Santa Baby

I'm a terribly sporadic blogger, I know. Things have been pretty mellow lately, and we've just been plodding along taking each week as it comes. The trees outside have gone from beautiful colours, to grey and bare, and the temperatures are slowly dropping... my second (or third, really) winter in London.

I love spending Christmas here. There's something so wonderful about enjoying the holiday in the opposite weather than what I'm used to. (I can't say I'm missing the 38-42o Celsius days back home.) I love the Christmas lights on Oxford Street and Regent Street. I love the toffee nut and eggnog lattes in Starbucks. I love the coats and the scarves and the boots. I love the ice skating rinks that pop up out of nowhere. I love the random winter fair in Leicester Square. I love the mulled wine.

I've had my Christmas shopping done for about a month now. It might sound super impressive, but keep in mind that I literally only have two people to buy for: Jason and Oscar. Yes, the cat. He's just as spoiled as Jason, if not more so. I won't go into what presents I've bought for Jason, but suffice it to say that a) they're awesome and b) I'm awesome and c) giving presents is awesome.

It's so expensive to send gifts through the post that I don't send family gifts - but I'll be home in April, so will be sure to take some goodies back with them then. They'll just have to settle for really awesome (word of the day!) Christmas cards instead.

It's funny how as I've got older, I really appreciate the thought and time that goes into gifting to other people - although I'll admit, I'm still a sucker for receiving them too. All in moderation! Unfortunately Jason, bless his cotton socks, always struggles with what to buy me. His reasoning is that if I want something, I tend to buy it for myself anyway, which is actually pretty true. I have the patience of a ladybird. Do ladybirds have patience? I do not know. I digress.

What I do know, is that Amazon? Socks, while they may be unexpected and certainly surprising, are not my idea of a gift from a loved one. I'm just saying.



Without further ado, here's what is on my Christmas wishlist this year.



Cluster Ring
It's so beautiful and sparkly. Hint: I'm a size O/P, Jason.



Ollie the USB Owl
I can't think of anything cuter to have on my desk.



Tan Shoulder Bag
One can never have too many handbags.



Paperchase Diary
It will match my cute new coin purse!



Digital Luggage Scale
How have I never seen these before?



Glass Pearl Drop Earrings
Simple and cute.



Body Shop - Strawberry Stuff
I can smell it already...



A New Watch
This one, with its dash of bling, will do nicely!



Vibrating Travel Cushion
Perfect for my upcoming long haul flight.



The Genie
And yes, Jason, you have to do it for me!



Ralph Perfume
I'm currently obsessed with Givenchy's 'The Secret' but this is a classic!



Books
Any of them. Any kind. Even in vouchers - I'm not fussy.



Donations
RSPCA Sydney or the Guide Dogs would be my picks.

What are you wishing for this holiday season?



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9 comments:

Jess said...

I still can't wrap my head around the fact that it's so hot on Christmas in some parts of the world. I can't even get over it. Christmas is such a cold-weather holiday, it's so intertwined in my head. Even the twinkly lights... in the summer the sun sets so late that you'd hardly get a chance to admire the lights.

heidikins said...

I would like a plane ticket to Japan and China.

I would also like to be able to snuggle with someone amazing.

That's all.

Really.

xox

Robyn said...

I'm just wishing this Christmas won't be as awkward and uptight as last year... I'm wishing that there won't be enough furniture for everyone to sit on so we'll bring in deck chairs, and that we play board games and everyone laughs a lot and drinks a lot and wears stupid paper hats. Just how it's supposed to be.

katelin said...

oh that's a fabulous christmas list. i want some new books too and love that purse!

Britt said...

The Caramel Brule latte at Starbucks is so yummy! I'm always up for new books and tell my family so daily. :)

Jen said...

That luggage scale thing is nifty. What did you get Oscar for Christmas?

kirby said...

RSPCA Sydney WOOOOH! Its tax deductable. Hint Hint, nudge nudge!
I love Sydney Christmases. You know... when I'm not working them. But I love the warm weather.
Oh. Borders here just got a bunch of new paperchase stuff in stock. Your coin-purse pattern was sitting right next to my owl pattern. I stopped and stared and forgot where I was for a second. Memories.

Erin said...

Ohhhhhmygosh! I adore that USB owl. I must have it!

aimee said...

I love your list! My wish list would include a new watch (there are ones with beaded interchangable bands on etsy) and cute slippers (which I totally bought myself). LOL I already know what I'm getting though because Mark is not a great shopper...and took me with him to the jeweler. :)





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