Useless Luxury Gifts That We Can Only Dream Of Getting For Christmas
When we were kids, our Christmas lists used to run along the lines of latest PlayStation console, limited edition Barbie Dolls and insert whichever unaffordable and expensive toy our parents had to work OT just to get us. Two decades later and guess what, our lists are still as unachievable as when we were 10, even with an average paying job.
So, as we pretend that money is no object, here are some of the fantasy gifts that we claim to make fun of, but secretly want anyway.
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Off-White yoga mat, $166
If your 2020 resolution is to “exercise” as well as “lose weight”, then there’s no better motivation than an Off-White “yoga mat”. Even if you fail miserably in class while the rest of the Lululemon-clad yoga mums are doing a perfect handstand, at least you’ll still be able to flex.
Prada stainless steel water bottle, $120
To you sustainability and style go hand-in-hand. You put the term eco-warrior in your Instagram bio, but would rather die than carry a brightly coloured Hydroflask to port your water in. That’s where Prada steps in. For $120, you’ll be able to drink your bubble tea out of a water bottle so sleek that people will think drinking water is back in style.
Tiffany & Co. 18k gold paper clip, $2,035
Let’s just say that if you’re paying at least two grand for a paper clip, it better be capable of holding more than just my office papers together. It better be holding my life together AND regulating the perfect skincare regime my face needs.
Marine Serre dog t-shirt, $217
Paying $200 for a t-shirt for yourself? Ain’t nothing but a thang. Paying the same amount for your dog to be decked out in one of 2019’s buzziest designers? High SES. Your dog won’t know the difference but you will, and that’s all that matters.
Fendi comb, price unavailable
If you were an Ah Beng in the early ‘90s, it’s time to upgrade your flex with a designer comb. While we know there is no tail to the comb, we think the logo probably makes up for that.
Louis Vuitton wireless earphones, $1,580
When the Apple AirPods first came out, there was an outcry for the high price tag the ear phones warranted. Well that was nothing compared to the Louis Vuitton wireless earphones. At $1,580, we think music HAS to simply sound better right? What’s that? No, that’s not the sound of the bass thumping but LVMH laughing all the way to the bank.
Vetements bottle opener necklace, $481
Need a party trick because you think spending all your time on Grailed and buying up streetwear equates to having a personality? Well look no further than the Vetements bottle opener. Not only is it a great ice breaker, you could literally break ice with your necklace.
Chanel hair tie, price unavailable
Every girl with long hair has one on her wrist. It’s the holy grail of accessories, right after any other important jewellery on your hands (i.e your wedding or engangement ring). So why not upgrade yours to a Chanel one instead? And this time at least if your friend tries to borrow it, you have a huge three figure reason on why you’re allowed to say no.