As you read this, Americans are in the process of buying $602 billion worth of presents. And thanks to the Web (where $82 billion of that money will be spent) “gift” can mean nearly anything these days. If money’s no object and taste is relative, ’tis truly the season for the most ridiculous items imaginable.
And just in case you can’t imagine, fear not: We did.
Tired of going hunting but having no place to get a real shot? The Home Depot is selling a portable bar in full camouflage for just $214. Why hand $300 to Apple for a plain-old iPhone when you can get a diamond-studded, 24-carat gold one ($8.1 million) from U.K. designer Stuart Hughes? And now that the credit card’s out, you might as well take a $78 million plunge by commissioning a personal submersible custom built by U.S. Submarines.
Speaking of personal, Dr. Gregory Buford’s holiday Mommy Makeover ($10K-$30K) includes a tummy tuck, lipo and a breast lift. “Traditional gifts come and go,” the doc told us, “but the benefits of plastic surgery last far beyond the holiday season.”
Well, regardless of how long they’ll last, here are the rest of our picks for the most eccentric, colorful and ludicrous gifts for 2013.