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Gift Guide: Shopping for the One Percent

You know those friends of yours who couldn't make drinks because they're stranded in St. Tropez, got stuck inside their bank vault or need to spend the evening combatting a major fraud investigation? They have to celebrate the holidays, too. The trouble is, what does one buy for those storied people atop the financial food chain, better known as the 1%? Well, we'll tell you one thing, it's not gonna be cheap. But here are a few options that will presumeably send you to bankruptcy.

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Millions of Dime Store Diamond Ring

Alright, we'll start simple. Here are a ton of diamonds that look like flowers.
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Around the World in a Million Dollars

Also from Van Cleef & Arpels: a fantastical trip around the world with the finest watches money can buy.


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Patronage!

If there's one thing I've learned about rich people, well, some rich people, it's that they love to be faux-cultural. Buy them a membership to the Metropolitan Opera so they can go to the galas, the shows and hob knob with the real cultural elite.
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Fancy Blankets!

You're probably thinking, "Oh cool, a blanket." Well, this blanket is actually a super blanket. And legend says it's actually made with the Golden Fleece! Not really, but it's made of the finest cashmere you can buy. Luxury.
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Super Mega Collar Fancy Time!

Sometimes, you don't want to wear a full fur, but you still want to touch fur. Thankfully, this rabbit fur collar from Marni will do the job. Now all of your coats can be fur coats. Yah, man!

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Cards for Kings

Don't you hate when you have to play cards on a regular card playing table? It's so cumbersome, it has legs, the felt tears easily and it's just not luxury. Well, that problem can be solved thanks to Loro Piana and their mythical card playing blanket thing. It's cheap!
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Ring Ring? It's Dior.

Expect calls from various governments asking you for loans.


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Holy Grail of Jars!

Holiday candy can't be relegated to that dusty glass jar that gets stored away every season anymore. Give the gift of extremely fancy candy containers.

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TV Tray!

Your 1%er will love this chic and hip alternative to a flimsy TV tray. It's really the only way to eat kale-infused caviar in front of the set.
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Say it With a Card

Sometimes, there's just nothing you can give that'll be good enough. When that's the case, we recommend going with the classic greeting card. But again, since these are 1%ers we're talking about, you have to go super luxe. This hand-crafted, gold-leaf masterpiece will set you back a bit, but it's really more a work of art than a simple card.
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