These sure are memorable! Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website, Goop, unveiled its annual holiday gift guide on Thursday, Nov. 12, and 2015's picks — under the "Ridiculous (And Awesome)" section — include some outrageously priced items. "While there’s no lack of over-the-top indulgences this time of year (18-karat gold dumbbells, anyone?), this gift guide isn’t just about crazy extravagances," the editors write. "There’s a little ridiculous for every budget."
Here, Us Weekly details some of the most outstanding offerings, including $956 worth of toiletries, a $40,000 sound machine, and a $46,000 Hermes Mah-Jong set.
EDGE OF SPACE EXPLORATION
Neiman Marcus, $90,000
"We don't know how it works," the Goop team admits. "But we want it." This gift offered by Neiman Marcus is part of an adventure that will kick off in 2016 beginning at the celeb-beloved Miraval Resort in Tucson, Ariz.
Six gift recipients will spend their days touring Biosphere 2 with the CEO of World View, Jane Poynter. The following year, the group will experience "360° views of Earth as a high-altitude balloon lifts your luxury pressurized capsule 100,000 feet above our planet."
REALLY NICE DUMBBELLS
M'oda Operandi, $125,000
These Hock Design Goldloft dumbbells are, in fact, made of 18-carat gold. The item is so stunning and so outrageously expensive that even the Goop team is "speechless."
The Darwin Sect, $1,621.27
The Goop team describes this illuminated, domed fish tank as "unapologetically awesome." We're not sure, however, where the jellyfish can be purchased.
Just One Eye, $2,300
These gilded playing cards include a gorgeous leather card case — but they are certainly "high-stakes cards," as the team describes them.
OUTRAGEOUSLY PRICED TOILET PAPER
Joseph's Toiletries, $956
The Goop team describes these toiletries — The Standard for Josephier — as "the gold-standard of toilet paper — for the friend who truly has it all." However, those who don't enjoy frequent stops to pick up toilet paper will be pleased to know that the "standard" package includes a nine-month supply of tissue packets, gentle cleansing care, and more amenities.
A TOOTHPASTE SQUEEZER
Wallpaper Store, $244
This Cedes Milano toothpaste squeezer is "better than a chip clip," according to Goop. The gift item is a brass device plated in chrome, and what better than the fact that it adds a "touch of class" to bathrooms everywhere.
This piece — gag gift or not — is for the high-tech folks out there. "Serious design," the Goop team captions the item. "For taking safe sex seriously."
SUPER MODERN SOUND MACHINE
Bang Olufsen, $40,000
The Goop team includes the Beolab 90 sound machine in its annual list, and writes that the high-tech item is "40Ks worth of sound."
HERMES MAH-JONG SET
This luxe item offered by the French fashion house already has a roster of fans. According to Goop, "There's a waiting list."
Just this past Tuesday, Nov. 10, Paltrow and Goop CEO Lisa Gersh discussed their platform during a Q&A with Katie Couric called "The Business of Goop" in NYC, and Paltrow anticipated reaction from the masses. "Well, our gift guide is coming out on Thursday and this year we actually have a number of gift guides, but one of them is just called 'Ridiculous,'" she joked. "I think there's a trip to space or something in there. I think the most ridiculous thing is that there's a website selling solid gold dumbbells," she added with a laugh.
The mom of two said, however, that Goop is for a range of readers. “I think in the beginning people thought that we were a really expensive website, but there is something at every price point," she added. "We sell what we love and what we are looking for and what we want to buy and that might be a Stella McCartney skirt that's on the higher end of the price point range and it might be an $8 lip balm, it might be a $15 T-shirt."
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