24 Ridiculously Expensive Everyday Items

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have a million dollars you probably only thought about the cars, the yachts and the bling, and overlooked the details like what kind of toilet seat or fancy tennis ball cans you’d use. We tracked down 24 of the most ridiculously expensive everyday items you could blow your wad on.

Concrete Aalto Doorstop – $3500

While the rest of us are using cinderblocks we found outside for doorstops, somewhere in some mansion there’s a chunk of cement holding a door open worth $3500. You may (but probably don’t) notice that this doorstop is shaped like an Alvar Aalto Savoy vase and that’s because it was cast in an original vase which was then shattered to let out the mold. While the Aalto doorstop looks pretty cool, it may just be a waste of a perfectly good vase (and $3500). mattermatters.com

Another Notion of Possibility Box Cutter – $95

What better men’s gift than a $95 box cutter?? Someone who’s spending $95 on a box cutter probably doesn’t do a lot of box cutting, so this solid nickel chrome plated box cutter is probably more of a display piece. Engraved with “Another notion of possibility,” this ordinary object intends to blur the lines between “art” and “stuff”. Perhaps the the answer lies in how you use it. citizen-citizen.com

Posh Instant Noodles – $43

Yep, even instant noodles come in luxury form. For $43 a cup, you can have one of 100 exclusive Pot Noodle cups. Each posh noodle comes in a hand-flocked gold leaf pot and because you like to be civilized while you eat your instant noodles, it also comes with a fork and table linen. One good thing about the exorbitant price tag: the proceeds go to charity so you can help the less fortunate while you indulge. Source

Renova Colored Toilet Paper – $20

If you’re tired of wiping your ass with dollar bills you can spend that cash on some colored toilet paper. While it’s probably just as much of a waste of money, at least Renova colored toilet paper is much softer than cash. A 3 pack sets you back $20 but if you’re obsessive enough to color coordinate EVERYTHING in your bathroom than you won’t mind the expense. satinbox.com

Glace Balls of Ice – $40

Ice cubes are for squares. VIPs know that the really good ice comes in hand carved spheres of ice made from Canadian purified water. Now instead of paying too much for a bottle of water you can drop 8 bones on just the ice instead. On the bright side ice balls supposedly don’t dilute your equally expensive drink and cool it evenly. glace-ice.com Source

Gold Backpack – $1650

Where’s the fun in being incredibly rich unless you’re also incredibly flashy? The gold rucksack by the Billionaire Boys Club features their trademark diamond dollar pattern, making an excessively expensive item even more over the top. With only 4 of these available at $1650 it’s anyone’s guess at how long before they sell out. bbcicecream.com Source

Diamond Encrusted Bluetooth Headset – $50000

If your wife is concerned that her big ugly plastic bluetooth is overpowering her gold and diamond earrings, why not compromise? Oh this diamond encrusted bluetooth headset is for you? Well it’s good to know that if you have enough money you can wear any crazy accessory and still be confident in your masculinity. Source

Goldplated Staples – $175

If you’re really rich, you know that displaying your wealth goes beyond flashy clothes and a luxury car… a true measure of wealth is all in the details. You can’t possibly expect anyone to fully understand just how filthy rich you really are unless even your staples are gold plated. It may not get any more excessive than gold staples packaged in a velvet jewelry box sitting on top of your desk. oooms.nl

Gold Light Switch – $250

Any respectable modern home owner wouldn’t be caught dead with a clapper, but that doesn’t mean rich people have to get out of bed to turn off a light themselves. How absurd! No, they have a gold wireless light switch encased in Lucite at their bedside. What’s $250 to never be bothered with something so tedious again? areaware.com

Luxury Frisbees – $305

Your old plastic frisbee may hold a special place in your heart, but it doesn’t reflect your penchant for frivolous luxury items quite the same way the Leather Flying Disc Geoffrey Parker does. These fancy frisbees fly surprisingly far, although you’ll probably never toss one in the yard for fear of tossing away $305.  That’s an expensive game of Ultimate Frisbee!   zontikgames.com

