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?
After world peace, I would like
A new handbag (not designer, unless we win the lottery)
Vouchers to buy some new clothes and a spa day.
An annual subscription to a laundry service
fit handyman to come and finish off all the bloody annoying little things that need doing round the house.
fit gardener to blast my garden with a flamethrower and start again with it.
DH to do the two previous items
A healthy nutritious ready-meals service for two nights per week.
I the real world, I'll probably ask for some earrings <sigh>
New pjs for said sleep
Time every 3 months for a hair cut
Nice clothes that fit (ie I don't look fat!)
magically sort the kitchen out
My own swimming pool- then I'd be all, y'know, fit and toned.
Not much, then...
Emma Bridgewater cake tins and biscuit barrel
A Kitchen aid
A trip to NYC
--barely has a shot with cake tins let alone anything else--
Apart from good health and happiness for my family, and for my bloody kids to stop fighting, even if it is only for one day, I'd love:
Specially fitted ski boots
Christmas in Switzerland to wear said ski boots
Skiing lessons so that I could enjoy both of the above
Audi Q7...brand spanking new, of course
Face lift...or at least Botox
A new wardrobe of Boden clothes...sick of the sight of my old Primark rags
Apple Mac...every computer in our house has a virus of some sort
Theatre trip..panto or ballet
A job! Than I wouldn't have to ask Santa for anything, I could bloody well buy it myself.
Not that I'll get anything at all, let alone something from my extravagant wish list, having not had a Christmas present from anyone (including DH and kids) for at least 20 years!
My Amazon wish list. Not something like the exact item I have specified. The exact item. If I have asked for X from Boots, do not buy Y from Boots and then declare "it was on your list" because it wasn't. When I query where exactly it was on my list, do not say "well I knew you wanted something from Boots" because Boots stocks millions of items. Hence the wishlist.
I've got to get through my
40th birthday first though. A week to go and no one has bought anything off that damn wishlist <practices everso grateful face>
I want door murals. I have made my feelings very clear on the matter.
That makes me feel quite sad to read that sahmof3
Well if it's a fantasy list
1 - please a holiday
2 - some beautiful baubles
3- more of the above
4 - a 3rd dc - wishful thinking
5 - lottery win to pay for 3rd dc
PJ's, lovely make up, bubble bath, perfume, body lotions etc. All of the lovely things that I wouldn't buy myself usually on account of the fact that I worry that it is a waste of money.
Wool/yarn to crochet with. Nothing else. Just lots and lots of yarn.
velvet dressing gown from Deadly is the female
Corsolette from What Katie did
Another pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes.
gamerchick, don't be sad. Corny as its sounds, it really is more joyful to give than to receive and I get a great a deal of pleasure out of buying gifts for my kids and DH. IMO, they are the ones missing out.
For Christmas I would like :
My husband to remember anything at all I have pointed out over the last 12 years of marriage that I wanted for Christmas
A cashmere jumper
A soft and fluffy goose down duvet. And matching pillows.
A warm winter coat that actually looks stylish.
A teapot for one person that doesn't drip everywhere
I am quite hopeful about the cashmere jumper
You mean you buy for your husband but he doesn't do anything for you? Do you at least get a lie in and a day off housework? (If that's your dynamic)
i would like, for my business to take off so i could afford to buy whatever me and the kids need. failing that, nice jammies and slippers, nice bubble bath and a voucher to get my hair cut and coloured.
I would like to have my colours done, then a style consultation followed by an appointment with a personal shopper at Debenhams or John Lewis.
Why don't they buy you anything though? It doesn't sound fair that you sort out everyone else's gifts and nobody buys you anything. Have you no extended family who buy you gifts either?
The house that I viewed and fell in love with, but that we are struggling to get a mortgage for because DH is self employed. We can afford the mortgage, but can't find a lender.
It has a river at the bottom of the garden... with an island. We could have Christmas day paddle .
A new food processor.
A few DVDs of something I will actually watch (NOT Downton Abbey, please)
Maybe some nice earrings.
[Yes, mother, I know I have
hundreds dozens of pairs of earrings, but that is because I like wearing earrings, I wear them every day, so I like having plenty to choose from. I very rarely wear necklaces because they irritate my skin and don't usually go with the colours/styles/necklines of my clothes. So why do you keep buying me necklaces 'for a change' when you never see me wearing one? And by the way, mother-in-law, the same goes for brooches.]
I would like
A lovely necklace - have directed DH towards the Alex Monroe website
Some new perfume
Some Elemis things
An iPad mini
I am reasonably hopeful for most of that, DH is good at Christmas.
A chef and a personal trainer
Someone to come and sort our garden out and make it lovely and tidy and low maintenance.
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!
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
A day spa day. Alone. Definitely no children.
A meal out with only DH
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.
I'd like Yellow Submarine on DVD and some Russian Dolls.
And maybe some fluffy socks
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 .
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.
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
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!
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 want...no wonder I'm hard to buy for!
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
Sorry sahm, I will shut up now
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.
Not as materialistic as I thought
sahm how very awful that your husband doesn't appreciate you and teach your children the same.
