My parents were asking about Christmas, and my dad joked about me putting my wish list on my blog. So… here I am!
I love experiences (cough cough, Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb but also movie tickets), so I’m not above those. And I love second hand too. But I know sometimes that doesn’t fit other people’s sensibilities so this list is of mainly concrete ‘things’.
Beeswax candles bought myself in May 2014 with birthday money
Supposedly normal candles are made from ‘bad stuff’. I have tried these candles, the angle shaped ones a colleague gave me (he knows the people who make these here in Sydney). They were lovely.
I was browsing stores on a walk home on the weekend, and found these delightful examples so I snapped some photos. Blank cards are so versatile – thank you’s, birthdays and any other reason. I have almost used up the stash I got Christmas before last so I’d love some more. (In other news, I did buy some themed gift cards without plastic bags at $1 each, so a win for the Zero Waste challenge!)
Two burner stove bought myself in March 2104 (different model)
I want something that’s light and easy. A BBQ with a gas bottle is neither, so this is a compromise. The one thing I worry about is how long it’d last, one can of butane. It’s all part of my preparation to be a little more self sufficient if there was a “situation”. I’m inching into ‘prepper’ territory.
Australian Ballet Calendar Gifted to me twice after the first was stolen from my mail box 🙁
This may be a tradition now as it’ll be the third year I’ve had this calendar to ‘girlify’ my desk at work. I love the form of ballet dancers, and every year there’s new photos some I love, some not so much, but it’s just lovely!
Push up handles Gifted by the BF who was worried nothing on my list would be given to me – awww! Different style, but ticked all the boxes!
Since 2010, I’ve had weak wrists from far too much getting myself off the ground with a right angle between my palm and wrist/arm. As a result, I had a lot of physio, to no avail. I therefore can’t do dips or push ups conventionally without pain. I’d love to have some push up handles so I could get back into these fitness activities to tone my arms up! I could take them to the gym (if/when I go), but I could also DIY exercise. This is something I can see my brother, a physical education teacher, relishing buying me 🙂
To be clear I love Christmas, much more for the giving, than the getting. And seeing I try to be minimalist I try to create a list to make it easier for people to get it right for me. If you’d like to know about my gift giving last Christmas click here (can’t go revealing secrets too early for my gift giving this year!) I already have my short list of my nearest and dearest and what I plan to buy them when I take a day off on Tuesday to go Christmas shopping.
Do you have a wish list? Do you share it with people, or prefer them to surprise (or shock) you?