Tiffany Tennis Ball Can – $1500

Be honest, the only reason you even play tennis is to network with the other rich guys at your country club. Since you’re playing to impress, why not get a fancy can to keep your balls in? Of course because it’s Tiffany, this particular tennis ball can is made of sterling silver and will set you back $1500. tiffany.com

Louis Vuitton Skateboard – $8,250

If you’re a skater you probably have no interest in a Louis Vuitton skateboard. But to be fair, anyone interested in a Louis Vuitton skateboard for over $8000 probably isn’t too interested in skateboarding either. This is a great example of how being rich is all about being one of 3 possible owners of a weird designer collectible that isn’t intended for use. The board premiered at the launch of their new location in SoHo where you could also snag one of 70 $250 T-shirts.

Nesmuk Diamond Studded Knife – $39600

As it turns out the world’s sharpest knife is also the world’s most expensive. And for reasons we can’t understand comes with a matching ring, although for $39600 you’d expect a little something extra. This pricey piece of cutlery consists of a carbon steel blade and a sterling silver handle adorned with 8 diamonds. Source

Carbon Fiber Toilet Seat – $249

You have to admit that of all the crazy expensive toilets made of costly materials the carbon fiber toilet seat actually looks pretty cool. Not to mention it beats the 24K gold toilet seat by leaps and bounds in terms of practicality. Gold is flimsy, but this freaking toilet seat will be around longer than you will. Source

Little Something Gold Vibrator – $325

Why does this vibrator cost $325? Is it because this Little Gold toy is silent, or because it’s waterproof and long lasting? Or does it simply come down to the fact that it’s made of 24k gold? Either way, being rich is about indulging yourself and is there really a better way to do that than with a 24K Gold vibrator you can use in in your giant indoor swimming pool? jimmyjane.com

Leather Gold & Silver Monopoly Set – $7570

This leather, gold and silver Monopoly set with your choice of pewter or silver pieces will set you back anywhere from $4-$7k. But it’s totally worth the experience of buying as much property as you can and charging you friends in the game right before you buy the deeds to their actual homes because that’s just how freaking rich you are. zontikgames.com

Crystal Ergoripado Vaccum – $18993

If a inconspicuous vacuum like the Kone isn’t your style, then maybe you’d enjoy something a bit more noticeable. One average vacuum and 3730 Swarovski crystals later and you have the Crystal Ergoripado, most expensive home cleaning appliance ever clocking in at $18993.   Personally, if I had this cash to burn I’d be rolling on a Ducati Streetfighter, and still have $3k in my pocket.  Source

Gokukawa Leather Keyboard – $603

Plastic? Pu-lease. When you have the perfect manly study, complete with rich leather chairs, a full liquor cabinet, a fireplace and let’s throw in a 50 inch plasma TV for good measure… would you have a cheap plastic keyboard on top of your solid mahogany desk? Absolutely not. You would have a soft leather keyboard with monogrammed keys to compliment your lavish surroundings. Considering your tastes, $603 for Gokukawa Leather Keyboard will barely make a dent in your budget. Source

Diamond Studded Hoodie – $10000

Nothing says “Look at me, I’m a rich douche bag” like this diamond studded hoodie from Konquest. Worth $10000, this piece of urban couture features over 4000 Swarovski crystals and a 3 carat diamond zipper pull and hand-painted designs. For something so glitzy, the artwork takes an interesting masculine tone featuring skulls and horns which may make this the only Swarovski covered garment intended for (straight) guys. konquestcollection.com

Gold and Diamond Earbuds – $5175

We’ve all seen blinged out iPods, but what about earbuds that cost more than your computer? These 18 carat gold and diamond earphones feature 118 high quality diamonds and despite all the extra weight are said to be just as comfortable as your cheap plastic pair. Source

