How to Spend Your Bonus!
So you got a bonus. Are you going to spend it on...

Yourself?

Someone else?

Charity?

How much do you have to play with?

$100-$9,000?

$9,000-$100,000?

$100,000-$1,000,000?

$1,000,000-$3,000,000?

Not a bad start!
Rainbow Room Dinner for Four ($700-$1,400) With the view, the live music, and the dance floor, the food doesn't even have to be good at the newly renovated Rainbow Room. But it is. Set menus start at $175 and vary based on the night's entertainment.
Ducati Scrambler Motorcycle ($9,000) The newest offering from Ducati is fast, fun, light—and just as cool as Steven McQueen himself.
Seven-Day Surf School for Two, Costa Rica ($3,215) The school includes a stay at the chic Harmony Hotel, a beachside bungalow with yoga studios, hidden gardens, and the best juice bar on the Pacific coast.
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Ten thousand dollars! Do you want...

A watch?

Just a toy to play with.
Is that so bad?

A home gadget?

Speake-Marin Serpent Calendar, 38mm Stainless Steel ($11,400) With a classic look, this calendar watch with elegantly blued hands has enough contemporary twists to catch many a second glance.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph ($54,800) There are few things in the world that impart taste and heritage as much as a Patek Philippe.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Openworked Extra Thin, Rose Gold ($85,800) Sculptural openworking into this impressive caliber watch is framed elegantly by the Royal Oak's traditional octagonal shape.
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X-Jet Pack ($9,495) If you're a child at heart, and want to spend your bonus on something that will entertain you way more than a Gameboy, a water jetpack is the way to go.
36" Lynx Professional Grill with Rotisserie ($9,198) If you're all about BBQ summer nights with family and/or friends, this will make one hell of a partner-in-crime. Get the companion outdoor fridge so a cold drink is always at hand.
Brunswick Gold Crown Pool Table ($9,999) Whether you play or are looking for the perfect decorative piece for your bachelor pad, treat yourself to this 9-foot customizable pool table.
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Samsung Chef Collection Kitchen ($11,596) Re-load your entire kitchen with a new refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, induction range and oven.
Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Avant 75" TV (Starting at $17,310) The unique stand rotates the ultra high definition screen to the optimal angle no matter where in the room you're watching it from. And it looks good even when it's off.
McIntosh Labs SoHo II Music System ($42,500) The SoHo II system can handle all your media players through a dedicated preamplifier and the hard-wired components create unparalleled sound.
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A hundred thousand dollars! Do you want...

A car?

A trip?

A boat?

Audi RS7 Sedan ($106,500) This is possibly the best car Audi makes—as fast as a sport coupe with the space of a long-wheel-base sedan. It's a sleeper hit.
Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition ($199,995) Anybody can drive a DB9, but not anyone can own the V12 Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition, available in Carbon Black or Stratus White.
McLaren 650S Spider ($282,300) The latest production model from the Formula 1 team, the 650S will hit 60mph in 2.9 seconds—and has a top speed of 204 miles per hour.
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Belmond Royal Scotsman Train Trip ($170,000) The entire Belmond Royal Scotsman is available for rent for a five-day, four-night whisky tour through the Scottish Highlands—for you and 35 friends.
Antarctic Expedition ($102,000 per person) With luxury tour operator Epic Tomato, you can enjoy up to a month in the Antarctic sleeping in ice dens, skiing and hiking uncharted mountains, and snow-kiting to the South Pole.
Médoc Château Experience ($114,000) Stay with up to sixteen guests for six nights at the fully-staffed La Chartreuse de Cos d'Estournel, Michel Reybier's 225-acre vineyard across the road from Château Lafite Rothschild.
A Hinckley Sou'wester 42 MKII (Starting around $800,000) A gorgeous Hinckley schooner is an excellent addition to any set of toys—and the 42-foot Sou'wester is manageable for a (hardy) family crew.
Sunseeker Portofino 40 (Starting at $525,000) This starter yacht drives like a day boat, but inside there's plenty of room for overnight stays and world class carousing
Vintage Morgan sloop (Starting around $100,000) You'll surely turn heads in the marina with one of these elusive boats, from the now-defunct brand launched by racer Charley Morgan.
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A million dollars!

Real Estate?

An Experience?

Jewelry?

