oh my, but the pressure the stores put on us to buy the perfect gift and buy it NOW is definitely something we can do without. We prefer buying our gifts in a calmer, more rational state of mind - and something that helps us take a more balanced approach to gift giving is having a list - particularly when buying gifts for the men in our lives, something that's usually so hard to do.
That's why this year we've decided to remain unflustered throughout, by hitting the shops with our list of luxury Christmas gifts for him - more than enough items to choose from and have wrapped in plenty of time, so there's no last-minute panic. And of course we'll be buying many, many lottery tickets first, because with extravagant choices like these, we're going to need every cent we can lay our hands on…
Tired of your man hogging the TV in rugby season and football season and whatever else season? Then get him out of the house by tempting him with this oh-so-fabulous foldable $5,500 bike by Dahon, known as the Mu Rohloff. He'll be pedalling furiously up and down the street, while you'll be inside sipping on Cosmos and watching endless reruns of Sex and the City. Bliss!
If his favourite leather chair is starting to look a little worn and patchy, why not replace it with this jewel of a throne - the Iron Throne to be exact, straight from the pages of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series (better known to you as Game of Thrones). Set him up in one of these fire-rated resin and fibreglass babies, and let him rule the living room (for at least 24 hours, anyway).
Golf widows, we know just how much you hate losing your husbands to the fairways every weekend, but at least their hobby makes them easy to shop for. This Christmas why not go all out with this limited edition, hand-crafted Bible of Golf, the book with everything they'll ever need to know about their favourite game. Sure it'll set you back $50,000, but just think about how many brownie points you'll rack up in return!
We're jumping ahead in price here slightly, but since this one is a gift that you'll be able to enjoy too, we don't think you'll mind too much. Make room in the garage because the ultra-rare Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is pulling in - a vehicle so singular only nine were ever produced. At a colossal $4.7 million it's as pricey as it is unique - but just think of the look on his face when he opens it on Christmas morning!
Ok, we admit this last one is slightly over the top, but if you're going to go big to start with, then why not just go all the way to massive? And while you're at it, go all the way to Long Island in South Carolina too - a 4,600 acre plot of land just begging to be developed. For a mere $29 million this gem of a private island could be all yours - the perfect hideaway for Christmas, New Year, Easter, and every special occasion in between! Happy holidays!