The Luxury of Giving

Unique gifts for discriminating tastes

Road Kill
It’s a cruiser truly unlike any other, particularly for the enthusiast who collects hot wheels. This open-air ride, the three-wheeled 2008 BRP Can-Am Spyder, handles like a sports vehicle as it shifts five speeds electronically or with a stick option, hits 110 miles per hour, and revs from zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds. Also includes power steering, anti-lock brakes, and traction control. Most states require a motorcycle license. Retails for $14,999. For more information, visit www.spyder.brp.com.

A Luxuriously Close Shave
Take the male grooming experience to a new level. John Allan’s Crocodile Razor is one of the handcrafted, limited edition products in his accessories collection. With detailed craftmanship and unique color and styling, this razor energizes the male morning routine. Available for $275 at www.john allans.com.

A Canadian Treasure
For connoisseurs, it’s a warm, smooth sip from the Gimli distillery off the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Featuring 50 different whiskeys aged separately in small batches with their own proprietary yeast strains, Crown Royal Cask No. 16 is processed in French oak casks that previously held cognac—all of which contribute to the whiskey’s unique appeal to the palate. Retails for about $100.

A Declaration of Independence
For history buffs, “race men,” and nostalgia lovers, log on to 1865 Co.’s Website and browse its collection of gifts that “celebrate the African American legacy.” This full-sized, aged reproduction of the Emancipation Proclamation comes in a 21×40 inch gilded wood frame. For $350 at www.1865co.com.

On Her Watch
Not for the fashionably meek, these big-face diamond chronographs are increasingly spotted on the wrists of women. The Ernst Benz Traditional Jewel 40mm is a bold, sophisticated, sporty accessory designed with a sparkly single row of 54 1.25 carat diamonds and your choice of bracelet or alligator straps available in traditional and brilliant colors for $7,300. Visit www.ernstbenz.com.

Asian Spice
La Maison Du Chocolat continues to set sumptuous standards for chocolate lovers and celebrates its 30th year in premium confections with The Pearl Collection. It’s a blend of milk and dark chocolate ganaches richly infused with spices such as anise, cardamom, and vanilla from India, Tahiti, China, and Nepal. Box of 20, $60; box of 45, $100. Visit www.lamaisonduchocolat.com.

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