Standards for Holiday gift giving continue to rise, seemingly regardless of social status or demographics. Gift givers scour Gift Guides hungrily, looking for products that reflect the givers taste and style as well as the recipients. These run the gamut from an ultra-luxury tech ‘toy’ to more subtle examples of craftsmanship and fine design in home decor and the delight that chromatherapy in the shower can bring to one’s physical and emotional well-being. Unusual, yes? Run-of-the-mill? Not at all.
This year we’re going beyond the traditional holiday gift guide and offering unique luxury goods and lifestyle accessories. After all, there’s only so much use for ties, scarves, gadgets and desk sets. We prefer to think big. That’s why we’ve created an outstanding list of high-end gifts for the home that can be used, appreciated and enjoyed all year round.
- Motion Pro II – CXC Simulations For the Tech Geek and Auto Enthusiast:
CXC Simulations has developed arguably the most realistic, technological advanced and highly immersive racing simulator to date. Even though this is a racing simulator, it is no video game by any means. An elite advancement in engineering and top-of-the-line virtual realism, the Motion Pro II is the only professional-grade racing simulator practical for home use. The CXC simulator’s attention to detail and workmanship is equal to that of the finest automobiles and race cars in the world. It also converts to a flight simulator.
- Serenity, Light, Sound, Rain Head – ThermaSol For the Relaxation Lover:
ThermaSol’s Serenity Light, Sound, Rain Head provides a unique combination of high-performance LED color mixes to create different ambiances as well as bright shower lighting, sound delivered via its speaker ensemble and rain spray – all in a self-contained module and is controlled by ThermaTouch. Working with most shower valves or systems on the market (not provided by ThermaSol), the ceiling mounted fixture gives users the ability to create a personal experience and environment for the ultimate in relaxation through the creative use of light, sound and falling water. ThermaTouch’s built-in Bluetooth® enables the user to pair their own Bluetooth media device so they can enjoy music anywhere in the bath space within the home’s WiFi range.
- Casa California Bath Accessories – Hardware Renaissance For the Stylish Accessorizer:
Marked by a delightful swirl in a center circle, Hardware Renaissance’s Casa California bathroom luxury goods reinterpret Spanish elegance for today’s haciendas and urban retreats by adding a fun twist to decorative bath hardware. Made from solid bronze, the collection includes towel bars, rings, toilet paper holders and robe hooks (also available in hand-forged iron.) Plus, they even make great cabinet knobs and pulls.
- Keaton Single Hole Faucet – Newport Brass For the Eco-Friendly:
The Keaton widespread faucet draws from an accentuated angular design theme. Tubular brass appears mitered at exact corners to produce precise modern style. Solid, rectangular flat plate levers fit into cylindrical posts that have been machined to exact tolerances to create the ADA compliant handles. The stylish faucet is also WaterSense labeled, which means it is about 20 percent more water-efficient than products in the same category. Yes, be daring – give a faucet for the holidays.
- Valet Hook – GINGER For the Space Saver:
Everyone can use several of these hooks. So, stuff the stocking (or actually hang the stocking) with GINGER’s latest accessory – the innovative valet hook. The valet hook lies unobtrusively dormant when not in use, taking up minimal space. However, when snapped up into action, the hook is designed to hold multiple garments for drying or hanging purposes. An industry first complete with beautiful style and purpose, the valet hook can be a tremendous asset to any bathroom, dressing area, laundry room and even exercise room.