Ergo Swarovski Magnifying Glass

We’d love to be so rich that even the magnifying glass we use to examine our jewels is covered in jewels. This Swarovski Crystal covered magnifying glass by Ergo lets you see the world at 4 times magnification, but may enhance the flaws of anything not as sleek and shiny as itself. Unfortunately we don’t know the price, but you can be sure that it costs more than a magnifying glass should. Source

Radioactive Denim Metallic Jeans – $600

Anyone knows that a good pair of $600 jeans should look really really shiny. They look just like your other $600 pairs of jeans, with a button fly and tapered leg, except they’re also metallic and make you feel like a rock star from the future. Who wouldn’t want that kind of attention to their pants? eluxury.com

Crocodile Skin Umbrella – $50000

Maybe crocodile skin would make sense as an efficient water repellent if it wasn’t so damn expensive. At $50000 this umbrella should come with someone to follow you around holding it over your head… seriously that beats a blogger’s salary. Hey rich guys, if you’re reading this, skip the crocodile skin and hire me to hold a regular umbrella over your head. That’ll definitely get your more attention at eccentric rich guy parties. Seriously, if you’re interested… Source

Million Dollar Fishing Lure

Not everything is enhanced by encrusting it with diamonds and rubies, but that didn’t stop MacDaddy Fishing Lures from creating the Million Dollar Fishing Lure. Three pounds of platinum means it’s sure to sink fast, be we doubt it would help you catch a million dollar fish. macdaddysfishinglures.com Source

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  • K

    Not even if i was the richest person on the planet i wouldn’t buy such horrible bad taste items. Combine the diamond hoodie with the shiny jeans and all the money in the world won’t save you from being the biggest douchebag in recent history.

  • Micahel

    Correction Radioactive Demin Metallic Jeans – Should be Denim

  • http://friendfeed.com/innomen Brandon M Sergent

    Just one more argument for a personal wealth cap. If you can’t be content with 10 million you don’t deserve anymore.

  • http://hawkerracing.com Claude P Miller

    If nothing else, the purchasers of these things should be taken out into the desert and have the shit beat out of them.

    Damn, save a staple and feed a family that needs it, you FN morons.

  • Rob


  • http://www.retrojunkies.co.uk Steve

    Ummm….we have coloured toilet paper already. Not that bright, but there are plenty of blues, purples and yellows.

    Do you only have white in the States or something?!

  • rob

    1200$ keyboard at thinkgeek.com

  • Keith

    One can only hope that there is an afterlife where these ridiculous items will weight down their purchasers in a lake of fire. How can one view any of the thousands of pictures of hungry innocent children and even think of spending money in this fashion? It is definitely time to bring back the guillotine. Our world won’t become better until we realize that wealth causes poverty and end our fascination with the psychopaths and their lifestyles.

  • http://Facebook Sanju

    The carbon fiber toilet seat is going to be mine soon. Everything else is garbage.

  • http://www.myspace.com/davidrix David

    Ug! Yes. Thanks for a very interesting post!! While i am all for sometimes strange aesthetics, i agree with the other comments here! This is ridiculous!!! With most ordinary people in the world unable to afford to do anything important, let alone this sort of pointless luxury – and with far too many, even in the uk, unable even to afford to eat properly – these rich ******ds have got it coming to them! I run a small struggling publisher mostly for the love of it and Oh BOY i worked out i could release about 120 books by aspiring and excited young writers for the price of that blasted vacuum cleaner! That’s a very depressing thought.

    Though actually, that keyboard is pretty good looking! :-)

  • Kyle

    Shut up you socialist bastards! (except you Sanju that toilet seat is pretty bitchin) Personal wealth cap? Screw you! If these people want to blow their cash who gives a damn?! They earned it! Let them blow it! Maybe you should all move to france!

  • Phil E. Drifter

    I like the dildo, I’m definitely getting one of those for my hoe.

