GIFTS FOR THE 1%
CARRADAN SKIS | $12,000-19,000 |carradanskis.com | Look, it's tough being a Master of the Universe. Reading about the potential dissolution of the Bush tax cuts, worrying if one has enough fresh Occupied blood for your morning Bloody Mary (salty!), and not having the time to keep the legs sharp from weekends on the slopes. So with that in mind, luxe-ski manufacturer Carradan created a line of $12,000 to $19,000 skis with technology (to better absorbs stress impact for weary bespoke-suited legs), metal edges frozen near absolute zero (to increase tensile strength and stability - great for those weekends spent skiing what's left of our diminishing icebergs), and wood from both earthly hemispheres (to combat warping due to temperature changes). Possible drawback: their founder is rumored to be a con man from the UK. Eh, when you're the one percent, frivolous $19,000 gambles are often made without batting an eye. In something called "the stock market."