NYLON’s Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Crazy Rich Asians

We’re still not over Crazy Rich Asians, but are we even a little closer to earning that title? Probably not. Nevertheless, a girl can dream. Here’s a list for those who scoff at a price tag, for those who never check their credit score and those who simply don’t even know how much they have in their bank account, because it’s hard to keep track. This one’s for you, and the people lucky enough to know you.

 

 

1. APPLE 16-INCH MACBOOK PRO, FROM $3,499

Available at apple.com.

One of the most expensive laptops you can buy, here’s the new 16-inch MacBook Pro that is out just in time for Christmas! As expected, it has a super-fast processor, amazing next-level graphics, good battery life (up to 11 hours wireless usage and 30 days standby time), and can be upgraded to a whopping 8TB SSD and 64GB of memory. Oh, and there’s Apple’s Magic Keyboard with their now iconic Touch Bar, and Touch ID sensor. Drool.

2. HERMÈS VINYL BOOMBOX, $46,000

Available at Hermès boutiques.

You know that iconic scene in Say Anything, in which John Cusack holds a boombox over his head as a declaration of his undying love? Now, you can do the same — in Hermès. Luxury looks like this: a sweet pop art-style audio device swathed in the most buttery Swift calfskin.

3. SAINT LAURENT CONDOM, $3

Available at ysl.com.

When Saint Laurent dropped these condoms earlier this year, they became the talk of the town. Why would anyone need Saint Laurent condoms? They don’t. While these only cost 3 bucks each and are probably less value-for-money than the ones at your neighbourhood drugstores, these would make great collectibles for that atas friend of yours who covets luxury brands and all things bougie. You might not be able to get them the latest purse but hey, at least you can afford these!

4. CAVIAR LUXURY GOLD AIRPODS PRO, USD67,000

Available at caviar.global.

The latest tech edit to hit the town sees a grandiose blend of high tech and luxury — enter AirPods Pro Gold Edition by Caviar. Just when you thought Apple’s new AirPods Pro cost more to replace their predecessors, these ultra-gold pairs make the ultimate one-off pair if you really need to flex.

 

 

5. BALENCIAGA GREEN LOGO MEDIUM MARKET BAG, $1,990

Available at Balenciaga stores and online.

You know what the epitome of luxury is? When you’re so rich you get to be ironic. Enter Balenciaga’s market bags — meant to look like the brown paper bags you stuff your groceries into on supermarket runs, only this one’s made of smooth calfskin and costs a cool $2,000. Brown bags never looked this good.

6. CHANEL FLASK BAG, $7,550

Available at CHANEL boutiques.

Go one up from the Louis Vuitton bottle holder with this flask bag made in CHANEL’s signature quilted black lambskin, with a black and gold-tone metal chain strap. Most importantly, it comes with the flask as well, emblazoned with the double-C logo on its cap — which is pretty much what you’re buying this for, right?

7. BURBERRY THOMAS BEAR CHARM IN MONOGRAM PRINT LEATHER, $420

Available at sg.burberry.com.

Nothing else to buy for your rich, spoiled friend? This thing’s cute.

8. LOUIS VUITTON BOTTLE HOLDER, $1,590

Available at louisvuitton.com.

There’s no denying that the sentiment “it’s the thought that counts” can fall short at times, especially when those on your VIP list expect a three-figure sum gift over a handmade gift. Oy vey. For those with champagne taste, this Louis Vuitton Monogram Bottle Holder will keep you in the good graces of your prima donna friends this Christmas. 

9. TIFFANY & CO. TIFFANY T MOTHER-OF-PEARL WIRE BRACELET IN 18K ROSE GOLD, $1,750

Available online.

A little blue box is enough to put a sparkle in any girls eye, be it your mother, sister or significant other. This delicate bracelet simply oozes class, enhanced with the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl that adds in just a little bit of fun. 

 

10. SMEG X DOLCE & GABBANA KETTLE, $798

Available at TANGS.

Enveloped in floral motifs inspired by the Italian island of Sicily, this kettle does everything a regular kettle does, except you get to say it’s by Dolce & Gabbana. Your morning cup of tea? 3AM instant noodle craving? Just want to show off that you have a Dolce & Gabbana kettle? The possibilities are endless!

11. DIPTYQUE BAIES HOURGLASS DIFFUSER, $258

Available at escentials.com.

The next time you’re invited to your homegirl’s fresh crashpad, gift her a fabulous diffuser from Diptyque. Outfitted with a gold hourglass, it diffuses scents of a bouquet of roses with notes of berries perfect for easing frazzling headaches, stress, and possibly broken hearts.

12. BMW X6 M 12V RIDE ON KIDS CAR, $799

Available at BMW outlets or online at lazada.sg.

Imagine telling people you got your first BMW at the age of 5. Well, now it’s possible — for your kids at least. This ride on car is exactly like the ones you would find at Toys”R”Us — battery operated, with a remote controller and a steering wheel. Do they need one from BMW? No. Would it be cool? Heck, yes. P.S. If this model doesn’t sit well with you, there are more models and colours for you to choose from. Only thing is, you won’t be able to test drive them.

13. THE ULTIMATE NET-A-PORTER PARTY WARDROBE, $90,500

Available at net-a-porter.com.

On the website, this falls under a curated list of ‘Fantasy Gifts’, but really, wow. Short of enrolling at Hogwarts, this is as fantasy as it gets — you’ll be paired with a dedicated personal shopper who will basically Marie Kondo your wardrobe to make room for key investment pieces. Then, comes the excess to this season’s most sought-after pieces, all for a dream party closet.

 


For items with the ‘GIVEAWAY’ labels, we’re giving them away in our massive holiday gift guide contests — head over to our Facebook  and Instagram pages daily to take part.

More of NYLON’s Holiday Gift Guides, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list of gift guides.

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