So what do YOU want for Christmas?!

(214 Posts)
ThatsNotMyPinot Thu 10-Oct-13 16:00:05

There are so many threads on what to get DCs/aged relatives for Christmas, I thought I would start one with our Christmas wish lists - fantasy or otherwise!

This is the place to be extremely materialistic and share what you would like Santa to bring you this December 25th.

After world peace blah, blah, blah, I would like the following:

A nice watch (haven't had one for years)
An appointment to get my 'colours' done
Sheepskin slippers
Some new running trainers
Riding lessons
Some nice skin care products and make up
Paperchase stationary
A shopping spree for new clothes on the back of having my colours done

I am never in million years expecting all of this, maybe one or two things if I'm lucky! I also like surprises/little bits and bobs too.

What is on your crimbo list this year? smile

Hulababy Wed 16-Oct-13 18:39:14

I would like a new telephoto lens for my SLR. My old one died this summer. I haven't replaced it as yet as I am holding out for a much better quality, and therefore much more expensive one - I am pretty sure it is what DH will get me for my main pressie.

YukonHo Wed 16-Oct-13 00:17:59

Ours lives in the garden, we do periodically add extra worms, though haven't lately. When they live outside you'll need to watch the weather because they can freeze to death when it's very cold! (Voice of bitter experience, blame Dh, they are his bloody worms, I have enough to think about with the kids own versions and the rest of the livestock ;) )

bonnymiffy Tue 15-Oct-13 22:15:28

Well, Yukon, that's taken the shine off my plans. Can't you just add more worms?
And Sugarmice - it would live in the garden!!
But seeing as even that's unlikely (DH is far more likely to get me clothes, which post-DD2 I do need) I think I like Artemis's idea of mulled wine and mince pies! With brandy cream....

ArtemisatBrauron Tue 15-Oct-13 07:50:42

Fantasy List

A cleaner
The garden to be sorted out so that I can just maintain it (we just moved in and it's a weed filled jungle)
Diamond Stud earrings, the really plain tiny round ones
A wooden and metal trunk to put at the end of the bed with blankets in
Time to sit on the sofa and read all the books I have bought but never have time to read
Time to go running 3 times a week like I used to

Failing that (!)

mince pies, mulled wine and stollen with friends
a dark chocolate advent calendar
letterpress stationery with my name and address at the top (was "given" this last xmas by DH but it still hasn't materialised...)

SugarMiceInTheRain Tue 15-Oct-13 00:36:15

Haha a wormery would be the last thing on my list. Can't bear creepy crawlies and slimy things! Each to their own eh?

I've just told DH he can get me a Yankee candle for Christmas... imaginative, not. (he can't cope with having to surprise me!) hmm

YukonHo Mon 14-Oct-13 22:30:37

Bonnymiffy, we have had our wormery for two years and those feckers take bloody AGES to eat their leftovers!

bonnymiffy Mon 14-Oct-13 21:35:45

I would like a wormery, so that I can use all the scraps that get left by everyone (DSS is 11 and a fussy eater, and we have 2 DDs, 2 1/2 and 10 months so it would get topped up daily!!)
I would like things from the Joe Browns clothing website, they have some lovely dresses, I haven't had anything new since DD2 arrived, I'm off to buy some new bras tomorrow as it's DD1's first day with the new childminder so new dresses might fit nicely once that's done!

SugarMiceInTheRain Mon 14-Oct-13 14:36:58

Oh crap, did I kill the thread? I was enjoying reading other people's real and fantasy lists. Very sad for those whose lazy-arse DHs don't buy them presents though. Come and spend Christmas with me!

SugarMiceInTheRain Mon 14-Oct-13 12:12:23

All mine are fantasy gifts. I can't think of a single thing I would really like that I actually have a hope in hell of getting. But in an ideal world, I would like...

To not have to spend Christmas day with DH's family. The reasons for this would be a whole post on their own, but I haven't got it in me to fight for the sort of Christmas I'd like.
A cleaner once a week for a year.
A decluttering firm to come and help me blitz this pigsty for a whole day before baby #3 arrives in February.
A handyman to come and do the million jobs that DH never gets round to and I am too short/ weak/ pregnant to do myself.
A monthly appointment with a masseur/masseuse. My whole body is full of tension, and a one minute cursory back rub from DH before he gets bored really doesn't cut it!
A weekend in London, on my own, when I can just eat out, shop, go to the theatre and have some peace and quiet in a comfy hotel room.
And if I'm being really greedy, a new car. Either a larger family car or a lovely little car I can nip around in when not transporting kids. But TBH I'm not a car person, and my 12 year old Civic will still work for a family of 5, just.

