BELLA's 2015 Holiday Luxe List

Modern luxuries, blasts from the past, sparkling splurges, and haute commodities… We were busy this year on the hunt for the most wished for, wanted, and hottest must-haves for the holiday season. Here, BELLA presents 18 exquisitely unique gifts to give – and (hopefully) receive.

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Hello, Jet Setters

If you have the dough for a major splurge, INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, a world-leading producer of luxury, armored vehicles, has rolled out a limousine based on the Mercedes-Benz G63. Luxurious features include leather and curved wood, innovative lighting system, satellite TV system, heated and cooled seats with a sophisticated massage system, and (as you can imagine) much, much more.  $1,000,000,

Talk about transportation on the fly: Gotham Air Special Holiday Deal, touted as the “Uber for the Skies,” offers a $99, six-minute flight from Manhattan to either JFK or Newark Airports. Gift cards available upon request. Promo code: FlyHoliday2015* – $99 (one-way) at and Gotham Air app (*Must purchase between 11/30 – 12/31 / Original one-way flight price is $149.)

You might want to gift your own “holiday hustle” escape and the perfect spot is at Sphatika, a holistic retreat and spa located on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side. The immersive signature 3-hour Sphatika experience begins with an infrared sauna that detoxifies the body with its healing rays (great for jet lag!). Next, you’re taken to a treatment room to experience a series of restorative (and heavenly) spa services. $488.18,

Sweet Gestures

Now this is a gift that just keeps on giving: Chococurb is a chocolate discovery platform that helps people discover extraordinary chocolate by having it delivered to their door. The company’s chocolate connoisseurs will pick some absolutely incredible chocolate to send to that lucky someone every month. $180 (6 months),

Humor and subversion, the favorite playing field for fashion’s enfant terrible, has come together in this Kusmi Tea Collection by Jean Paul Gaultier tea chest. It’s a hatbox dressed for the occasion in sailor stripes and an iconic red pom pom recalling the famous sailor uniform. $59, Kusmi Tea boutiques and

Let them eat cake! The Strip House 24-Layer Chocolate Cake features alternating layers (yes – 24 of ‘em!) of luscious chocolate cake and smooth chocolate filling, topped with a layer of French semisweet chocolate ganache. Moist, dense, and not too sweet, its richness and intense flavor mean even a thin slice is decadently satisfying. Ships frozen and serves 8-10, $100,

Bottle Service

Ultra-premium GREY GOOSE VX (Vodka Exceptionnelle) is the first spirit to blend premium vodka with fine cognac – an impressive gift for vodka or cognac aficionado. VX is masterfully crafted by blending precious cognac and the natural GREY GOOSE vodka, complementing ingredients of Gensac spring water and the finest French winter wheat, creating a discerning new spirit that defies expectations. $74.99,

Toast most exquisitely with Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs, the newest product released from the prestige Champagne collection. Housed in brilliant metallic bottles, Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs is created from 100% Pinot Noir grapes and is a very rare varietal, making it an exceptional gift, especially for fine food connoisseurs, due to its versatility for culinary pairings.  $759.99,

Milagro Tequila Joven Blend UNICO, Second Edition is the extremely rare expression of Milagro Tequila, which combines aged silver tequila with rare barrel-aged reposado and añejo reserves, creating a super-premium joven blend. UNICO is agave-forward with hints of chocolate, vanilla, walnut, and oak, with a remarkable long, complex, and warm finish. $300,

Modern Throwbacks

Remember the days you had to wait for film to develop and hold the image in your hand? It’s trendy again! The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera with Film Bundle is super fun and might make them forget Instagram in a flash. $99,

Boom boxes were big in the 80s but now they’re back – smarter and stronger than before. This BoomJacket Bluetooth Speaker is packed with features: It’s waterproof, sandproof, shockproof, snowproof, floatable, and submersible, providing a 50-foot range along with extra audio horsepower, 40 hours of battery life with spoken battery level, and powerbank support for charging mobile devices on the road. $199.99

Mobile gaming devices have finally evolved. The GAEMS Vanguard takes gaming to a whole new level of convenience with a remote control and a PGE Sling for easy carrying. Its rugged armored shell protects your favorite console while in transit, even if that simply means going from room to room. And it’s TSA friendly, so make it your carry-on. (Layovers just got awesome!) $349.99,

Jewel-tide Glow

For the glitter girl on your list, this Anjolee Extravagant Diamond Drop Pendant could be her new best friend. It features round and emerald cut diamonds framed beautifully with smaller round diamonds. $6,604.06 – $16,502.82 (depending on customization features),

Behold, the Black Swan Infinite Ring. A “micro-pave” infinity symbol loops around two Ice Brilliant Diamonds that nest into delicate 18k rose gold settings detailed by twining vines. Three bezel-set Ice Diamonds on each side attach to a hand-textured double band, detailed with twining vines. (Shown in Blackened 18k White Gold with a 1.28 ct & 1.13 ct Ice Brilliant Diamonds) $11,500,

Let the glittering white- and golden-painted Bejeweled Heart Glass Ornament decorate their home for the holidays. This gorgeous gift is individually mouth-blown, carved, and embellished in Poland. $175,

Domestic Bliss

A vacuum, you ask? No really – this is a score! Dyson’s new V6 Absolute is the first cordless machine to include two Dyson engineered cleaner heads: Large debris to fine dust, carpets to hard floors, this baby cleans from floor to ceiling and converts to a handheld for everything in between. And, HEPA filtration even captures allergens and expels cleaner air. It sure makes the tedious task of cleaning a cinch. $599.99,

Perfect for any meal and holiday entertaining, the Oster French Door Countertop Oven with convection heat lets you cook like a top chef. Turbo convection technology provides faster, more even cooking for optimal results and conserves energy while warming, baking, broiling, and toasting. (And it’s large enough to hold a 16″ pizza!) $99.99,

The KRUPS 2-Bottle Wine Aerator and Dispenser is a spectacular idea for the vino lover in your life. For the perfect pour, store and preserve two varieties of wine at once with this state-of-the-art wine keeper-dispenser. $499.99, Bed Bath & Beyond

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