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2021 Unique Holiday Gift Guide

Make your list and check it twice, here’s our gift guide for everyone on your list — from wine lovers and speed racers to world travelers. 

Our personalized gift guide features must-haves for everyone on your list. So, pour the eggnog — here’s what’s hot this holiday season from our preferred partners: 

FOR THE OENOPHILE | Yours Truly, Wine Curated Case and PINEA

Wine lovers will cheers to a box of rare, fine wines sourced from Italian family-owned wineries and delivered straight to their door. Yours Truly, Wine is a personalized wine collection and club curated by the exclusive importer of Italy's finest organic, small-batch wines — offering undiscovered and limited production wines you can’t find anywhere else. The Exclusive Resorts Curated Case ($585) contains 12 bottles, from mouth-watering bubbles to unique whites to luscious reds.  

If complex, aromatic reds are more their type, PINEA wines make an ideal stocking stuffer. Founders and childhood friends Vicente Pliego and Hugo T. Del Pozzo produce some of the finest Tempranillo wines in Spain’s prestigious winemaking region, Ribera del Duero. PINEA’s estate vineyards are sustainably farmed, organic, and hand-harvested, and their winemaker Isaac Fernandez uses time-honored techniques and fine oak barrels to create their award-winning wines. Exclusive Resorts Members get early access to releases of their limited-production 100% Tempranillo wines that are known to sell out fast.

Pinea is known for their fast-selling 100% Tempranillo wines
Exclusive Resorts’ preferred Italian wine importer, Yours Truly

FOR THE JET-SETTER | Paravel Luggage 

Paravel is the first 100% sustainable travel brand. Their luggage, bags, and accessories crafted with materials that stand up to every adventure while still being easy on the Earth, all made from upcycled plastic bottles, vegan leather, and more. The Aviator™ Carry-On Plus ($295) packs away 4 – 7 days of clothes and 2 – 4 pairs of shoes AND fits into the overhead compartment of most large planes—ideal for your travel partner who wants to look good while doing good. Bundle it with a personalized Packing Cube Quad ($65), a set of organizers designed to keep your luggage organized for easier packing and unpacking.

FOR THE SEAFARER | Barton & Gray Membership 

Barton & Gray Mariners Club grants its members unlimited access to a fleet of captained Hinckley Yachts from 28 locations along the East Coast and Great Lakes, including Nantucket, Greenwich, NYC, The Hamptons, Chicago, Palm Beach, and Naples. The day yachts are berthed at the finest marinas and resorts (many near Exclusive Resorts’ residences). There is no limit to the number of trips a member can take during the course of their membership. An in-house concierge team curates each outing to ensure unforgettable experiences on the water. Exclusive Resorts Members can enjoy a complimentary four hour cruise, as well as access to unique joining incentives.

FOR THE LEAD FOOT | Monticello Motor Club Membership 

Monticello Motor Club is the world’s premier motorsports playground for auto enthusiasts who want to live life without speed limits. Their private, 4.1 mile road track and clubhouse are just 90 minutes from New York City but feel a lifetime away from the traffic and hustle. Members have access to professional driving and a fleet of high-performance and luxury vehicles to test drive and whip around on the track. Exclusive Resorts Members can receive complimentary car upgrades and countless other amenities at the MMC clubhouse, plus invites to special events and Members-only weekend workshops. 

FOR THE COMMUNITY CRUISER | Moke Cruiser 

Originally conceived in Europe, the Moke classic cruiser (starting at $20,975) from the ‘60s adored among stars and socialites is now made electric and street legal. Plug it in for eight hours and you’re ready to roll for 40 miles. It’s like a golf cart, but even better — perfect for cruising to the beaches, pools, and restaurants in your community. (Psst! Exclusive Resorts Members get a complimentary black Bimini top and Bluetooth stereo with their Moke purchase.) Roll around in a branded Exclusive Resorts Moke at select Club destinations.

FOR THE TIMEKEEPER | Panerai Watch 

Giovanni Panerai opened up his watchmaker's shop on Ponte alle Grazie in Florence in 1860, which served not only as a shop and workshop but also as the city's first watchmaking school. Now, Panerai produces luxury watches that are the perfect blend of Italian design and Swiss technology, inspired by a passion for the sea. Their large crown guards and large faces make them unmistakable and a classic stand-out on any wrist. The Luminor Marina Quaranta ($7,100) has a casual yet elegant presence, with a slightly smaller stainless steel face secured with an alligator leather strap — perfect for everyday wear — while the Submersible Blu Notte ($10,700) will make a splash with SCUBA lovers. The brushed blue face stands out against a steel body, and it is water resistant to 300 meters.