A Cattle Ranch ($2.8 million) Oregon's rustic Circle F Ranch has 12,229 deeded acres to raise cattle, keeping you in premium grass-fed beef for life.
Thailand Getaway ($1.321 million) A contemporary three-bedroom villa facing white sand beaches in Koh Samui, and surrounded by tropical gardens, could be yours.
Vineyard in Sonoma ($2.995 million) For aspiring wine barons, 207 acres of prime Healdsburg, California, vineyards are up for grabs (house not included).
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A Private Concert by a Pop Star ($1 million and up) This is actually cheaper than you think. Madonna and Taylor Swift go for over $1 million, but you can get Kanye West for a cool $600,000—and have some dollars left to book Calvin Harris as an opening act.
Balloon Over Mount Everest ($2.6 million per person) This rare experience is exactly what it sounds like—so, you know, dress warm.
America's Cup VIP Racing in the Bahamas($1.2 million per 6 person crew) Private jet to the islands for two days of races in an actual America's Cup yacht, all under the salty tutelage of a championship-winning skipper—and filmed by a professional video team.
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Cartier Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Bracelet ($1.5 million) If you're going to spend most of your bonus on jewelry, it might as well be something elegant with a little edge to it.
Graff Cushion-Cut D-Color Diamond Ring of 11.13 Carats (Est. $750,000-$1 million) You don't need anyone else to buy you a ring that will make you feel special. Get this one just for yourself.
Chandelier Diamond Earrings by Jacob & Co. ($1.5 million) Two words, one extraneous space: Treat yo self.
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Is it a...

Man?

Woman?

 Other?

Is he your...

Boyfriend?

Husband?

Friend you want to confess love to, like in a Drew Barrymore rom-com?

Monogram Louis Vuitton Luggage ($4,900) A little touch of personalization on a classic and iconic brand (like Louis Vuitton) goes a long way.
John Lobb Bespoke Shoes (Starting at $8,500) A pair of shoes that fits is a daily blessing. One that is designed specifically for him is the second coming.
Balenciaga Leather Jacket ($4,150) There's a fine line between need and want. When it comes to this killer leather jacket by Balenciaga, give him what he needs.
A Bespoke Suit (Starting at $1,600) A custom-made suit designed specifically for your husband will delight him—and you'll love the way it fits him: perfectly.
A Custom Closet by California Closets($1,500-$5,000) A personalized walk-in closet won't just get him out of your hair, it'll encourage him to think more about what he puts on.
No. 25 Briefcase by Passavant & Lee ($2,850) This handmade, intricately-designed briefcase fits everything he needs for business and will impress at any meeting or interview.
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Tom Ford Croc Weekender ($41,310) If you're seriously crushing on a man, this croc-skin weekender bag by Tom Ford sends a message about seriousness. It's a gift you give more than just a friend.
David Yurman Knife-Edge Cuff ($595) You're not proposing to him (or are you?!), but this friendship bracelet by David Yurman might score you more than a lunch date at your favorite sushi spot.
Creative Cufflinks by Montblanc ($345) If you're looking for a subtle way to confess your love, these cuff links, essentially jewelry for men, are like two little winks.
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Is she your...

Girlfriend?

Wife?

Friend you want to confess love to, like in a James Marsden rom-com?

Hair Coloring by an Expert ($475) She'll forgive you for acknowledging she dyes her hair when she realizes colorist Lena Ott works with Scarlett Johansson and Doutzen Kroes.
Saint Laurent Lulu Bag ($2,150) This classic bag looks excellent in racer green, which highlights the gold accents just enough to say, "Somebody loves me."
Versace Atelier Dress (Est. $30,000) Give her the gift that thousands of women are dreaming of: a custom made-to-order Versace Atelier dress, designed by Donatella herself.
Fendi Cashmere Coat ($5,450) She'll feel just like Olivia Pope in this gorgeous wrap coat—and the best part is, it's secretly super comfortable, so she'll actually like wearing it.
Peloton At-Home Spin Bike ($1,995) Pro-tip: Only get this if she is a spin-class addict, or has specifically asked for a bike.
White Caviar Illuminating Facial ($1,250) Available at La Prairie Spa at The Ritz-Carlton New York, this will delight her by revealing a clearer, brighter skin tone—and by preventing future age spots.
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Creed Les Royales Custom Perfume ($1,995) Prove exactly how well you know her by making the perfect scent for when she wants to feel (and smell) beautiful.
"So Kate" Christian Louboutin Heels ($3,995) Any guy with a girlfriend can tell you the key to her heart is a pair of Louboutins. These have the added advantage of evoking Cinderella's glass slippers.
Tiffany "Princess Cut" Engagement Ring (Starting at $10,700) She may think she wants the cushion-cut sparkler with the pave diamonds that all her girlfriends have, but she (and they) will melt when she sees this iconic setting.
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Other:

A child?

