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.


Luxury jewellry maker Shawish has designed a collection of USB sticks far and beyond the usual market. Instead, the "Magic Mushroom" collection are all embellished with gemstones including diamonds, rubies and sapphires. 

Each USB key can hold up to 32GB of data. 

Some of the available mushrooms in the collection include a 9.18 carat diamond-studded USB stick, a ruby-studded mushroom weighing in at 11.34 carats, and a sapphire-inlaid version coming in at 11.34 carats. A magic mushroom coated in white gold and diamonds will set you back $36,900, rubies will cost you $24,400, and one studded with sapphires and white diamonds can be bought for $16,500.

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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