D’ya know what? Maybe it’s “just me” but I feel like I’ve seen enough overpriced gift guides to last me a lifetime. A diddy diamond brooch, Charlotte Tilbury pallete or Diptyque candle set as a stocking filler? Stocking fillers should be a pair of socks, a Terry’s chocolate orange and a Body Shop soap in the shape of a polar bear, IF YOU’RE LUCKY.
I mean don’t get me wrong I love a #LuxuryBitch present as much as the next girl, but a sense of realism is also allowed at Christmastime. And I believe it should be encouraged.
So as I didn’t write any gift guides this year, I thought I’d share my actual Christmas list. The things I have actually, genuinely, really and truly asked for this Christmas.
You could argue that for an adult to write a Christmas list at all is somewhat obnoxious, but my Mother always insists that I write a list so she can share it around the family. I kinda have to. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy writing them though….it’s FANTASY SHOPPING, for goodness sake. It’s the best.
My “What I REALLY want for Valentine’s Day” post went down very well back in February and whilst this won’t be as amusing, it may actually be useful to some of you who haven’t decided what you’re after yet. Though as Xmas is next week (*vomits*) you don’t have much time left.
Anyway, here is what I am asking for this year…
Human Tee from Selfish Mother – £30
I love the simple design but more importantly I love the message. The #HumanTee was released to show solidarity with refugees worldwide and all profits from sales go straight to The Refugee Council – who do brilliant work with asylum seekers in the UK and abroad.
Buy it here.
Oven gloves by Twinzee – £13.90 (reduced from £18)
I like these because they are LITERALLY gloves and because they are completely heat resistant, unlike my snazzy oven gloves from Tiger which look fancy but will eventually cause a horrific burning incident. These are so heat resistant that you can put your hands straight into pans of boiling water, which I will obviously do repeatedly if I am so lucky as to get them for Christmas. I WILL BE ABLE TO DE-SHELL BOILED EGGS WITHOUT HAVING A HEAT RELATED NERVOUS BREAKDOWN! Imagine.
Thug Kitchen Recipe Book – £11.89
There’s something about middle class white LA types trying to be “gangster” that doesn’t sit well with me and I think I will inevitably find this book irritating – all the promo I saw for it was cringe-worthy – BUT apparently the recipes are really good and as I am always looking for more veggie/vegan things to shove in my face, it seems silly to ignore it. I’ve seen a lot of people rave about the recipes themselves so I’m going to look past the constant swearing and the slight desperation of wanting to appear to be “thug” and just try it out. The recipes do look lush, to be fair.
Six Preserving Jars – £14.39 (reduced from £32.99)
I like to bulk buy spices then transfer them to jars like these ones. And I have run out of jars. So I need more jars. Simple 🙂
Sticky labels – £1.25
To go with my jars, natch.
I like any t-shirt that has something sassy where a pocket should be.
I cannot have too many grey t-shirts. It is not possible.
I blogged a few weeks ago about my love for female-led crime dramas and writing that only confirmed to me how much I *NEED* to see The Bridge. So the Series 1-3 box set is on my list.
Escentric Molecules 01 – £65.50
My number one favourite perfume. In all of the world. Ever.
And that’s it!
Of course there are zillions of other things that I would be thrilled to receive but the above is my “official” Christmas list. It’s not quite as exciting as a Playmobil circus or a Mr Frosty, but hey…you DID see that those oven gloves can be submerged in boiling water, right?!