Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wish List

So, if you guys are anything like me, you spend the months of Nov and Dec trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. I've hunted sales, haunted online stores and made countless phone calls searching for those hard to find, perfect gifts. And so far, I've not only found everything that I needed (at the best price) but I've also managed to snag a few much needed items for other people as well.

But while I go out of my way to make sure that I know what everyone else's list includes, I usually have a hard time figuring out what to put on my own list.

Part of this is just being an adult. I mean, if I want something I generally just buy it. Sure, I go without things sometimes but never anything I truly need or really can't live without. Of course, this makes Christmas a little difficult on the ones that I love. This year, though, there's one item on my must have list.

A Nook. For those that haven't heard about it, it's Barnes and Noble's answer to the Kindle. It has a few extra features that I'm excited about - a color screen, the ability to add memory and a lending feature. However, it's back ordered until Feb 1st right now. And while I will be getting it (from my wonderful Zilla) I won't have it right away. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

And no, just because it's arriving in Feb doesn't mean it can double as a Valentine's present! :-)

So, what's on your Christmas list? Is there something that you're excited to find under your tree? Do you have trouble making your own Christmas list?


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Jane said...

I, too, want to see an ereader under the tree this year. Doesn't matter it it's a Kindle, Nook or Sony, but I'm always satisfied with a cashmere sweater or gift card.

Christine said...

I'll have to check out the Nook as well. I have an e-reader on my sought after tech gift, but there are a lot of other things out there that have to come first.

We set a limit on what we spend on each other based on Christmas Club savings. DD gets most, DH and I get a small fraction because we buy as we need, and then the rest goes to family/friends/cards/special parties. It's not a lot. Our max for the grown ups was 250 dollars so not enough for an e-reader!

My DD and DH make an annual tradition of shopping for me on Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving). This year I held off buying things so they would have a list rather than call me in desperation.

Next year we think we all might just do stockings and go to a destination instead. We're definitely doing it DD's senior year (two years from now--sniff).

Your Christmas sounds well in hand...

Smarty Pants said...

I love shopping for others, but hate putting together my own list. If I want something, I buy it. If I don't buy it, its because its too expensive (and therefore inappropriate for a gift) or I don't really need it that badly.

What I really want is a Dyson DC25 Animal vacuum. ($525) What I asked for is new dishes, a food dehydrator and Snow White on DVD.

Playground Monitor said...

I have a hard time making my list too, and now that's compounded by being in an apartment with much less space. I still need some things for the apartment (a sofa being tops on the list but that'll have to be a 2010 purchase and is definitely too costly for any of my peeps to give me) so I asked for gift cards to a store that carries most of them.

I watch for things throughout the year and actually had a lot of my shopping done before Thanksgiving this year. Shopping for the grandbaby was the most fun though. She loooooooooooooooves princess stuff, so in case my DIL is reading this, I'll stop now so it will be a surprise for her too.

Liza said...

I have a Sony reader, but really love the Nook. I actually have just asked my dad for money so I can buy a new treadmill for my house. I'm hoping to get The Biggest Loser game for my wii from my sister and I would love to have the blu-ray dvd of Snow White.

Problem Child said...

I want a Roomba, but I doubt I'll get it. DG is still smarting from the year he gave me a frying pan for Christmas (yes, it was a *nice* pan, and I did want one, but...) so although I asked for a home appliance, I don't think it will be under the tree!

Angel said...

I love to make out a list each year, but I'm not sure why, because my husband never buys what's on the list. He gets me great gifts, but if it is on the list he probably won't buy it. Haven't figured out why...


Lisa said...

I asked for Barnes and Noble gift cards. That way I can feed my reading habit.


Sherry Werth said...

It's very hard for me to make my own Christmas list. I love to shop for my kids and hubby, but for me I tend to lean toward the practical side. If it's gonna make my life a little easier, I'm all for it. But I do love lotions and bath products, so I'm hoping so of those will be under the tree.
But if we're making a "wish list"...a new car would be really nice! :D

catslady said...

I too never had a list. It's drivign my grown kids crazy but I spend so much time thinking what others want that I rarely hav anything on my list. I like to be surprised too. Really, exchanging gift cards just doesn't do it for me although I know there are those that rather pick their own things out. One small thoughtful gift means more to me than a gift for just the sake of having to give something. Of course that puts all that pressure on everyone (sigh).