Christmas gifts you want but can't have [Gift Guide 2012]

Summary:There's plenty of tempting gifts ideas out there for Christmas, but a fair few of them would try the most liberal budgets.


Dutch firm Coverbee's Diamond laptop sleeve, for the most ostentatious among us, will certainly cost you more than what you fill it with.

Encrusted with 8,800 VS-grade round-cut diamonds and lined with black sable fur from Siberia to stop a latop from being scratched at the open, the diamond laptop sleeve's fur has been farmed from an animal which "died of natural causes".

Peter van Soldt, CEO of CoverBee, said:

"We are a little crazy here, but only thanks to this attitude we can design brilliant products. History has proven that the more extravagant and crazy the product is, the more likely it is that there will be someone out there who appreciates it and will want to buy it. Besides... accessories have always been popular across all cultures and ages, and so has fine jewellery."

The laptop sleeve costs $11,000,000.

Topics: Tech Industry


Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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