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If you’ve ever caught any pre-Christmas TV, you’ll know that lists are a staple feature. You have the Top 100 songs of the year, Top 50 Christmas films, Top 40 Children’s Toys, Top 50 Shocking TV Moments of the year, the list goes on and on. So, we thought we would do a list too. Money doesn’t grow on (Christmas) trees, but some do go all out at Christmas which allows us to put together a list of 7 outrageously expensive Christmas decorations.
7 outrageously expensive Christmas decorations:
Now, this decoration might be the least expensive on the list – and compared to the other items on the list, it does seem a little tame – but let’s consider something for a second: this is a skirt that goes around the bottom of your tree. And it costs $1,650.
Sure, it’s hand-embroidered with gold silk thread and bedecked with Swarovski crystals, but after all that, all it does is hide the bottom part of the tree. And we’re not sure that that’s ever worth spending $1,650 on.
#6: The $3,400 Swarovski Nativity
If you’ve been on the hunt for a Christmas decoration that’s incredibly lavish and eye-wateringly expensive without losing sight of the meaning of Christmas, then look no further. This nativity scene features Jesus, Mary and Joseph all painted in gold and covered in Swarovski diamond crystals for a tasteful, outrageously expensive Christmas ornament you can bring out for three weeks of the year, every year.
This one isn’t as lavish or extravagant as the previous two purely because it was raised money for a charity that researches neuromuscular diseases. However, that doesn’t change the fact that this 4-tonne, 32-foot tree made from chocolate cost $45,000 to make, which by any standards, is a pretty outrageous amount of money and chocolate.
This bauble got quite the round of publicity when it came out back in 2009, and for good reason: it’s a completely crazy, outrageously expensive tree decoration that costs almost 4 times the average salary! Dubbed “The World’s Most Expensive Bauble”, this blingy accessory boasts an 18 carat white gold, over 1,500 diamonds and 188 rubies and is worth over £82,000.
If the bauble made your eyes water, then brace yourself, because here’s where the decorations start to get seriously pricy. This wreath, which as far as we can tell, the most expensive wreath in the world – went on sale for £2.8million.
Made from lingonberry, blueberry and other stems, it only lasted 12 days before all of the precious stones covering it — diamonds, jewels, etc… – had to be turned into a piece of jewellery. So, although the jewellery is a consolation prize, this wreath cost almost £3 million for less than two weeks! That’s £233,333 a day!
Although it may have lost out on the top spot, you can hardly call the entry in second place anything less than outrageously extravagant.
Coming in a $4.2 million, Japan’s Ginza Tanaka, a gold specialist, created this 2.4 metre Christmas tree adorned with silhouettes and images of over 50 Disney characters to celebrate the Walt Disney Japan’s 110th birthday.
And the winner is: The £7 million tree in Abu Dhabi
Brace yourself, because our ‘7 outrageously expensive Christmas decorations’ winner doesn’t just blow the Disney tree out of the water by a good couple of million, but also in other ways too: size, opulence, extravagance…
In 2010, a hotel in Abu Dhabi revealed a 43-foot Christmas tree covered in gold and silver bows and draped in expensive high-end jewellery. Some branches had necklaces, some earrings, others bracelets or other valuable items, but the entire 43 feet of the tree was head-to-toe with an outrageous amount of jewellery. However, it’s hardly surprising, considering the hotel has its own helipad and marina!
Researching the 7 most outrageously expensive Christmas decorations hasn’t just opened our eyes to unusual Christmas decorations from around the world, but it’s also got us thinking about the things we put up around our houses. What’s your most treasured Christmas decoration? A luxurious treat that you had to save up for? A tree decoration your child made? A family heirloom passed down from generation to generation? Leave us a comment or snap a picture and show us on social media!
- Author The Bamboo Team
- Posted 6 December 2018