My Materialistic Christmas List

In honor of Black Friday, I figured I should talk about Christmas shopping. Now, I will preface this by saying that I have never gone shopping on Black Friday. I hate shopping on any normal day, so I would 100% never want to go shopping with a crazed herd of bargain-hunters at 5am the day after Thanksgiving. But, today is a day for shopping, and so this post seemed appropriate.

Also, I would like to add that I know the true point of the holidays is to be with loved ones (and blah blah blah), BUT, it is kind of fun to think about all the materialistic things you might wish to find under the tree on Christmas morning. The following are the things that I would want, if I and the people who buy me presents had unlimited money. It’s always nice to dream, right?

A Tiffany Key: I’ve wanted a Tiffany Key for awhile now, and the problem with this desire is that all the styles I like are waaaay out of my price range. And that is primarily because, all the styles I love are the diamond-encrusted ones. So, yeah, pretty sure I won’t be getting a Tiffany Key this year. But if you or anyone you know has $3,300, I know how you can put it to good use!

An iPad: For the past year or so, I have been saying, “I just don’t understand what you actually do with an iPad.” As it turns out, I still don’t understand. But, so many people have one now that I find myself wanting one. I’m such a lemming.

Pippa’s Green Leather Buckle Coat: Okay, yes, I read blogs that recap both Kate and Pippa Middleton’s fashion choices. And, yes, I usually end up wanting to buy the things they wear (see: my lemming comment from above). However, this is the first item that I really, really wanted to buy. I saw the coat, and then I thought, if it’s a couple hundred bucks, I am going to buy it. But no. It’s $1,346. So, um, no, I won’t be looking like Pippa Middleton as I walk the streets of Ann Arbor this winter.

J.Crew Glitter Oxford Ballet Flats: I adore J.Crew shoes. Love them. However, even the flats tend to be pricey. I particularly love these shoes, because they’re a classic style, but the glitter makes them pretty jazzy.

Dog Ornament: Okay, this is kind of creepy, but I think ultimately cute. You send in your dog’s picture, and they paint in on an ornament for you. Plus, I have the cutest dog ever, so it would be a fantastic ornament.

(note: we are now transitioning from splurge and/or silly purchases to things that are actually on my Christmas list because they are quite affordable.)

iPhone Case (left): This website has so many cool iPhone cases, but the one pictured above (Les Fleur) is my favorite. So pretty.

Anthro Sunbeam Quill Earrings (right): I think these earrings are gorgeous. In general, I want to buy almost every piece of jewelry at Anthro. And every item of clothing. And every plate and cup and piece of home decor. And, pretty much everything.

Ugly Sweater T-Shirts: These are kitschy, but I love them. I think it’s a cool idea, and I love how all the pictures of the models wearing the t-shirts are so fun. That alone makes me want to buy one.

How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley: I love Sloane Crosley – she’s hilarious. I loved her last collection of essays (I Was Told There’d Be Cake), and I’m sure this one will be great as well.

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin: Yep, I am a Game of Thrones addict. I’ve read the first three and I’m currently working on the fourth one, so I’ll need book five pretty soon. Although, maybe not that soon – these books are looooong. And the plot doesn’t really become riveting until about page 700. Not that I’m complaining…

Bossypants by Tina Fey: I’m probably the only person on the planet who hasn’t read this yet. Looking to remedy that one soon.

Bridesmaids DVD: Last time I visited my sister, we watched this like three times. It’s hilarious. There are so many good parts; I can’t even begin to pick a favorite scene (well, okay, the airplane scene. “There is a colonial woman on the wing…she’s churning butter.” But it’s a close call). Essential viewing.

Crazy Stupid Love DVD: I loved this movie. Sweet and funny. And, you know, shirtless Ryan Gosling too. Always a good thing.

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