So what do YOU want for Christmas?!

(214 Posts)
ThatsNotMyPinot Thu 10-Oct-13 16:00:05

There are so many threads on what to get DCs/aged relatives for Christmas, I thought I would start one with our Christmas wish lists - fantasy or otherwise!

This is the place to be extremely materialistic and share what you would like Santa to bring you this December 25th.

After world peace blah, blah, blah, I would like the following:

A nice watch (haven't had one for years)
An appointment to get my 'colours' done
Sheepskin slippers
Some new running trainers
Riding lessons
Some nice skin care products and make up
Paperchase stationary
A shopping spree for new clothes on the back of having my colours done

I am never in million years expecting all of this, maybe one or two things if I'm lucky! I also like surprises/little bits and bobs too.

What is on your crimbo list this year? smile

fuzzpig Thu 10-Oct-13 17:08:35

I have chosen my own presents this year, DH loves doing surprises (and generally chooses really well... I've had several things I never knew I wanted but loved!) but there's a few things I am really in love with so I am being specific.

A framed print of The Snail by Matisse (my parents don't like choosing anyway so agreed this is from them!)

'Opening Skinner's Box' book by Lauren Slater

Oz the Great and Powerful DVD (already in cupboard thanks to amazon special offer)

Monarchs of England card game - nostalgia thing (actually squealed when I found this online after years of searching!)

DH and I will be choosing other DVDs and some games/puzzles that will be family presents too.

There's some things I'm hoping to get for the DCs as well that I'm actually more excited about than my own presents! I love choosing toys!

HardFacedCareeristBitchNigel Thu 10-Oct-13 17:12:03

Some new gym clothes
An itunes voucher to fill up my shuffle
A new hand held electric whisk as mine has burnt out
A decent kitchen timer
A small white chest of drawers for my office
Some large window boxes

CatAmongThePigeons Thu 10-Oct-13 17:12:45

A day spa day. Alone. Definitely no children.
A cleaner.
A meal out with only DH
A watch
Clothing vouchers
Nice footwear
My wedding ring fixed (dh cut it off a few months after our wedding and I would love it fixed)
Chocolates purely for me.
Oh and have my colours done.

MirandaWest Thu 10-Oct-13 17:13:25

I'd like Yellow Submarine on DVD and some Russian Dolls.
And maybe some fluffy socks

NumTumRedRum Thu 10-Oct-13 17:13:50

Mary Poppins.
Then I could go back to work and sleep at night time and then buy what I want.

If MP unavailable, I'd settle for some babysitting so DH and I could spend some time á deux.

Oh, and a Kitchen Aid. In metallic blue. And a new kitchen to go with it wink.

And if we're pushing the boat out, maybe a detatched house so I don't have to listen to next door doing an Eastenders impression every single night. Seriously. You don't need to shut a door that many times in an evening. Just leave it open. You noisy anti social cahhhh.

topbannana Thu 10-Oct-13 17:18:23

A North Face gilet- I have wanted one for years but they are sooooo expensive I always talk myself out of it.
An Icey Tek cool box
New walking boots
To have the heating fixed on my terminally cold car- failing that some new gloves!
A handmade flat cap from the company that made DHs. I am hopeful on this score as he is sick of me wearing his for dog walking grin

Sahmof3 Thu 10-Oct-13 17:20:31

No gamerchick, no lie in or day off housework...ever! No Christmas, Birthday or Mothers Day presents...ever.

Nobody in my family buys for me either picnicbase even though I buy for them.

So, I suppose my wish list really should be...a present, any bloody present, just something for once!

Iheartcrunchiebars Thu 10-Oct-13 17:23:04

I'd love DH to think for himself of something I might like. Presents tend to be things he would like!

I can't genuinely think of anything I wonder I'm hard to buy for!

picnicbasketcase Thu 10-Oct-13 17:25:29

Would they get the message and try harder if you bought yourself something and wrapped it up? I can't believe it wouldn't sink in how unfair it is on you if you actually sat there and unwrapped a gift from yourself. Not that should have to, of course. I don't get why your H doesn't make some kind of gesture to show he cares. Seriously sad

Sorry sahm, I will shut up now blush

TessTackle Thu 10-Oct-13 17:30:57

I'm going to be v.materialistic as I rarely get presents.

I would love;

New Uggs, chestnut tall.
A new handbag, black.
A charm for my bracelet.
A cream pan set.
A wall clock for the living room.
New pyjamas.

