By Tyler R. Morrissey
Time is running out to cross off everyone on your gift list as you finish your holiday shopping. We all have that one person who might be harder to shop for than others. If that’s the case, then you’ll want to check out some of the top luxury gifts to keep an eye out for this holiday season.
For the Fitness Enthusiast
In addition to spreading holiday cheer, this time of the year is well-known for getting back in shape or embarking on a new fitness regimen. According to USA Today, one of the hottest fitness gifts of 2018 is the Peloton spin bike. Bring the energy of a live spin class to your own home with this unique take on a home gym. Peloton is a cycling bike that’s equipped with a tablet computer that allows the user to take live spin classes from Peloton’s New York City studio. World class instructors walk the rider through techniques as if they are taking a spin class in a gym or studio. If you miss a live class, there are thousands of on demand rides that can be taken at any time.
For the Travel Lover
Sometimes the best gifts don’t come wrapped up in a box or gift bag. A lavish trip or vacation might be one of the most memorable gifts you can give someone this year. Forbes takes a look at some of the top luxury getaways that will leave you feeling merry and bright all year long. Off of the coast of Sri Lanka resides the Kuda Hithi Island, home to Coco Privé. For $45,000 a night, this private island features a spectacular resort, as well as five guest villas. In the past, Coco Privé has been a popular destination for celebrities, billionaires, as well as royalty. In addition to a 40 meter pool, private wine cellar and a personal chef, the island offers a party experience for you and your guests that is typically held over the course of three days.
For the Golfer
This year’s golf season may be behind us, but it’s never too early to start working on your game for the spring. There are tons of products on the market that are designed to take strokes off of your game and the PGA Tour has rounded up some of the top gifts to consider before hitting the links. Since the weather is less than ideal for golf in the winter, bring the game inside with a Full Swing Pro Series Golf Simulator. Golf legends like Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day have all used this simulator in their homes to improve their game and now you can too. The simulator will run you around $35,000 and includes an ION2 Camera and infrared tracking to help you with your swing and overall performance. If you are looking for something that can improve your game and also fit in your golf bag, consider a Garmin Approach Z80 Range Finder. For $600, Garmin’s latest range finder uses GPS technology to measure your shot within 10 inches of the flag up to 350 yards.
For the Chef
Who doesn’t love home cooked meals during the holidays? Show your chef in the family how much you care with some luxury cooking tools that can be used for the years to come. Le Creuset is a household name when it comes to Dutch ovens and cast iron pots, but according to USA Today there’s another brand making waves in the kitchen. Staub cookware was named the newspaper’s best cookware overall and was even recently used at actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s wedding. For $324.95 you can find a 5.5 quart, cast iron Staub pot on Amazon, which is handy for those last minute shoppers. For the baker on your list one of the most traditional and popular kitchen gadgets is an American classic. The Kitchen Aid’s Artisan Stand Mixer continues to be a top seller this holiday season. With a variety of colors available, the trusty mixer will fit with any kitchen design or motif.