For the last few weeks, I’ve been caught up in the holiday rush – putting up the tree, perfecting the menu for the Christmas feast and trying to find my boys the very perfect gifts (on sale, of course!). Between flipping through flyers, negotiating with family on who gets to give what, and hiding the gifts from very curious little peepers, I’m in full Santa mode.
Now I’ve always lived by the notion that it’s better to give than receive (ahem, contest winners will attest to that!) and really am in my element when shopping for others. So when UrbanMoms asked me what I’d buy for MYSELF this Christmas … I was stumped. You see, the adults in my family stopped exchanging gifts a long time ago (it’s all about the kiddies now), and my girlfriends and I get together an annual holiday brunch. So to tell the truth, I haven’t given my own Christmas wishes much thought.
Hence, I decided to write my own letter to Santa; and, to get in the mood, I sat cross legged on the floor, took in all the beautiful Christmas decorations, and over a steaming mug of peppermint hot chocolate, envisioned what I would just LOVE to see under the tree…
Long time no write! This year for Christmas, I promise not to ask for a furnace-mounted humidifier, a tricycle for Ryder, extra Corningware bowls – or all those other items I tend to give preference to instead of indulging in my own desires. Today, it’s all about me – so please listen up…
How about a Nirve Lahaina 26″ 3-Speed Women’s Cruiser Bicycle? Surely it can fit down the chimney – er, cancel that – but tell ya what; I’ll leave the back sliding door cracked open just a bit for you on Christmas Eve. I love everything about this bike – from the California colours (sooo me!), quality design and construction, and the whole retro factor; I’ll be Queen of the Block! And, at only $459.99, it’s the best way to keep fit and/or enjoy a leisurely ride!
Now it’s been a long time since I rocked a handbag that didn’t have separate insulated compartments for baby bottles. Not that I don’t love my diaper bag; I’d just that sometimes, I’d rather sport a brand that 20-something single gals don’t raise their eyebrows at (“What the heck is Petunia Pickle Bottom? And why would you want to wear a bag that says that?” – It’s a DIAPER bag, sweetheart, and it cost a fortune so you can take your knockoff Prada and stick it!)
Okay I got off track. So I was saying, I would love a handbag that’s 100% for ME. And I’ve got my eye on Roots’ New Large Hobo – Prince; The New Large Hobo is made in Canada from 100% Italian leather. The main compartment includes a top zipper closure. The exterior has one zipper pocket, perfect for your cell phone or MP3 player! Inside you’ll find another zipper pocket and a two-compartment slip pocket.
Bel regalo! The handbag is $248, which is more than I’d spend on myself without a handy coupon code or gift card, but hey, this is my letter to Santa – and that’s what I’m asking you for, dude.
Finally, it wouldn’t be a special time of year if I didn’t ask for something special – and in limited edition – so please Santa, it would be most generous if you could please drop off these Sterling Rondell Huggie earrings from Coach. Perfect all year round – and for every outfit, occasion and mood – they’re only $98 so you won’t break the bank. And according to Coach, they have a beautiful shine, classic styling, and pair perfectly with the Rondell Pendant Necklace (hint, hint).
Well, I think that’s it! Three fabulous gifts for a gal who’s been (mostly) good this year. Can’t wait to see you, Santa – I’ll have a cup of cocoa ready, though the cookies are on a first come, first served basis.