Not as materialistic as I thought smile

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 10-Oct-13 17:31:35

sahm how very awful that your husband doesn't appreciate you and teach your children the same. sad

What would happen if you didn't get anyone any presents this year, apart from your DCs?

theothermrssoos Thu 10-Oct-13 17:40:45

Hair extensions done at my usual salon (cost of about £400)

A smart phone that actually works (been using a broken one for over a year) preferably a Samsung Galaxy 4.

A magical weight loss of 2 stone (requiring no effort from me)

My house to be finally finished (its taken over 2 years and is gonna take another 6 months minimum.)

Stacks of dark chocolate

Gift vouchers for new clothes to wear with my new figure

Sukebind Thu 10-Oct-13 17:43:40

I would like:
all my storage problems fixed so I could use my bedroom properly rather than dashing in and out because it's such a hideous mess
Amazon vouchers
Boden vouchers
a smart phone
new running shoes that fit properly and don't do weird things to my toenails
latest seasons of Parks and Recreation and Modern Family on DVD
photo albums

I might get the DVDs and albums!

YouAreMyFavouriteWasteOfTime Thu 10-Oct-13 17:44:30

Sahmof3 could you buy yourself a present? not the same I know but....

DSJamesHathaway Thu 10-Oct-13 17:45:44

Some Laura Mercier honey bath and a camping table

Nagasaki Thu 10-Oct-13 17:49:17

Nintendo 2DS. With Pokemon X or Y. And Animal Crossing.

I'm a geek.

LaQueenForADay Thu 10-Oct-13 17:50:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ep1977 Thu 10-Oct-13 17:54:53

A lie in would be nice
A day off from housework would be nice.
For dh to put dd to bed without me having to ask or tell him would be nice
Our guttering put back on
Tickets to see duran duran or beautiful south in concert
oohhh I like this thread.. off to think of some more

Topseyt Thu 10-Oct-13 18:00:24

I would really like a local part time job to help me actually pay for Christmas this year. Been looking for a while though, and nothing suitable has come up yet.

On balance though, good old Amazon vouchers are a safe fall-back for me, so that I can order some new books, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Money or other vouchers are good, so that I can spend them unwisely for once.

Ohwhatwitcheryisthis Thu 10-Oct-13 18:08:20

a new kitchen that is not falling to bits. and an oven door that doesnt bang you on the head.
a spa day with every single inch of me massaged, pummelled, oiled, painted, styled and scrubbed.
the Tom Ford perfume that i have been hinting at for the last three years.
A luffly new handbag. (leather please not plastic dh)
a holiday that doesn't include going with extended family. in Australia. First Class
A puppy (why?-i don't even like dogs that much, but i long for a cockerpoo.
an engagement ring (cos i never got one)

conorsrockers Thu 10-Oct-13 18:14:21

A driver to drive my kids to all their clubs.
A chef to cook lovely dinners for us.
A cleaner to clean up after us.
A PA to organise the minefield that is the 'whiteboard of shame' in the hall to deal with all their clubs.

Failing that;
A pasta making machine (with dryer) ..... and a onesie!!!

ExasperatedSigh Thu 10-Oct-13 18:17:43

a job and childcare
a cello and lessons
a long weekend in Barcelona with DH
some lovely art
for us to have enough resources for DH to agree to DC3 <melancholy fistbump with shinybaubles>

Galaxymum Thu 10-Oct-13 18:21:52

A good camera
A new leather kindle case
A King Charles Spaniel puppy
Teeth Whitened!
To just make the jump to a new house without all the hassle of doing work on this one, decluttering then selling
The house I'd like on Rightmove.....
New in laws (but I'll keep DH!)

I don't know but I had better think of some things soon as my family will start asking in the next week or two.

If I am really honest (and if anyone asks, I never said this, wink wink) what I would really like is someone else to host Christmas. I have organised 31 Christmas Days so far and to be honest, it is getting a bit tedious. Everyone wants to come to mine as we have the space and each year it passes in a blur of cooking and cleaning. Plus, littlest DS gets so over excited on Christmas Eve (he has Aspergers) that he can't sleep till about two o'clock in the morning, so I am usually running on empty by the Big Day itself.

I love them all, I really do, but they are all having a much nicer day than I am <rolls eyes to heaven>

Or perhaps some perfume. Or a puppy grin

I want a necklace with the dd's fingerprints on. I know this is not at all hip or with it, but I still want one. I will get it because I've discussed it with dp and it is my joint present with my birthday.

Dm is getting me one quarter of a trampoline for the dds (dp and the dds are getting the rest). I am delighted with this as I know dd1 will love it (and I hope dd2 will when she's bigger).

If I could choose anything else, I'd probably want a big pile of Lakeland and Ikea vouchers. If I was having a properly fantasy wish it would be for a bee hive.

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