Picture the scene: you’ve made it to the final of the World Series of Poker and you’re playing for a massive jackpot. You win $10 million – and there’s only a week to go till Christmas, so obviously you need to do your shopping! Here at Lucky Nugget, we know you’ll never have that much money to spend – but that doesn’t stop us dreaming. Check out some of the amazing things you could buy if you had more money than a small country!
The most expensive dog in the world
People can happily pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for purebred puppies. Tibetan mastiff puppies are especially expensive: they are the mostly costly dogs in the world, costing an average of $3,000 USD to buy. In 2014, a puppy sold in Zhejiang, China for an impressive $2 million.
These dogs have very plush coats, which make them expensive to groom. Their purebred heritage also means they’re prone to lots of congenital defects which will make those vet bills stack up. But the main reason they’re expensive is because of the growing demand for them. Chinese businessmen buy the dogs as status symbols: the costliest ones have “lion’s blood” and are golden brown, like the big cats.
Relax in style with your own yacht
Yachts are the ultimate mark of luxury. They’re a sign that you have more money than you know what to do with, and celebrities from all kinds of areas spend their hard-earned cash on these recreational boats. Of course, yachts cover almost as wide a range as cars do: you can get cheap ones for only a few hundred thousand dollars, while the most opulent operate on an “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it” policy.
The 2008 Benetti 120’ Romanza yacht looks like a great choice for the millionaire looking to lavish gifts on their family. It has a price tag of $8.9 million, meaning it could eat up a lot of your budget. But it’s a fantastic boat, and one of the classic expensive gifts.
Buy a flawless necklace
Diamonds are everyone’s best friend. When you’re a millionaire, you can afford even more of them. The most expensive necklaces only go up for sale rarely, as they are one-off pieces created by master jewelers with whole lifetimes of experience. Of all the expensive necklaces we’ve seen, we’re particularly enthralled by the “Mrs Winston”.
Worth a staggering $5.8 million, Jessica Alba wore this necklace at the 2013 Golden Globes Awards. There’s 187.5 carats of white diamonds set into this cascading necklace. Many of them are pear-shaped, giving the illusion of water droplets cascading down from the band. While it’s not currently on the market, this necklace would make a fantastic gift for your mother, sister, partner, or even yourself! Who could say no to this many diamonds?
Shoes for every season for only $5,000
It is a fact that you can never have too many shoes. No matter your gender, style preferences or shoe size, you can’t just wear the same pair of shoes every day forever. The shoes you wear to work on a rainy day, after all, aren’t the ones you can wear to a summer wedding.
Loeffler Randall have a fantastic gift program, offering a new pair of feminine shoes per season or month. Order a year’s worth of shoes for your shoe-loving friend or family member, and watch their shoe collection get even bigger.
No matter what you’re going to buy your friends and family this Christmas, you don’t need to spend millions to show them how much you care. What would you buy your friends with millions of dollars?