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10 Extravagant Souvenirs That Make Great Holiday Gifts

10 Extravagant Souvenirs

10 Extravagant Souvenirs

From art to gourmet goodies, these over-the-top tokens of your trip will wow anyone on your list.

Perusing local shops for souvenirs-those perfect items that offer a taste of your trip for the people back home-is often one of our favorite parts of traveling. And, with the holidays fast approaching, we found ten items from around the world that make wonderful, albeit extravagant, gifts for anyone on your list. (Don't worry, even if you can't make it to Paris or L.A. before year's end, we've included links so you can order any of these from home.)


Left: Living in the Bubble, LA LA Land. Photo of downtown Los Angeles printed on acrylic. 11.75" diameter. Available from artist Felipe Dupouy. $9,000

Right: Parmigiani Fleurier x André Montre "Tonda 1950 Edition Spéciale Colette." Available at Colette, Paris. Approximately $21,850



Left: Berlin Premium Gin. Limited edition of 500, bottled in porcelain with 24k gold writing. Available at KaDaWe, Berlin. Approximately $530

Right: Gold Chocolate Box with Antique Gold Coin. Eight Swiss chocolates adorned with 24k edible gold and an antique coin from the Swiss Central Bank. Available from deLafée of Switzerland. Approximately $300.



Left: Metallic Bite Dragon Apple Sculpture. Hand-painted porcelain from Chinese artist Li Lihong. Available at Lane Crawford, Hong Kong. Approximately $750

Right: Hand-Beaded Cow Skull. Authentic Huichol Indian folk art piece by artist Jesus Jimenez de la Cruz. Available at Peyote People Gallery, Puerto Vallarta. $639


Left: Cobos Malbec Magnum 2012. From Viña Cobos, Mendoza, Argentina. Approximately $580

Right: Benedict, the 36" Harrod's 2015 30th Anniversary Christmas Bear. Available at Harrod's, London. Approximately $600


Left: Grande Domaine Kona Coffee. 5 lb. whole bean. Available at Koa Coffee Plantation, Hawaii. $199

Right: Guggenheim Museum, Installation in Progress, October 1, 2004. Limited edition inkjet print by artist Matthew Pillsbury. Available at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. $1,500

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