This time of year, holiday gift guides and wishlists pop up all over the Internet. I don’t know how you feel about them, but I really enjoy them. Christmas is by no means all about the gifts (although it might often seem that way), and I feel that the most important thing about the holidays is spending time with family and friends (if that’s possible), but I personally also love the gift-giving. Although for me, it is more about the gesture and thoughtfulness behind the gift than the actual monetary value.
My biggest wish – as always – would be to go home for the holidays, but since this won’t be happening (for the second year in a row – womp, womp!), I am going to fill my holiday season with all the holiday cheer I can get my hands on.
Sharing a little wishlist of pretty (and functional!) things that would be lovely to have is one way to do this. A little dreaming has never hurt anyone.
1.) My friend S had a PinqPonq Backpack when she visited and I thought it looked awesome. She told me it’s made in Köln from recycled resources. I love that. It’s also very functional and light-weight.
2.) I am not at all opposed to gift cards. I used to think that gift cards are thoughtless and boring, but to be honest, I changed my mind about it. Personal gifts are great and definitely preferred, but gift cards are a great alternative if you just don’t have a great gift idea for someone and if you pick out a gift card that you know someone will enjoy and appreciate. Plus, they’re easy to ship.
3.) I will just come out and admit: the more people I see wearing Doc Martens these days, the more I want a new pair. I used to wear them all the time when I was younger. Do you think I could still pull them off?
4.) I’ve had my eye on a cast-iron skillet for a while and I think that sooner or later I should invest in one.
5.) We’ve had our wonderful, magical Tempurpedic bed for a few years now, but have not invested in a bed frame. I think I’d like to change that sometime. I haven’t completely made up my mind of what I would want, but I do like this metal one from Ikea.
6.) A Kitchenaid Mixer – yup. This one is still on my wishlist. One of these days!
7.) This leather ringer binder notebook is so pretty.
8.) These mini latte mugs. Oh my goodness, aren’t they beautiful? I want one in every color. Ok, ok, if I had to choose, teal and red are my favorites.
What’s on your wishlist?