Dear Santa…

Per request of family members (I swear they asked for this), I came up with some Christmas swag that I wouldn’t be opposed to receiving. Some is off my birthday wish list, but most of it is new. For the record, I don’t need any gifts… I just want a pretty tree, some time off work, and a cup of coco.

*Alternative title: dear-santa

So here we go… (Nothing is affiliated.)

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets – illustrated version.
I needs it, Precious. [Er- wrong fandom.]

Any of these books: Cravings by Chrissy Teigen, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, Pretty Happy by Kate Hudson

I love a clever, witty sweatshirt. This one cracks me up. Also this one. And this one.Β  (Large)
(Seriously… I love sweatshirts.)

Taylor’s new dog shirt!
I have the original one but I love that this one alludes to more than one dog. (Runs small- XL)

Anything for the dogs… My brother and sister-in-law once gifted me a 3 month Bark Box subscription and I was more excited than the dogs to open it each month!

*Between gifts and donations and self-indulgences, I’ve acquired an electric griddle, a coffee maker, and a quality cookie sheet since my last wish list post πŸ™‚

I started this post thinking I’d be able to list 100 things… but I really can’t think of anything I want or need. For family members that are frustrated with me over the short list: I always love books, candles, gift cards, and alcoholΒ  πŸ˜‰

What’s on your Christmas wish list? Maybe it’ll give me some ideas!

EDIT: Erin just shared this website with me… And now I want this and this and this and thisΒ  πŸ˜€ (Ladies t-shirt, sweatshirt, or racer back – probably a large)


38 thoughts on “Dear Santa…

    • Every time I write something down I think, ‘Do I actually need this? Do I really want someone to spend the money on this?’ And then I skim my list down. And then someone mentions some cool product or site and I’m like, “I need that!” all over again. Hahaha!


  1. Did you come over to my wish list?! I really don’t need or want anything but my husband and I have started giving each other ideas or wish lists so that we don’t get each other random crap. I always want books. #1 on my list is just a night out with him cause I don’t see him much lately. #2 is Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets – illustrated version. If you love candles, too, but I never buy them for myself. I have my eye on a New York candle from They have a bunch of different candles that are supposed to smell like your home state. Genius! I haven’t tried them yet but they sound cool. Two books I want are Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing
    by Margaret Atwood and Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (coming out in January). Hmmm, I guess I do want a lot! It’s just books and candles and a night out!


    • I have Difficult Women on my to-read list on GoodReads, but I really am all about the cookbooks this year πŸ™‚ I really want the Pioneer Woman’s Holiday Recipe book (or whatever it’s called…. ha) but I didn’t put it on the blog for some reason. Ha.


  2. The HP Illustrated versions are stunning that I almost bought the first two books last week but I’m restraining myself because I am not sure I’ll actually read them, no matter how pretty they are!

    I always seem to struggle with a wish list, this year I only have two things on my wish list, which doesn’t make the other 25 family members who buy me gifts very happy. All I want for Christmas is a Christmas ornament, pajamas and a pair of brown boots. Other than that, I always appreciate chocolate and books…..


    • I want a pair of comfortable PJs. Every time in I’m Target or Marshalls I look but I just haven’t found the perfect pair yet… lol.

      I think you should get the illustrated books πŸ˜‰ It’s one step closer to me making a Harry Potter fan out of you πŸ˜€ Haha!


  3. I love a good graphic tee or sweatshirt.So many cute ones out nowadays.
    I still gotta make a list for Ricky for Christmas. I told him just to goto my Pinterest list πŸ˜‰


    • My m.i.l. always looks at my Pinterest “want” board and I’m so terrible about keeping it up to date! You just reminded me that I should go refresh it….

      Graphic tees (and sweatshirts!!) are the best πŸ™‚


  4. Cravings had a lot of yummy looking recipes in it but I never got a chance to make anything (check it out from the library). But I love Chrissy. She has such spirit! Those sweatshirts are fantastic! I don’t wear many sweatshirts because I stubbornly refuse to believe that LA gets cold (it does) and used to sweat when I’d wear one (TMI, I know). But my blood has thinned (10 years later) and I just freeze because – pigheaded. I have not looked at the illustrated HP books because I will want them and probably don’t need them. But then again, isn’t that the point of gifts, getting things you want but don’t necessarily need. YES!


    • I follow Chrissy on SnapChat and just love her. She’s working on a second cookbook right now! Haha- not TMI on sweating! We all do it! I wear sweatshirts waaaaay too long into the summer. And I break them out again the second Ohio drops into the 60s πŸ™‚
      I will own all the illustrated HP books. Ha. It’s already my goal and only two are released so far!


  5. I am eyeing Taylor’s new shirt too! I didn’t buy the first one and just wished she made a plural one (“I just want to hang out with my dogs”) but this works! πŸ™‚ I bought Michael both illustrated HP books for Christmas. Every time we’re in a store he’s like, “LOOK! WE NEED THIS!” So I hope he’s excited!


    • AHHH. He’s going to love those! I almost cried last year when I got The Sorcerer’s Stone. I carried it around all day like a kid does with a stuffed animal. Ha. No shame here.


  6. I was SO hard for me to come up with a list this year! I also have sassy sweatshirts and Chamber of Secrets on my list! I also asked for a HP mug and anything Gilmore Girls related!


    • I love mugs, but the husband would have my head if I asked for another… haha. One year he made me a wonderful mug rack that hangs in our kitchen! It’s 100% full with more in the cabinet, though. No more mugs for me… hahaha.


  7. I am working on my wishlist right now. I really love that dogs are my tribe shirt, so true! I can think of lots of things I want…but of course nothing I actually need. haha!


    • I thought it’d be easy to make a list… I was wrong. Usually I forget to jot down the places I see things (or it happens at Marshalls- which we all know means I have to buy it right then for myself!).


  8. Books are definitely on my list–our apartment complex has a little library, which is glorious, but after a year I’ve read nearly all the books that are 1) in English and 2) in genres I find interesting so now I’ll have to resort to actually getting my own books!


    • A little library in your complex is pretty cool! I’m so terrible at reading books before they’re due. So often I just buy a book (especially if it’s in a series I love) because I feel bad holding onto them for so long! Haha!


    • YAAAAAAAAAS. Skyler TOTALLY needs a friend. I was thinking about writing a post about having two dogs (because the pups’ gotcha-versary is this week). Maybe that’d convince Chris…?? Haha!


    • I love that line. Especially since it’s fairly accurate. Haha!

      My husband is the same way- it’s quite frustrating for his wife πŸ˜‰ Haha! This year I’m feeling pretty awesome about his gift, though!


  9. I’m publishing my Christmas wishlist tomorrow, though most people may find it annoying… You’ll know why (if you stop by). Hehehe! Also, sweatshirts are my favorites, too. I wear them in the summer because I’m weird like that. Hahaha!


  10. Haha, I’m a gift card person… but do I ever got one? Nope.

    I give up with all things gift related and settle for buying my own gifts.


    • I always tell people that giftcards are great but I NEVER get them! Occasionally we’ll get a food one or my grandma gives me a Starbucks one. Fortunately the people that gift me are pretty good givers πŸ™‚


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