Gifts for the kid who has everything

With Christmas breathing its hot, humid, prawn-and-champagne breath down my neck, it’s time to lovingly compile a list of carefully selected and perfectly matched gift ideas for my teenager. Or ask her what she’d like.

This question has been a source of merriment in the past. I’m sure I am not the only parent who’s choked back a snort when asked for a new iPhone, iPod or iPad.  Um, iDon’t-think-so.

But I recently discovered a website of unique gifts that has made these extravagant requests seem rather humble.

Witness, the world’s most expensive mobile.

iPhone 4S Elite Gold ‘The worlds most expensive Phone’

World's most expensive iPhone“The bezel is handmade from rose with approx 500 individual flawless diamonds which total over 100ct. The rear section is formed using 24ct gold with the added touch of its 24ct gold Apple logo and 53 diamonds. The main navigation is made from gold which holds a single cut 8.6ct diamond. The chest is made from solid Platinum with polished pieces of original Dinosaur bone from the T-REX along with rare stones such as Opal, Pietersite, Charoite, Rutile Quartz, Star Sunstone.”

This doesn’t come cheaply at $9 million, but…  DINOSAUR BONES! (Still only 64Gb of memory though.)

Then there is the world’s most expensive bespoke music centre.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 24ct Gold & Diamond Edition

Bang and Olufsen Beosound“The Beosound’s whole body including the speakers have been reformed using 32 kilograms of solid 24ct gold. The outer screen guard area has a handmade solid gold veneer which houses 70 brilliant round cut 0.75 flawless diamonds which sit amidst surrounding gemstones in the shape of Aventurine and Topaz.”

Yours for a piffling $1.8 million dollars. That request for an iPod dock suddenly doesn’t seem so outrageous, does it?

The Nintendo Wii Supreme

Nintendo Wii“Officially the most unique and expensive in the world. Six months of precise workmanship went into creating the ultimate gaming station which boasts over 2,500 grams of solid 22ct gold. The front buttons are home to 78 x 0.25 ct Flawless diamonds which total 19.5 ct.”

This item is lacking the flashy jewels of the previous items, which is reflected in its more affordable price tag of $460,000.

iPad 2 Gold History Edition

iPad Gold History edition“Its main front frame … is made from the oldest rock the world has to offer in the form of Ammolite. Sourced from Canada this stone is over 75 million years old. However to make this masterpiece even more individual, sections of a 65 million year old T-REX Dinosaur’s thigh bone was splintered and then shaved into the Ammolite, then finished off with ultimate jewel, a single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer flawless diamonds.”

I don’t even know what to say about this. Except… DINOSAUR BONES. Get it now for $7.6 million.

We are still collecting Christmas gift ideas for normal teenage boys and everyday teenage girls. If you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear them.

This was not a sponsored post. I received no ammolite or T. rex thigh bone as payment.

Has your teen ever asked for anything outrageous? Do you have any normal gift suggestions for us?




  1. I think a dinosaur bone is great – but then I would. For those of the Big Bang variety, there are some really interesting things at thinkgeek.

    • Thanks for the tip – one of our lovely forum friends mimbles is really into thinkgeek too and introduced us to it. We’ve pinned a whole bunch of items to our gift boards.

  2. That site might provide as much fodder for incredulous posts as Rich Kids of Instagram!

  3. Oh my god, is all I can say. Toys for the rich and famous. Thanks for enlightening me, I had no idea, gold, diamonds and dinosaur bones!! Probably best I didn’t win the lotto last week ;P

  4. Are you kidding me? Dinosaur bones?! That is hilarious! I thought they were fossilised and put in museums – not splintered and shaved to encase an iPad hahahaha. Oh my. I wonder how many they actually sell. Love it x

  5. And I bet it still breaks when it accidentally falls out of your PJ pocket into a full bath.

    Just adding a few things to my Christmas list…

  6. EssentiallyJess says:

    Honestly anyone who even considers buying these things obviously has too much money and not enough sense! What a ridiculous waste of resources! What happens when the next one comes out? Do you then upgrade your 9million dollar phone?

  7. That is incredible. Luckily I have another year to wait until I have a teenager in this house. I’m sure by then there will be a whole new level of ridiculous things available. The scary thing is that there is obviously a market for it somewhere in the world!



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