What do you really want?

(56 Posts)
Mallowmarshmallow Wed 03-Aug-16 21:36:18

I've had a pretty rubbish year with my husband merrily running up a load of debt without me knowing.

In the depth of it all (with two small children in the mix too), I've certainly lost a bit of myself.

I know that people will soon start asking what I want and I have no idea who I even am but would really like to be able to ask for really selfish, just for me presents.

So, after that long ramble, what do you really want for Christmas?

OhHolyFuck Wed 03-Aug-16 21:41:46

Coconut vodka
Nice pjs
Bee necklace
Gastric band

I'm a sp though so will buy any presents for myself

SideOrderofChip Wed 03-Aug-16 21:52:24

I would love the usual. Lush stuff. Perfume. A jumper a horse

HunterHearstHelmsley Wed 03-Aug-16 21:52:49

Money.

All Of The Money.

LockedOutOfMN Wed 03-Aug-16 21:55:41

Spa vouchers and massage vouchers. Tickets for nice days out to the theatre or things like that.

Whatsername17 Wed 03-Aug-16 21:56:14

All I really want is 37 week bump followed by a healthy baby delivered in January. Last Christmas we discovered I'd had a mmc. I want Christmas back. Other than that I'd like a new kindle.
Selfish 'just for me' presents....any brand of make up/bubble bath/ body lotion/ clothes that you'd never buy yourself. Mil.always gets me Moulton brown because she knows I love it but wouldn't buy it myself.

TheVeryHungryDieter Wed 03-Aug-16 22:00:59

To be living in a new home that I can host my family for Christmas in. My sibs both live in Australia, my DF is currently going through chemo and I haven't seen my family much this year. I miss them. I'd love them to be with us for Christmas- and with a bit of luck our flat will sell soon and we can move and start working on these goals.

NatalieRushman Wed 03-Aug-16 22:04:41

100 million pounds
A chestnut akhal teke
A nose job

Realistically?
Money. Probably quite a lot less than 100 million pounds. And some makeup. Maybe a new laptop?

Awoof Thu 04-Aug-16 22:29:36

Naked pallette
Mac primer
Narciso Rodriguez eau De parfum
White teeth
A proper tea out at a 5 star patisserie
A stay in a posh hotel with robes and little chocolates on my pillow with a friend/nice chap!
A very soft jumper
Looks a bit silly written down!

Methenyouplus4 Fri 05-Aug-16 07:58:53

World peace... seriously though, if you're looking for something for yourself I'd either go for a luxury item I wouldn't buy myself e.g. posh candle/ cashmere jumper, some thing I know I'd enjoy e.g. certain books/magazine subscription, gardening tools or (if budget a bit bigger) an 'experience type gift (for me it would be a massage/meal or some sort of crafty course e.g. stained glass making,

Wellywife Fri 05-Aug-16 08:00:40

A holiday!

wobblywonderwoman Fri 05-Aug-16 08:03:03

I would really like a nice TV for my bedroom but I know that could be a bad habit

weeblueberry Fri 05-Aug-16 09:39:48

Sorry to hear about your crappy year Mallow. I know the stress debt brings. sad

In an ideal world I'd like:
Lush stuff
Pretty notebooks
Pretty pens
Nice gin
A day alone with money for a book and a sushi lunch

I'd be so happy. smile

Nanasueathome Fri 05-Aug-16 09:41:14

Gin and surprises

ThisUsernameIsAvailable Fri 05-Aug-16 09:46:33

A beautiful bike, I have a vintage releigh in the shed that I can't get parts for anymore and my runaround hybrid that I use for exercise but this is like my vintage but modern, if that makes sense, it's a ladies bike with a basket and panniers for doing my shopping .

I know I'm getting it because I've put the deposit down myself grin

GinIsForWinners Fri 05-Aug-16 10:31:03

Fluffy pj's, slippers and a new dressing gown
Yankee candles or a scentsy warmer thing
Cosy socks
Chocolate

Whataboutwhathuh Fri 05-Aug-16 10:33:16

I've just become a stay at home mum leaving behind a full time career. I have two small children.

I want massage vouchers, treatment vouchers, nice things just for me. A beautiful thing from Toast or Hush.

DownstairsMixUp Fri 05-Aug-16 10:43:24

Some nice gin or vodka
A electric toothbrush
A parlux hairdryer
Any MAC goodies
PJs, can never get enough of them!

outofdepth Fri 05-Aug-16 10:43:36

<sings> Five golden rings smile

roseteapot101 Fri 05-Aug-16 10:57:58

i to wish for something for myself but in truth all i really want is

a home

by Christmas we will be on the streets our landlord wants the house back and the rent in our area has sky rocketed.We are looking but have no were to go

all i want is a place to feel secure

teaandcake789 Sat 06-Aug-16 09:22:58

If I was being selfish:
Lush stuff
New iPhone
iPad
Sisley skincare
Chanel perfume
The white company cashmere robe

I generally receive vouchers from family.

Star2015 Sun 07-Aug-16 21:27:45

Next Christmas PJ's
Lush bath bombs
Bayliss and Harding bath/shower products
Socks - nice ones not Primark
White stuff gift voucher
Paperchase diary/stationary
A new Yankee candle
Catch Kidston bag
Magazine subscription for Prima, Essentials or Woman and Home
Some new books

That's about it.. Although probably a long enoug list!

Hope you have a good Christmas OP.

HandbagCrazy Mon 08-Aug-16 12:57:01

I like gifts that either keep giving or that I can look forward to, and always look for things I wouldn't buy myself so they feel like a treat.

Tickets (for a show / theatre / gig)
Magazine subscription
Spa day / treatments

FIL always buys my a selection of lush bath bombs because I love them but they don't do just them in a set.

What would make you feel better OP? New clothes? Makeup? A chance to get away for a day? Rather than try and work out who you are, concentrating on what would take a bit of stress off your shoulders (this is why I always ask my mum for make up or beauty products - it makes me feel better to have a tidy face but it's too expensive for me to treat myself with).

more than anything I want my fertility problems to go away and to be announcing a pregnancy at Christmas

Soon2bC Mon 08-Aug-16 14:50:26

A Radley dog.
Mine has fallen off my bag and I am missing him.

Onionringo Tue 09-Aug-16 20:35:48

Silver earrings
Gin
Wool for my new found crochet hobby
Pyjamas
Luxurious shower gel and hand cream
Cashmere socks

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