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This Year's Goop Gift Guide Includes an Entire Village

But it's only $173K
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2018 3:33 PM CST
Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – It's the most wonderful time of the year: That's right, time for Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to release its holiday gift guide. This year's guide includes an entire Spanish village that is for sale for $172,910, though, to be fair, that item is included in the "Ridiculous but Awesome" section of the gift guide. What does Goop suggest you get for your spouse or partner? Much more realistically-priced items like $350 pajamas or a $1,495 blanket. How about for the kids in your life? You can get off cheap here, with, for example, a $15 set of "Little Feminist" board books or an $18 yoga mat. Or, of course, you can go big and buy them a $554 hoodie and matching $602 pants.

The San Francisco Chronicle rounds up some of the other highlights (think: crystal you can massage your face with), or you can head over to Twitter for some good old-fashioned roasting ("Can we put our politics aside and mock this?" asks one.) But is it possible the days of eye-rolling the annual guide are coming to an end? "goop referring to their own gift guide as 'ridiculous' has taken all the fun out of me hating goop," notes one Twitter user. Adds another, "Okay like, down with capitalism and all that jazz, but if I had the funds I would not hesitate in buying everything on the Goop holiday gift guide." (A few years back, the average cost of an item included in the gift guide was $511.)

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