HappyMummyOfOne Mon 14-Oct-13 11:33:20

Fantasy list

An hour with my mum so she can meet my DS and, being very greedy, time with my sister as well.

More likely wish list

New handbag
Pretty cosmetic jewellery
Anything warm and cosy like pjs and jumpers.

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Mon 14-Oct-13 11:05:57

Quite honestly? Nothing, really nothing. I have been asked by family what I would like for Xmas and there is nothing at all that I want!

ChildrensStoriesNet Mon 14-Oct-13 09:53:10

Lottery win!

BirdingWidow Mon 14-Oct-13 06:54:04

Ooh, glad you like the look of them. They are cut surprisingly well for the price, I have been delighted with mine. And they are quite hardwearing (ie haven't worn out at the top of the thighs after 5 mins like others). No more overpriced jeans for me.

Now I am just hoping they don't stop selling them!

Mooster1709 Mon 14-Oct-13 06:11:59

Ooh, just looked at those next jeans -thanks

BirdingWidow Mon 14-Oct-13 04:29:10

I say 'wonderul' but it is his fault I am up at 4.30am. He ain't no sleeper...

BirdingWidow Mon 14-Oct-13 04:28:22

Mooster, you could try Next for jeans. They have a pair called Sexy High Waisted Jeans (slim) which are comfy and flattering for £28. I replaced a pair of NYDJ with them and have never looked back.

2 years ago all I wanted was a BFP - after 2 years of trying and crying I was giving up. But then I fell pregnant that Christmas and DS is now nearly 13 months and utterly wonderful. Don't really care about anything else though some salty milk chocolate wafers from rococo wouldn't go amiss

nickstmoritz Mon 14-Oct-13 02:00:43

Ladies, this thread makes me think we need a MASSIVE secret Santa to make sure all you lovely people with no pressies, shitty pens and mardy arse husbands get something nice.

Jeans lady - try NYDJ jeans but look on ebay as they are a tad pricey. High up waist so no crackage and a bit of stretch, also not too skinny. Found two pairs in charity shop last week which were £3.50 each but not my size - damn!

Wish list
perfume - Chanel not sure which one
Chic CD for the car
Neals Yard exotic bath oil..and time for a bath

Fantasy wish list would be a painting by an artist I admire which costs around £800
A family holiday that is not camping in the rain

Last year I was secretly disappointed with my Kenwood mixer thingy but I have used it loads and learned to make the best ever sponge cakes that I am proud of so I take back my disappointment. BUT I don't want another practical pressie this year though.

joanofarchitrave Mon 14-Oct-13 00:16:00

Oh dear.

I think I would just buy what I wanted and wrap it up for myself.

I wonder what is going through that person's little head as they think 'ah! a pen! just the ticket, ladybird is bound to love that!'

ladybirdinwaiting Mon 14-Oct-13 00:09:39

Yes, Joan, really. It's so depressing.

joanofarchitrave Sun 13-Oct-13 23:32:26

ladybird, a pen every year?? now i lose things a lot but really, the same thing every time? sad

Runnerlegs Sun 13-Oct-13 20:00:26

My mum to be cancer and chemo free.
My ex to transported to a far off planet in another galaxy.
My DH and kids to get everything they desire.
Clarins Relax for me and a heap load of other overpriced luxuries! smile

ladybirdinwaiting Sun 13-Oct-13 18:55:01

That would be cool, but no -- knife skills as in chopping onions... but maybe I will have a re-think if I get another pen this year.

gamerchick Sun 13-Oct-13 18:53:47

Knife skills? Like throwing knives? That would be so cool grin

ladybirdinwaiting Sun 13-Oct-13 18:52:55

also, Joan, your msg resonates with me, too!

ladybirdinwaiting Sun 13-Oct-13 18:46:44

What I'd like:
a knife skills class at Leiths
a Kenmore mixer - the expensive one
a membership to a really nice gym
Chloe Roses perfume

What I get every year and will get again, but do not want and will get angry/hurt/resentful over:
a pen

I suppose I might get the perfume, too, as I've already mentioned it by name and it's not fantastically expensive. But I have my doubts.

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