While it’s always fun to shop for presents for parents and loved ones, my gal pals have got to be the most fun to shop for – after all, they’re the most like me! In the spirit of holiday giving, head over to Outblush for a ton of great gift ideas and while you’re there be sure to check out my Special Guest Post on a lovely item you might just want to get for yourself too!
I had a lovely few days visiting my parents and I can actually say I’m already looking forward to going home again in just a few weeks! While I was in Memphis, I got a chance to try a couple of newish restaurants opened by family friends that were quite delish! I could pretty much eat the cheddar grits fries at South of Beale every day, and the chocolate cheesecake at Mosa was sinfully wonderful (and a welcome surprise at an Asian fusion restaurant)!
So now that Thanksgiving is over, I’ve perused just about every magazine gift guide, and I’ve officially begun my holiday shopping… it’s time for the most relevant gift guide – the Wonderfelle Gift Guide (that is, the gift guide to buying presents for me)! My parents still ask what my Christmas list is every year… and since this blog is essentially a giant wishlist in itself, I figured I’d try to narrow it down for Santa, so here it goes…
Let me start by saying, this year I’ll be leaving you a whole chocolate cheesecake and a bottle of Dom – hopefully this makes you more amenable to my following requests! I’ve been a good girl this year – I got my first apartment all on my own, passed 2 important levels of securities examinations at work, was a fabulous maid of honor at your eldest daughter’s wedding, started a blog loved by nurses around the world, and even taught Mrs. Claus the wonders of facebook and text messages.
The following is a list of things (in order of greatest desire) that I would love to find wrapped under the tree (I’ll even wrap them myself if that’s helpful ;) )
As Santa might know, I don’t wear a watch. I generally don’t like the way they look on my small wrists and I tend to like a particularly feminine style (in other words, I don’t like watches that look like traditional watches), but of all of the options I have seen, this is the perfect watch for me! It’s an adjustable sterling silver bracelet with diamond accents and a mother of pearl dial – if I were to get just one thing this year, I this would be it.
Santa may not understand the female need to have another bag, but this is an investment piece that I will have and use forever. Why this bag? Described as having “soft pleats. Feminine styling. Large practical space. Ideal for modern women,” it’s the perfect size and style for everyday use. It’s a classic luxury item and if it should find its way under the tree, I promise to treat it well!
My (decent) camera was stolen a few years ago in Uruguay and at the time I replaced it with a not-so-decent (read: practically plastic) camera that is generally underwhelming. This Gizmodo article discusses 4 DSLR cameras for every budget and while I would be happy with any of them, I think Santa may be more knowledgeable about what is the best option. I’d like to incorporate more original photos in this blog and this would really help…
Like you Santa, I need a cup of coffee to get me going in the morning. The thing is, it’s not worth making a pot of coffee every morning when I only want one cup – not to mention its a pain to clean. This single serve coffee maker is perfect (my boss has one in his office) – you pour in the water, put a pod in and coffee is served in less than 60 seconds. Maybe I don’t need a new coffee maker, but it’s certainly cheaper than stopping at starbucks on my way to work every week!
The holidays are the perfect time to debut a sparkly cocktail ring and I think the price on this beauty is more than worth it. It’s even small enough that it could fit in my stocking… just a suggestion!
Thanks Santa! (Feel free to contact me to discuss sizes or other ideas)
What’s on your wish list this year?
It’s come to my attention that I don’t have a pair of basic, black pumps. They’re all sparkly or studded or have big bows or red chunky heels or gold plated toes… and I’m okay with that. I’ve had my eye on these patterned leather 5 1/2in high beauties… I’m thinkin the modified wedge shape might make them more comfy? Or at least relatively speaking…
Institutional Investor: Yves Saint Laurent Pump ($795)