It's the most wonderful time of the year! If you're like me, then you try to patiently wait each year to check out the craziest things on Goop's gift guide. Well, the 2016 holiday gift guides are finally here and, of course, Gwyneth Paltrow isn't disappointing in her selections. There are 10 different guides, including one for the traveler, the host, the lover, the health nut, those under 18 years old, those who like personalized gifts, the thinker, the cook, those in need of stocking stuffers (all under $100, don't worry!), and last, but certainly not least, "The Ridiculous, But Awesome Gift Guide."
Who knows if the following gifts are "jokey," like Paltrow has said about some of her past gift guides. Some of her offerings may produce a laugh, because, well, who can afford a gift that is six figures? In November 2015, she said during the Fast Company Innovation Festival,
"Sometimes we like to just have fun and sort of make fun of ourselves or put on some ridiculous thing [on the site] to make ourselves laugh ... Our gift guide is coming out on Thursday. [Evil laugh] And this year, we actually have a number of gift guides, but one of them is just called "Ridiculous". So, I think there’s a trip to space on there and a hot air balloon. I think the most ridiculous thing is there’s a website that’s selling solid gold dumbbells."
There is another "Ridiculous" gift guide, but some of Goop's other guides also have ridiculous items. They truly are crazy, so rather than keep talking about them, allow me to show them to you.
You know, sometimes your hands are just too tired to do the carrying alone, so what better way to carry your towel or yoga mat than with Goop's Roundie Leather Carrier ($39)?
This Erotic Theater Membership
Nothing says "happy holidays" quite like giving your loved one a membership to SNCTM, a Los-Angeles-based "erotic theater". Warning: According to the website, "Dominus members undergo an initiation swearing a blood oath."
Dennis Hopper's Record Collection
Consider yourself a fan of the late Dennis Hopper? Well, you can own his personal record collection (110 total racords) for the small sum of $150,000. Admittedly, this would be pretty cool to own, but six figures?!
Know somebody who wants a yurt, aka a portable round tent? Why not buy them this yurt from El Cosmico Provision Co.? I mean, it only costs $8,300.
This Self-Dry Cleaning Service
A Banana Box
Because why wouldn't you or someone you know want to keep their fresh banana in this $395 Jay Jeffers Limoges Banana Box? Actually, it's unclear if you can put a banana inside this or if it's just for decoration. Either way, it's ridiculous.
Way to go Goop, you did it again.