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Wildly Expensive Valentine's Day Gifts

Fantasy Gifts
We’re in a recession, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t dream about luxury. Financial advisor Jim Trippon of puts together a list of some of the most expensive Valentine’s Day gifts every year. Check out the top ten of this year's fantasy gifts, or , if you’re lucky enough, buy some of them. »

We’re in a recession, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t dream about luxury. Financial advisor Jim Trippon of dividendgenius.com puts together a list of some of the most expensive Valentine’s Day gifts every year. Check out the top five of this year's fantasy gifts, or, if you’re lucky enough, buy some of them.


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10. Chrystalized Amphora
: $3,500 For the perfume bottle collector, this 42-ounce amphora is covered in 16,500 Swarovski stones and can be filled with your choice of Bond No. 9 scents. »
Photo: Bond No. 9

Price: $3,500

For the perfume bottle collector, this 42-ounce amphora is covered in 16,500 Swarovski stones and can be filled with your choice of Bond No. 9 scents.

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9. Ferrari Ascent Ti
: $9,650 Along with the car company's horse logo, this cell phone from Vertu also features the hand-stitched leather found in the interior of all Ferrari's. »
Photo: Vertu

Price: $9,650

Along with the car company's horse logo, this cell phone from Vertu also features the hand-stitched leather found in the interior of all Ferraris.

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8. Biometric Briefcase
: $12,000 For the person who needs to transport valuables, this high-tech briefcase from requires than the owner scan his fingerprint to open it. »
Photo: Pianki

Price: $12,000

For the person who needs to transport valuables, this high-tech briefcase from Pianki.com requires than the owner scan his fingerprint to open it.

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7. Fendi 24-Carat Gold Python Bag
: $36,000This bag, from , is a python frame bag that has been dipped in 24-carat gold. »
Photo: Fendi

Price: $36,000

This bag, from Fendi, is a python frame bag that has been dipped in 24-carat gold.

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6. Vacheron Constantin Quai de L'Ile
: up to $60,000 Each watch conatins invisible ink, likes the ones used in passports, to prevent against counterfeits. Owners can customize the watch with up to 400 combinations. »
Photo: Vacheron Constantin

Price: up to $60,000

Each watch conatins invisible ink, likes the ones used in passports, to prevent against counterfeits. Owners can customize the watch with up to 400 combinations.

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5. North Pole Dogsled Expedition
: 40,000 euros ($51,184)Designed for the ultimate adveturer, this expedition from starts out in Longyearbyen, Norway where helicopters take you to the edge of the polar ice pack. From there it’s a 14-to-18-day dog sled trip up to the North Pole. A five day training course is included. »
Photo: Polar Explorers

Price: 40,000 euros ($51,184)

Designed for the ultimate adveturer, this expedition from Polar Explorers starts out in Longyearbyen, Norway where helicopters take you to the edge of the polar ice pack. From there it’s a 14-to-18-day dog sled trip up to the North Pole. A five day training course is included.

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4. Jean Schlumberger Bracelet
: $65,000This bracelet, from is made with red enamel, 18k gold and diamonds. »
Photo: Tiffany & Co.

Price: $65,000

This bracelet, from Tiffany is made with red enamel, 18k gold and diamonds.

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3. Ruffle Cuff Bracelet
: $250,000 This Neil Lane cuff bracelet features 50-carat diamonds set in platinum. »
Photo: Neil Lane

Price: $250,000

This Neil Lane cuff bracelet features 50-carat diamonds set in platinum.

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2. Isla Bonita, Brazil
: $2.6 million For the couple looking for seclusion, set your sites on this island right off the coast of the city of Mangaratiba. Listed for sale with ., Isla Bonita has four sandy beaches, four houses and a spot to land the helicopter. »
Photo: Private Islands Inc.

Price: $2.6 million

For the couple looking for seclusion, set your sites on this island right off the coast of the city of Mangaratiba. Listed for sale with Private Islands Inc., Isla Bonita has four sandy beaches, four houses and a spot to land the helicopter.

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1. Castle Carbonana
: 12 million euros ($15.5 million)Located in Gubbio, Italy, this medieval castle is believed to date back to 400 BC. It's listed for sale by the and comes with full modern renovation plans, which include a helipad, pools and tennis courts. »»
Photo: Hurwitz-James Company

Price: 12 million euros ($15.5 million)

Located in Gubbio, Italy, this medieval castle is believed to date back to 400 BC. It's listed for sale by the Hurwitz-James Company and comes with full modern renovation plans, which include a helipad, pools and tennis courts.

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