Every year, around October or November, my family will ask me to email them our wish lists for Christmas. Brad's family asks the same. We ask for theirs in return. This takes the guess out of buying gifts. And it's still fun, because even though we sent those lists, there are no expectations or obligations. And not everyone "sticks to the list"...they are just ideas. I like ideas. I like getting what someone REALLY wants, instead of having to guess. We were reminded again today to hurry up & send our wish lists, so i've been working on mine. I hate it because i always have a million things i'd like & Brads list always says the same thing: "Barnes & Noble gift cards". It's all he wants. This year he decided to be a little more helpful. He added "Guitar Center gift cards" to his list. :)
Thankfully, we do not have too many people to buy for! I remember the days of buying every single friend a gift...in high school & college. Yikes! That can add up! Especially when you are going to school & therefore, not working full-time! I don't know why we felt we had to buy ALL our friends something! That is crazy talk! HAHA. The last few years, i have just bought gifts for my parents, brad's parents, my sister & brad's sister. This year we'll be adding my sister's fiance to the list. :)
Of course, at some point, we will be adding kids into the mix. And hopefully my sister & brad's sister will as well. At that point, maybe we will draw names. That's what we did growing up with extended family & it was fun!
ANYWAY. I thought i'd share my wish list. Feel free to buy me anything. (Just kidding...truly kidding haha.)
Mel's Wish List - 2010
1. A Canon Rebel (please oh please oh please oh please)
I really really really want one of these. I asked for one last year & didn't get one. Then i saved for it & when i had enough money, i ended up getting a new dresser instead. At the time i was still learning how to take better pics with my own point & shoot. And that was great at the time, but now i'd really like a Canon Rebel! :) We'll see!
2. Happy Heart Perfume (by Clinique)
This is the perfume i wear & i love it. I'm out of it too. I need some more. Brad wants me to wear the girl-version of the cologne he wears (i forget the name of it), but i have never smelled it! I say he is perfectly welcome to buy it for me. Heeheehee.
3. Anything from the EMMA collection (Potterybarn)
I registered for EMMA dishes & got a lot of the plates, bowls, mugs, etc. But i'd be thrilled to get more of their serving pieces!
4. Mini Casserole Dishes (aren't they cute?!)
I have been wanting a mini casserole dish to make individual pot pies & stuff like that. (I think i would be most excited about this one...except of course, the camera!)
5. Heart-Shaped Dutch Oven?! (I mean...I just couldn't resist!)
6. The Sharpie Pen (i kid not. i am obsessed.)
I love these pens!
7. The latest Sara Bareilles or Michael Buble cd - i heart them.
8. This print. It's something Brad & I always sing to each other. I love it.
I found it here on Etsy.
Okay, so there is my way-too-long list! And p.s., i would also really love a Garfield mug. He makes me smile. But my list is already wayyyy too long! HA!
What do you want for Christmas???