The famed auction house is officially adopting the motto "buy experiences, not things" — at least for one auction. (Because, let's face it, we also really like Sotheby's things.)
The auctioneer is partnering with , a site that specializes exclusively in selling experiences, for an online "" featuring objects of desire aren't famous paintings or rare manuscripts, but instead VIP tickets to "Hamilton" or a dinner at the .
The auction began on Cyber Monday and runs through Friday, December 9. It offers 23 once-in-a-lifetime experiences that the company estimates will range between $1,000 and $70,000, and that span a variety of interests, whether you're a budding photographer or a sports fanatic.
The "Experiences Auction" will follow IfOnly's model, which allows you to buy and schedule or gift unique experiences with athletes, designers, nature guides and more, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.
To nobody's surprise, the hottest item on the list is to Brodway's "," with a backstage tour and photo opportunity with a cast member after the show (we can hear you squealing). If you're looking to rap along with Alexander Hamilton, remember that regular tickets to the show are currently sold out through August 2017, so be prepared to dole out major cash to score this one. With 10 bids in so far, and eight days remaining, the price tag is currently at $3,500.
Alternatively, for a starting bid of $35,000, you could nab two tickets to attend a in London three days before it hits American theaters, and then head to an after-party where you'll meet actor Forest Whitaker. Airfare isn't included, but at that point, what's another thousand dollars?
Other competitive items include a personalized crossword puzzle created by New York Times crossword puzzle writer David Kwong, which is estimated to go for $1,000 to 2,000, and a dinner in the kitchen of Alice Waters' famed Berkley farm-to-table restaurant, , which is expected to sell for $2,000 to $3,000.
Basically, this is the perfect chance to totally spoil your loved ones this year — without even needing to wrap presents.