15 Items I Absolutely Would Not Be Upset To Find Under My Christmas Tree
All I want for Christmas... are these 15 things!
Here's My Completely Unrealistic Ultimate Christmas Wish List
In a year that has simultaneously flown by and crawled at an agonizingly slow pace, it's a bit surreal to say that we are quickly approaching the end of this year, once we make it past Thanksgiving, of course. And the "end of the year" might as well be synonymous with the holidays. While most people typically insist that there is no reason to dig out any Christmas decorations or lighted trees before Thanksgiving, this year seems to be different. As soon as November 1 hit, I couldn't help but notice that others were latching onto the holiday spirit as some sort of light at the end of the dark tunnel that has been the year 2020.
Surely, we can't blame people for wanting to put a year like this behind them. Or for wanting to find a little joy and festivity in the holiday season. I mean, sometimes I try to type "2020," but my fingers glitch out and I type 2002 instead — and for a brief moment, I look back fondly on 2002. What a simple time!
Anyways, enough of that talk, we all know why we're really here on this list. Just as I can fantasize all the different ways I wish 2020 could have gone differently, I am allowed to fantasize all the ways I wish my Christmas wish list can go differently than the way it usually does.
So as a futile exercise of my imagination, I have rounded up all of the excessive, over-the-top, long-shot, ridiculous products that I actually would love to have. Don't worry though, this is still not even a scratch on the surface of what is sure to be Gwyneth Paltrow's 2020 Goop gift guide. No, these items are just a long shot for me and my wallet. And to be completely honest, the price tag of this entire list might just exceed the amount of money in my savings account at this moment. I'm not going to calculate the sum of this list for you though. If you're truly that curious, you can add it up yourself. I mean, do you really have anything better to do anyways?
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Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer in Iron/Fuchsia
The man, the myth, the legend... the Dyson! If this hair tool isn't on your radar, have you been living under a rock? This expensive tool has had the hair world buzzing for over a year. And while I wouldn't consider myself a part of the hair world, I too, have been buzzing about it all year.
Just recently I had the opportunity to borrow my sister's a few times and my unbiased opinion is that it is totally worth the hype! Even in my inexperienced and impatient hands, my hair looked sleek and freshly blown-out all day. The Dyson Supersonic might be the item on this list I end up splurging on after all.
Just like the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, while I don't yet own an air fryer, I did have the opportunity to test out the air fryer while I was visiting a different sibling of mine. The beauty of putting both of these items on your wish list is that "air fryer" and "hair dryer" sound extraordinarily similar, so if someone were to mishear, you'd still end up with something you wanted!
In all seriousness, the air fryer is pretty incredible, and if you're like me and want to have tasty "fried" food while still attempting to reach some fitness goals, then this should absolutely be on your list. And I'm happy to say that this item's price tag is nowhere near as eye-watering as some other items!
Yves Saint Laurent Large Monogram Quilted Leather Wallet on a Chain
What is there even to say about this one? Just look at it. It's sleek, it's elegant, it's classy. It can be dressed down, it can be dressed up. The leather is buttery. You just can't go wrong with it.
Nespresso VertuoPlus Cherry Red
Being a huge coffee lover myself, the Nespresso brand has always been a favorite of mine! Proud coffee snobs might have even higher standards, but for the casual coffee lover, you can't go wrong with the VertuoPlus. Color choice is totally your preference, but I do love the Cherry Red and can see it bringing a pretty pop of color to any kitchen.
While I currently have the Nespresso Essenza Mini Original Espresso Machine by Breville, my eyes have been opened to the VertuoPlus! This machine makes the perfect cup of coffee with a fine layer of delicious coffee foam on top! And can still make espresso shots. How versatile. In a stay-at-home world, it's important to have great coffee options at home!
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Unisex Robe
I've never had the chance to test out this robe (at last, something that one of my siblings doesn't already own!), so I have to just go off of hundreds of raving reviews online. Hopefully after Christmas I'll have the chance to leave my own raving review (wink, wink, mom). Word on the web is that this robe is irresistibly soft, warm, and cozy and while I'd love to take the web's word on it, I think I ought to test it out... just to be sure, you know.
Be warned though, this robe is a long length and universally appealing, so family members and significant others might just be waiting for a chance to steal it out of your closet. If need be, maybe consider stocking up on a few robes.
Our Place Always Pan
The magic of this Our Place Always Pan is that it is designed to replace eight traditional pieces of cookware, and it looks pretty darn good while it's heartlessly making seven other pans redundant. I'd feel bad for those poor pans, but I live in LA — I need the cupboard space. And obviously I'm excited to get a pink or purple pan/fry pan/saute-pan/steamer/skillet/saucier/saucepan/non-stick pan/spatula/spoon-rest. As you can see, it's much more time efficient to just say Always Pan.
Seriously, the reviews are glowing, so if you're in the market for some new cookware, this should be a serious contender. And when you factor in that it's an 8-in-1 pan, the price isn't so bad!
Italia Amaretti Nespresso Pods
I'm the first one to go on and on about how much I love Nespresso Machines. But what good is a Nespresso machine without any delicious Nespresso pods to brew?
You can pick from a wide variety of Nespresso brands pods on their website, but this Italia Amaretti flavor looked especially enticing.
