Launched in 1978 for the world’s rich, the Robb Report is based in Malibu and describes itself as ”the essential luxury resource for connoisseurs seeking the very best that life has to offer”.
Each year the magazine reveals its ultimate gift list – showcasing the presents only the world’s richest people could afford. Here’s 2010’s full list:
Aquos Yachts Northeast Passage Adventure: £28 million (includes) Three-week, 10-person charter trip over the Northeast Passage with the Star Fish yacht thrown in at the end.
Backyard Theme Park: £12.8 million, plus annual upkeep A custom-built backyard theme park with a full-size steel roller coaster, a virtual-reality robo-coaster, a rotating hammer swing, a children’s wooden coaster, a carousel, and other attractions.
Leviev Red Diamonds: Starting at £9.6 million, A collection of 13 natural red diamonds, among the rarest gems in the world, and two elaborate rings, each featuring one of the red diamonds and almost 15 carats of exceptional quality white diamonds.
Bugatti Package: Starting at £6.2 million
2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Corsica Four-Place Open Tourer, Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport watch, OriginTimes Big Block Winder
Ultimate Aerial Dogfight: £1.6 million (including the Aero fighter jet)
Big Cat Rescue Project: £1.12 million
Co-sponsor and participation in the Big Cats Flyover, a three-month mission to help save lions from extinction, led by National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert. All-expense-paid travel (via private plane and helicopter) for two for all or part of the mission through 11 African countries with the Jouberts and other wildlife experts.
One-of-a-kind Deep Flight Submarine: £1 million
Macallan & Lalique Whiskies and Decanters: £960,000
Gold Chalice from the 17th-century Santa Margarita shipwreck: £830,000
Winemaking Experience with Michael Mondavi: £640,000 An unprecedented opportunity to create 200 cases of first-growth-quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from vine to bottle in collaboration with the legendary Michael Mondavi family.
Van Cleef & Arpels His & Hers Watches: £592,000 His and hers one-of-a-kind Van Cleef & Arpels watches designed to tell the story of the couple’s romance.
A 12kg chunk of the Willamette meteorite: £576,000
Picture credit: Darryl Pitt/Macovich
New and Vintage Porsche: £429,000
1958 Porsche 356 1600 Normal Speedster and a 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster
Walk in the Footsteps of a PGA Pro: £381,000 VIP access to all four 2011 majors golf tournaments for the recipient and three guests, including first-class airfare and accommodations. A round of golf with Gary Player at a TPC course of the recipient’s choice.
Ultimate Vegas Getaway: £320,000
One-of-a-kind Montblanc Writing Instrument: £176,000
Oscar Wilde Poker Table: £168,000
2,000-year-old Egyptian Mummy: £100,000
Charlie Palmer Dining Experience: £96,000 A vineyard-to-table trip for two-created and led by chef Charlie Palmer- that begins in California’s Sonoma wine country and ends in two New York temples of haute cuisine.
Alfred Dunhill Wardrobe: Starting at £96,000, depending upon the choice of fabrics and complexity of the bespoke orders.
Lamill Coffee Connoisseur Package: £95,000