NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Robb Report has outdone itself once again with the unveiling of its annual Ultimate Gift Guide—a perennial favorite. The highly anticipated December issue, which celebrates the season by exploring the bounds of human creativity and connoisseurship, hits national newsstands today.
For the 2017 edition of Robb Report's Ultimate Gift Guide, the editors searched far and wide for inspiration, pulling together an ultimate collection of extraordinary items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from a one-of-a-kind double-tourbillon Louis Moinet wristwatch and a bespoke 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII to a yacht-equipped beach villa at the Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas and a 10-day heli-golfing adventure through the British Isles.
"The Ultimate Gift Guide is one of the highlights of the year for the editorial staff, despite the fact that it takes nearly 12 months for us to assemble it," says Brett Anderson, Robb Report's editor in chief. "The holiday season, after all, is about storytelling as much as giving, and whether a particular gift involves a physical item or a unique experience, what makes it special is the history behind it—and the history it creates. Whether the chosen present is a one-of-a-kind single malt distilled amid the chaos of World War II, a rare gem discovered in a far-off locale, or a journey to northern Belgium to harvest and cure fine caviar, its true value is measured in the traditions it evokes and the new memories it creates."
This year's list of ultimate gifts includes 19 items and experiences developed exclusively for Robb Report readers. Enjoy more of our annual holiday extravaganza on RobbReport.com.
Also in the issue, Robb Report executive editor Bruce Wallin goes beyond the slopes in an exclusive interview with the world's most-medaled snowboarder, Shaun White, as he prepares for his fourth Olympic Games. In "Shaun White's Way," Shaun discusses his active entrepreneurialism, personal style, and favorite shopping destinations, as well as training for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February.
A look at the winners of Robb Report's first annual SUV of the Year competition, hosted by Las Vegas's Aria Resort & Casino, continues the December edition's spirited showcase. Seven of the most interesting SUVs from top automotive brands—Porsche, Range Rover, BMW, Mercedes-AMG, Jeep, and Volvo—took to the rugged and scenic terrain of Vegas's Red Rock Canyon this past September. The inaugural contest had a clear winner in Bentley's Bentayga, which garnered over 50 percent of contest votes, compiled from Robb Report editors and lucky RR1 (Robb Report's membership club) guests.
Yuletide inspires countless seasonal pairings, and in "Spirited Smokes" Robb Report contributing editor Richard Carleton Hacker shares 24 of the season's top cigar selections matched with the whiskies and wine that complement them best, from blended whiskies and Highland and island single-malt scotches to bourbon, rye, and vintage ports. Robb Report invites readers to sit back and light up with the best smokes of the season.
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