Open Thread: What Is The Number 1 Thing You Selfishly, Desperately Want This Year?

Cher shopping in Clueless (1995)

Clueless (1995)

Welcome to the first open thread on TheGloss! We’ve talked a whole lot about gifts you can get other people, as well as how to make sure you don’t lose your mind during the holiday season, but we haven’t talked a whole lot about what you want for yourself.

Given all the wild holiday and end-of-the-year sales going on, there is a lot of temptation to buy that gorgeous purple J. Crew sweater marked down to $45 or that epic pair of black heels you could wear on New Year’s Eve. Obviously, we can’t all run around like Cher Horowitz, dropping dollars on whatever comes our way, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t allowed to dream!

So, if money were no object, what would gift would you want the most this year? It has to be at least a little selfish. I think my number 1 wish would be for people to not adopt animals they can’t care for, or for teachers like my mom to get paid more, or to have all my loans taken care of, but this thread is all about what your most selfish, instant-gratification-loving self wants more than anything, whether that’s a trip or a pricey set of earrings or tickets to see Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in “Waiting for Godot.”

For me (Sam), it would be a cruise. I’ve always wanted to go on a cruise and get wasted on an open bar and eat lobster and sleep in all day, then wake up to the ocean. And I’ve never been to South America, which sucks since I’m half-Peruvian, so hopefully the cruise would be there. And nobody would judge me for how many desserts I take from the buffet, nor how unnecessarily often I dress up for dinner and walk down the stairs so I can pretend I’m in Titanic.

What gift do you want most in 2013? Tell us in the comments!

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    • Eve Vawter

      I want a desk! I need a desk! a real adult desk. I think maybe in the new year I can get one. and I also love like girly junk, new PJ’s, makeup, candy!

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      OMBRE! A really nice haircut and ombre in my hair!

      • Eve Vawter

        Ok I also want ombre now

      • Elizabeth Licata

        Now I want ombré too.

      • Samantha_Escobar

        Oh man, an expensive, amazing haircut and dye job would be such a great self-gift. I always imagine fancy salons as being places where, yes, they do your hair, but they also feed you chocolate covered strawberries, serve champagne, and give your shoulder massages as you wait for your color to set in…

      • Mandie

        I was offered a diet Coke at my last haircut and felt very fancy.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I’m really hoping you have me for Secret Santa.

      • keanesian

        I smell a Vanessa Vieira DIY project…

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Don’t you threaten me.

      • Amanda

        Amen! I have been wanting this for a while now and I think I’m gonna take my Christmas money and splurge. I’m just too cheap to do it otherwise.

    • Jenni

      A dog that always looks like a puppy and comes fully trained and can help me do work in the office and around the house.

      • Samantha_Escobar
      • Meg Malone


      • ZanBrody

        LIKE THIS? When we adopted this dog at 6 months (pictured here at age 2, 26 lbs) she came fully house-trained, never barks or acts crazy and picks up every command almost instantly. She hasn’t started completing my work yet, but she guides my deaf, partially blind dog around and she’s been flying through therapy dog training. She’s basically a better person than me. Like I feel like she has her own goals and agenda for being a good dog, independent of what I ask of her.

      • DeanaCal

        Where did you get that dog? I don’t have a deaf and partially blind dog but I have a rowdy dumb hyper dog that could use a good influence!

        Seriously, your dog is adorable!

      • ZanBrody

        From the Animal Humane Society! She’s a half golden retriever, half long haired mini dachshund. She was pulled from a puppy mill, but aside from a bit of shyness (even after a shyness program pre-adoption) she was perfect from the day we got her.

        Rowdy hyper dogs can be amusing fun too! I depend on them to tire my dogs out at the dog park ;)

      • Jenni

        Is she available for rental?

    • Lindsey Conklin

      Ryan Gosling.

      • Samantha_Escobar

        A sentiment I think we can all share. Also, any excuse to use a Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal GIF…

    • Meg Malone

      Two tickets to all the major 2014 film festivals (Sundance, Cannes, TIFF)…. and for good measure, let’s add tickets to the Oscars, too.

