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:
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:
9....and Clinique Happy:
10.Victoria's Secret body sprays:
11.Gold hoop earrings:
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:
16.Cursive first-name necklaces:
18.Lancôme Juicy Tubes:
Yes, these made your lips super sticky, but they gave you the glossiest lips EVER. They also smelled heavenly.
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.
33.Fake hair scrunchie:
34.Juicy Couture tracksuit:
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