miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

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Christmas Luxe

So what would you want, my friends, if money was no object and you could buy your own Christmas gift? Something that you wouldn't ordinarily buy for yourself; something that you could in no way justify; but something that you'd secretly like to have regardless.
My list is here.

I have a "thing" for coats. Sadly I live in a very warm climate where coats get very little use indeed. IIRC there were three or four days last winter where I needed to wear a coat to work. That doesn't stop me from wanting another, but it does prevent me from buying more.
But if I was going to, this is the one I'd like:

Burberry trench, US$1795 here.

Handbags are a weakness that I do indulge myself in. I tend to rotate them around so they last forever, and I get bored with them long before they wear out. Which makes it really hard to justify spending a significant amount for one. But if I was going to, this is the one I'd like:

Vivienne Westwood, and a steal at 375 quid.

Techy stuff sucks me in too. My MP4 player is only four years old and has a 64G capacity which I've not yet managed to fill, but it's nearly three times as thick as an iPod Touch, making it awkward to carry in my bag. Hanging out, though, until I replace my phone, at which time I'll get one that will play tv shows etc as well, negating the need for two separate pieces of equipment. My current phone is only ten months old and won't be replaced any time soon. But if I was going to, this is the one I'd like:

Samsung Galaxy S II. On its release in June this year, the AFR techie person voted it the Best.Phone.Ever., an opinion he still endorsed in the AFR Christmas gift guide earlier this month. No upfront cost, and now available on a decent plan.

I love my car, I really do. But one tends to dream, you know? My car still only has 55000kms on the clock and now that I bus to work, that odometer reading only increases by an average 25km per week (barring weekend trips). So there's no way I'm getting rid of it in the next few years. But if I was going to, this is the one I'd like:

Audi TT. Not that I'm looking or anything, but these cars blow my mind. Have to stop myself from licking the paintwork, you know? *g*

Going really upmarket now. There's an apartment for sale in the building right across the road from where I work. Totally impractical with the cats, of course, and the body corporate fees would be exorbitant! I've no plans on ever moving into an inner-city apartment. But if I was going to, this is the one I'd like:

Macarthur Towers. Ignore for a moment the fact that I could never afford this without a significant lottery win. And as I don't buy tickets, I think we can safely say that it will not be mine. But look at the building. I just love this.

Looking at this list reminds me of just how good I have it in comparison with at least half the world's population. It doesn't stop me from dreaming, but it makes me very grateful for what I do have.
Does anyone else have a secret wishlist of totally impractical/unjustifiable things they'd like?
Tags: cars, christmas, first world problems, gifts, holiday, housing, shopping, tech, telephone
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