What would happen if you didn't get anyone any presents this year, apart from your DCs?
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
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
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
I might get the DVDs and albums!
Sahmof3 could you buy yourself a present? not the same I know but....
Some Laura Mercier honey bath and a camping table
Nintendo 2DS. With Pokemon X or Y. And Animal Crossing.
I'm a geek.
I would like DH to take me away to the Hoste Arms, Norfolk for a romantic night away.
A new leather cover for my Kindle.
A dinky little NetBook and fancy neoprene cover that I've seen in Paperchase.
A dinky silver, Olympus point n press camera that just slips in my hand bag (I hate the family camera, it;s huge and I don't know how to use it).
A beautiful chunky silver Hulquist necklace I've seen
A black wool biker jeacket from The White Company
I think it's most likely I'll get either the camera, or the NetBook because DH likes gadgets
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
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.
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)
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.
A pasta making machine (with dryer) ..... and a onesie!!!
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>
A good camera
A new leather kindle case
A King Charles Spaniel puppy
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
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.
The day off work. And I have got my wish.....first one in 3 years. Dinner at fancy restaurant booked I'm having the day completely off!!
Hmm world peace
Health and happiness
Right, now the good stuff;
City break for me and dh
Money for a holiday abroad with the kids
Voucher for tony and guy monthly
Lots of nice craft and cake decorating stuff
Lots of cake!
That'll do. What a fab Christmas that would be!
Roast Turkey and Stuffing
Lots of Gravy
And the ability to eat whatever I want without gaining weight.
A pretty ring
A KMix (or Kitchnaid)
Harry Potter Lego Hogwarts Castle
Erm... Just something on time, under the tree without telling what it is first would be nice tbh
Gift vouchers for clothes shops. I never treat myself and vouchers would force me to go out and buy nice things for myself.
I get fuck all too SAHM It sucks doesn't it?
I just buy myself whatever I want and give it to my eldest to wrap. At least that way I get summat decent rather than tat.
hmm fantasy time,
A holiday to go see the northern lights and go snowboarding.
A shiny fancy red horsebox
Posh jods and riding coat
Some leather flat knee high boots.
My garden to be sorted, currently a pile of rubble cause weve been doing the house.
Clothes lots and lots of clothes from very posh designer shops
DP to propose... but I've been waiting for that for years...
So maybe some clothes instead
I would like:
* Some jammies (Legging jammy bottoms that cost all of £5 from Primark and a top that vaguely matches, ideally)
* A pair of Joules wellies (So I can take DS on lots of walks in all weather cause I don't drive)
* A new pot of No7 day cream
* A lie in/break from having to do all the childcare
* Nice chocolate
In Fantasy Land:
* An iPad Mini (DP has one )
* A Dyson
* New sofas for new flat
* Free reign in Ikea to kit out living room/DS's bedroom/Kitchen/ALL THE STORAGE SOLUTIONS!.
* A winning lottery ticket
the rowing machine DP was supposed to get for me last year.
this year: I have the room for it to go in, but it needs kitting out as a gym.
I would like one thing, just one....for the IVF I'm having in December or January to actually work.
Anything that's not smellies or chocolate. Every year I get these from the inlaws even though I've tried to tell them I have sensitive skin and don't have a sweet tooth!
Car (any car, not fussed)
Ah, new jammies. We've done the Xmas eve pjs for the DCs for a few years now, last year I decided "I want in on that" and got myself some Dumbo trousers from asda... and glow in the dark ghostbusters trousers for DH
Looking forward to choosing some more this year... also choose my own underwear (we all get some character ones in our stockings)
Money to add to my savings towards big family holiday
may use some to fritter away on things I 'like'
A new kindle cover perhaps and photo cover for my phone. Wouldn't mind an iPad but not needed really as use my phone for most things.
House redoing (needs ventilation/condensation issue sorting out then redecorating)
or failing that,new house altogether
Family holiday paid for
This is lovely! But I really want to invite sahm to Christmas with us and shower her with presents. And also have LauraS and let her sit on the sofa all day with G and T.
A bright green becksondergard scarf with stars on
A gold dragonfly necklace
A bright yellow leather handbag
I would love a brooch I have seen in the Amnesty catalogue, and a copy of Antonia Fraser's 'Perilous Question'. Also some Neals Yard handcream.
On my fantasy list would be a night off with DH. Haven't had one for nearly 6 years because of DS2 (who has SN) and not having anyone to leave him with. Am counting down the 3 years til DS1 is 15 and we may actually get to leave DS2 with him
I genuinely have no idea what I want. Even in the realms of fantasy.
Is that good or bad?
Kindle Paperwhite + case
Leather hobo bag
Winter coat from Pepperberry
I'll get one of those, but I'd like all 4
I never really get anything much as I spend all my birthday money (week before Xmas) on other people and all our paycheck on the food and festivities. So there isn't anything much for my husband to use for a gift for me. If I could have anything I would ask for:-
Some good books.
a nice sweater
money to go sales shopping
a beautiful piece of jewellery that I genuinely love - genuine art deco sapphires and diamond bracelet perhaps.
