Thursday, December 16, 2010

{ gift guide } My Wish List

I was thisclose to be disowned by my mother last week. Despite weeks of inquiries, I still hadn't decided what to include on my own holiday wish list. Many coveted items I'd just buy for myself because I'd feel too guilty asking for an indulgent item. After all, what parent really wants to spend $200 on a cocktail ring that's made from base metal? Here are the more reasonable gifts I hope to find under the tree. (And I'm sure I'll regret not even asking for those Miu Miu's after the new year.)
  • Square Plates: I've been using my parents' old dinnerware since college. Definitely time for an upgrade. (However, I won't opt for the square bowls - those feel too pompous.)
  • Cozy Cardigan: The zipper on this one makes me especially happy; it can go as high or as low as you'd like.
  • YSL Arty Flower Ring: This might be my tax return splurge.
  • Culinary Torch: New Year's resolution: learn to make creme brulee.
  • Flap Mittens: I finally caved and purchased an iPhone after my Razr met an untimely demise. I'm addicted. And tired of taking my gloves off each time I want to play with it.
  • Luxe Bottle Opener: Making beer classier one bottle cap at a time.
  • Glam Coin Purse: Truth be told, I already ordered this for myself.
  • Christmas Ornament: A new bauble bedecks the tree each year.
  • Quirky Dessert Plates: Let them eat cake!
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses: I asked my brother for these since he's the only one I know who splurges on eyewear.
  • Rhinestone Bracelet: I'm transitioning from statement necklaces to statement bracelets ... even if they make typing obnoxious.
  • Beijing Travel Guide: There's a 85% chance I'm visiting China in June. More on that later.
  • Mad Men on DVD: I just finished watching Weeds on DVD and I'm in desperate need of another show to obsess over in the off season (even if I caught most of the shows when they aired).
But, most of all, I'm wishing for Christmas greetings from loved ones - and enough sweets to send me down a diabetic path.

What's on your holiday wish list?


  1. I love that list. The glam purse is adorable and I so wish for those mittens too:)
    Happy Thursday, sweetie

  2. I love the plate with the crown design - it's very striking!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    P.S. I'm having a Festivus giveaway - visit my blog to enter

  3. LOOOVE it!!! And mmm...nice Miu Mius, haha...I know what you mean about expensive items on your list...I always feel bad so I end up not totally loving everything on my list XD and my mom always seems to pick the stuff I like least

  4. I hope you get everything on your list! And China??? I can't wait to hear more on THAT!

  5. Love that grey cardi!


  6. Love that crown! Its absolutely gorgeous.


  7. Nice list! I love the YSL ring. I totally know what you mean about not feeling comfortable asking for splurge items- I am the same way!

    P.S. China sounds exciting!! I actually spent a month there so if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! I'm no expert, but I may be able to help :)

  8. I love that Cardi and those dishes are great! I love square plates and bowls!

    Traveling to China!? how exciting!!cant wait ot here more about that!


  9. Great picks, I hope you get a lot of it! :)

  10. Oh, I love it!! That sweater looks so comfy.

  11. I'm OBSESSED with those dessert plates -- so whimsical, aka perfect for dessert. My mom no longer asks me for a wish list, but goes on a buying and returning spree until she gets what she considers to be the perfect set of gifts. She actually enjoys it.

  12. Love the bracelet and the crown plates!!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  13. Ooh maybe I should splurge on a ring too.

    Beijing? Really? More details please! if you visit shanghai. I can ask friends for a few tips!

  14. Those dessert plates take the cake!

    (couldn't help myself)

    And I hope you get at least a few things off your wishlist. Because if you are anything like me, once you want these things, you can't stop wanting them and you'll buy them yourself come January if need be.

    Chic on the Cheap

  15. I told the hubs I wanted that YSL ring months ago...We'll see if he remembers!

  16. These would all make for some lovely presents. I really like the coin purse, I've been looking for a nice one for a while now. But you're right about those Miu Miu shoes: I clicked on the link to see what you were referring to and...I'll probably be dreaming about them tonight! :P

  17. great picks! and the zipper cardigan is on major sale right now at jcrew!

  18. i'd love someone to give me the whole mad men collection!!!

  19. That bracelet is beautiful! Love it! Happy Friday, Sweetie! xo

  20. Nice one there! a Perfect Gift List this Christmas..i love the printed plate..very nice.

  21. The gemstone bangle and the olive/chartreuse (?) fingerless gloves are my favorites! But it's a great looking bunch! I hope you get your full wish list under the tree!

  22. I seriously just bought that zipper cardigan for someone else for Christmas (in a different color, though)! Great pick!


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