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what do you want for christmas (need inspiration!)

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dannyboyle Tue 27-Nov-12 21:20:25

DH and family are asking what I want for christmas, I'm stuck and need inspiration otherwise I will get useless stuff, so please tell me what is on your list? As background I have two children under 2 so certain restrictions.......

beyond an emma bridgewater iphone case, nice shower gel and amazon vouchers for kindle I am stuck!

GerMom7 Tue 27-Nov-12 21:26:56

Guardian has great gift ideas. I started in the home section with 10 ideas for the home and found loads of new websites for online shops I'd never heard of before. There are lots of different sections and I lost hours clicking on and on last night. Hope that helps!

dannyboyle Tue 27-Nov-12 21:38:19

ignorant question - Guardian as in Guardian newspaper? will look online. Actually thinking about a nice jewellery box now!

GerMom7 Tue 27-Nov-12 21:47:27

Yep, -

Carpediem2007 Tue 27-Nov-12 21:59:37

Not all too exciting but this is what I would like. I worked out that I needed to keep a list of what I needed or would love, otherwise I would get a scarf and some slippers and some herb tea!

tough gardening gloves
new tools for my DIY
a box for my tools
pretty red leather gloves
new bathrobe as mine is falling apart
Money to buy new clothes in my favourite shop
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (special offer in pcworld, present from DH) with cover
My own girlie mug (Cath Kidson)
Case for my compact camera
Nice face cream of my fav brand
A voucher for a back massage / pamper
Amazon vouchers is always good
tiny expresso cups
(and chocolates and wine please)

Rooble Tue 27-Nov-12 22:06:29

Lovely pyjamas from Toast (but £80 so maybe OTT?), body lotion (from REN or somewhere nice), dr Hauschka Lavendelbad bath oil, sheepskin gloves, a woolly hat, a Muff for when out walking, thermal socks (have an issue with cold!), books -good new novels. Measuring cups. Ooh such a list of desires!!

SantasComingFace Tue 27-Nov-12 22:15:55

My list has

Cath kidson phone case
Measuring cups and spoons that are fastened together
James martin or just his new book
some just Brazils
Bottle of chambord
A nice diary
Some new pjs
An old fashioned mixing bowl
A rolling pin but not a wooden one

PickledInAPearTree Tue 27-Nov-12 22:17:01

A kindle and vouchers because I'm too pregnant for anything proper fun.

TeaOneSugar Tue 27-Nov-12 22:22:13

Kindle Fire (DH), Kindle Case (DM), Cash to buy kindle books/Apps (PIL).

Something lovely for the bath, some Yankee candles, perfume (DH).

Some time to play with kindle and enjoy candles = happy me.

ELR Tue 27-Nov-12 23:09:15

Santascomingface, I had a cocktail night on Friday and someone brought a bottle of Chambord we made yummy French martinis what do you do with yours?
I would like some nice fudge, an aspinal purse, some cute little earrings I saw, a pandora ring and a surprise.

silver28 Tue 27-Nov-12 23:19:00

Alex Monroe hedgehog necklace. I already have the small bee one and everyone comments on it.

Emu slippers which were down to £25 on amazon.

Perfume (boring but I need some and can't justify spending on myself).

I bought some Ash Dylan cowboy boots recently which are lovely.

SantasComingFace Wed 28-Nov-12 09:02:26

ELR, try this, get some frozen mixed berries and pop them in the bottom of a champagne glass, add some chambord and top up with champagne/prosecco (I
Prefer prosecco) it's lovely! It's based on a champagne cocktail I had once but that also had vodka in, I don't bother with that smile

PrattingAroundTheChristmasTree Wed 28-Nov-12 09:47:17

Cath Kidston bag, this butter dish, this rolling pin, raspberry ice kitchen aid, this kettle, Thierry Mugler alien perfume, a purse from Accesorize, boots.

I normally say I don't want anything when asked what I want for presents but this year I've told people what I'd like blush. I know I'm getting all of these apart from the perfume but I'm hoping that'll be reduced in the sales.

Startail Wed 28-Nov-12 09:50:05

Leather gloves, warm ski ing gloves, iPhone gloves- whatever you find best, I always get freezing hands pushing pushchairs.

racingheart Wed 28-Nov-12 10:06:42

Pratting - Accessorize purses are lovely this year - I have my eyes on a few. Bought one for my mum's birthday. She loved it.

Luxury stuff
Gorgeous body lotion and bath stuff (Origins ginger?)
Scent (Bvlgari Rose or L'Occitane Verbena)
Silk PJs
A Kindle
Diptyque verveine scented candles
A coffee machine
Antique glass or silver tall candlesticks
Cashmere sweater (wanted one for about 20 years!)

Expensive practical stuff DH won't buy smile :
A Wheelbarrow
A garden brazier or clay heater thingy

Affordable stuff:
Cath Kidston-esque pink gingham and rose apron from Ikea (only £7!)
Dog or owl doorstop from Primark (£5)
Heal's cinnamon candles (£15)
Atlantic soul music CDs (Otis Redding and his kind)
Lovely notebooks and pencils and pens

DoubleMum Wed 28-Nov-12 10:19:33

I've asked for some PJ bottoms from Asda (I'm classy, me), a Kipling purse, a cupcake carrier and a Christmas village model. PILs will probably give me money, they're lovely like that!

bedmonster Wed 28-Nov-12 10:43:58

Photo albums from paperchase - they're work out pricey when you take as many pics as I seem to!
Jo Malone perfume, it's one of my few luxuries.
Earrings + bracelets.
Cool hat for our holiday just after Christmas - will be proper cold.
I usually buy bits like this for myself so I can choose but parents have been moaning for some ideas and these are some of the things I have suggested - they will most likely end up giving me HoF vouchers though confused

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