I will probably get slippers or some other panicked gift like the frying pan, apron, kitchen knife that have all appeared in previous years. Something weird and random from my in laws, and whatever I buy myself from pressie money from my family. Christmas is all about the kids really, isn't it? :/
I would like:
A nice pearly or crystal pinkish necklace from Penelope Red
Some really lovely smellies
A long line cashmere jumper
Fantasy Presents: that someone, one day will actually go and get me what I would like rather than buying me a load of stuff that isn't to my taste and that they jolly well should know isn't to my taste (Yes you mother).
Oh, and in the land of true fantasy an Asprey Handbag - it was soooo beautiful I googled it and thought to myself "you know, I would spend £500 on that (It was £8,000) - I clearly have taste. And a Pre-Raphaelite painting and the latter is truly and utterly out of the question. Although DH would be more minded to buy me an appreciating asset rather than a depreciating asset
Lurking for ideas
I'll be on mat leave by then.
Rubber floor mats for my car
Yankee Candle car jars
Lush Ocean Salt -- <3 this stuff, but hard to justify a regular purchase at £7 a pot
A Babyliss Big Hair -- I still can't bring myself to buy it, in spite of the hype on here, but if it were a gift, I would be totally grateful
Amazon and Google Play gift cards -- so I can update my music
Some new makeup
A chance to go shopping sans children!
Oooh just returned to see a tres busy thread!
@ SAHM - I would buy myself a load of goodies, wrap them up, and place under tree, AND be seriously tempted to screw your DH et al, and not buy them anything this year. You deserve better!
Interesting that a few of us want out colours done- I hadn't heard of it before MN.
I would also like to add a breadmaker and 2 kittens to my growing list.
I would like to be flown 1st class to where DH is, or for him to come home for a few days over Christmas. He will be 3 months into a 4 month deployment and it is the first Christmas in 21 years we will be apart.
I don't want anything else.
Ps ARF at 'door murals'- what sort?!
ten minutes with my mum and dad, just me and them
I'd show them pictures of my dc's, I know they'd love to see them
and I'd see their faces and hear their voices again, and I'd feel like I had a mum and dad again and have that safe, warm feeling I'll never have again
I wouldn't tell anyone, it'd just be our secret
apart from that, theres nothing else I'd want.
I want one a flight of stairs.. One A garden.. One A tropical paradise and so on. So when all the doors are shut upstairs it's just like looking into different places.
Pity new doors would be cheaper
I really wish that could happen for you ssd.
A nice watch (only ever owned cheap ones)
Cosy slippers that don't slip off my feet
Someone else to buy all the bloody presents. That would be a gift in itself. I have tons of birthdays coming up too and I am cheesed off with sorting it all. I am the Grinch!
I would like
A box full of labrador puppies
A super thick posh duvet and new pillows
Posh bedding for the new duvet
A mini convertible in burnt orange
Uggs in every colour
In a more realistic world, i would like
Some new perfume
New pjs/slippers/dressing gown
Some new boots
You know what I got OliviaMnet when I gave up work on 15th December and thought "oh wow, six weeks of peace and rest - just got to get everything done for Christmas". Yep, 2.47am on Christmas day a lovely DS at 36.3 - best Christmas present I ever got - fucked up Christmas though .
Right there with you SSD, I would love some time with DD1. I find presents hard for this reason as those things like spending time with much loved people are what matter. I have never quite got back to asking for fun presents for this reason.
So sorry that no one can fulfill your dream.
You are so right ssd. I had a long list of lovely things I wanted and then I read your post and I realised that the only thing I really want is to have 5 minutes with my Daddy. So that my baby DS could crawl up to him squealing and they could meet, and he could meet my darling boy cat who I know he would have loved, and so he could tell me that one particular story he didn't tell me and i could hear his laugh just one more time. Oh well
My list so far is:
No chocolates as I'm determined to lose my 'baby weight', no books as my 'to read' pile is stacked high, and no DVDs as I struggle to sit down and watch them.
I was going to say thanks to those of you who suggested that I buy myself a present and that I'd definitely consider doing that this year, but then I read what SSD, tinypumpkin and BlackCatMummy said and it put things into perspective and made me cry. How I wish you could have what you desire.
If we are talking total frivolity then I would like
- one of those babyliss curl gadgets that I can't afford
- leather shoes and boots
- a new winter jumper that's warm but not too bulky
- a new bed and bedding
- a new body
i dont ever ask for anything but if i did it would be
new christmas decorations yes that simple!
new clothes so a giftcard or something sim
a happy quite xmas day with the kids having fun
A babysitter who can manage 4 kids
Money for clothes
Voucher for beauty treatments
Wine glasses etc
Thanks sahmof3 but you deserve a present too.
I would like
a new sewing machine
I may or may not be planning to get that early so I can make the dc presents then put it back in it's box
lots of sharpies
I might have already stashed some away
a biscuit tin which fits in our cupboard
happy faces when they see the bits I have been squirreling away
a lie in
a lottery win
the grandparents to all be fit and sprightly again but short of a real life coccon I know that won't happen.
