Occasionally, I like to fantasize – as I’m sure many of us do – about what things would be like if money were no object. I like to imagine all the places I’d go, the things I’d do, the people I’d meet, etc. In particular, I wonder about the kind of material possessions I’d pamper myself with.

 As you might guess, Christmas is one of those times when it’s easy to do more of this type of daydreaming than usual, because in the course of shopping you’re constantly coming across things that strike your fancy – but don’t fit your budget. Still, there’s no harm in dreaming, is there?

 With that in mind, here are three upscale, high-end gifts that the average Joe (i.e., you and I) will probably never be able to afford:


Segway XT All Terrain

The Segway is one of the few items that needs absolutely no introduction. The self-balancing human transporter has been a high-end novelty item since its first introduction to the market. This all-terrain model traverses various surfaces, including sand, grass, gravel and dirt. And you should expect no less, because at approximately $5000 – and that’s used (not even thinking new) – you’ll want to get a lot of bang for your buck.


Heatwave Santa Fe Sauna

How’d you like to come home from a hard day’s work and relax in your own personal sauna? This 3-person sauna comes loaded with a lot of creature comforts, including color therapy light, ergonomic back rests, CD player (with mp3 connection and built-in speakers), oxygen ionizer and more. At roughly $1800, there’s a good chance that any purchaser will definitely get their money’s worth.


Live Luggage Power-Assisted Suitcase

There are few of us who haven’t have the pleasure of dashing through an airport, pulling a bag of luggage behind us. Now you can have a little help with that: the world’s first power-assisted suitcase. With flat motor technology, an anti-gravity handle, sensors and intelligent control systems (among other things), it is a singularly unique gift; you won’t see many these being pulled around by your fellow travelers – especially at a price of $1200 per.


In retrospect, the three items mentioned really would be nice toys to pamper yourself with. Moreover, I may have spoken out of turn in saying that the average Joe probably can’t afford these things. In truth, he probably can; he just won’t be able to afford much else… Regardless, it is nice to daydream about the things we could do and buy, given the resources, and these three things make the list.