Skip To Content

    35 Things All Early-’00s Teen Girls Desperately Wanted For Christmas

    It was a simpler time, when all you wanted was a monogram Coach purse with the matching sneakers.

    by , ,

    1. Dooney & Bourke and Coach monogram bags:

    https://www.popscreen.com/prod/MTU4MjI4NDE0/Auth-Dooney-Bourke-Rainbow-DB-Signature-Purse-HOBO-Tote-HANDBAG-
    https://www.secondhand.hk/c/fashion/apparel/bags-and-luggage/coach-small-monogram-purse/

    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:

    Via etsy.com

    Of course you needed the shoes that matched your purse! And these also screamed, "YES, my parents spoil me this much!"

    3. Flip phone:

    http://drinkthis.typepad.com/kimora/2004/10/motorola_i833.html
    http://drinkthis.typepad.com/kimora/2004/10/motorola_i833.html

    Let's be honest, NOTHING was cooler than having a flip phone β€” 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:

    Via zappos.com

    OK, these were the legit best thing to ask for: Not only were they ~stylish~, but they also actually kept your feet super warm on those cold winter mornings.

    5. Rhinestone Bebe T-shirts:

    Via lyst.com

    It was all about the sparkly rhinestones to add a little bling to your outfit. Plus, it let everyone know that you shopped at "cool-girl" store Bebe.

    6. Von Dutch trucker caps:

    Via ebay.com

    Seriously, these were fugly as hell (even at the time)! But seeing every young celeb sporting one in the pages of Teen People made you want one pretty badly.

    7. A digital camera:

    Via imaging-resource.com

    This was a game changer: finally, a camera that not only could basically take unlimited pics but also allowed you to directly upload photos to your computer. It was pretty revolutionary.

    8. Ralph perfume...

    9. ...and Clinique Happy:

    Via overstock.com

    They both smelled just so sweet and pretty.

    10. Victoria's Secret body sprays:

    Via ebay.com

    You needed a few different ones so you'd always have a body spray to match your mood. Also they made good "day scents."

    11. Gold hoop earrings:

    Via etsy.com

    These were one of those earrings you just couldn't own enough of β€” they were your daily go-to that basically went with EVERYTHING.

    12. Baby-G watches:

    Via 50-gs.blogspot.com

    The perfect daily watch that just looked so, so cool and tough.

    13. A Tiffany charm necklace:

    http://www.terapeak.com/worth/tiffany-co-1837-padlock-lock-charm-necklace-pendant-16-1-2-chain-w-box-bag/251389351366/?AID=11843109&SID=74679X1524629Xaea74aae0939d7bc4662356e627c840b&utm_campaign=7682639&utm_source=CJ&utm_medium=affiliate
    https://thecircleofluxury.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/questionable-branding-strategy-the-democrats-of-luxury-as-the-protagonists-of-tiffany-storytelling/

    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:

    Via amazon.com

    Really you wanted this mainly for AIM, downloading music on LimeWire, and burning CDs. Plus, it meant you wouldn't have to share with a computer with the rest of the family.

    15. Blank CDs:

    Via amazon.com

    You needed to have lots and lots of these for making mix CDs for yourself or your friends. And also for whenever you got the dreaded "burn error" message and had to re-burn your mix all over again on a new blank CD.

    16. Cursive first-name necklaces:

    Via etsy.com

    You wanted one so badly 'cause of Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City.

    17. Flower pins:

    HBO

    Also because of Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City.

    18. LancΓ΄me Juicy Tubes:

    http://www.lookfantastic.com/lancome-juicy-tubes-lip-gloss-18ml/11185389.html

    Yes, these made your lips super sticky, but they gave you the glossiest lips EVER. They also smelled heavenly.

    19. DVD player:

    Via amazon.com

    If you had a TV in your room, getting your own DVD player was a must! It allowed you and your friends to watch your Blockbuster rentals without the intrusion of your siblings or nosy parents β€” who'd probably ask why you were watching a movie with so much sex in it.

