#UK The unofficial Goldman Sachs holiday gift guide for 2015

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Cobalt_48It’s that time of year again — when children everywhere discover that Santa Claus loves rich kids more.

This year, the Neiman Marcus “fantasy gifts” list features a Ford Mustang, apparently for all the big lotto scratch-off winners out there. And Gwyneth Paltrow’s “ridiculous but awesome” gift guide includes a nightstand condom dispenser and a $244 toothpaste squeezer. Gross.

It shouldn’t be that hard to find the perfect gift, even for the man who has everything. Since we had some success with our timeless gift ideas in previous years (2013 and 2014), here’s the 2015 edition of the @GSElevator Holiday Gift guide.

John LeFevre is the creator of @GSElevator on Twitter and the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals.”

He thinks he’s James Bond

The Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie ($750,000) is a fighter jet-inspired private plane, with a 320-degree view and enough room for four passengers and their golf bags. It’s also the fastest piston aircraft on the market. Since the plane won’t deliver in time for the holidays, Bonham’s is having a motorcar auction on December 6 that includes a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 ($600,000) and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz SL Gullwing Coupé ($1,500,000).

He loves nature but doesn’t get out much

A bonsai tree is a work of art, sometimes hundreds of years in the making. The delicate balance of managing air, water, sun, temperature, nutrients, and pruning is both rewarding and therapeutic. Raise the stakes with this 200-year-old Elm Bonsai in Zisha Pot ($28,000). Make sure you also throw in this beautiful Japanese bonsai tool kit ($75).

He talks about being charitable

Most guys would never think to buy themselves a silk, beech wood, and lacquered maple umbrella. The best way I know to acquire a fancy umbrella is to bring a cheap one to church and then upgrade on the way out. But it can be a great and practical fashion accessory. With this gorgeous Mr Stanford umbrella ($225), 70% of the retail price will be donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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