Lavish Self-Gifting for Ungenerous Grinchy Urbanites

  • Screw gift-giving to others. This season should be all about you! Treat yourself to something extraordinary that, naturally, you’d never consider budgeting for to give to anyone else. Don’t dwell on the stigma of selfishness–you deserve a reward! Sixty-hour work weeks with dreadful colleagues that collide headfirst into a binge of holiday family time; menacing nieces and nephews who aren’t cute enough to warrant even a lump of coal; nagging parents who will never understand the costly, modern-day headaches of urban living; and so many tidings of joy you’ll require heaps of booze to dull it all. But before you slip into soused, comatic bliss, here are 10 indulgences that have our AmEx drawn and ready to pounce on.

  • This is the big splurge we've been waiting for! Time is not on our side enough these days. www.burberry.com

  • Pricey home furnishings-as-art are right up our alley. www.avenue-road.com

  • We can plug in our iPhone 5 and blast away the stress with some Mendelssohn or rev it up with La Bouche ... ya that's right LA BOUCHE! www.mcintoshlabs.com

  • The vibrancy of this scarf will contrast with our chilly holiday disposition. www.sheilajohnsoncollection.com

  • 18k yellow gold, platinum Cabochon rubies (18.01 cts.) and round diamonds (1.22 cts.): this requires no justification. A brooch this ritzy is a social antioxidant. www.oscarheyman.com

  • Because it smells bad and we just can't stand it anymore! www.votivo.com

  • These golden Dodo charms are a perfect reflection of our nautical and jet set lifestyle. www.dodo.it

  • Perfect! We can tote this puppy around with us at home with family, slurping all the way! www.bombaysapphire.com

  • We haven't yet decided if this Caiman crocodile shopper would best serve us by storing the heads of relatives that get in our way this holiday or by transporting the piles of crap we receive from them. www.bergdorfgoodman.com

  • This super-luxe buy projects the exact image we flaunt in the first class cabin en route to Gstaad for New Year's Eve. www.ferragamo.com