Oh and I know dh prefers to get me surprises, but I really would rather get some of the things I want/ need this year rather than necklaces I wear once or a blanket I will never use.
I don't know and it's my birthday in November as well.
I need to start thinking!
A new lampshade for the table lamp in the dining room
New measuring cups (DH knows I want this so will probably take the girls to go and and choose some from the posh cook shop)
I know I'm getting (because I left a leaflet out for DH with it highlighted) a baking lesson at a local patisserie (either making pastries or chocolates, don't know which yet) which I'm really looking forward to.
I've got lots of books on my Amazon wishlist, my family are wishlist addicts (we all have them) so I should get a few.
Can't believe some of you don't get presents, that really sucks. DH and I sometimes agree to buy something practical (we bought a bin for ourselves last year but is was an expensive designer bin and we agreed that we wanted that rather than anything else) but get small nice presents as well (like a book) for each other.
You know what I got OliviaMnet when I gave up work on 15th December and thought "oh wow, six weeks of peace and rest - just got to get everything done for Christmas". Yep, 2.47am on Christmas day a lovely DS at 36.3 - best Christmas present I ever got - fucked up Christmas though .
OMG @ Christmas Baby
Am hoping that the twins will be here by Christmas but my mat leave starts on 1 Nov and I have still done all my Christmas shopping already.
I have not wrapped yet and the fake tree arrived last week so I am all ready for it. Just need to order my "ready meal" xmas dinner for the 4 of us from one of the supermarkets to cut down on hassle.
Picked up the tinned chocs on special last weekend and even ordered my crackers which are coming in this weeks shopping -with some v frivolous candy canes that may well get forgotten about--
Sorry if I sound smug but in my life I have Never* been this organised (and I am quite an organised
chaos kind of person) trying to control the uncontrollable, moi?
Get the pram and cot put together and have a practice run at the sterilizer before they come - and try to have more in than three vests and babygros - there weren't many shops open for a few days and friends gave us tie at the bottom nighties . Good luck and be sure to post all about them - live birth thread?
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.
A 4x4 and driving lessons
A year's worth of highlights and cuts
£1000 of Hush vouchers
A babysitter for a couple of nights over the Xmas period
A new house
The perfect childcare setup (I have no idea what this looks like)
Other than a healthy baby, preferably delivered prior to Xmas (due on the 15th) I would really really like someone else to organise and sort out replacing the bathroom and kitchen windows. And my loft asbestos.
And I would like a really lovely big woollen throw for the sofa so I can hibernate there for the rest of the winter with new baby.
Someone to do all the ironing for the next year (or a top-of-the-range iron to make it feel like less work)
A new haircut (with a style consultation beforehand)
An afternoon with a personal shopper (and to keep all the outfits I like)
Brand new fluffy giant towels
An all-inclusive family ski trip
A new bag for work
New flowers/trees for the garden
A new job for DH that he actually enjoys but would still be enough to cover our monthly outgoings
I guess I'll be making do with my annual Amazon voucher though
Aaaah all these Christmas Babies.
My own Millenium Baby (born on the 7th Dec) has just stormen in soaked from the rain with his waterproof in his locker
I don't really remember Christmas 1999 - except DH and I were knackered
An Old Town leather "S" buckle belt
A silver Buddhist prayer bangle.
more nice socks.
carpet... or even money for carpet.
vouchers for a hair cut.
money for clothes..cos living in 2 pairs of trousers and some crappy tops isnt much fun.
DC1 due next month. For Christmas we are going abroad to introduce the baby to my family.
So this must be the first time ever I honestly don't care about getting a christmas present.
What I want:
- baby to be there and healthy and breastfeeding well by Christmas
- enjoying a lovely week with the family, nice and cosy in my mum's house with the dog by my feet
- DP to be able to be there too
when his *** company finally approve his time off for Xmas - he didn't take any holidays last year over Christmas/NY so I hope they remember that
A happy family with a loving/loyal husband.
New shirts - couple of shirt shirts, couple of tshirts.
fantasy - the promise of a 2wk summer holiday in scotland
A cure for my multiple food sensitivities.
A bigger house.
A wad of dosh so we can afford to insure DD to drive our car.
Tickets for the best seats at an opera, ballet, play and musical.
Plane flights and luxury hotel booking for a weekend in London.
Stylish and warm coat.
Sofa that hasn't been half eaten by our
stupid lovely rabbits.
Sigh. A bit of superficiality is surprisingly therapeutic!
I don't get Christmas presents but would like a bike if I did.
Oh there are some sad posts on this thread.
A 12 month gym membership.
Manduka yoga mat.
Bottle of Alien Edp.
A new dressing gown.
Gift set from Lush.
These things would make me
santa in lederhosen, wahey!! (p.s.is the drunk thread on yet??)
Apart from DS to make some friends at his new school, I'd like:
Some wooden tongs so I no longer burn my fingers getting bagels from the toaster every morning!
Fun's first CD. Still not bought it for myself because I can't believe no one has taken the hint for so long. Nate Ruess will be fat and grey before I get it at this rate.
Spa day for me and my sis.