    • Elizabeth Licata

      Right now I mainly want a grilled cheese sandwich with tomatoes and a cocktail with mint and champagne. An Old Cuban would be great.

      • Elizabeth Licata

        But now I also want Rose’s Titanic dress.

    • keanesian


      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I smell a Vanessa Vieira DIY project!!!!

    • Mandie

      Just this $1,895 Chloe handbag, a year’s supply of La Perla lingerie, and enough time to take care of a rescue pit bull!

      • Mandie

        Also a full size of all the expensive skin care samples I have ever hoarded.

    • Ces

      A new phone! I’ve had the same, sad smart phone for 3 years. That’s like 7 in phone years. I can’t have more than 2 apps or else the memory gets full. Please santa, bring me one!

    • elle

      Can I role it forward to 2014 and say an invite to the Kardashian/West wedding? I just have to see it firsthand.

    • aemccarthy

      I want that Clarisonic pedicure brush SOOOOO BADLY but who can justify $300 for smooth feet?!

    • Anonachocolatemousse

      An all expenses paid trip to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England (no thought or worry to vacation time at work), a Dyson vacuum and A BABY that I birth out of my vagina (technically that last one is the only thing I really want).

      • Brandy Lauff Reynolds

        Me too on the baby, good luck! :)

    • aileen_t

      Grownup lady perfume in a fancy bottle.

    • Brandy Lauff Reynolds

      An engagement ring and a baby ♥

    • keanesian

      I WISH!

    • ZanBrody

      A luxe tropical vacation!!! I quit my fancy schmancy corporate job just over a year ago to finally knock off the last 2 years of my bachelors. I did it in one year instead of two and scraped by financially somehow. Now I just want to float around in the ocean off a white sand beach for at least a week. Ideally 2 weeks.

    • CaitlinCorsetti

      I want a personal chef named Luigi. Also for my hair to just be perfectly styled without any effort. And a panda.

    • DeanaCal

      I want an Android tablet, like the Nook HD or something, so I can read all the books and also browse The Gloss and Mommyish on something bigger than my phone but that I.can still hold in in hand. I need the other hand for my wine glass.

    • marykellogg

      To be selected for early retirement!

    • CG

      An engagement ring from my boyfriend of five years. Ashamed of how much I want it actually.

      • randibarry

        Me too!

    • Natalie

      A job! I just finished my Master’s Degree and I’m hustlin, but little luck.

    • Yvonne Stieha

      John Lopez one of the head ushers at Church

    • Cee

      A car. We need transportation!

      And my dream job

    • Anna

      A pretty house in the southwestern part of my state, backed by woods and overlooking a coulee valley. A room with some combination of walls with a hint of saffron, flimsy sky blue curtains, and cobalt blue tiles, and warm, dark stained wood trim.

    • Sacher

      A Ph.D. I didn’t have to work for. A butler/maid/cook. To live in London. A new home. A new Range Rover Evoque.

    • Scarlett

      A smart phone (my phone is sooooo), a house, and (to be honest) a baby. I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season!

    • Bottomlesspurse

      A no-no hair remover! I desperately want to try this, I am on a permanent quest to remove unwanted hair by all available means.

    • Cherylanne Farley

      I would like a car and enough $$ to pay for gas++. Oh–and an awesum designer bag. And some MAC cosmetics and Murad skin care andandand…..xxoocf

    • HB

      The 24k gold vibrator by Lelo. And yes, I am ashamed. I also want to drink half a bottle of Blanton’s bourbon while I use it. Sue me.

      • Samantha_Escobar

        This is an epically awesome comment.

      • CG

        The best part of that vibrator is the awesome wooden display box it comes with. Hell yeah you’re going to display something that expensive!

    • Amanda

      A smart phone and a massage and a nice hair cut and an ombre dye job. And a boyfriend. But really who needs a boyfriend if you have nice hair?

    • randibarry

      Ombre hair, jewelry, engagement ring.

    • ajp

      Kate Winslet, of course.