The website says that this flavor is sweet and velvety. In fact, its "marriage of sweetness and a rich nuttiness is the perfect complement to the company of loved ones. Insider tip: You can really cocoon with this one when you add a dash of milk – it softens the flavors."
Apple Airpods Pro
I think we can all agree that wired headphones are way too much of a pain when your hands are full and you're on the go! Assuming things pan out and I get the Nespresso VertuoPlus and Dyson Hair dryer, I'm going to need the Airpods Pro.
The active noise cancellation for immersive sound, as well as the sweat and water resistant component will come in handy while I sip coffee, blow dry my hair and listen to music all at the same time. It's exhausting when everyone actually gets you all the items on your ridiculous wish list!
Apple Watch Series 6
This new Apple watch is loaded with features! You can measure your blood oxygen level, check your heart rhythm with the ECG app, track a variety of workouts, and carefully monitor and meet sleep goals!
A lot of older versions of the apple watch made advancements since the generation before them, but monitoring your blood oxygen and heart rhythm are some super cool new features that differentiate this one from older models. Plus, it just looks sleek.
Dyson Airwrap™ Complete (Nickel/Red)
Wait, wasn't the Dyson hair machine already at the top of this list? Yes, yes it was! But, that was the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer, here we have the Dyson Airwrap!
I do have a few reservations about this hair tool. While I've seen hundreds of online influencers posting about how great this tool is and their sleek, voluminous curls do look incredible, I've never actually tried out the Dyson Airwrap myself. Before you put down the five or six hundred dollars for this tool, I recommend that you feel pretty confident about your ability to perfect the curling technique. Mastery of hair-straightener curling has still eluded me, so I'm not totally confident. But, if I were to find this under the Christmas tree on December 25th, I'd love to give it a shot!
La Mer The Body Crème Jar
La Mer (french for The Sea) is known to be a luxury, high-performance skin care brand that harnesses the power... of the Sea! Back in the 1960s, areospace physicist Dr. Max Huber set out to help the appearance of scars he suffered in a lab accident. Pioneering the use of sea kelp and bio-fermentation in skin care, he created Miracle Broth™—the elixir that powers the legendary Crème de la Mer.
This rich crème supposedly saturates your skin in a wave of long-lasting hydration and helps break the cycle of dryness and dehydration to give skin a new softness and suppleness.
Now, my skin doesn't need help from any lab-accident-induced scars, but I'm still more than happy to give this luxury brand — and Miracle Broth — a shot!
GloPRO® Microneedling Regeneration Tool
I'm not making any promises here, but I do think that if you couple this GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool with the La Mer The Body Crème Jar, you might just have the youngest-looking skin on the whole block.
What is a Microneedling Regeneration Tool, you ask? It's a tool that works from the inside out by triggering skin's natural healing process and inducing micro-regeneration deep within the skin. When used immediately before your skin care products, it provides passageways for your skin care products to dive directly down to the deepest layers of the skin. It helps your topical skin care products be absorbed by your skin 200 times more effectively.
If you're paying $300 for your 10 ounce La Mer skincare, it better be absorbing into your skin as effectively as possible. So this it the skincare tool that just keeps giving!
Gucci Disco Bag
I've said it before, I'll say it again. Just look at it! What more needs to be said? This Gucci bag would be an excellent second option in my closet for when I'm not in the mood to use my black Yves Saint Laurent quilted wallet.
If that doesn't convince you, maybe the fact that it's made in Italy from supple pebbled leather and quilted with the interlocking double G logo all along with a swingy tassel and zipper pull. Are you convinced yet?
Lululemon The Reversible Mat 5mm
From hot to hatha, this natural rubber mat has a grippy top layer that helps you find balance. Good news: If you're engaging in a sweaty yoga practice or otherwise sweaty session, this mat's polyurethane top layer absorbs moisture to help you get a grip while the natural rubber base gives you cushioning and a textured grip. Lastly, an antimicrobial additive helps prevent mold and mildew on the mat.
Sure, I could order a $10 mat off of Amazon to be delivered in two days. But where's the swirled marble look and signature Omega logo in that?
Canada Goose Shelburne Genuine Coyote Fur Trim Down Parka
Proudly made in Canada since 1957, Canada Goose offers the perfect blend of luxury and uncompromising craftsmanship. Every product is designed with purpose and informed by the rugged demands of the Canadian Arctic. And every piece is made in Canada with proprietary fabrics designed to ensure exceptional performance and protection—in whatever conditions you might face.
This parka is designed to stand up to frigid temperatures — which means I'm much more accustomed to seeing this coat in frigid cities like Boston, NYC and Chicago. Who says I can't bring this popular brand to Los Angeles? Weather perception is all relative, right?
Other smart features include superior 625-fill-power down insulation, soft fleece lining the pockets and chin guard and interior shoulder straps for easy carrying. An exceptionally lush ring of coyote fur tops the two-way adjustable hood.
There you have it! My ultimate — but nowhere near exhaustive — list of Christmas gifts I'm hoping to find in my hands this Quarantine Christmas.
If you see me walking around with glowing, wrinkle-free skin and voluminous air-wrapped hair in a Canada Goose parka, Lululemon yoga mat slug over my back, with a purse on each shoulder, airpods, apple watch, energized on smooth Italian coffee and munching on air-fried food, then you'll know all has gone right in my world!
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