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to ask what do you get for Christmas if you are rich?

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ssd Wed 29-Nov-17 17:44:07

if you are genuinely rich, what do you ask for and what do you get your other half, or your kids?

I'm interested cos we went on holiday this year and seen some enormous superyachts and I just wonder, what do those types of people get their kids or each other for Christmas?

Its not a problem I'll ever have.

And of course I'm jealous, but I'm more nosey than anything else.

Leeds2 Wed 29-Nov-17 17:45:44

I have no idea, but I imagine jewellery features very highly in the gifts!

LunasSpectreSpecs Wed 29-Nov-17 17:48:40

Probably not as much as you'd think. The Royal Family are traditionally very frugal when it comes to gift giving.

babyturtles Wed 29-Nov-17 17:50:11

Wasn't there some fantasist on here that said she was giving several DC a small island... or some shite?

ICanNeverThinkOfAGoodUsrname Wed 29-Nov-17 17:53:41

I have a good friend who is very wealthy, she and her partner actually do have a boat and a helicopter, for example, surprisingly they really don't go crazy in terms of the number of gifts they give each-other but tend to give one sentimental present each.

I think last year she got a necklace (probably expensive but not overly flashy) and she bought him a leather holdall which was embossed with initials (probably expensive but not immediately evident).

Aroundtheworldandback Wed 29-Nov-17 17:53:50

I would imagine they don’t go too crazy at xmas, more like milestone birthdays 18, 21..

Allabitmuchisntit Wed 29-Nov-17 17:55:33

Several of those massive toblerones if they've got any sense.

And a yacht.

ICanNeverThinkOfAGoodUsrname Wed 29-Nov-17 17:56:46

My friend prefers to splash the cash at Christmas by holding a big dinner party for friends and family instead as she gets more joy from that. I think it's a nicer idea too as it doesn't leave people feeling they need to spend a fortune on her and her partner to reciprocate.

user1493242132 Wed 29-Nov-17 18:02:34

We don’t own a super yacht but just a little one. I usually get designer stuff (shoes/ handbags and clothes) don’t care much about jewellery

WashingMatilda Wed 29-Nov-17 18:06:00

We don’t own a super yacht but just a little one
hmm

ReinettePompadour Wed 29-Nov-17 18:09:17

I have a stinking rich aunt/uncle/cousins. They buy Christmas jumpers and socks because they don't need anything. They always get us fortnum and mason hampers, the really expensive ones and I always buy them a posh Aldi Christmas cake. grin

SnowyPolarBear Wed 29-Nov-17 18:09:35

I'll be buying my OH a diamond-encrusted watch, a yacht, a Hampshire mansion, a sixth property in the South of France and a Terry's chocolate orange.

nibora Wed 29-Nov-17 18:10:18

Why the confused Matilda. The poster was answering the question.

spreadinggirth Wed 29-Nov-17 18:12:09

The really wealthy folk I know don't go overboard at Christmas. A cashmere sweater, posh wellies or Kitchenaid type gifts.

But it's cars for 18th birthdays, significant jewellery for 40th birthdays and amazing holidays for special wedding anniversaries.

brasty Wed 29-Nov-17 18:12:50

Financial Times used to do a supplement every so often on gift ideas for the super rich. Yachts, watches, jewellery, Bentleys, amazing experience days.

StayAChild Wed 29-Nov-17 18:16:12

SnowyPolarBear Don't forget chocolate oranges have doubled in price this year! Watch out for BOGOFs. grin

BrieAndChilli Wed 29-Nov-17 18:17:17

The same sort of things as ‘normal’ people give just much more expensive versions.
Eg Last year MIL wanted some £8 primary jeans. Super rich would probably give some £10,000 designer ones
MIl got DH a watch one year cost less than £100, super rich would give a diamond encrusted rolex

StayAChild Wed 29-Nov-17 18:17:57

I think they'll buy the same type of things as the rest of us, just the luxury versions.

badfrodo Wed 29-Nov-17 18:21:38

I worked with lots of very high income families and they seem to buy quite big things for kids - tech, sports equipment etc but they seemed to buy very little for each - just a book or pair of boots or a jumper.

MrsHathaway Wed 29-Nov-17 18:21:51

The rich people I know give token gifts - they can afford to buy iPads or clothes whenever, so it's more like nice chocolates, cashmere gloves, that kind of thing. Yy to expensive meals out or hotel stays for visiting, though.

At the risk of being labelled a snob, I suspect the "helicopter for Christmas" crowd would be those who are not used to having lots of money.

Discotits Wed 29-Nov-17 18:21:53

If I was super rich I’d ask for some proper Art Deco earings.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 29-Nov-17 18:23:38

Coke and hookers

brasty Wed 29-Nov-17 18:25:02

I would ask for an understated by elegant necklace that was very expensive.

brasty Wed 29-Nov-17 18:27:18

Personal shopper for the super rick talks about this subject here.

www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/12/christmas-shopping-rich-and-famous

LazySusan11 Wed 29-Nov-17 18:28:52

I worked for a very wealthy family and was very surprised to be given a cashmere and silk Hermès shawl. Lovely gift and it's still beautiful after many years.

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