Best guide: South Florida’s Most Over-the-Top Holiday Gift Guide

By Corvaya Jeffries

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

The gifts someone, somewhere is spoiling their loved ones with.

A TASTE OF THE LIFE THAT RACE CAR DRIVERS ACTUALLY LIVE

The Lykan HyperSport will be at the Palm Beach Outlets. (Contributed)

The Lykan HyperSport will be at the Palm Beach Outlets. (Contributed)

No one has to be a pro to enjoy a high performance driving course experience. With the purchase of any voucher, you’ll get one-on-one attention from experienced instructors who’ll teach you how to brake, turn-in and accelerate out of corners like the guys do in the arcade driving games.

If your friend, hubster or brother has a fast car infatuation, this is the gift for him.

Cost: $400 per car

What: High Performance Driving Experience for a full day

Where: Palm Beach International Raceway, 17047 Beeline Hwy, Jupiter, FL

Contact: 888-350-HPDE, 786-479-5509 or thehpde.com

RELATED: Other ways to have fun on wheels in Palm Beach County 


A PHOTO SHOOT THAT WOULD MAKE THE TEENAGE IN YOUR LIFE FEEL LIKE A CELEB

'Tropical Paradise' themed senior photo by Claire Anderson Photo. (Contributed by Claire Anderson)

‘Tropical Paradise’ themed senior photo by Claire Anderson Photo. (Contributed by Claire Anderson)

Claire Anderson, the woman behind the camera at Claire Anderson Photography created “Signature Session.” The photo-shoot package includes three hours of themed photography in a thoughtfully picked-out location, professional hair and makeup application, wardrobe styling and a free t-shirt.

'Palm Beacher' themed senior photo by Clair Anderson Photo. (Contributed by Claire Anderson)

‘Palm Beacher’ themed senior photo by Clair Anderson Photo. (Contributed by Claire Anderson)

After the photo shoot, Claire, who also has graphic design experience, designs a custom heirloom album of the best moments, a wall-sized canvas photo and a “Vogue” style magazine with your teen on the cover.

Babygirl will also be featured on Claire’s Instagram account, and that’s important because #followers.

Cost: Between $4,000 – $4,335

What: Photo shoot experience with Claire Anderson

Contact: Email Claire directly at hello@claireandersonphoto.com


THE BIGGEST (AND PROBABLY MOST EXPENSIVE) BURGER EVER

Burger & Beer Joint's ten pound, $125 burger. (Photo used with permission)

Burger & Beer Joint’s ten pound, $125 burger. (Photo used with permission)

Yep. It’s on the menu at Burger & Beer Joint in Delray Beach for $125. The meat patty is actually the size of a manhole cover, sandwiched in a bun that resembles a couch cushion.

The restaurant says it’s ten pounds of premium, black Angus beef, served with lettuce, tomato, onions, cheese and a pickle. Normally, groups share this burger. Just know that if one person at your table finishes it within two hours, it’s free of charge.

Cost: $125

What: Motherburger (menu item)

Where: Burger & Beer Joint, 14775 Lyons Rd, Delray Beach


VERY EXPENSIVE ART FROM A HIGH-END GALLERY

Everyday Life (2016) by Mr. Brainwash

Everyday Life (2016) by Mr. Brainwash

When we called Taglialatella galleries on Worth Ave., Mr. Taglialatella told us to consider including “art of the new generation” on the list. Everyday Life (above) proves street art is not just for the streets.

Cost: $85,000

What: Everyday Life (2016), Stencil and MixedMedia on Fiberglass Brick Wall by Mr. Brainwash (1966)

Where: Taglialatella Galleries, 313 1/2 Worth Avenue-Via Bice, Palm Beach

Contact: David D. Ginn (Gallery Director), david@djtfa.con


A WEEKEND IN MARGARITAVILLE’S PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

A stay in the Jimmy Buffett Presidential Suite is the definition of living a life of luxury. Imagine a view from your own private balconies facing the Atlantic ocean and Intracoastal Waterway and a five-course meal for up to eight people in your suite hosted by the hotel’s chef.

That’s not all, and it better not be for what you’ll be paying. You’ll also to get access to a private, poolside cabana with beer, wine and unlimited margarita pitchers. Don’t worry about bringing a bathing suit — they’ll provide one for you. Oh, and can’t forget to mention the private yacht charter along the Intracoastal Waterway, with open bar and canapes.

Cost: Starts at $22,500 per night with a two-night minimum stay.

What: “It’s a Thin Line Between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning” Suite Package

Where: Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, 1111 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL

When: New Year’s Eve

Contact: 844.562.5625


A SPA EXPERIENCE AT THE BREAKERS

The outdoor spa area for at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

The outdoor spa area for at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

For four and a half hours, one or two guests can enjoy a personal steam shower, chromotherapy tub and semi-private outdoor terrace. Full services include a body scrub, a custom massage and a facial.

Cost: $1,390 for two guests. Open to the public.

What: The Breakers Signature Spa Suite Experience

Where: One South County Road, Palm Beach

Contact: 561-659-8465

RELATED: The Breakers Palm Beach is the ultimate staycation


A $1000 CHOCOLATE DESSERT

Not kidding. At the Sugar Factory American Brasserie in Miami, you can dip Gold Chocolate Nuggets, Gold and Chocolate Truffles, Gold Dusted Gummy Bears, Chocolate Gold Studded Strawberries, Gold Leaf Chocolate Cupcakes, Gold Dusted Homemade Chocolate Bars and other yum-xurious treats into melted Dark Chocolate Truffle. Let each treat soak in your mouth as you sip a ’02 bottle of Dom Perignon and a glass of aged cognac.

Cost: $1,000

 What: Chocolate Gold (menu item); serves up to six guests

Where: Sugar Factory American Brasserie, 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach


A GLAM SET OF MINK EYELASHES

A girl is not complete without her lashes 💁🏽

A post shared by Extend Your Beauty (@eyeconic_lash_studio) on

Why? Because friends don’t let friends have short lashes. Is laying on a small bed for a few hours and getting individual eyelashes glued onto your lid every two weeks a little over the top? Absolutely. But is it worth it? Absolutely. Talk about runway ready — these babies will make you feel just as glamorous walking out of the house with lip-gloss and moisturizer as you do with a full face of makeup.

Cost: $150

What: The “Eyeconic Studios Glam Set” of mink eyelashes

Where: Eyeconic Lash Studio, 306 NE 2nd St., Suite 2, Delray Beach

Contact: Jae, 954-907-5655

Reader Comments 0

0 comments