Tiffany and Co launches baffling range of 'everyday objects'

If you're struggling to think of a Christmas gift for someone who has literally everything, you can now get them a more expensive version of something they probably already have.

American luxury retailer Tiffany & Co has launched a range of designer everyday objects, with price-tags well beyond the every day.

Having cornered the market for glamorous jewellery and custom engagement rings, Tiffany is now moving into luxury homewares.

"The Everyday Objects collection transforms utilitarian objects into handcrafted works of art" the brand's website reads.

However it feels like there's a joke we're not in on, when a brand is selling a sterling silver ball of yarn for $14,900, and a "Sterling silver tin can with vermeil" for $1650.

Gold, rose gold and sterling silver drinking straws sell for $580, or for the sports enthusiasts leather and walnut table tennis paddles (with ball included) are $1050.

The range also features expensive glassware, Tiffany blue tea sets and notebooks that are too nice to actually write in.

This is not the first time that fashion brands and high-end designers have launched everyday products that are over-the-top.

Earlier this year Belgian fashion house Raf Simons was selling $400 rolls of duct tape.

It wasn't just plain tape though - it had inspirational messages such as '"RSYP YOUTH PROJECT" and "WALK WITH ME" so you did get some bang for your buck.

The tape was also used at Raf Simons' menswear catwalk show as an alternative to a belt.

Gucci this year launched a homewares range with candles, the most expensive ones costing $590.

They're much nicer than a pack of tealights from a hardware store but, still.

And not to be forgotten were Balenciaga's blue bags costing $2150, which were knock-offs of polyurethane IKEA bags which cost just 99c.

This story Tiffany and Co launches baffling range of 'everyday objects' first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.