Friday, 17 December 2010

Dreaded Christmas Question

"What would you like for Christmas?"

I dread it when people ask me this because usually I do not know. I find it particularly hard with the people I am closest to because I want to give them something special. I am usually pondering over what I can get other people for Christmas rather than myself. 

So what do I do when I am asked?

I say what I would not like for Christmas instead and this year (and most years) I say this.

1) Bath Stuff - I do not use it. I am a shower girl and wish I had time to have a soak in the tub but I find I get bored and want to be out in 5 minutes. I think bath soap, salts, pearls and bubbles smell fantastic I just never get round to using it unfortunately.

2) CD's - I download all my music and any CD's I do use end up being in my car and the case getting cracked. I am more an i-tunes girl.

3) Jewellery - This is the first time I have EVER asked for no jewellery because I LOVE the stuff! But I have come to the conclusion that two drawers full of bracelets, rings, necklaces, Westwood Rocks and earrings etc is a bit excessive. I gave some of loot I haven't worn yet to charity and raffles last week. 

4) Picture Frames - Every Christmas and Birthdays I am given picture frames which I love. It has just got to the point where I have nowhere to put them even if I could fill it with a lovely photo :(

5) Vouchers - I have never been a fan of vouchers. I see it as the easy way out of a present (that and money in a card). There are some vouchers I love like theatre and cosmetic vouchers are really handy. Yet, book, clothes, craft etc vouchers are not my cup of tea. I think it stems from the fact that if your going to buy a gift some thought needs to go into it not "well I'll get them a voucher and they can pick what they like" (although I have to say on really picky people they do work a treat!) but with me no.

This post is not intended to sound ungrateful because if anyone got me these presents I would welcome it. The mere fact that someone has thought of you and given you a gift is a blessing in itself :). 

I, also, wanted to share my Christmas tree we put up a couple of weeks ago. The putting up of the tree, lights and decorations always gets me into the Christmas spirit. I LOVE Christmas!!!!


Kristen said...

I totally agree with you on the bath stuff. I am not into smellies anyway but I never get round to using it. My best friends loves it all so I give it to her.

ktjane said...

We are cut from the same cloth, my blog friend! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from across the pond!

Janet said...

I have hinted for The Hollies DVD - hope someone in my family was listening!! LOVE your tree!

Brittney Galloway said...

I'm with you on the bath stuff! For most of middle school and high school that's all I got for Birthdays and Christmas, so for all of college, I said "no, thank you!" Now I've about used it all up, but I don't want to start receiving tons of it again, ha!

a life of color said...

I never know what to ask for for Christmas! It is so frustrating! I did tell my mother to buy me dress clothes this year because I will need them for school next semester. I also need an interviewin outfit ah!

laura anne said...

So with you on the bath stuff! I'm allergic to so much of it, and I don't have a bath (just a shower). I also tell people (ie my mother) DON'T BUY ME CLOTHES! Mainly because it's so difficult to get stuff to fit me - so I love money or vouchers - most of the time when I get them they are for shops I love. And my Mum and I have completely different tastes. It also means I get to spend the vouchers on something nice I wouldn't have the chance to buy otherwise.

Something I've now started doing is an Amazon wishlist - helps a lot with the 'What do you want for Christmas' issue.

Callie Nicole said...

Ha, you're so funny, writing a reverse Christmas list! :-) I totally understand about the bath stuff - i have so much bath stuff, if I didn't get any more what I have would probably last me another ten years - ha!

Brooke said...

Love your tree.

One year I gave my Sister-In-Law a survey. It asked her a bunch of questions about things she liked, things she used, etc. And it really helped me out when shopping for her. I think the best thing though, was that it meant she took some time to think about herself and she ended up with a bunch of ideas of things she'd like. You should give it a go.

I also wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope that you get to enjoy the break and enjoy your time with family.

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