The latest supercar from McLaren? A limited-edition Patek Philippe? This person has it all. They might seem impossible to shop for; but here at Tatler, we know how to better their lives even more. This Christmas, surprise this loved one with a present that will truly be life-changing—here are five memorable gifts for the person who thought they had everything, until now.
An underwater expedition to see the Titanic
We all know the story of the RMS Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage, but few have had the opportunity to see the wreckage for themselves, which lies about 600 kilometres south-southeast off the coast of Newfoundland, at a depth of about 3,800 metres.
For the opportunity to view this piece of history, OceanGate has built the Titan, a five-person submersible designed to dive to depths of 4,000 metres—it’s amongst the first privately-owned submersibles in the world that is capable of taking five crew members to such depths. The first manned expedition to Titanic since 2005 will happen from June 2019, and it is accepting citizen applicants to be part of the mission. Is there a more memorable gift than a deep sea expedition to such a significant site?
Dinner in a Spanish palace with a descendant of El Cid
A trip to Spain is nothing out of the ordinary, but how about a medieval adventure? First up, a private dinner with the descendant of a legendary chevalier in a castle built by the Knights Templar.
Jacada Travel offers this exclusive experience as part of its bespoke travel itineraries, which takes travellers on the path less taken to see a different side of Spain. Besides VIP access to the revered Bodegas de la Real Divisa—one of the oldest wineries in La Rioja and Europe—and its adjoining Palace of Ábalos, now a 33-room heirloom of the Royal House of Navarre, the tour can also be curated to include the best of Spain’s cities, from the ancient Moorish architecture of Seville and Granada to the dramatic coastal landscapes of Asturias.
A flight around the Moon
Ever since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk the moon in 1969, many have shared the dream of being able to explore outer space. While space exploration has been reserved for professional astronauts, it won’t be long until private citizens can book a tour through space, or in the case of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, a flight around the moon.
In September, Musk announced that the first commercial flight around the moon could be ready to launch in just five years, and Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa of e-commerce giant Zozo, along with a coterie of artists commissioned by him, will be the first passengers to fly beyond the low Earth orbit.
This year, gift your loved one with the opportunity to be amongst the first citizens to visit space, and perhaps a stay in the world's first luxury space hotel next year.
A play party at 45,000 feet
You can have everything you need, yet still have trouble keeping your Tatling occupied on a flight. Which is why aviation company VistaJet (basically Uber for private jets) has introduced the Adventures in the Sky program in partnership with children’s party creator Sharky & George for kids on its chartered flights.
These parties in the sky can be adapted for different ages and interests, or choose from the party-ready themes inspired by Alice in Wonderland and secret mission spy films, which will keep children engaged the entire journey.
The best gift for a jet-setting parent is perhaps some peace and quiet on a long-haul flight while enjoying their Nobu meal, and of course, a smile on their child’s face.
A legacy that lasts
Material gifts and experiences may pass, but a legacy lasts for more than a lifetime. Gift the person who has it all the ability to protect everything he or she cares about, with an account at Citibank International Personal Bank (IPB) Singapore, and help them prepare for the future.
With a strong international network in over 100 countries and a strategic location in cosmopolitan Singapore, Citibank IPB sets the foundation for global banking, investment and wealth management opportunities from wherever they are. A dedicated relationship manager and a team of wealth management specialists extends personalised support in trade, investment and wealth preservation—including financial market analyses and outlook reports generated specially for them on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis—so your loved ones can spend time on what matters to them.
Whether they are embarking on a Spanish adventure or diving into the deep sea, your loved ones can live every moment in the present to the fullest anywhere they go, with Citibank’s wealth management solutions. The best gift for someone who has everything is intangible—as the saying goes, it’s the thought that counts the most.