If you really
want to wow a snob—like, blow that snob out of the snob water, all the way to snob-heaven—it will be important for your gift to nail the trifecta of impressiveness. That trifecta is: expensiveness, elusive-ness, and scale (or, more literally, SCALE). Translation: Spend a lot of money on a limited-edition something that is really gigantic.
Like this reissued edition of SUMO Helmut Newton
, which is "the biggest and most expensive book production in the 20th century." It's so big—66 pounds big, in fact—that it comes with its own table
. Also, it's $15,000.