  • Jay

    anyone who would wear the metallic jeans should save some people the confusion and also wear a shirt that says “i am a douche, please punch me in the face”

  • http://ecigarettecigar.com/ electronic cigarette

    Unbelievable. Just cover everyday items in leather, gold plating or jewels and people will pay big $$$.

  • Briajack

    You’re all missing the point. This is an attempt to show off designs that were somewhat plausible. “SHINY JEANS” $305

  • honeywell

    Steve, they stopped selling colored toilet paper here in the States almost 20 years ago. I was a little kid at the time, but from what I’ve heard it’s because the dyes may have been carcinogenic, or caused yeast infections in women, or stained your skin. Either way, I didn’t feel good about my host mom buying it when I studied in France, and I felt really weird using pink *scented* toilet paper in Japan. My cooch should never smell like fake thyme.

  • http://confinesofmind.blogspot.com blufindr

    Hah, I have an Ergorapido vacuum. Mine’s not crystal-covered, though.

  • hugolove

    million dollar fishing lure? what if it gets hooked on an underwater log and comes off the line?

  • http://aerospews.weebly.com Marcuss

    Crazy! The price of the doorstop is equivalent to a years salary of some people in my country.

  • Brandon

    Kyle, I seriously doubt that they “earned” any of that money that they are blowing on stupid shit. Socialism FTW

  • The Flash

    While I agree with most of the other comments (except the communist who wants “wealth caps”), I could definitely see some of the “rap stars” buying a number of these items, like the studded hoodie, the diamond-studded Bluetooth earpiece, the diamond ear buds, the jeans, the tennis ball can — come on, you can visualize it too! I think they might even buy the Louis Vitton skateboard for one of their kids, maybe even the gold backback.

  • http://www.pediapic.com shoaib2k2

    lol people paying big $$$ for this

  • Pete

    Yes we have white toilet paper in the states, we prefer to color it ourselves!

  • Inigo

    Umm… I don’t think the golden vibrator is waterproof for use in the pool…


    Interesting, if not absolutely pointless…

  • http://www.nokia.com jorma

    I thought the carbon fibre toilet seat was both cool and practical. I could also use the kitchen knife. Likewise for the Aalto door stop. But the vacuum cleaner is a bit over the top, I think. I mean, it is both cheaper and more pleasant to put all those crystals on a naked non-dom housekeeper and have her do the sucking … if you get my drift

  • bluenexus

    Wow.. A whole new type of smut that isnt porn or an autobiography of politicians. Some things here.. Reasonable for the rich. Others, Smut.. Worthless glutinous indulging. Smut for the rich.. YAY!

  • http://daveramsey.com Joe

    Kyle rocks. Screw these socialist hippies.

  • steve b

    “You say you want a revolution”…

  • mark

    Gotta love the Carbon Fiber Toilet Seat

  • Guy

    The million dollar lure should have some sort of tracking device fitted.

  • someone

    Actually the knife is of damascus steel, which is forged by hand.
    too much, but good damascus can get to that.

  • Uncle B

    The (GRD) great republican depression, complete with tent cities, high unemployment, higher poorer, part-time employment, moral degradation of American women, drunkenness, drug addiction, and a sleeze-ball life for the majority of Yankee Doodles is falling over America, while the Uber-rich collect dividends from Chinese investments in warm climates and live lives of luxury. America is already sold out, has already passed it’s greatest point in history, and is on the steep decline to a Third -World situation, Downtown Detroit had been paralleled with Johannesburg SA. and the Ohio rust belt is not a myth, but a monument to times past. Like the former U.S.S.R. we have been transitioned by the Uber-rich investors who chose the 85 cent an hour labor of China’s unending and self-perpetuating supply of peasant women over our laborers and their unions. Our president has told us in plain words”Go to School!” because he knows we cannot compete in the labor field any longer. He has also told us how far behind the rest of the world we are in schooling, and it is very very far! We simply do not merit luxury items any longer because we no longer have value in the world! We have been overtaken by an army of little 95 pound yellow ladies!and we have lost our market, and our place in it!

