"Aston Martin? I"d rather have a Tiffany ring and a closet full of Jimmy Choos"
“Aston Martin I”d rather have a Tiffany ring and a closet full of Jimmy Choos”: How a woman”s wish list is VERY different to a man”s
4:18 PM on 14th June 2011
A holiday home in Tuscany, a Tiffany diamond ring and a personal trainer might seem like every woman”s dream but when it comes to spending a fortune, men”s ideas are somewhat different.
The findings emerged from a poll of 3,000 people by EuroMillions which asked: “What would you buy if you won the jackpot”
Top of the men”s list was a Manhattan penthouse apartment, an 97,000 Aston Martin Vantage 8, and an iPhone 5.
What a girl wants: A Tiffany diamond and Jimmy Choos are top of a girl”s list
Fast car: The Aston Martin Vantage V8 came second on the poll which asked men how they would spend a lottery win
A 36m GulfStream G6 private jet, a Princess bespoke hand-built yacht or a vineyard also featured on the male wish list.
The results showed the average woman would splash her winnings on 2,000 Christian Louboutin or Jimmy Choo shoes, holidays and diamonds.
My little Princess: Men would invest in a bespoke yacht
A spokesperson for EuroMillions said: “We wanted to give people the chance to think of things which are beyond their wildest dreams – the kind of things you could by with a massive jackpot win .
“The two lists are fascinating – women seem to love the idea of owning designer fashion items, but have also included a few things which would make their home more stylish.
“Men go straight for the transport and gadgets, wanting the very latest developments in technology and vehicles alike.”
The survey shows more than a third of women love the idea of having a personal trainer to give them a complete body overhaul if they could afford it.
Sought-after designer items for ladies include a Chanel handbag, a Vera Wang wedding dress, a Rolex watch and a Mulberry handbag.
Desirable household appliances included on women”s wish lists are a SMEG fridge, an Aga and a Dyson vacuum cleaner.
Whatis apparent from the list is that men have an altogether more random approach to spending their imaginary giant jackpot win.
Unusual items to appear in men”s top 20 wish list include a racehorse, a castle and a trolley dash at Selfridges.
And when it comes to transport, men would love to own a private helicopter, a Bugatti Veyron, and a Formula One car.
La Dolce Vita: Women would spend 269,000 on their dream home in Tuscany
Gadgets which hold appeal for the average bloke include the iPad 2, a Ninendo 3DS and an Omega Seamaster watch.
Thestudy also shows that 41 per cent of women and 25 per cent of men love the idea of having a personal shopper to help them with all their special purchases.
Ideally, women would go shopping at least twice a week, but 14 per cent could happily shop daily – this is compared to the majority of men being content with a quick shop once a week.
But the survey shows six in 10 men and women know exactly what they would buy if they suddenly came into a fortune.
WOMAN”S WISH LIST
Holiday home in Tuscany 269,000
Holiday cottage inCornwall425,000 Tiffany diamond ring9,300Personal trainer
33 per sessionMini cooper11,270Audi TT
48,000Jimmy Choo shoes455SMEG fridge
826Christian Louboutin stilettos 2,173Tiffany heart necklace2,574MAN”S WISH LIST
Manhattan Penthouse apartment
Aston Martin Vantage V8
G6 private jet
Princess bespoke hand-built yacht