Now that most of us have our Christmas shopping done and will be setting out to deliver gifts to our relatives over the next few days, let’s talk about what we really want, when economic concerns and dollar amounts aren’t taken into account. We all have a few if-I-won-the-lottery items in the backs of our heads, and maybe for a lucky few among us, the contents of our Fantasy Gift Guide 2010 aren’t even all that fantastical. If you’re one of those people and you happen to be in the market to adopt a 25-year-old who can make a mean pot roast, send me an email. I also do light housework.

A Birkin might be the obvious choice for a fantasy handbag, but go with me on this one. Adding a Hermes Jypsiere Bag to your collection not only puts you firmly in the dream-gift realm, but it say, “I’ve already got all the Birkins I could possibly want, bring me something new.” And what’s more fantastical than that? Nothing. Plus, the “bougainvillea” color is perfect for spring’s orange trend. Buy through for $7600.

Although the brand new Rolls Royce Ghost isn’t as expensive as the Phantom we all know and love, I like the sleeker, more city-appropriate look of this sedan much better. It’s a little smaller and a little more appropriate to drive yourself (instead of being driven), and the lines are much cleaner and more modern. So for those times when you’ve given your driver the day off (you’re such a saint), forget the Bentley. The Ghost is what you should be pushing, and with a 6.6 litre twin turbo V12 engine, you won’t have to push very hard. Retails for around $225,000. Visit for more information.

I’m not a wine expert, but I do know that the Krug 1995 Clos Ambonnay Brut Champagne sounds like it’s just about the most luxurious champagne experience you can have. Forget the Cristal – only 3000 bottles of this stuff exist on Earth, and the 1995 vintage marks the first time that the Krug family ever produced a single-vineyard wine. If you’re going the spend-y booze route for a gift, there’s no better way to celebrate the holidays. Buy through K&L Wines for $3500.

Many iterations of the Cartier Panthere Bracelet exist and their prices vary depending on the amount of bling present, but the one pictured above is among the shiniest of pieces from the jewelry house’s iconic big cat collection. The platinum band is set with gobs of diamonds and blue sapphires, plus emerald eyes and a black onyx nose. Cartier has yet to get back to me with a price, but based on the available information, I’d guess that this bracelet is in the mid to high five figures. For additional information (or to make your own price request), visit

If you’d prefer that your bling is functional as well as fashionable, allow me to recommend the diamond and rose gold version of the Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster. It comes in a couple different versions, but the chocolate face is by far the most interesting choice. This piece isn’t as obnoxiously bling-covered as some Rolexes that I’ve seen, and if you dig rose gold, I can’t think of a more perfect timepiece. Rolex doesn’t like to give out prices, but I’d make an educated guess that watch this will run you into the mid-five figures. Visit for more information.

I’ve been sitting here for a few minute, trying to think of something more bizarrely opulent than having a piece of furniture constructed out of actual money, and I can’t think of anything, so the Johnny Swing Coin Chair is where we’re going to end this list. This seat was constructed by welding together 1500 half-dollar coins, and although the raw materials are only worth $750, the finished product costs much more. If you have a huge budget and and equally huge loft, this thing would actually look pretty cool in the right space. Buy through Vivre for $59,000.

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  • Chris

    I definitely agree with you on the Hermes Jypsiere. I have been coveting this handbag since the day you introduced it on Purseblog.
    I also agree with you on the Rolex, however, I would prefer the platinum Datejust with the ice blue and diamonds dial.
    Hahahaha…. as if….

  • Ping

    Amanda, i love my Jypsiere (although mine is brick red:)….my dream gift would be the cartier panther bracelet, so gorgeous! As for the Rolls, it needs to come with a chauffeur:) Happy Holidays!

  • Ale

    I totally agree!
    Such an amazing post!

    xx Ale

  • Lorie

    I would like the $44 million Aquos “Big Fish” Yacht. With a complete crew and staff, naturally.

  • Valeria

    my dream car =) One day!