  • Seerak

    The ostentation of these things is just laughable.

    The screeching envy of the altruists in this comment thread, though, is just evil.

  • fara

    Interesting stuff, although its totally up to the rich people how to spend their money. Even if they didn’t earn it themselves, it’s theirs and no one should give a crap about how they fill their empty lives with garbage.

  • http://Stumble.com Annette

    More money than brains…When you get rich do you lose your morals, your brains and any taste you might have had? Please, This is all expensive crap!

  • Blu

    I hate to say it guys, but socialism and communism aren’t the same thing, and they aren’t synonymous with evil. so do a little research before you throw those words around. And don’t try to tell me i’m wrong. cus i’m not

    as for all the stuff, great research 😛
    only thing i would MAYBE MAYBE consider buying is the toilet seat.

  • http://inthusa.com Sathees Navaratnam

    The carbon fiber toilet seat is the only item worth. The rest is just the junk.

    Do these wealthy people also donates to poor. I mean don’t buy a meal to hungry one, But buy him some fishing tools so he can fish daily for his food.

  • sb

    Am I the only one who thought at first look the bluetooth was a diamond crusted toilet handle?

  • YellowSS06

    Not gonna lie…being a car guy, I’d rock the shit out of the Carbon Fiber toilet seat. And maybe the boxcutter, since I work in a major COrporate office. But, that’s it!!

  • http://thetorturer.com g

    Selfish, greedy, wasteful, and sad…

  • Canterbury

    I was just wondering if I wiped my bum with the color toilet paper, would it make the golden vibrator go in easier? Do they sell lube with gold chips in it to ensure gentle entry? If not, then all is lost…

  • http://m maria

    que verguenza, me rio de la crisis rico + rico, pobre + pobre, thank you

  • bluedongle

    Hah, that list is awesome. I laughed so hard reading it :)

    Of that whole list, two things I liked…the amazing toilet seat, and the leather keyboard. The round ice was humorous, but I wouldn’t mind being able make it myself :)

    As for colored toilet paper…I’ve never seen anything but white in the US, but then I get it at the grocery store or Costco.

  • bluedongle

    Also, things like the fishing lure and skateboard are obviously only for very wealthy people who want it for a display.

    The knife would cool, except the diamonds. Knives/swords can get very expensive for anything of quality, but I wouldn’t want the diamond crap. And even if they are claiming it’s Damascus steel, it’s not going to be the same as the original Damascus…true Damascus steel hasn’t been forged in hundreds of years.

  • a guy

    I don’t like the croc skin. They had to hurt the animal. They should take that off the shelves.

  • alfredo

    if i had a carbon fiber toilet seat as my computer chair (fully functional, of course) and a leather keyboard, i would never leave my room.

    if i had a gold backpack, i would kick my own ass.

  • Blugyblug

    “I don’t like the croc skin. They had to hurt the animal. They should take that off the shelves.”
    Lots of things hurt animals. Its natural, humans are made to eat meat so we kill animals to eat it. We dont see animals being vegetarian do we?

    If you really are one of those guys who are obsessed with protecting the environment, you should kill yourself. nonono seirously. If you kill yourself, there is less Co2 in there air from your breathing. Less animals would die because you dont eat when you are dead. etc etc.

  • http://bufona bufona

    vaya tonterias hay por el mundo,con la cantidad de crisis que hay y sacar estas tonterias.

  • James

    Personal wealth cap? Who the F made you emperor of the friggin world?? Communism is a flawed system and who are you to tell anyone with more money than God how to spend it? If I want to wear metallic looking jeans with a diamond encrusted hoodie then you can be sure that I’ll be hanging out with people who would appreciate such things instead of you jealous douchebags. And I’d wear my gold backpack with pride while hiking along the beaches of Monaco. Bitches!

  • Poor Fellah

    Most of these are pretty useless items, but i really like the keyboard!!! wow!