‘Tis the season of gift-giving and not to be outdone by Gwyneth Paltrow here are the must-haves for every hard to shop for loved one in your life. At the top of everyone’s list is an incredibly life-like hippopotamus couch.
While the $95,000 price tag might sound steep, artist Máximo Riera spends over 400 hours to handcraft each piece in homage “to the animal ancient cultures revered for its intrepidity, tenacity, and bravery.” Also available are “The Toad Sofa” and the “The Walrus Chair” among other life-size animal furnishings.
Now if suspiciously testicular-shaped furniture is not your recipient’s style, maybe one of these six items will be a better fit.
For The Astrophile
With only 150 copies, these large scale aluminum diptych panels are a total steal for anyone who has ever dreamed of seeing our home from the Command Module. On the cusp of his nineties, who knows how many more signing opportunities we have with Mr. Aldrin, making this a true investment piece.
For The Grillmaster
This smoker is designed to put those pork ribs back where nature intended, inside the animal, but subsequently inside every BBQ lover’s tummy. At an affordable price, it might make us question the craftsmanship and quality, but we all know Uncle Derwin has low standards anyway.
For The Aesthete
Cellular Cream Platinum Rare by La Prairie – $1245
For The Jetsetter
Dolce Box Bag from Dolce & Gabbana – $8,495
For The Zoophilist
Savannah Cat – $5000 – $18000
For The Cosmopolitan
A Getaway to Casa Malca in Tulum, Mexico – $1500+
While it might not have worked out for the Fyre Festival, a former estate of Pablo Escobar’s is now accepting reservations as a boutique art hotel. Guests can enjoy plush king-size beds, gourmet cuisine, a gallery experience curated by New York art dealer and resort owner, Leo Malca, all with jungle paradise views. Suites range from $500-$850 a night, meaning you can splurge on your friend that needs to get away from the hustle and bustle for a bit.
With all the stress that comes with the holiday season, we hope you can find the right gift for everyone on your list whether it is a luxurious sofa, a new companion, or a relaxing rain forest vacation.
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