What might sound like a fashionista fantasy is actually reality. Luxury online retailer Net-a-Porter recently announced a shoe subscription service that ships members a pair of brand-new designer shoes of their choosing every month for a full year. Members also get one-on-one styling advice from the retailer’s fashion advisors, the chance to pre-reserve their favorite styles and express shipping.
Cost: $10,000 for 12 months of designer-shoe deliveries.
Find out more at http://www.net-a-porter.com/
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The wine-lover in your family may love you a bit more if you get him or her a membership to one of Taylor and Norton Wine Merchants’ wine clubs. While the Sonoma, Calif.-based company offers a number of options, its high-priced “Limited Reserve Room Club” sends members two bottles a month of some of the best and rarest wines from across the globe. And don’t worry about the weather – the company understands that shipping wine in hot weather can affect the wine’s taste, so they’ll hold off on your delivery until they’re sure they can get it to you in the best conditions, said Tom Ledwith, a sales associate at the company.
Cost: $2,388 a year for a shipment of one red and one white each month; $3,000 a year for a shipment of two reds each month.**
**Note: The prices listed are for the most expensive packages. Lower-priced options are available.
Find out more at http://www.taylorandnorton.com/
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For those whose New Year’s resolutions are to eat better and get healthy, a year of fresh fruit might be the perfect gift. Harry & David’s Fruit-of-the-Month Club®, delivers two to six pounds of fresh fruit to members once a month, all year long. From Royal Riviera Pears in February to Oregold Peaches in August to Honeycrisp Apples in November, the seasonal assortment is sure to please your favorite health-food junkie.
Cost: $379 for a year of fresh fruit; $399 for a year of fresh organic fruit. **
**Note: The prices listed represent the most expensive packages. Lower-priced options are available.
Find out more at http://www.harryanddavid.com/
Photo courtesy of Harry and David.
For those who would pass up a sleigh ride to ride in a brand-new Ferrari, a gift certificate to Gotham Dream Cars is the perfect present. The company, which operates out of New York and Miami, offers car-lovers the chance to ride in Bentleys, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and more.
Gotham’s DreamShare Membership Club – the priciest of its packages – grants members blocks of points that can be used to rent any of their fancy cars at any time.
Cost: $18,000 to $49,000 for 24 to 180 days on the road in an exotic car.
**Note: The prices listed represent the most expensive package. Lower-priced options are available.
Find out more at http://www.gothamdreamcars.com/
Photo courtesy of Daniel Coyle for Gotham Dream Cars.
There’s something both naughty and nice about Panty by Post, a Canadian company that sends customers one pair of underwear a month all year long. Each panty comes wrapped in fancy tissue with a handwritten card, and can be sent to a woman or man anywhere around the globe. And, while the main age demographic is the 25-59 group, Panty by Post owner Natalie Grunberg says one of the company’s two-year customers is a 71-year-old.
Cost: $198 to $240 for 12 panty deliveries a year. **
**Note: The price listed represent the most expensive package. Lower-priced options are available.
Find out more at http://pantybypost.com/
Photo courtesy of Panty by Post.
The most expensive magazine subscription on the block is Wilmott Magazine, which caters mainly to those in the world of finance and investing. The magazine, which comes out every two months and has a square, modern-looking design, appeals to those looking for technical insight and commentary, as well as humor.
Cost: $325 for a year-long subscription.
Find out more at http://www.wilmott.com/magazine.cfm
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If you’ve got cash to burn and a heart full of holiday spirit, there are a number of year-round services available that can make the “12 Days of Christmas” last for 12 months. Here are six extravagant gifts that keep on giving -- at least until the membership runs out. By Lauren Covello