What I'm Asking For Christmas

(My really cute baby and me. I know, how could I ask for anything more, right?  But Derek did want me to make a list.)

Every year a few weeks before Christmas I bug Derek to give me a list, and I write a Christmas wish list out for him.  This year I had a hard time coming up with a list.  I mentioned this to my parents, and they told me it only gets worse as you get older - you don't know what to ask for, and no one knows what to buy you.  Maybe it's because as you mature, you don't want material things as much as the intangible things that make Christmas special.  (Either that, or maybe it's the fact that as adults we just end up buying the little things we want throughout the year anyway... )

Still, I mustered up some items, and I handed Derek this exact Christmas list a couple weeks ago...and I'm pretty sure he didn't even follow it.

Well, I guess that's what Christmas money is for, right?  (Thanks in advance, Mom and Dad!)

Still, I thought it would be fun to share my little list here.  Maybe if you are like me and had a hard time coming up with a list in the first place, this will give you some ideas!

The Clockmaker's Daughter - I am a Kate Morton fan.  Apparently this book is a little bit of a departure for her, but I'm still all in!  I'm really hoping I get this one for Christmas, and if I don't, I'll be buying it ASAP.

A nice paperback copy of The Fellowship Of The Ring - I read The Lord Of The Rings trilogy when I was in junior high, and I will always love these books with a deep and abiding love.  I got the three-in-one hardback volume when it first came out after they made the movies.  I felt so cool with my four-inch-thick hardback.  Now, years later, when I've decided to re-read these books, I realize how impractical it is to try to read from a four-inch hardback.  So a nice paperback, or smaller hardback, copy is on my list.

Face masks from Target or Walmart - I just like those little $1-3 face masks.  I wear them when I feel like my skin needs an extra boost, or when I feel like I want to visit a spa but can't afford it.  Examples:

Moonchild palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills - I went to Sephora to browse for some inspiration (I told you, I didn't know what to put on my list), and I saw this highlighting palette there.  When I do my makeup, I put on BB Cream or foundation (depending on the day), set it with translucent mineral powder, apply a little blush, and top it all off with a sweep of highlighting powder on the tops of my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose.  I know it sounds like a lot of steps, but when I take the time to do it right, my skin looks all glowy (even without being pregnant).  I've tried a few different highlighters over the years and prefer the ones that are almost iridescent.  This palette has a few different highlighters with different colored undertones, all on the iridescent side of the shimmer scale, and I'd love to try them out.  

Perfume from Skylar - I have been eyeing these perfumes for a few months, and I finally caved and ordered the sample palette when they had a Black Friday special.  These perfumes are made with more natural ingredients (if you care about that kind of thing), and they are supposed to be mix-and-match.  They are mix-and-match, and they all smell good. I'm leaning toward Coral, Isle, Meadow, or Capri.  I should probably decide which one I want sometime before Christmas.

Essie nail polish - You know how they say that the brands you prefer aren't usually set until your 40's?  Pretty sure that is not true for me and nail polish.  I like Essie, I pretty much don't use any nail polish but Essie, and I'd like a new color.

USA Pan cookie sheets - These things have some sort of silicone coating that is supposed to make them really stick-proof!  Plus I am in desperate need of new cookie sheets.

What is on your Christmas list?  

I'm pretty sure I won't be getting all this stuff, but it was fun to put this together anyway!

P.S.  I should also note that I'm pretty sure Derek got me something even better than my list.  Will update after Christmas!
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Bekah said...

I love your list and I love that you make lists!! We do too, still. :) Mine had several books on it, some Christmas ornament sets to add to my collection for my Jesus tree, and if I had thought of it in time, I would have added nail polish. Essie was my brand of choice for YEARS (and still is the only polish I wear on my tootsies) until I switched to Shellac manicures. Since they don't have a Shellac line yet (that I'm aware of, anyway) I have to use CND or Sallie Hansen. I could use a few more colors myself.

Maria Rineer said...

I agree with you that coming up with a list for myself is super hard. Also completely agree with you about the intangible things and Christmas. I could not come up with any suggestions for my in laws to get me and wrote an email to my FIL saying the following, "You are generous with the kids and watching them open their presents and seeing their excitement is a gift to me. Please give any amount you would spend on me to a charity of your choosing." That said, I am not above all the things and in fact a little package should be arriving today with two cashmere sweaters that I ordered for myself to wear this holiday season:). Thanks for sharing your list. It's fun to read about things that people want and have heard are good products. I also like Kate Morton (I read three of her books in 2018). I've heard the same thing about her newest. I'll probably wait until I get a copy from the library and read it!

Heather said...

Oh, The Clockmaker's Daughter is on my list, too! I can't wait to read it. :)

Elizabeth said...

If my husband asked, I would love to check off some things on my to-do list for home improvement. Not for the togetherness but because I just really need his help and would rather he spend time on that than on a trip to the store to buy something I don't need while I hold down the fort. As far as actual gifts, I'd still go for something from the homegoods department. New towels, matching dishes, a new microwave...we have so many things that need replacing. But my husband also has good taste in decorative gifts. My MIL gets me lots of trinkets but they're not always my style. With that being said, lots of things on my list can wait, and we often just give gifts to the kids (who ironically don't need anything) and not to the adults.

Rachel said...

I pretty much don't buy things for myself throughout the year, for me, it's just way more meaningful and special to wait for Christmas or my birthday and receive something I've really been wanting or needing as a gift (right now I'm walking very carefully with my sandals because the straps are thiiiis close to breaking after 3+ years of heavy use....and I need them to last till Christmas day since I'm getting new ones!). I just love being able to look at my things and remember the occasion they were gifted for...so yes, I do indeed write lists in the weeks approaching a holiday. Some kind of makeup and some sort of shoe very frequently make the lists...

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