    20. Skechers:

    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:

    Via www1.bloomingdales.com %26pn%3D1|1|23|36

    This not only gave you a super shine on your lips, but it also made them feel super soft...and sticky.

    22. All of these CDs:

    UMG/WMG/ Sony Music

    Basically the soundtracks to your adolescence.

    23. A car stereo with a removal face (if you drove your own car):

    Via autoson.fr

    The removal face helped prevent someone from breaking into your car. You also needed to have the one that would display cool graphics when turned on.

    24. An Abercrombie & Fitch gift card and issue of A&F Quarterly:

    http://thestaufferhome.com/2016/04/17/how-i-earn-more-than-1000-in-free-gift-cards-every-year-thestaufferhome/
    http://www.klinebooks.com/pages/books/33329/bruce-weber-photographer/a-f-quarterly-christmas-issue-2000-a-very-emerson-christmas

    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:

    Via imgur.com

    You needed one because there was that moment when everybody had lowercase-initial accessories (like keychains) and T-shirts.

    26. A ceramic flat iron:

    http://chi-hair-straightener.net/CHI-Turbo-Big-2-Ceramic-Flat-Iron-USA-CHI3-WS-100.html
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CONAIR-SHINY-STYLES-4-in-1-STRAIGHTNER-CRIMPER-WAVING-IRON-STYLER-VELVET-8P-/291962060244?hash=item43fa4b7dd4

    A flat iron was a must-own accessory in the early '00s if you wanted to achieve perfect pin-straight hair (Γ  la Jennifer Aniston's enviable locks on Friends). Better yet was if your flat iron came with changeable plates β€” which allowed you to crimp or add waves if you felt like changing things up.

    27. A puffy parka from Abercombie:

    Via london.2lazy2boot.co.uk

    These were super cute and also protected you against the next several months of harsh weather.

    28. A short denim skirt:

    Via ebay.com

    OK, so this wasn't really practical to ask for around Christmastime. But you knew you'd find ways to wear a miniskirt during colder months β€”Β and that as soon as it was warmer than 65 degrees you'd be wearing it ALL THE TIME.

    29. Faux-satin pants and tops:

    Vanity Fair
    Carlo Allegri / Getty Images

    They were a way to give your outfits a little bit of ~glamour~. πŸ’…πŸΌπŸ’…πŸΌπŸ’…πŸΌ

    30. Thin sparkly scarves:

    Frederick M. Brown / Getty
    Frederick M. Brown / Getty

    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.

    31. Celebrity books:

    Via gossiprocks.com

    You knew you weren't going to read them β€” you just wanted them because they would look cool on your bookshelf.

    32. Low-rise jeans:

    Amanda Edwards / Getty Images

    And preferably designer ones, like Diesel or Mavi. But if not, mall brands like XOXO, Mudd, Bongo, or Abercrombie were perfectly cool too.

    33. Fake hair scrunchie:

    Via thehindsightletters.wordpress.com

    These were the perfect stocking stuffers to ask for! They typically looked all shitty after a few months of use, so you always needed a new one to replace it.

    34. Juicy Couture tracksuit:

    Via Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    It was THE luxe status outfit. And it was comfy AF. Seriously, these were basically just PJs you wore out of the house. Of course you needed to wear them with Uggs for literally the most comfortable outfit you could ever imagine wearing while still being "cool and stylish."

    35. An iPod:

    Apple

    In case you don't remember, these things were crazy expensive!!! In 2003, a 30GB model cost $499 (that's $655 today if adjusted for inflation). Of course if you did get one for Christmas (it would be a Christmas miracle), you made sure to casually walk around the school holding it, showing off what was basically the iPhone 7 of its time. This was the ULTIMATE Christmas gift.

    Nostalgia Trip

    Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF

    Newsletter signup form