This year the only thing I want for Christmas is a BMW. Oh and a diamond tennis bracelet and a cashmere sweater knit by virgins underwater. Just kidding. If you’re curious what I want this Christmas, do not look at the list below. I have absolutely no interest in any of these items. But I am incredibly amused by how expensive they are (from my perspective).
While I understand that some people actually buy these items (and I have no malice towards them, rock on in your $700 kitten slippers!), I have no desire to spend my money (or have anyone else spend theirs) buying me gifts like this:
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I don’t enjoy luxury items. The bf and I bought a used Lexus when our jeep flooded and we love every bit of luxury. We have more computers in our home than people, and our dog has more coats and sweaters than most children in the developing world. I have no problem dropping money on expensive items when I use them frequently, they make our lives easier, they make us healthier, or they are very good quality and will last longer than cheaper alternatives. So without further ado, expensive gifts that I’d never ask for:
I wonder if the under-wire in this brassiere is 18-karat gold? I guess I’ll never know since this sexy Victoria’s Secret number, studded with 4,200 rubies, blue and yellow sapphires and diamonds is a cool $10 million dollars.
I don’t have little ones yet, but when I do, how “perfect” is this sequined dress? According to the Saks website description, “Shimmer on the front and softness on the back in this charming cashmere-blend shift dress for your little fashionista.” In case you’re curious, this is not a juniors dress. It comes in little girls sizes 8, 10 and 12 and sells for $1,375. It’s never to early for Dolce & Gabbana, right?
I have a varsity jacket just like this (minus the puffy down middle part). I got mine for free after several years of running on the Varsity track team. Rapper Jay-Z is charging $2,295 for his. But if it makes the purchase any easier, 100% of the proceeds from your purchase goes directly to the Shawn Carter foundation (if Barneys can convince Jay-Z to keep his products in their stores after all of their alleged racial profiling)
Nothing warms you up on a cold winter evening like a hot cup of tea. This past week I picked up a pack of Bigelow “I love lemon” tea bags for $1.89 on sale at ShopRite. When I run out, perhaps I should consider buying myself some Dammann tea. The tea chest shown above, sells for only $265.00. Plus the case doubles as a checker board. So it’s basically two gifts in one. A win-win in my book.
These “long beaded tassel earrings” (really that’s what they are called! because there’s nothing special about them, they are just long beaded tassel earrings! come on Oscar de la Renta, that’s the best you can do?). I think I made a pair of these one year in summer camp. Seriously, before you spend $395 on these beauties, call a talented 12-year-old and see if she can make you a pair.