Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Money No Object

'Tis the season of excess - and you won't get much more excessive than these 12 wallet-busting gifts

Feel like delivering a grand gesture for someone special this year? Or just had an unexpected windfall and wondering what to treat yourself to?

Well you're in luck, because we've trawled the luxury item stores to compile a Christmas list to make you laugh or weep. Possibly at the same time. God bless us all.

READ MORE: All of our Christmas gift ideas in one handy place

Below Zero Ice Driving (£1600)

If you're more about the experience than the materialism, here's the luxury gift for you: a Christmas spent driving award-winning rally Porsches over a vast frozen lake in the heart of Sweden.

Below Zero's Porsche 911s have been specially equipped to handle on the ice, and the instructors will be able to teach you all kinds of nifty tricks. Prices run from £1600 per person, per day, with one and two-day packages available.

Buy a Below Zero Ice Driving experience

LaCie Christofle Sphere (£370)

It's an external hard drive - but not as you know it. This solid silver orb has been hand cast in France, holds 1TB of data, and will look truly incredible on anyone's coffee table. It's not cheap, but having seen what it looks like we definitely want one. And so should you. 

Buy the LaCie Christofle Sphere

Sony S90 Curved 4K TV (£3500)

Sony has been ahead of the curve this year as far as its TV products go, and with the S90's beast of a screen, hi-res imagery and surround sound system, there's really no better way to relax on the sofa and watch It's A Wonderful Life for the umpteenth time.

Buy the Sony S90 Curved LED TV with 4K Resolution

EXO23 Silver Aluminum Teak for iPhone 6 (from US$150)

Is your iPhone 6 is looking a little sad now that everyone's already looking ahead to the launch of the iPhone 7? Now you can give it a timeless look with EXO23's painfully stylish aluminium-and-polished-teak case. Finished with a magnetic clamshell close, the case has both style and substance. If teak's not your thing, you can also get it in walnut. 

Buy the EXO23 Silver aluminium teak for iPhone 6 here