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Published on December 17th, 2013 | by GreatGets

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Ten Unique & Extraordinary Holiday Gifts

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We are so excited to introduce you to to our newest recipient of the GreatGets.com coveted Dare to be Great Award, a company that mirrors our philosophy on a grand scale.  Rather than paraphrase their extraordinary mission, we offer you their words directly …

At IfOnly, we believe that true luxury is not another bauble or thing, but rather the extraordinary experiences we remember and share. We believe that seizing the moment can transform the world within us, and around us. We believe we can ignite inspiration by connecting individuals with luminaries at the top of their fields. We believe in helping others, so every item sold helps a charity or cause. We believe in transforming “if only” into reality.

We spent much of this evening perusing their amazing experiential offerings but since Christmas is closing in quickly, we will save some of the really extravagant experiences for another time and instead focus on IfOnly’s holiday gift offerings.

Constellation Caramel Collection

Best Holiday Gifts - Constellation Caramel Collection
Cost: $100
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation

Indulge in these specially crafted artisanal caramels from twelve of IfOnly’s Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning chefs including Michael Mina, Gary Danko, Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park and David Kinch of Manresa Restaurant. Enjoy the complex flavors crafted by these culinary legends such as Maldon Sea Salt with Vanilla Bean, Brown Butter Bourbon, and a fusion of Pomegranate Molasses, Urfa Chile and Dehydrated Black Olive. You will not want to miss these unique limited edition caramels this holiday season.

The Recipe of the Month Collection

Best Holiday Gifts - Recipe of the Month Collection
Cost: $125
Benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

IfOnly has curated an exclusive collection of 25 recipes by their roster of star chefs to make the ultimate gift for your favorite home cook. In the first month, your loved one will receive an elegant polished lacquered recipe box, a hand signed recipe from Michael Mina and two additional recipes from chefs Gary Danko and Jonathan Waxman. Each subsequent month, they will mail two seasonal recipes from our exceptional list of chefs to complete the collection. A truly unique gift, sure to put a smile on their face.

Music Memoriabilia

Best Holiday Gifts - Music Memorabilia
Costs Vary
Benefiting Various Foundations

In this category there are fourteen different experiences from which to choose including Stephen Jenkins or Chris Cornell hand signed guitar picks for just $35.00 all the way to a Soundgarden Hand-Signed Gibson Guitar for $3000.  Each experience benefits a different foundation

The Ultimate Pantry Basket

Best Holiday Gifts - Ultimate Pantry Basket
Cost: $225
Benefiting the San Francisco and Marin County Food Banks

Delight in a carefully-selected pantry basket from Salumeria, Chef McNaughton’s artisan deli and larder. All the items—from house-made salumis to artfully-crafted olive oils, vinegars, salts, and more—will come with a note from Thomas explaining why he uses them in his own award-winning restaurants. It’s a foodie’s dream basket.

Personalized Gingerbread House

Best Holiday Gifts -Gingerbread Home Reproduction
Cost: $225
Benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Gingerbread Reproduction of Your HomeCelebrate the holidays with a whimsical and festive custom-built gingerbread house modeled after your own home or design. IfOnly’s master baker will construct a fanciful, stylized and fully edible gingerbread house based on your provided images. Available in two sizes, this elegant and delightful treat will impress viewers of all ages and take center stage at your next holiday gathering.

Rajat Parr’s What I’m Drinking Right Now 

Best Holida gift -What I'm Drinking Right Now
Cost:$175
Benefiting Meals on Wheels of San Francisco

Can’t decide what to drink? Let Rajat Parr share a few of his favorites. Your wines will arrive in a beautiful tote bag complete with sommelier notes for each bottle. Share this collection of red, white and rosé wines with friends or create a multi-course meal to highlight Rajat’s selections.

Custom Harley Davidson FXR

Best Holiday Gift - Harley Davidson Signed
Cost: $35,000
Benefiting the Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation

Custom Harley Davidson FXRSoundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has lovingly cared for this beautiful one-of-a-kind motorcycle. This completely customized 1994 Harley Davidson FXR was made exclusively for Chris and has a custom paint job that includes Soundgarden’s “Badmotorfinger” logo on the gas tank. To top it off, you will receive tickets to an upcoming Soundgarden or Chris Cornell solo show and meet the rock icon backstage. Share stories with Chris about your love for both music and motorcycles in this truly unbelievable experience.

Autographed Books

Best Holiday Gift - Autographed Books
Costs Vary
Benefiting Various Foundations

Personalized and hand signed books benefiting various foundations and ranging in price from $100.00 – $200.00

Game Worn & Hand Signed Kobe Bryant Shoes

Best Holiday Gifts - Kobe Bryant Worn & Signed Shoes
Cost: $8,000
Benefiting Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation

Kobe Bryant’s shoes are almost as iconic as the man himself.  On February 9th, 2012, this pair of Nike Zoom VIIs helped Kobe scorch the Boston Celtics for 27 points as the Lakers won in overtime 88-87. After the game, Kobe signed the right shoe and dated the left, as verified by the included certificate of authenticity. The shoes are beautifully designed with subtle purple and golden highlights and bear obvious indications that they are game-worn apparel. This one-of-a-kind offering gives you a chance to literally step into the shoes of one of the greatest to ever play the game.

 Personalized & Handwritten Greeting Card from Iconic Bollywood Legend

Best Holiday Gift - Handwritten Greeting Card Bollywood Legend
Cost: $500.00
Benefiting Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust

Delight a friend or family member with a personalized greeting card from Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan that benefits his charity, the HRB Memorial Trust. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just to show you care, a note from Mr. Bachchan will be a wonderful surprise to treasure forever. Describe the occasion, the recipient and other notes for Mr. Bachchan. He will then craft a handwritten message and mail it directly from Mumbai. This is an incredible chance to own a unique and personal item from one of India’s greatest actors.

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Summary: Today's best get & the latest recipient of the GreatGets.com coveted Dare to be Great Award, ifOnly has put together an extraordinary holiday gift list of uncommon goods and experiences with proceeds benefiting various charitable organizations and foundations.

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