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So what do YOU want for Christmas?!(214 Posts)
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
Some new running trainers
Some nice skin care products and make up
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?
There are a few things I'd quite like (aside from massive things like holidays, cars and houses) - colours/style appointment, a cashmere hoodie, the new Orla Kiely and Lorraine Pascale books, the Boots version of a Clarisonic, a new sewing box - and I know if I make DH and my family aware of what I am hoping for I'll probably get some of them.
Reading some of the responses on this thread makes me feel incredibly lucky that I have people who will bother to buy me something I'd like even if they do sometimes need a bit of guidance!
a set of nice big bone china mugs
For the first time in 8 years this christmas I will be single.
It's not all bad because I will buy myself something glorious from the cat, the guinea pigs and my children!
I am ditching my silver jewellery for the moment and fancy some gold jewellery
Olivia M&S opened their Christmas food collection slots today ;)
order, pay deposit, send DH at the appointed time, job done.
Cut, colour and keratin treatment.
extra long cosy dressing gown.
a cleaner for a day and a voucher to have the carpets cleaned.
a robot hoover.
So basically I want to look groomed, with nice clothes and a clean house.
I would like to have Christmas Day with all my family (now grown and flown and moved away) so it is difficult to co-ordinate with everyone's work holiday rotas / OHs etc. The last time we were all together was about 5 years ago.
After world peace, a cure for malaria, the abolition of the bedroom tax &etc &etc
A couple of outfits which fit to perfection and make me look stunning and gorgeous. Failing that, a sewing machine and the accompanying talent for using it.
Someone miraculously able to draft-proof, energy-efficiency-improve and generally warm up the house. Failing that, a custom-designed heating system for my toes.
A troupe of faeries to come and do a thorough deeeeeeeep clean and declutter of the house. Failing that, some motivation of my own.
A self-mowing lawn. Failing that, a better lawnmower.
A couple of new cookbooks (have mum who knows about that sort of thing)
Some of the pricier pieces from website-dedicated-to-hobby (DH might, if I show him where to click)
Donna tarts new novel
A waffle dressing gown
A zakka book
A knitting book
Some nice pic frames
A four-figure voucher for Celtic Sheepskin so that I can buy everything that I like in the catalogue, including slippers and that huge beanbag made with about 50 sheepskins.
A very expensive new handbag.
A cuddle from my daughter - the best (late) Christmas present ever.
But I get the best present in the world, and that is to share Christmas with family and loved friends, something for which I am forever grateful.
For Christmas I'd like to avoid having half the family who turn up with nothing and then seem surprised we haven't got certain things in. Also, I'd like someone to keep me company while I'm doing all the washing and drying up afterwards. I've got no chance of this, do I'd like:
Port or wine
Warm pair of socks
Nice body lotion
Book to read
And couple of hours to enjoy: wine/port, chocolate, socks and book ;-)
I would like:
Lovely smellies of the pricey variety
A good quality egg timer
A leather handbag, pref yellow or orange
A leather wallet
A herb planter for my small apartment kitchen
Like a previous poster said, to have the ability to lose weight by doing absolutely nothing
I would as a staff nurse in the NHS , be able to be off for a whole week!!!! Sadly will have to wait till 55 when retire.
My other list is
Wood burner in our not yet built conservatory with roof.
Jacuzzi/swimming pool in our lawned bit of garden
Xmas day off
Warm feet without having to wear my Emu boots or wool socks.
Improved blood circulation in me feet( see above)
Liposuction in tummy and bum/thighs
A lottery win so I could hand in notice at work.
World peace of course .
Range Rover Sport
A4 2.0 Litre Audi convertible
Chef( though DH would say he is the chef!)
Oh and also every product by Jo Malone!!
Oh and like a previous mum, everything from Celtic sheepskin!
ooh SUNDAY those things are lovely, you'd better get a move on buying them, now the whole of mumsnets had a look I bet they'll be sold out soon.
And SAHM how rubbish is that, have you told everybody you want a present. You need to start training the kids though. take them shopping somewhere reasonable eg wilko, give them a fiver and tell them to buy you a nice surprise present and no they cant spend the change on themselves. they can take it home and wrap it and you still get a surprise. OK you have to engineer the present giving it but you teaching them to think about you which is important. And if you repeat that at every occasion eg mothers day, birthday you will have set a behaviour pattern in place..
anyway what I want is a
15" gold chain
oil paint set
35mm SLR digital camera
Soft top sporty car
personalised number plates (I know)
Some vouchers to buy some clothes that are non maternity
Some perfume - I like DKNY apple or if DPs feeling flush he can replace my viktor and Rolf flowerbomb.
New pjs, socks and slippers
Lush bath bombs
A voucher for my kindle
Heatable bean filled animal
Some nice jewellery
Cuddly toy bambi (finally getting one this year)
Also hope that DC2 doesn't arrive early in time for Christmas
Now to leave this thread open where DP will find it.
To the lady who said she would like her IVF to work (sorry I can't find your name), good luck. I hope it does.
I hope everyone gets all their important Christmas wishes.
My main one is I would like my son to be excited about Christmas. I would like him to start having a concept of Father Christmas and to be excited when he sees his stocking and wrapped gifts. I would like him to love one of his presents.
He is 3 years and a half but autistic so has a functioning age of 21 months. So for that reason I think might have to wait a few Christmasses before that happens. If he is excited about one of his gifts though I will be over the moon.
My annual pre-Chanukah junk food shop DH doesn't buy me any presents, he just takes me to the supermarket and I can buy what ever junk food I like
If I could ONLY have one thing, it would be for DH not to find a reason to go into a big mood and ruin the day. ....which has happened for the past 16 Christmases.
A new coat.
Some nice shops clothes vouchers - MY choice then.
Some new shoes.
Last year I bought a Kenwood KMix stand mixer <<sigh>>
and some £££ but worth it dental work for myself
I've already bought perfume (Liz Earle 15) 'tis very nice [smile[
and new boots
I don't need coats and handbags
I want to get a lovely ring resized
We do a £2 jar throughout the year and usually have £180 - £200 to spend between us (DH, DS.DD and myself)
I put it into DH account and he buys something online for himself.
The DC and I take the money in cash.
The Golden Rule is - it must be spent, gloriously and frivalously squandered.
(DD usually buys clothes, DS something from Game)
Me, no idea as yet but I'm, thinking.
My Fantasy List though-
A pair of Not Your Daughters Jeans
A Uniqlo down coat (though I look "pouffy" according to DD )
Boots Advent Calender (though I reckon that should be a deffo not a fantasy)
A food procesor
Loads of Hotel Chocolat chocolates
Hunter Wellies (but I'll get some bog standard ones)
mynameisbuggerlugs that has been my wish for the last 3 Christmas's and it finally came true this year on my 3rd IVF attempt. I really hope it happens for you
As I will be 37 weeks pregnant this Christmas all I want is to enjoy Christmas at home and have a nice rest.
Rather than travel across the Pennines in the middle of winter and spend several days with my stress inducing PIL
Discussion of the day- hurrah for Christmas!
A winning lottery ticket so that I could be a SAHM instead of a full time working lone parent.
A Range Rover Evoke.
A kitchen and dining room extension with a suitably gorgeous kitchen.
All very materialistic but I'd swap anythin in a second ro have my beautiful Dad back so that he could meet his three wonderful grandsons.
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