Tuesday, December 2, 2014

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

I don't actually want my two front teeth for Christmas, although I briefly did when I was small and lost all four of my front teeth just in time for the holiday season. That's some planning, right there. I have seen some teeth that's been made into jewelry, but even with my love of the macabre I find that rather icky.
It feels rather weird to just post a list of things that I want. It's not that I don't like getting presents - I fucking love getting presents - but isn't it kind of strange to just tell a person what you want? I guess it's a convenient arrangement sometimes, since it can be hard to choose a present for someone, especially if it's not someone that you know well, and I know plenty of people that just want to be sure they'll get something they'll actually like, rather than just some body lotion that makes them sneeze and a gift card to Amazon.
But I did sign up for Secret Santa, so Secret Santa buddy, this list is partly for you (although feel free to get me whatever you want, these are just suggestions for if you're stumped), and partly for any of my friends who read this and need some help picking out a gift for me. If anyone else wants to buy me a gift... um, don't do that. That's weird. I definitely didn't get you anything.
Mid-Century Needlepoint Purse
I don't usually go for vintage purses, but sometimes a pretty needlepoint bag seems like just the thing to complete an outfit. This one even has bakelite handles!
Red Rhinestone Dress Clips
I actually have a small collection of dress clips, so anything in that realm would be very welcome. I really like these red rhinestone ones since I've been adding a lot of red to my wardrobe.
Green Floral Scarf
Scarves are an awesome accessory year round, and I think this green, floral print scarf is especially pretty.
Rabbit Print Lunch Bag
I could really use a cute lunch bag instead of just throwing my stuff into a grocery bag.
Turquoise Insect Brooch
Guys. Guys. Guys. Oh my god. Guys. This is cute.
Sugar Lip Polish
I would never, ever buy something like this for myself, but as the queen of flaky, chapped lips, I'd actually love to have this.

Am I the only one who feels weird about the concept of a wishlist? I don't remember making them when I was a kid (no, "Dear Santa" for me), so maybe that has something to do with it.


  1. I'm personally of the mind that there's nothing wrong with telling people point blank what you'd like. Ideally one wants to be graceful and tactful and let the other person know that they'll appreciate any gift, of course, in the process, but it's better to be forthright from the bat than to create that all-too-familiar awkward situation where one has to feign interest in a gift.

    You're such a peach, dear Jessica, thank you very much for including that uber cute little turquoise bubble bee brooch from my shop in your Christmas wishlist post. You seriously rock!

    Tons of hugs & happy holiday season wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. That bee is so cute. I'm actually really hoping someone will get it for me, it's soooo pretty! And I can finally participate in #noveltybroochfriday! Not that I don't already have a few, but I always forget about it until after I leave the house.

  2. It's the complete reverse for me - my family has always insisted we write a wishlist to avoid the need to have spend hours thinking up presents that no one actually wants to receive. I always think it's the better way now - why waste money if you don't have it to waste!!

    1. It makes a lot of sense on a practical level, especially if it's adults buying presents for other adults. I think as a kid my parents discouraged it because they felt like I should be happy to get anything that I ended up with, rather than thinking I should make demands.

  3. I've come to discover that if I don't make a wish list I end up receiving things I either don't want or don't need. I love my man dearly, but some of the gifts he's given me in the past were just atrocious. Ugly stuffed animals, slippers (of which I already own 3 pairs) and pink lava lamps are just a few of the gifts that I was forced to smile and pretend that I liked. It's just easier and more practical to give him a list of things I'd like. He appreciates it too.

    She Knits in Pearls

    1. My boyfriend is pretty good in the gift giving department, and I know he likes to surprise me almost as much as he likes being surprised himself. This year I did actually ask him for something, because there's one specific thing that I really, really want.