November 13, 2013 | by Joe Phillips
Gifts galore

Some of you are battling holiday “creep” (“But it’s not even Thanksgiving yet!”) while others have your Christmas shopping well underway. Wherever you are in the national holiday tug of war, gift ideas abound for the auto enthusiast on your list. Here are a few:

 

Bentley furniture

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Bently bed

Using similar fabrics, colors and even high-end wood veneer from its cars, Bentley has gone all Martha Stewart with a luxury line of home and office furniture. Yes, for anyone who really wants the Bentley logo embroidered on a headboard or love seat, you can find it in the Bentley Home collection.

 

Aston Martin bicycle

The lightweight — only 21 pound — Aston Martin One-77 cycle has white LEDs in front, red LEDs in the rear and a handlebar monitor that displays more than 100 stats (such as speed, temperature and rate of climb, as well as your heart rate). Bluetooth capability even lets you share data to a smartphone. All this for $37,000 — a bargain compared with the limited edition $344,500 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante in the Neiman Marcus holiday catalog.

 

V12 espresso machine

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Espresso Veloce V12 espresso machine

What better way to start your motor running than with the Espresso Veloce, based on a V-12 engine and built with titanium, magnesium and aluminum?

 

Mercedes deodorant

Sniff, sniff — this is Mercedes first deodorant for men, with a blend of citrus, bergamot, violet leaf, bourbon pepper, nutmeg, galbanum, cedar, velvet and patchouli. Definitely a cut above Old Spice and Ban Roll-on.

 

Chopard Mille Miglia

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Chopard Mile Miglia watch

The famous Mille Miglia rally in northern Italy dates back to 1927, and Chopard — for 25 years the official timekeeper — celebrates that hair-raising race with a snazzy special edition watch. How snazzy? Choice of steel bezel for $6,900 or rose-gold bezel for $24,000.

 

Ferrari flip flops

Well, it’s not exactly Prada footwear, but these Puma sandals are made from a Croc-like material and sport the Ferrari prancing horse logo.

 

Maserati office chair

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Maserati office chair

Based on the luxe bucket seats in the Gran Turismo MC Stradale supercar, the Maserati office chair has the iconic trident logo embroidered on the headrest and wheels. Alas, no seat belt included.

 

Subaru dog-poop bags

Finally, an automaker that appreciates gays, lesbians and our beloved dogs. Handy for walkies, Subaru’s 20-bag dispenser comes in a compact hard-plastic case and can clip to a key chain, purse or belt loop.

 

Corvette pool table

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1959 Corvette pool table

Molded from an original 1959 Vette, this $25,000 pool table looks like something out of “American Graffiti,” complete with real chrome bumpers and remote-controlled headlights.

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