‘Tis the season for giving when it’s even fun to imagine things that, at least remotely, seem like they’ll be fun for you.

For example, imagine arriving at your high school reunion and stealing the show because of the car you arrive in, attending a business beach event on your own private submarine, or having a home that reflects both worlds. and was so awful the people you went to dinner with will talk about watching it as a life-changing experience.

The Dream is cheap, and with interest rates as high as it is, it’s probably an excellent alternative to buying what you can’t afford. There’s no monetary limit to what you can do as long as you’re dreaming, so here’s my list of five Christmas gifts that are more fun to dream about than actually own. (Some of these aren’t even for sale, but you can still dream about them).

Like my previous column, there will be no designated product of the week as they will all be eligible for that selection.

Here they are listed in no particular order of preference.

1. H2ome

Looking at this underwater house reminds me of the scene in the first James Bond movie, “Dr. No,” where Bond is looking out the dining room window, which is underwater. Dr. No says, “Two million dollars, that’s what everybody wants to know, how much does it cost, two million dollars,” and the view is not nearly as good as the view out the bedroom windows of this house .

This 3,600 sq ft h2OME has a place to live underwater.

H2OME Underwater Living Space

h2OME | Image credit: US Submarine Structures

If you are concerned about global warming and related flooding, then this house is perfect for you as it is already under water and running fine. If you’re on a budget, you can get an inexpensive missile silo home, but it’s a bit of a $550,000 pricey fixer-upper and will likely be a nightmare to remodel.

As the influencers go home, h2An OME price of $10M almost seems cheap, although it would be incredibly impractical if you didn’t also have a high-speed amphibious aircraft for commuting. But wait. Many of us are working remotely now, so who says you have to quit? Amazon Prime may have trouble delivering to this address, but you can train dolphins to pick up your gifts. What else are you going to do to pass the time?

2. Regent Seaglider

Since you need some way to get to and from your undersea paradise, why not travel green with Regent Seaglider? This all-electric plane carries up to 12 passengers — if you want to pick people up for dinner or need room to buy food for a year — and it’s undergoing testing as we speak. Is going through.

Regent Viceroy 12-Passenger Seaglider

Viceroy 12-Passenger Seaglider | Image credit: Regent

The limits are reportedly sharp, reaching $7 billion. They’ve already sold 365 of them, costing around $20 million each (hey, we’re dreaming, aren’t we?), and it’s also being designed to have a smaller sibling to a larger 100-seat plane .

Imagine pulling up to your undersea mansion in one of these pups, almost silent, very green. It can be charged by tidal generators, which should work better than solar panels or windmills, and it’ll get you back to shore and in style.

3. James Bond DB5 Goldfinger Aston Martin Reproduction

While most of us would struggle to buy a $17,000 wall hanging for this car, for only $4.8 million, you can get a new build from Aston Martin.

Movie cars were never built to drive, and the original DB5 would be a pain to own, but a new one will be relatively reliable, and only 25 of them will be built, making it unlikely that any of us will own one of them. Will see someone

Imagine being out on a date, getting hung up, and being told, “He has no idea who he’s messing with,” and opening the center compartment with the arms switch. Imagine driving up to your high school reunion with this car. All the people who thought you were a loser in high school think very differently of you now and crave car rides, but you only take your real friends out for rides.

This car won’t just grab attention; When you’re seen driving it’ll get you in the local paper (don’t forget to tell the reporters where you’ll be). That old prom queen and king might just watch from the sidelines and question your life choices as you drive by in the car, unless they didn’t even dream of owning one before they saw it.

4. Remake Nevera

I know that the Aston Martin is probably a boomer dream car, and young dreamers are most likely to imagine something new and without automatic weapons. That would be the Rimac Navara which reportedly has a top speed of 258 mph (412 kph). It’s the fastest car in the world, and it’s an electric car; It will do the quarter mile in 8.5 seconds.

Not only is it the fastest electric car, but it apparently also holds the record for the fastest car ever tested at the Papenburg track in Germany, one of the few test courses that can handle such speeds. Here’s a video of a car going 258 mph:


The Rimac Navara does 0-60 in 1.85 seconds—about a second faster than the fastest Teslas, which isn’t that sluggish.

Because this car “only” costs $2.1 million, it’s arguably the least expensive item on this list. Imagine pulling up to a stoplight and watching the guy in the souped-up Mustang next to you rev ​​his engine as he watches you disappear into the distance, before his car is 10 feet off the line Are. High-speed gas-powered cars struggle to reach 0-60 times in close to two seconds, even when configured as dragsters.

Even a Ferrari driver’s date will be impressed and you’re likely to laugh a little at the stunned look that results from watching Zoom zoom off silently at one-third the speed of sound. Granted, you’ll probably have to replace the tires after a run, but it’s a fantasy, so who cares?

5. Aurora-3C Personal Submersible

living in h2OME underwater house would be amazing, you can’t take the dog out for a walk. However, being on the ocean floor will mean you can go for a drive in your own private submarine. The Aurora-3C is an amazing three-person submersible—and you’ll want the three-person version so you can take your dog along for the ride.

You can specify one of two depth options, 460 or 1000 meters. Since I’m dreaming I’ll go with the 1000 because money is no object in dreams, and I need something that can successfully escape the specter in case they think I’m 007 and call (my dream car Thanks for that), and it can make Saturday evening visits memorable.

Imagine your wife finishing chatting with some of her friends at the beach party as she says she’s going home, only to have your sub-surface appear out of nowhere to take her on board. Can go Her newfound friends’ eyes are likely to pop out of their heads.

With a top speed of three knots, it’s not setting any undersea speed records, but with a mission time of 96 hours (it uses oxygen and CO).2 scrubber), gives you plenty of time to disappear if your in-laws suddenly show up. The price for the 460m version is 3.5 million dollars.

wrapping up

Looking at inflation and interest rates, we should save rather than spend a lot of money this year. But based on the sales numbers for the season so far, none of us, including me, have done that.

This expense breaks us down when it comes to getting stuff for ourselves. Still, we can dream, and instead of dreaming about something we almost can afford but won’t, why not dream about the things we will never be able to afford and never have? Will be able to buy only? It makes for far more pleasant dreams.

Hope the rest of your holiday shopping goes well and you enjoy this little trip into my dreams. One or more of these dreams may become yours.