The Best Christmas Gift Ever: A Private Island

Still dreaming of a pool for Christmas? How about your own private island?

Vladi Private Islands is making that dream a reality for much less than you thought. Our friends from Germany have put together a list of their most budget-friendly islands, with some of their coziest islands coming in under $120,000. With islands (and castles, yes they sell castles too!) covering the globe from the North Pole to the South Pole, you're sure to find the perfect little island for you and your family to start your adventure this Christmas. We're partial to the beautiful lighthouse in Michigan or the Taiaro Atoll with one of the world's best swimming holes, but head over to their website and browse the list of islands for yourself and help Santa find your new ho-ho-home away from home.

A private island a little out of your budget? Our 2015 Islands Wall Calendar makes a great stocking stuffer for island dreamers! — Grant Gentry