A long plain grey or black cashmere cardigan
And Alibaba that's a brilliant idea. I'd LOVE a garden makeover. But will settle for wooden toaster tongs and Fun CD.
notagiraffe I have wooden toaster tongs. They came in a wok set that has been long abandoned but the 'toast tongs' as they are known are flipping brilliant. They hang on a special little hook just above the toaster for convenience.
Reading this thread through has made me feel very blessed. I can echo the thoughts about missing loved ones, my Grandma would have loved to meet my boys.
Those of you waiting on babies, and the IVF lady - I really hope you get your wishes.
Those of you waiting on marriage proposals - propose to him instead!
And actually what I would really like this Christmas is for DH to be in work. The last two years he has had a redundancy hanging over him, or actually been out of work. As a result Christmas has been a bit subdued because of wondering what the new year would bring. He has just signed a new contract which starts on Tuesday (he works freelance these days due to aforementioned redundancy) so we will hope that this Christmas will be better on that score!
Center parcs spa day
Jeans and thick leggings
I would like all of my steroid weight to have come off by the start of December so I don't look like THE FUCKING MOON at parties etc.
And in other news....
A hooded oversized dressing gown
A brooch for my heavy winter coat (think gold, heavy 70's)
Charbonnet et Walker hot chocolate
A pair of jeans that are skinny enough to go in boots but not too tight, low rise but don't reveal arse crack when crouching down, comfortable to drive in (this may be related to the aforementioned steroid weight)
A new Schrieber bassoon
A bottle of really good gin that I don't have to share
Flights to somewhere fabulous to fritter away boring old January (and leave of absence from work)
interesting how so many of us want new pjs / dressing gowns / slippers
Are the women of the world actually spending their evenings sprawled on their collective sofas in faded, mis-shapen, greyish rags? or is that just me???
Mine is pure fantasy - I only get a couple of token pressies from friends so this is more of a 'I really should save up so that I can get these for myself' list:
Colours done and the extra hour or so for going through wardrobe and purging
Driving lessons now that I finally got around to retaking my theory
A woodworking course (want to build so many things!)
@ attheendoftheday - I could do the necklace with fingerprints for you at materials cost price (pm me if your interested). It would be about a third of what John Lewis charge but only a tad cheaper than ebay types.
My fantasy list:
1. A decorator to redo our bedroom and kitchen.
2. A cleaner to deep clean the house.
3. A childfree day of pampering for me.
My reality list is:
1. A pendant with DD's handprint on it (totally pfb )
2. A gold chain for my special occasion necklace
3. To not prepare Christmas dinner.
I would like:
a mirror for our bedroom - a sunburst one maybe
maybe a new bed (a present to ourselves with dh)
There's a bit of a bedtime theme to this.....
A new shed
Tickets to a Sigur Ros concert
Matthew Gloag's gin
I would never actually ask for anything but these are the materialistic gifts I would like:-
Babyliss big hair
New make up
Kindle HD Fire
Box set of Buffy (buying it for ds1 so will have it anyway)
That's quite a lot!
I think I'm going to get the Babyliss Big Hair and books. We may buy an iPad for the family so I won't need the Kindle.
I don't actually want any material things really. It's my first Christmas without someone who was very special to me and I would have him back if I could.
Bottle of really posh Sherry
Gorgeous silky nightdress
A new bathmat
Leonard Cohen CDs
Think I might ask my dd's to choose bathmat. I need to start teaching them how to do present shopping.
An Ackerman rug to put on the wall.
An Arthur Umanoff stool.
An Adrian Pearsall settee.
Oh and a mid century house to put it all in.
PJs (why do we all want those?!)
The new Bill Bryson
The ability to do proper smokey eyes without looking like I'm on crystal meth
Some UGG-like black boots
A grown up adventure holiday which doesn't involve adults dressed as foxes or any mention of Peppa Pig or eating left handed while you cut someone else's food up or wet wipes - Japan/hunting for snow leopards in Ladakh/the North West Passage/Patagonia/Timbuktu...
A house (we've been renting for over a year and have moved about 10m times recently because of jobs/DCs etc) - somewhere there is a POINT to plotting DTDs' height on the walls and to planting bulbs...
The ability to do a good blow dry
Self-ironing bed linen, so it's just really lovely and crisp and uncreased
Oh and universal child education, the eradication of poverty and treatable diseases, global sexual equality and all terrorists rounded up and put on the naughty step, natch.
Ahem. Those expected babies at Christmas don't forget they are often late. DS1 was due before Christmas but arrived after new year.
18 years later what I would like is some noise cancelling headphones so that I can read in peace while all around me make a racket. Do they work?
A Kenwood Chef
A small Persian rug
A white dressing table with three mirrors and little drawers
A pair of boots I've spotted on Celtic & Co
Some sheepskin gloves
Now going back to read what eveyone else wants, to get some inspiration!
I want a set of three photographs, taken at dawn on the days each of the DC were born. And I want to frame them in those old fashioned looking frames that are made from two pieces of glass sandwiched together with the photo in the middle. They hang from a chain and look really nice.
