1. Dooney & Bourke and Coach monogram bags:
The monograms were an unsubtle way to brag that you had been gifted a pricier-than-average bag. Basically, you just wanted to say, "YES, my parents spoil me this much!"
2. Coach monogramed sneakers:
3. Flip phone:
Let's be honest, NOTHING was cooler than having a flip phone — well, unless your phone was an oh-so-pretty Baby Phat flip phone. No more pushing buttons in order to answer or hang up on calls, and no more butt-dialing. Plus, slamming shut your phone after a phone call got you heated was one of the best feelings ever.
4. A pair of Uggs:
5. Rhinestone Bebe T-shirts:
6. Von Dutch trucker caps:
7. A digital camera:
8. Ralph perfume...
9. ...and Clinique Happy:
10. Victoria's Secret body sprays:
11. Gold hoop earrings:
12. Baby-G watches:
13. A Tiffany charm necklace:
You wanted this for two reasons and two reasons only: It came from Tiffany! And it seemed like every ~cool~ girl was sporting one. Also, Reese Witherspoon rocked one in Legally Blonde.
14. Sony Vaio desktop:
15. Blank CDs:
16. Cursive first-name necklaces:
17. Flower pins:
18. Lancôme Juicy Tubes:
Yes, these made your lips super sticky, but they gave you the glossiest lips EVER. They also smelled heavenly.
19. DVD player:
These were the perfect shoes to pair up with your flared jeans. And they were reasonably priced, so getting a pair for Christmas wasn't just a pipe dream.
21. MAC Lip Glass:
22. All of these CDs:
23. A car stereo with a removal face (if you drove your own car):
24. An Abercrombie & Fitch gift card and issue of A&F Quarterly:
Obviously you couldn't go wrong with getting a gift card to Abercrombie, 'cause you could always use a new pair of distressed flare jeans, a polo, sweats, or graphic tee. But TBH, it was little harder to get convince your parents to get you the A&F Quarterly for Christmas 'cause they "saw something about it on Dateline."
25. Lowercase-initial pleather purse:
26. A ceramic flat iron:
A flat iron was a must-own accessory in the early '00s if you wanted to achieve perfect pin-straight hair (à la Jennifer Aniston's enviable locks on Friends). Better yet was if your flat iron came with changeable plates — which allowed you to crimp or add waves if you felt like changing things up.
27. A puffy parka from Abercombie:
28. A short denim skirt:
29. Faux-satin pants and tops:
They were a way to give your outfits a little bit of ~glamour~. 💅🏼💅🏼💅🏼
30. Thin sparkly scarves:
Sure, these didn't keep you warm, and they were also kind of itchy. But they looked so cool and you knew it would bring out your inner bohemian.