14 August 2015
Can you believe it - we're already well into the second half of 2015, and just yesterday we heard someone whispering about Christmas. Christmas! We've only just gotten used to typing 2015 as the date and now it's almost time to break out the 2016 stationery. Time flies when you're having fun!
We don't mind the end of the year though, because we love the holiday season - the lights, the colours, the sounds, the FOOD (!) and most of all, the presents. It's better to give than to receive as they say, and nothing brings us more delight than watching a loved one open a gift we've chosen specially for them.
Now we don't know about you, but we often find men the hardest to shop for, mostly because we just can't think of what to buy them. Soap-on-a-rope, socks and ties are so ten years ago (and so lame too), and the things we'd really love to buy are simply way out of our price league. A Ferrari with a giant bow on it would be fabulous, but we'd need to win the lottery first… which actually gives us an idea! Just one little lotto jackpot in our accounts, and we could afford to buy the gifts we really want to give, like these extravagant men's goodies and gadgets:
Ok, we admit that wine isn't necessarily a gift specifically for men - but how much would your man love this wine management gadget? Satisfying both the neat freak and the wine lover in him, this high tech wine management system is the ideal way to catalogue every bottle of wine in his collection, while making him feel like James Bond at the same time. With a wireless scanner and labels, as well as a Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen, it's digital organisation at its best - all he has to do is scan the barcodes on his wines, search through an international database of over 300,000 wines on the touchscreen, and catalogue them once they've been located. Pay the $4,000 price tag, pop a bow on the solid oak stand, and you'll score brownie points for at least the next 12 months - especially if you include a vintage bottle or two along with it!
What do you get for the man who has everything? A box of more things, that's what! And in the case of the specially designed 'Vice Box', those things are far from ordinary. If your man enjoys nothing more than an old-fashioned poker night with the boys, the exclusive Vice Box from Linley will make bonding time that much more opulent, with a Trafalgar whisky decanter and matching tumblers, 300 poker chips in a tailor-made holder, two packs of Linley playing cards, and a cigar cutter, with room for 12 cigars as well. Priced at $11,683 it's nothing any self-respecting lottery winner wouldn't be able to afford - and with a solid walnut outer with space for engraving on a sterling silver plaque, there's no extra wrapping or fussing needed.
A merry Christmas deserves a mouthwatering tipple - which is exactly what your man will enjoy with the special edition H250 blend from Hennessey. At $600 a bottle it might set you back a bit, but with its aromatic tones and unique, master-crafted flavour, it'll be worth every penny. Sneak a drop for yourself, and savour notes of bitter orange, nutmeg and saffron, among others, and say cheers to a gift that looks as good as it tastes, encased in a sleek carafe designed to make any occasion a special one.
Christmas is only a few months away, so there's still time to get your lottery tickets and treat your loved ones to the gifts you've always wanted to give them. And if there's any space left on your shopping list, feel free to add our names - we're always in the market for fabulously overpriced presents; the sparklier, the better!