That's it, that's all I want. And I haven't told anyone so I know I won't get them. But maybe next year
A cleaner just for the bits I hate - floors, spiders, oven, microwave.
I get quite anxious about Christmas presents, tbh. My parents want telling what to get me, then often don't quite - eg last year I asked for a subscription to something and they said yes but never actually arranged it and it took so long for us to realise that it was then too late to remind them
DH likes to get headline items that make me feel guilty about his generosity, or resentful about what the money could have done (eg a weekend away with the DC when we are meant to be saving up for a plumber).
PIL like to buy presents that cost the recipient money - eg a photoshoot without any prints included, or a tablet for DS1 without any games cartridges. Or clothes that just don't suit, or don't remotely fit, which you can return but only at the sale price, so you can't get anything worth having in return.
I sound like an ungrateful hag but I just want someone to choose something for me that actually suits me, without my needing to specify a precise thing. I'd rather have a box of homemade tablet (yum) because someone remembered that I mentioned liking it, than an expensive necklace I won't have an opportunity to wear.
I want someone to give me a foolproof, failsafe method of getting DD (15 months) to sleep in her cot instead of being with me. This must involve no screaming from DD.
Would love to share a bed with DH without her between us.
Colored pencils, notebooks, art and craft supplies and little toys; to take abroad to the children's orphanage/village I'm off to next month. That's what I have asked my family for this year.
I may not have all I want, but I have all I need.
Honestly can't think of anything I need.
A chocolate orange and some chocolate coins
Haven't thought about the rest yet, but defiantly chocolate, in various forms.
Some more Persephone books because they are so lovely.
'Expensive' smellies, not the usual Nivea/Dove gift set
Something lovely that DH has thought of himself without me leaving lists and hints for months beforehand.
A real leather iPad cover.
Dior pure poison
irregular choice shoes
and for my second son to have arrived
I have chosen my Christmas present already, a pendant from an antique shop. I loved it so DH bought it back in August.
That is my main present, I would like a small surprise, a history book and some thick winter socks
I'd love a silver necklace with the DCs' fingerprints. We've three kids though and I think it'll be too expensive.
I'd also like sheepskin mittens. I'm fed up with having cold hands. I think DH knows my username so I might just get these!
I would like a beginners gardening book (we have a garden for the first time and I want to transform it into something beautiful). And lots of plants maybe?
Nothing else as our flat tiny and I'm not interested in'stuff' much. Except lots of chocolate. Or maybe nice bath oil as had children's value bubble bath or nothing all year
An Emma Bridgewater cake stand. Fed up having to put my cakes on our boring plates!
To celebrate xmas as a family of four rather than three ...
for my mum and dad to be happy.
to not be a burden.
To have a NOISY Christmas. I've been married on and off since before the last Labour administration, and both my husbands have without fail always wanted 'nice quiet Christmases' i.e. we all sit so still we might as well be dead, saying 'Well this is nice' at intervals and listening to the clock ticking. I'd like to go to London and look at the lights and skate at Somerset House and look at the Avercamp in the Nat Gallery, and take a random selection of ds's friends to the panto and give them Coke in the interval, and have a shrieky drunken party with my sister and lots of cousins and nephews and nieces, and I'd like to hold open house for the neighbours with shedloads of mince pies, possibly for several weeks at a time, with more shrieking and carols on the CD player and playing/singing along on the piano, and I'd like to have a Christmas tree six feet tall and some new decorations and flashing lights, and I'd like to go to every one of the work social events I can and should go to (I work across several teams), and I'd like to go carol singing loudly and off key, and I'd like to go to midnight mass at the cathedral. I'd also like to stop being grateful for the pitiful little bits of Christmas that I feel allowed to have.
Some of these posts made me cry.
A night nanny
A keratin blowdry
A pair of jeans with slim-but-not-quite-skinny legs and a high waist (but from where??)
A lush bath bomb (and time to have a bath)
A leather biker jacket
A necklace chosen by someone else )I don't trust my own taste and am chronically indecisive)
Mainly a night nanny though.
Can't remember who asked, but The noise cancelling headphones do work. Amazing things.
Hmmm, I think I have all I want (first GC last June completed list)
Ooh in my dreams I would like:
Sweaty Betty or Stella McCartney running gear
Top of the range babolat tennis racquet
Weekly private tennis coaching
Beautiful soft leather biker jacket
Lovely soft non wool blanket
Leather pencil skirt
Babyliss big hair
Rose and violet creams
Clarins hand cream
But my real dream Christmas present would be for the kids to be free from allergies and spend the whole holidays scoffing big tins of chocolates, roasted chestnuts and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.
A walk in snow
A cosy day on our own playing with the dc's toys and watching a film we all love.
A new cookery book(eye on HFW Fruit)
A Riverford turkey(won't be happening)
Will probably get 2 of the above.
If I was rich- a log burner, a zero maintenance but stunning haircut and some decent clothes so I don't look and feel shite half the time.
A new mountain bike.
