What I really want for Christmas

Nikki Parkinson Life 28 Comments

I know there are already presents under the tree for me this Christmas. They were wrapped up while I was in Kuala Lumpur at the weekend. I have a feeling I know what they are because the present-buying process usually starts a month or so ago with my husband asking me for a specific list.

Now, while this may not seem romantic – nor in the spirit of the season – it does ensure I generally get what I want.

This year we’ve set a budget for each other. Oh, who am I kidding … most years we set a budget for each other. The dollars are firmly directed to the kids. So, the next best thing for me was to create this post with my dream wishlist. The no-budget wishlist if you like.

I like indulgent things as gifts. Things I wouldn’t normally go out and buy for myself. Things that make me feel a bit special. Any ONE of the things below would make my day.

Christmas wishlist

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 1. Frankie & Nicole maxi nightie $89.95 | 2. Baci chocolates $16.95 | 3. Gasparre Cashmere jetset trench $499 | 4. Uberkate Smashed earrings $195 | 5. Chambord Liqueur @ Dan Murphy’s $35.99 | 6. Champagne Mad Men-style “cups” @ Wheel & Barrow $9.95 each | 7. ghd Scarlett Deluxe Collection set $309 | 8. Table Tonic handmade Moroccan leather pouffe $199

What do you want for Christmas? Anything on my wishlist that appeals?

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  1. I love the look of the nightie 🙂
    My christmas list is not very big. This year I want an iPad – not likely and I don’t expect it – but I did ask my Mum for potholders and oven mitts hahah I am getting old!!! I need them!! I also want a MOR candle.

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  2. Love it all – here’s a tip with the Chambord. Fill up half a shot glass with a nip of Chambord then a nip of Baileys on top. It’s called a Jam Doughnut and is heaven ….if heaven was in a shot glass that is. Merry Christmas.

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  3. What lovely taste! There is nothing like getting a beautiful nightie or chocolates for Christmas. My husband and I have swapped Lindt chocolates with each other since we’ve been together. The minute when someone asks me what I want my mind usually goes blank- this year it has been an iPod to replace my old one, and a sewing box. Both boring and practical, but things I usually wouldn’t buy anyway 🙂

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  4. I really really want Blvgari sunglasses. But at $500 they are double this years gift $ limit. I’ll find a way to justify them soon enough.

    I do have Styling You to thank for about half of the gifts that hubby will be wrapping for me this year. Thanks Nikki for getting me to consider things that otherwise might have gone unnoticed. And now I’m off to look at that maxi nightie, afterall my birthday is only just around the corner. X

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      I think this is ghd’s most beautiful set yet. Lucky you. And yes, the Gasparre is divine. I travelled on the weekend with a scarf/wrap from the summer range and it felt like I was being hugged the whole time!

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  5. I did a dream wishlist for myself too as we have actually had to go the no gift for each other route this year… just hope we get some from our relative in Old Blighty or I will be stealing the kids , lol.. Love a bit of Uberkate and I think I might have to get myself some of those glasses.. fabulous xx

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  6. This year, we have done up a wishlist each (hubby, me, Mr 17 & Miss 15) but the twist is … we are then buying our own presents (witha certain price limit) LOL!!! Guaranteed to get what we want then. So looking forward to my new nude bag and wallet – I think I’ll blame my latest passion for all things nude (that sounds rude, doesn’t it?!) on you, Nikki!!!!

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  7. Love your selection, especially the TT pouffe. I got one in silver (heaven!) a few weeks back for my 40th (well it was actually a combined present with husband). I think my girlfriend thought it was a strange request when I asked her to buy it for us, but it was the best present. I use it everyday and love to look at it. Perfection!

    That nightie looks gorgeous btw. Will have to look into that one sometime. But I’ve never heard of Chambord. Do you drink it on its own or mix it?

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  8. Oh I love a wish list to give to the husband. I do a less fancy version, where I email links of things I like to him.

    This year we totally treated ourselves spending more on each other individually than we did on the three kids collectively. Taking christmas back I believe is the term.

    You have good taste! Miss 9 has a pouffe from table Tonic yet I do not. Think I need to rectify that.

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