I always love seeing Christmas wishlists on other people’s blogs, not because I think that Christmas is all about the gifts (it’s not!), but because it allows us to dream out loud a little about pretty things we’d like to have.
My biggest wish – as always – would be to spend time with family and friends for Christmas, but since this won’t be in the cards this year, a girl can at least share a little wishlist of pretty (and functional) items she’s been eyeing. Those are all “would-love-to-haves”. Some of them are totally reasonable and maybe in my future budget (or maybe J reads this lists, who knows?), some are just things that caught my eye, but which I probably won’t get (at least for a while).
1.) I would really, really love a KitchenAid Mixer, especially since I’ve been baking bread and rolls pretty consistently now and it would just make things so much easier. Alas, we don’t really – I mean, we absolutely don’t! – have the counter space for it right now, but maybe in our future home.
2.) Isn’t this address stamp amazing? ‘nough said.
3.) Coffee subscription – I’ve shared my love for Stumptown coffee before and we have (believe this or not) previously ordered our coffee from Portland. Now they do have a subscription service but the coffee is expensive, so I haven’t really committed to it in the past, but a subscription to Stumptown would be fantastic.
4.) Gift cards. You know, I am not opposed to them. I used to think that gift cards are thoughtless and boring, but to be honest, that is not necessarily the truth. Giving someone a gift card for a coffeeshop where they can treat themselves to one (or many) hot holiday beverage(s)? It’s a gift that keeps on giving. Getting a gift card for (one of) my favorite store(s)? I totally don’t mind going on a little shopping spree after the holidays either. Personal gifts are great and definitely preferred, but gift cards are a great alternative, if you don’t have a sparking idea and if you pick out a gift card that you know someone will enjoy and appreciate (e.g. don’t give someone a giftcard to a store they would never set foot in. Hint, hint.) Plus, they’re easy to ship.
5.) I’m not a fan of coffee capsules. There, I said it. You can be in love with your single cup Keurig, Nespresso, Senseo, etc. all you want (in fact, J loves that he can brew single cups with our combo coffee maker), but I prefer freshly brewed beans and (preferably) a drip/pour-over method or a French press. I’ve heard really, really good things about the Chemex Coffee Maker and it’s going back to the basics of a good filter and slowly pouring hot-at-just-the-right-temperature water. And you can make one cup or ten cups, just as you like.
6.) Ahem, I started this wishlist a couple of weeks ago and put the Inkwell planner on it, because it is so pretty and I wanted to try something different (I’ve been using ECLP for the last three years) and was contemplating giving this one a try . Oh well, and then I ordered the planner as little Christmas gift for myself shortly after. Ups. So yeah, not really on mywishlist anymore… but it could be on yours?!
7.) I happened to come across this super-adorable Fox phone case when I was browsing and I totally fell in love with the foxes. Aren’t they cute? (What is it with foxes these days, anyway? I found the cutest gift wrapping paper with foxes last weekend, too.)
8.) I’ve read about the book “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp on someone’s blog (or multiple blogs?) before and are really intrigued. Sounds like something a creative person like me would benefit from.
What’s on your wishlist?