  • Staci

    Amanda, I love the Johnny Swing Coin Chair! If only I could actually win the lottery…

  • Vitta

    If I won the lottery, I would use the money to treat my kid’s condition. When a person next to you is suffering, the last thing you dream of is a senseless luxury. Christmas is all about giving, so instead it would be great to see a gift guide of affordable give-aways. Merry Christmas!

  • Musette

    A fun post, Amanda, especially as FANTASY! I would enjoy any of these and have tasted the Krug 90 vintage – it’s phenomenal – don’t know what a single-vineyard could do to top that…but wouldn’t mind tasting it to find out!

    xo and Merry Christmas!!!

    • Vitta

      Sorry my dreams and fantasies are not as glamorous… Merry Christmas to you, as well as good health and happiness — the greatest luxury of all. Merry Christmas!

  • Nicole

    Great picks! I have been dreaming for quite some time of a gold Rolex, anything from the Panthere collection, and a Jypsiere in blue!

  • love expensive stuff

    oh wow. i love them all….please santa i am good girl this years. make i wish come ture. lol

  • Handbag Lover

    Yeah that was a good post, I love that rolex but I like the blue face better. Instead of Hermes I probably would pick a LV or Chanel.

  • mrsjones

    owh, i love hermes, rolex and cartier..indeed, i can only dream for now…

  • mochababe73

    Love your selections.
    Of course, I would swap a few things. A Cartier Love Bracelet, a Rolex watch with a diamond bezel, a Bentley with a driver, and that Pink alligator Birkin that was up for auction for $45,000.

  • Bagolicious

    The Hermes crossbody bag is gorgeous. And if I were to win the super lotto, that would be the Hermes bag that I would buy.

  • Hanh N

    love the Cartier Panthere Bracelet (ipad)

  • Nicole

    I’m lusting after a Cartier rose gold love bracelet, m’self. And then a hopping ride that seats at least 7.


  • Deb

    Give me a Hermes Jypsiere Bag and I promise I’ll be good and stay on a bag dry spell all year long… for this year! (ipad)

  • Danyell

    This Rolex is beautiful, I am happy to see new colors. (ipad)

  • Chells

    If only I could win the lottery! Love the fun fantasy post. (ipad)

  • Nadia Segers

    The watch ♥ & the car! #dreaming (ipad)

  • Cate

    I’ll take 1 of each please :P (ipad)

  • Tonya

    It would be nice to have that rolex! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I want to try that Brut Champagne (ipad)

  • Jazz

    Loving the Rolex (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    That orange bag is awesome. (ipad)

  • Smith

    love this idea! my fantasy list includes an ipad!!!! ::wink:: (ipad)

  • Lara

    Fun to aim big. I think I’ll make a wishlist of my wildest dream items and see if creative visualization/positive thinking will make things materialize for me. lol (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    It would be nice to have that rolex! (ipad)


    oh yeah (ipad)


    love the orange bag (ipad)

  • Ellen

    It is a fun extravagent list, but I wouldn’t actually want any of these items. I would be more than happy with the Jypsiere, but I would rather have a Kelly or Birkin. (ipad)

  • Wendy

    I so wish I had an extra $225,000 to play with.

    Beautiful automobile!


  • Jen

    That bracelet is gorgeousss!! (ipad)

  • Rae

    Most of my wish lists are “If I win the Lottery” Wish lists…so my mom says Haha (iPad)

  • Jelita78

    you definitely have the best taste in style, amanda! (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    thanks for sharing! (ipad)

  • Cindy

    Oh, to have lots of money… (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    If only I could give/receive such gifts! (ipad)

  • zo

    wish i have all of em and ipad! bohooo!

  • jillybean307

    Definitely a fantasy wish list. Good choices. (ipad)

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  • ninjaninja

    Awesome (ipad)

  • helen

    My dreams aren’t even at this caliber. lol (ipad)

  • Emma G

    I love a fantasy gift list, I constantly have one in mind just in case (ipad)

  • nini

    excellent choices. (ipad)

  • Beth

    I can’t even believe the beauty of the coin chair. (ipad)