Email may suffice to close the deal, but snail mailing handwritten notes on personalized stationery leaves a lasting imprint -- especially when the stationery has been printed on an antique letterpress. New York-based Russell Sloane uses a vintage Vandercook press. From $700; russellsloane.com

Roth's tube amp iPod docking station warms up your digital audio quality with old-school vacuum tubes that elevate compressed files into concert quality acoustics. And it looks cool. $750; rothaudio.co.uk

What do you get in a $6,600 phone? Try individually handcrafted ruby bearings, a sapphire crystal screen, cowhide trim, and a "liquidmetal" shell that is twice as hard as stainless steel. Oh, and 3G quadband GSM and a 24-hour personal concierge service -- in case, say, you need your Bentley polished. $6,628; vertu.com

Bling up your undergarments with these silver infused (5%) cotton tanks, tees, and henleys, which regulate body temperature, fend off germs, and prevent stains. Silver is a natural bacteria zapper. $150; est1887.com

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When you're looking to impress, look no further than the rose-, olive-, or thyme-accented chocolates from Richart, the French chocolatier famous for using Venezuelan criollo, the finest cocoa in the world. From $61; richart-chocolates.com

If Aristotle Onassis had lugged around a laptop, Valextra's grain leather case would have been his bag. Clean lines, pristine white leather, and the lack of garish logos make dragging around PowerPoints downright stylish. $5,010; valextra.it

Wish List: Gifts for the One-Upper

Email may suffice to close the deal, but snail mailing handwritten notes on personalized stationery leaves a lasting imprint — especially when the stationery has been printed on an antique letterpress. New York-based Russell Sloane uses a vintage Vandercook press. From $700; russellsloane.com

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