A pet?

Your parents?

Is the child...

A future techie?

A budding jock?

A spoiled brat?

DJI Phantom 2 Drone ($1,369) For the kid who needs to see—and direct—everything with silky smooth recording quality and 30 minutes to a charge. Batteries not included.
Pioneer DJ Set ($599) DJs are the new rock stars. Complete with 2-channel mixer, Serato box and headphones, this set will get Junior everything he needs for a head start.
Space Camp ($939) Your little Sally Ride will spend six days and five nights doing things like "moon walks," building rockets, feeling weightlessness and learning how math and science apply to space adventure.
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A Summer at Winona or Wyonegonic Camps ($8,500) Together these outdoor-living wilderness camps are the oldest brother-sister combo in the nation.
Backyard basketball court (Starting at $10,000) Your kid will be the most popular one in the neighborhood (and you'll need to stock up on Sunny D) after you've built a custom court in his or her favorite colors.
NOLS Backpacking trip ($5,480) Send your teen (16+) away on a 30-day hiking trip through Wyoming, where they'll learn more lessons about life than they'll ever get in a classroom.
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Hire Paparazzi for a Day ($3,000) If your kid wants to be famous, arrange for six photographers to follow him or her for hours—and then provide a bodyguard, limo, and publicist to help the tyke avoid them.
World Series Tickets ($935) According to FiveThirtyEight.com, the average ticket for last year's series cost under $1,000. Now is that too much to pay for your little Veruca Salt?
Volunteer at a Local Soup Kitchen (Free) All this will cost you is your time, but opening your brat's eyes might be an investment that will pay off over a lifetime.
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Petcube ($199) Not only can you watch your pet while you're out of the house with this device, but you can also talk to it, and entertain it with lasers.
A Modernist Ewok Village For Your Cat ($300 per module) Why just have your cat play on your human furniture when you can create a sleek fantasyland just for it?
Gucci Dog Carrier ($1,190) Your pet should travel just as stylishly as you do. And you should look good while carrying it!
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Monthly Flowers ($1,200) Your parents will love a monthly bespoke delivery of flowers from one of their favorite local florists, like California's Farmgirl and New York's 2h Flowers.
Dante Goods and Bads Bar Cart ($1,625) Designed by Christophe de la Fontaine, this slick and contemporary bar cart has wheels, so they can roll it into any room they want.
Arca Horn Picture Frame ($565) Just give them what they really want and put a picture of you in a frame, okay?
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Do you want to help...

Kids?

Sick people?

Animals?

Veterans?

UNICEF Disaster Relief ($50+) UNICEF's disaster relief initiative in Syria (which delivers supplies of food, water, education, clothing, and immunizations) is the largest of its kind.
Games For Hospitals ($5,000) A Starlight Fun Center Mobile Entertainment Unit provides bedside entertainment and the latest gaming equipment to pediatric patients.
Four Back to School Packages($10,000) These packages (including items like laptop computers, printers, backpacks, notebooks, USB drives, pens, and memo pads) will change the lives of four kids in foster care each semester for the entirety of their college careers.
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Pancreatic Action Network (Amounts variable) Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer; 6 percent of patients live five years beyond diagnosis. PANCAN seeks to give new patients hope.
Prostate Cancer Foundation (Amounts variable) Help fund cutting-edge research for a cure—via more than 2000 programs at more than 200 research centers in 18 countries—with a donation to this preeminent foundation.
Transfer to amfAR (Amounts variable)
In lieu of a traditional donation, transfer ownership of long-term holdings to amfAR, an organization at the forefront of AIDs research and the search for a cure to HIV.
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Wildlife Conservation Society Patronage $10,000+ Become a Conservation Patron Advocate at this well-regarded organization and receive exclusive access to facilities, programs, tours, zoos, and aquariums, while meeting curators and conservators.
WildAid (Amounts variable) Contibute to the end of illegal wildlife trade (and the buying habits that promote it).
The Humane Society ($1,000) Join the fight to stop animal cruelty by becoming a Humane Leader of the Humane Society of the United States.
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The Semper Fi Fund (Amounts Variable) Provide a donation that will support wounded, critically ill, and injured members of the U.S. Armed forces (and their families) by making recurring donations to the Semper Fi Fund as a "Faithful Friend."
Operation Home Front($500) Help support transitional and permanent housing for American military veterans.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America($2,500) Host 25 VetTogethers where Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans can meet and build supportive communities.
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