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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift List/Top Financial Advisor Gives His 2011 Gift Recommendations
(Houston, TX/January 31, 2011) Whether Americans like to admit it or not, we all have a bit of the hopeless romantic in our hearts. With love in the air, Americans find it irresistible to flaunt their affection. Jim Trippon, CPA and one of America’s foremost authorities on the money habits of self-made millionaires, has released his ultimate Valentine’s Day gift list to astonish your significant other this holiday season.
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans are expected to spend an astounding $15.7 billion this Valentine’s Day compared to $14.1 billion in 2010. This year retailers are not only focused on gifts for the loving couples but also gifts for co-workers, friends and even our furry little companions. The one fact has remains the same is men are still targeted to spend more this holiday season. That’s right ladies, NRF estimates that men will spend twice as much a women on those special little items for their loved ones.
Overall, consumers are ready to spend 11% more this year, and for those of you who are looking to go above and beyond Jim Trippon has created an unbelievable list.
“Each year it seems that Americans top themselves in spending for Valentine’s Day”, says Trippon, “I think people should focus less on how much they are spending and more on the quality of the gift. Find something to enjoy together!”
Here is Trippon’s Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift List for 2011
Streets of Monaco – $1.1 billion
The Streets of Monaco yacht is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo. This 500-foot yacht will feature a go-kart track on deck inspired by the Monaco Grand Prix, as well as reproductions of the Hotel de Paris, La Rascasse and the Loews Hotel. It’s being designed by Yacht Island Design of Derbyshire County in England and will accommodate 16 guests and 70 crewmembers.
Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Cover – $8 million
Hughes has recreated the antenna band that wraps around the sides of the iPhone 4, as well as the backplate, using rose gold. The band is decorated with 100 carats of flawless diamonds, and the Apple logo is formed with fifty-three more diamonds. The home button is the star with it’s rare 7.4-carat pink diamond. The phone comes in an imperial pink 7-kilogram chest cut from a single block of granite and lined with nubuck top-grain leather. It also comes with an 8-carat flawless diamond that can be used in place of the pink one.
Baldacchino Supreme – $5.5 million
Lacquered, patinated and sponge batted bed and canopy, curved and 107 kg of solid 24ct along with small decorative applications in gold leaf detail, headboard in capitonnè. Structure is all in chestnut wood and curving (100% handmade) are ash wood. Fabric is Italian silk and cotton with no burn certification. Headboard can be customized with diamonds or other different stone that customer can wish.
The Twin Beach Island – $2.5 million
The island is a uniquely-shaped 216 acres is located in Palawan Province. Immaculate stretches of white sand beach, pristine blue water and a gorgeous mountain rainforest create the ultimate tropical paradise on this large Philippine island. The crystal-clear water is perfect for sailing, scuba diving and observing the stunning natural environment that makes Palawan a haven for eco-tourists and anyone appreciative of the region’s unspoiled beauty. Readily available fresh water and cell phone signals give an element of liveability to this pristine Eden.
Tiffany Legacy Necklace – $845,000
Tiffany Legacy® designs feature cushion-shaped modified brilliant diamonds that are exclusive to Tiffany. Necklace in platinum with Tiffany Legacy®, square and round brilliant diamonds. 19″ long. Legacy-cut diamonds, carat total weight 19.06; round brilliant diamonds, carat total weight 7.16; square diamonds, carat total weight 1.82.
Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck – $275,000 per bottle
This hundred year old bottle of Champagne from the Heidsieck vineyard in Champagne took over eighty years to reach its destination. Shipped to the Russian Imperial family in 1916, a shipwreck off the coast of Finland caused this champagne to be lost at sea until divers discovered over 200 bottles in 1997. They are now being sold to wealthy guests at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow.
Patek Philippe Men’s Calatrava – $66,200
Reminiscent of Patek Philippe’s iconic 1940′s and 1950′s chronographs, this 18k yellow gold, 39 mm. case houses a brand new movement, caliber CH 29 – 535 PS. The classic column wheel chronograph movement is created entirely in-house and bears the Patek Philippe Seal. A rare, pulsometric scale (stop the chronograph after 15 pulses and you can immediately read the pulse rate) is featured on the silvery opaline dial alongside a central chronograph hand and a 30- minute elapsed time counter. A sapphire crystal caseback and fold over clasp completes this traditional timepiece.
Tibaldi Da Vinci Code Limited Edition 18ct Gold Rollerball Pen – $34,000
The Da Vinci Code Limited Edition 18k Solid Gold Rollerball Pen by TIBALDI is an opulent, precious work of art, whose mechanical reliability and precision reflect that of luxurious timepieces. Brimming with intrigue, it is adorned with high precision engravings of Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Vetruvian Man, multiple locations from the movie and a series of cryptic codes and symbols including a five pointed star, phi and fleur de lis. Deciphering the letters and symbols, which decorate the pen’s cap, reveals the words which, in the story, enable the cryptex to be opened.
MarieBelle New York’s Chocolate Picnic Steamer Trunk – $15,000
Are you ready to go below just the regular box of chocolates. This 8-drawer chocolate trunk includes four pounds of chocolate bark, 400 pieces of our famous ganache, four tins of a variety of our signature hot chocolate and two full place settings of MarieBelle china.
Yozu Mammoth Ivory & Two Rows Diamonds Cufflinks – $9,195
In 2004 the Robb Report awarded Atelier Yozu the distinction of best of the best Cufflinks manufacturer for the atelier’s very first cuff link collection. Handmade with gold, precious gemstones, and exotic materials, these are some of the finest luxury cufflinks available in the world. The cufflinks feature 18K Yellow Gold, Mammoth Ivory, 60 Round Diamonds 0.01 cts. – Total Weight 0.60 cts.
Trippon believes that people stay in love when they take the time to become educated about money together. “Get real and deal with your budget”, says Trippon, “Be honest with each other about your money habits and come up with a plan to spend it as a couple. It will improve your love life!”
Jim Trippon is the author of the Amazon best-seller, How Millionaires Stay Rich Forever: Retirement Planning Secrets of Millionaires and How They Can Work For You.
For further information or to schedule an interview with Jim Trippon, contact Kelley Damiani at 713-661-1040 or email@example.com.
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