A tidy house
Not going to happen though seeing as DCs and DDog are hell bent on making a mess.
joan your post makes me really - how miserable that you don't feel you can have the kind of Christmas you'd like. You sound like great fun, could you not do some of those things anyway and sod your grumpy DH? I have a less than sociable DH too (although I am training him!) but sometimes I think you just have to accept you want different things and make your own arrangements.
If its a fantasy list I would like.
A new sofa
A gorgeous rug I have seen on OKA
New carper in the living room and stairs sanded down with gorgeous runner fitted.
The money to be able to buy some beautiful paintings
My hall, stairs and landing painted, by someone who can do an amazing job.
A beehive and beekeeping kit
A cleaner twice a week (or the energy/motivation to get round to all the shitty jobs.)
My hideaway room to be refloored in wood (and not be full of the crap we currently have in there which means I can't use it.)
A new mac
A new camera, the hideously expensive one that I will never, ever have.
A holiday somewhere warm for us and my lovely parents, who have really pulled it out of the bagsince i had dc's and are amazing and who I can never thank enough for the fantastic support we get. We'd need it to be somewhere with space, because they do argue.
To own our house
A pony and somewhere to school it for dd, as it would make her whole life.
I would have added a new job for Dh, but we just found out he's been offered the one he wanted, clever bugger, so I don't have to!
As lovely as all that would be I already feel so freaking lucky in having a good husband, two healthy kids, and a fab extended family that in reality all I want for Xmas is for my life not to change too dramatically (for the worse in anyway. If I win the lottery I promise to spend the majority of it doing good for others)
So Santa, Please let everyone in my family stay healthy, enjoying school, and employed where they are now (or going to be in DH's case) and lucky enough to be as happy as we have this year. Oh, and pleae bring sahmof3 all of her Christmas wishes, because after 20 years of nothing she deserves it.
Joan, you should do alternate Christmases one year your way, one year his. Don't have a quiet Christmas this year,do your noisy one and bugger him. It may be the last Christmas you ever have, don't waste it!
I don't want any stuff but I would love some 'services' ( - not that kind!).
Someone to wash and valet my car.
A really thorough house clean
On my fantasy list:
A baby! Or more specifically, a BFP!
One of those massive American fridge freezers that are stupidly expensive
I will probably want a share in the gardener some of the others are having
A brand new kitchen; decorated and fitted to my liking but also somehow a surprise
On the realistic list:
Whitney CD for the car (I need this for singing alone purposes)
A new bag
The Office season 8 DVD
I might get two of these and I will be happy! To be REALLY happy though, i'm gonna need the BFP!
wondering soul what size are you? Just been given 2 pairs of size 30 waist (12) gap jeans that don't fit me by a lovely friend, if you'd like them PM me your address and I'll happily send them on.
An Amazon voucher so I can buy things for my Kindle, everything else just brings stuff into the house and we have more than enough stuff.
Or land, about 15 acres - 30 if you're feeling generous so friends of ours can live on the opposite end and we can small hold together without getting on each others nerves.
Or seed capital to get a company off the ground.
A pretty butter dish and a BFP around Easter would do nicely.
Everything else I need and want in life I already have - my wants are few!
Issey Miyake pefume or Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison
My birthstone earrings from Pandora
Benefit Perfect 10 blusher
Some nice new leather gloves
A dishwasher, which DH and I have given each other for Xmas.
I know, I know, but I love it with a deep and burning passion.
We're on austerity due to maternity leave, so no other presents.
Wickmere candle in fireside
iPad of any sort!
Kitchen aid in cream or red
Please can I have:
A whole nights sleep
A tidy, well organised house
Time to read a book
Rescue guinea pigs which squeak nicely (I love guinea pigs)
Cath Kidston mushroom dress
Great idea! I can never think at the time people ask me...
I would like a magazine subscription to Good Housekeeping or Real Homes mag so I can look forward to it each month.
Either books from my Amazon wish list, or Amazon vouchers.
A lightweight satin or soft cotton dressing gown for during summer. A pretty nightdress too
Most of all, I'd like to see more of my boyfriend next year. That'd be the best Christmas present! Time booked into our diaries
What I'd like:
a knife skills class at Leiths
a Kenmore mixer - the expensive one
a membership to a really nice gym
Chloe Roses perfume
What I get every year and will get again, but do not want and will get angry/hurt/resentful over:
I suppose I might get the perfume, too, as I've already mentioned it by name and it's not fantastically expensive. But I have my doubts.
also, Joan, your msg resonates with me, too!
Knife skills? Like throwing knives? That would be so cool
That would be cool, but no -- knife skills as in chopping onions... but maybe I will have a re-think if I get another pen this year.
My mum to be cancer and chemo free.
My ex to transported to a far off planet in another galaxy.
My DH and kids to get everything they desire.
Clarins Relax for me and a heap load of other overpriced luxuries!
ladybird, a pen every year?? now i lose things a lot but really, the same thing every time?
Yes, Joan, really. It's so depressing.
I think I would just buy what I wanted and wrap it up for myself.
I wonder what is going through that person's little head as they think 'ah! a pen! just the ticket, ladybird is bound to love that!'
