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Hormonal1 Fri 06-Nov-15 10:39:40

I posted a few days ago asking for help on what to get my Mum for Christmas, there were some great suggestions and I'm sure I'll buy her something suggested by Mumsnetters.

Anyway.....my Mum has just asked me what I would like for Christmas and I just cannot think of a single thing! She normally gives me Money if I can't think of anything but to be honest with having a new baby and therefore being on maternity leave, if she gives me money I'll no doubt spend it on something for the baby, or house or it'll get put towards the monthly finances (this is usually what happens even when I'm not on maternity leave). Now I know there is nothing wrong with that but I kind of feel that i'd like something just for me. My husband always has plenty of ideas of what he wants, DVDs, video games, books etc and therefore he always spends his birthday/Xmas money on those types of things, which of course is fine but mine always seems to end up on house things and I'm just desperate to have a little something for myself this year.

Problem is that I can't think of what I'd like. I have plenty of jewellery, no DVDs or Books I want, not happy with my weight so don't want new clothes. Not a make up person and have plenty of that already. MIL is buying me perfume so don't need any more of that. Not keen on spa days etc. So literally have no idea....I'm obviously the most boring person in the world. sad

So MNs any other suggestions?? Please be gentle, I know I sound whiny and I know I'm very lucky with all I have already.

TIA

BramblePie Fri 06-Nov-15 10:43:18

A nice handbag? Boots for winter? Tickets to a show, maybe you and your husband can go and your mum can babysit or you and your mum go?

TurquoiseCat Fri 06-Nov-15 10:54:50

Cinema vouchers with a 'DM looks after the kids' babysitting clause in?

New slippers/dressing gown?

Experience day (there's one you can get where the recipient gets a choice of 20 things)?

Hormonal1 Fri 06-Nov-15 12:52:03

Thanks both for the replies. I must admit I'm very fond of handbags! Definitely worth considering. Got new boots earlier this year but again worth considering as I love my shoes! Thank you :-)

Partybugs Fri 06-Nov-15 13:15:07

Do you like Emma bridgewater stuff? They are now selling a dab radio.. Looks lush.

www.johnlewis.com/view-quest-retro-mini-dab-fm-bluetooth-digital-radio-emma-bridgewater-patterns/p2025279?stop_mobi=yes

Seriouslyffs Fri 06-Nov-15 13:19:36

What sort of budget? I've directed DH to help DD replace my kindle as she got water on it. They're about £50 and it's what I'm looking forward to most!

readyforno2 Fri 06-Nov-15 13:31:16

What about a Bluetooth speaker or something? That's what I'm hoping for. I broke my speakers earlier in the year and have been shoving my phone in a jug or suchlike to amplify the music. Cannot wait to get a decent speaker

MrsMolesworth Fri 06-Nov-15 13:37:38

Cashmere gloves and scarf
New coat
New boots
Cashmere sweater (do buy nice clothes for yourself while you are overweight. It's even worse feeling fat and squeezing into uncomfortable old jeans and washed out tops.)
Cut and colour at a good salon
Really beautiful mugs - they might be for the 'home' but really they're for you. No one else gives a stuff what they drink tea out of. I get so much pleasure from really gorgeous china.
Really good scented candles. The ones that make the house smell luxurious and grown up, not of baby milk (like Diptych Verveine.) Again - sort of for the home but not really. As long as it's something you get massive pleasure from, it's worth it.
Lovely body creams and shower gels to match your favourite perfume?

onehellofafright Fri 06-Nov-15 13:39:26

I would like:
New dressing gown
Hunter wellies
Knee boots
Mary poppins tickets
Perfume
Bracelet
Pen
Hot water bottle
Lidded mug
Desperate housewives complete set
Ice bucket and stand
Overnight bag
Throw
Fluent forever book
Tom ford lipstick
Armani luminous silk foundation

I obviously won't get them all grin

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Fri 06-Nov-15 13:51:10

If you like nice handbags what about a posh changing bag

LibidinousSwine Fri 06-Nov-15 14:49:18

It's so difficult isn't it OP? <wails>
I have (for the first time ever I should point out) got a splendid list ready (December birthday too)
KitchenAid
Sonos wireless speaker
Jo Malone perfume
The North Face hat
Down filled sleeping bag

Obviously it would be plain sailing if DH had a spare £1000 or so but sadly it's not to be grin

Hormonal1 Sat 07-Nov-15 23:38:45

Thanks all...some great suggestions! I love the idea of a nice changing bag ( one that looks like a handbag). Also considering National Trust membership as I love historical houses and would be some great days out for me, DH and baby.

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