One thing I have trouble with at Christmas is answering the question, "What would you like this year?" In my family, it's not a big deal...they have known me my entire life, after all, so they have a pretty good idea what I would like. Plus, my sister and I each help our mom to shop for the other, and we have similar taste (sometimes we inadvertently pick out matching gifts for each other!). In Jeremy's family, things are a little different. When someone asks for a list of things you would like, they mean it. If you put an item on a wishlist for his mom, you're pretty much guaranteed to get it (nice, right??).
Since it is very hard for me to come up with ideas on the spot, I have tried to make a list of things to suggest this year. You know, the extras that I would like to have, but haven't gotten around to buying for myself.
A few items I have come up with so far...
I have a yard-sale sewing machine in the closet, but it's several years old and does not have a manual with it. I'm pretty sure a manual is a necessity for me, so if I have any hope of learning to sew, I think I'm going to have to start with something easy to use. This machine has great reviews, and at $130.00, it's not a huge investment. (Jeremy, this suggestion is for you! Hint, hint...)
This Atlanta Braves hoodie would make a great addition to my weekend wardrobe.
I have wanted a pair of Toms for quite awhile, but just never got around to buying them. Perfect gift idea, though!
I haven't seen the last two (or three, maybe?) Harry Potter movies, but I did get swept up in the Potter-mania that surrounded the recent release of the final movie. I have found myself with an overwhelming desire to start over and read the series again from the beginning. I have owned a few of the books at some point, but who knows where they might have wandered off to in the years since I've read them. Now that all the books are available in paperback, I would love to own the complete set. I can't wait to watch my girls experience the Harry Potter story one day!
A few months ago, I got hooked on Veronica Mars on Netflix. I knew it was supposed to be a great show (HOW did it only last three seasons??), but I just never got around to watching it before that time. Sadly, when I was about six episodes into season one, Netflix took it off their streaming list. There are often good deals for the DVDs on half.com, so I'm hoping someone might snag a copy for me. I can't wait to watch the rest of the series, though I'm sure I will be sad all over again when it ends too quickly (only THREE seasons?!).
And that concludes my personal holiday gift guide so far this season...always subject to revision, of course.
What's on your wishlist holiday season? Do you have trouble giving others an idea of what you want?