Ladies, this thread makes me think we need a MASSIVE secret Santa to make sure all you lovely people with no pressies, shitty pens and mardy arse husbands get something nice.
Jeans lady - try NYDJ jeans but look on ebay as they are a tad pricey. High up waist so no crackage and a bit of stretch, also not too skinny. Found two pairs in charity shop last week which were £3.50 each but not my size - damn!
perfume - Chanel not sure which one
Chic CD for the car
Neals Yard exotic bath oil..and time for a bath
Fantasy wish list would be a painting by an artist I admire which costs around £800
A family holiday that is not camping in the rain
Last year I was secretly disappointed with my Kenwood mixer thingy but I have used it loads and learned to make the best ever sponge cakes that I am proud of so I take back my disappointment. BUT I don't want another practical pressie this year though.
Mooster, you could try Next for jeans. They have a pair called Sexy High Waisted Jeans (slim) which are comfy and flattering for £28. I replaced a pair of NYDJ with them and have never looked back.
2 years ago all I wanted was a BFP - after 2 years of trying and crying I was giving up. But then I fell pregnant that Christmas and DS is now nearly 13 months and utterly wonderful. Don't really care about anything else
though some salty milk chocolate wafers from rococo wouldn't go amiss
I say 'wonderul' but it is his fault I am up at 4.30am. He ain't no sleeper...
Ooh, just looked at those next jeans -thanks
Ooh, glad you like the look of them. They are cut surprisingly well for the price, I have been delighted with mine. And they are quite hardwearing (ie haven't worn out at the top of the thighs after 5 mins like others). No more overpriced jeans for me.
Now I am just hoping they don't stop selling them!
Quite honestly? Nothing, really nothing. I have been asked by family what I would like for Xmas and there is nothing at all that I want!
An hour with my mum so she can meet my DS and, being very greedy, time with my sister as well.
More likely wish list
Pretty cosmetic jewellery
Anything warm and cosy like pjs and jumpers.
All mine are fantasy gifts. I can't think of a single thing I would really like that I actually have a hope in hell of getting. But in an ideal world, I would like...
To not have to spend Christmas day with DH's family. The reasons for this would be a whole post on their own, but I haven't got it in me to fight for the sort of Christmas I'd like.
A cleaner once a week for a year.
A decluttering firm to come and help me blitz this pigsty for a whole day before baby #3 arrives in February.
A handyman to come and do the million jobs that DH never gets round to and I am too short/ weak/ pregnant to do myself.
A monthly appointment with a masseur/masseuse. My whole body is full of tension, and a one minute cursory back rub from DH before he gets bored really doesn't cut it!
A weekend in London, on my own, when I can just eat out, shop, go to the theatre and have some peace and quiet in a comfy hotel room.
And if I'm being really greedy, a new car. Either a larger family car or a lovely little car I can nip around in when not transporting kids. But TBH I'm not a car person, and my 12 year old Civic will still work for a family of 5, just.
Oh crap, did I kill the thread? I was enjoying reading other people's real and fantasy lists. Very for those whose lazy-arse DHs don't buy them presents though. Come and spend Christmas with me!
I would like a wormery, so that I can use all the scraps that get left by everyone (DSS is 11 and a fussy eater, and we have 2 DDs, 2 1/2 and 10 months so it would get topped up daily!!)
I would like things from the Joe Browns clothing website, they have some lovely dresses, I haven't had anything new since DD2 arrived, I'm off to buy some new bras tomorrow as it's DD1's first day with the new childminder so new dresses might fit nicely once that's done!
Bonnymiffy, we have had our wormery for two years and those feckers take bloody AGES to eat their leftovers!
Haha a wormery would be the last thing on my list. Can't bear creepy crawlies and slimy things! Each to their own eh?
I've just told DH he can get me a Yankee candle for Christmas... imaginative, not. (he can't cope with having to surprise me!)
The garden to be sorted out so that I can just maintain it (we just moved in and it's a weed filled jungle)
Diamond Stud earrings, the really plain tiny round ones
A wooden and metal trunk to put at the end of the bed with blankets in
Time to sit on the sofa and read all the books I have bought but never have time to read
Time to go running 3 times a week like I used to
Failing that (!)
mince pies, mulled wine and stollen with friends
a dark chocolate advent calendar
letterpress stationery with my name and address at the top (was "given" this last xmas by DH but it still hasn't materialised...)
Well, Yukon, that's taken the shine off my plans. Can't you just add more worms?
And Sugarmice - it would live in the garden!!
But seeing as even that's unlikely (DH is far more likely to get me clothes, which post-DD2 I do need) I think I like Artemis's idea of mulled wine and mince pies! With brandy cream....
Ours lives in the garden, we do periodically add extra worms, though haven't lately. When they live outside you'll need to watch the weather because they can freeze to death when it's very cold! (Voice of bitter experience, blame Dh, they are his bloody worms, I have enough to think about with the kids own versions and the rest of the livestock ;) )
I would like a new telephoto lens for my SLR. My old one died this summer. I haven't replaced it as yet as I am holding out for a much better quality, and therefore much more expensive one - I am pretty sure it is what DH will get me for my main pressie.
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