FOR THE SHOWER SINGER | Sonos Sound System 

The ultimate maker of the wireless multi-room sound system, Sonos is known for their elegant yet clear and powerful speakers that easily connect to one another without any hefty installation or unsightly cords. Custom create your own sound system (two-room kits start at $398) for room-by-room enjoyment of your favorite tunes, podcasts, and audiobooks, or transform your living room into a home theater with immersive surround sound (starting at $847). Opt for two room sets (starting at $398) or a surround system (starting at $847), and grow the collection bit by bit for a music-filled home. For those on-the-go, Sonos’ portable Roam speaker ($179) makes traveling with tunes a breeze. You can now listen to the soundtrack of your vacation vibes with Sonos in select Exclusive Resorts’ residences.  

FOR THE FOODIE | Resident Dinner Party 

Bring the chef’s table to your special someone’s table for an elevated dinner party this holiday season. Resident brings world-renown and Michelin-starred chefs out of the restaurant and into your kitchen for private, intimate dining experiences in the comfort of the Club’s Park Avenue Place apartments or private homes in the New York City area. Chefs create a custom tasting menu (with wine or cocktail pairings) for up to eight guests, and personally introduces each course and its inspiration — plus all of the set-up, service, and cleanup is handled. Cuisines range from New-American to Japanese, Korean to Venezuelan and everything in between. Exclusive Members receive 15% off any Resident booking. 

Transform luxury spaces into intimate dining experiences
Elevate your next dinner party with Resident

FOR THE BEAUTY GURU | Mary Allan Skin Care

For skin that glows a bright as holiday lights, Mary Allan Skin Care's curated collection of science-backed skincare is the solution, a distillation of over two decades of Mary’s expertise in holistic anti-aging skin care. Her functional, results-driven formulations get to work immediately without any absorption delays due to masking agents — and are free of parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, and fragrances. Exclusive Resorts Members receive 20% off all of Mary Allan Skin Care's buzz-worthy merchandise, a VIP gift with purchase, and a complimentary session with their in-house estheticians to determine a personalized regimen, no matter the skin type.

FOR THE GOLF LOVER | Eden Club

The Eden Club VIP Golf Series is your opportunity to play some of the world’s most spectacular and legendary courses, many of which are rarely open to the public. Enjoy friendly competition and gourmet food, meet fellow golf enthusiasts, and play some incredible courses from The Riviera Country Club to The Old Course at St Andrews. This VIP series is an all-access pass to a golfer’s dream list of destinations at a members-only price.

FOR THE SPORTS FAN | World Cup VIP Experience

Exclusive Resorts Members have the opportunity to be in the heart of the action at the world’s most-watched sporting event: The 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Experience history being made firsthand during three powerhouse matches at the World Cup, with Category One seating at a round-16 match and two quarter-final matches, plus a special insiders' lunch. You'll also explore the surrounding desert and tour Doha, the buzzing capital of Qatar known for fine cuisine, high-end shopping, luxurious accommodations, and a rich culture. The Ritz-Carlton Doha will be your home base during your stay, where you'll discover thoughtful luxury and exclusive services at The Ritz-Carlton Club Level, complete with a dedicated concierge and access to the Club Lounge where you can mix and mingle with fellow Members.

Soccer not your recipient's style? Treat them to a Members-only week in Miami to experience the F1 races like a VIP, an epic road trip through Utah's National Parks, or a stay at the luxury dude ranch, Brush Creek — just a few curated events and experiences only for Exclusive Resorts Members.

AND THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL | Exclusive Resorts Membership 

This year, give memories and experiences — not things. The gift of travel keeps on giving, day after day and year after year. An Exclusive Resorts Membership opens up the world to you, your family, and your travel partners. Travel globally to over 75 locations, staying in luxury residences and award-winning resorts complete with personalized service from before you even plan your trip until when you’re back home. Join in on Members-only Once-in-a-Lifetime Journeys, carefully curated experiences from African safaris to Antarctic cruises, and private travel itineraries from National Park road trips to private yacht adventures.

A dedicated vacation Ambassador learns you and your travel preferences better than you know them yourself, assisting with planning and vacation suggestions you’ve never thought of before. Then your on-site Concierge handles every detail from arrival to departure, whether it’s pre-stocking groceries to reserving top restaurants and can’t-miss activities. Like any country club, you’ll pay a one-time initiation fee. Then, select the number of days you want to travel each year and pay one set rate.  

Happy gifting, and happiest of holidays!