Funny enough, most years I feel like I don’t have very much of a Christmas wishlist. I tell my family that I have been an adult too long so I mostly just want someone to do my yard work and deep clean my house. However, I feel like there are some things in my life that I have just been putting off replacing for FAR too long and I just can’t go another year without trading them in.
Despite the fact that my list is long, that doesn’t make it super interesting! So I hope I don’t bore you to death with my very adult Christmas wish list 🙂
1. A new hair straightener!
Yes, it is true. I have been too cheap to buy a new $50 hair straightener, for years. I have a Chi one that is over a decade old and the electrical cord on it is going bad and only works if I hold it in a certain position. It’s dumb. Please Santa, bring me a new flat iron! This HSI one was rated the ‘best bang for the buck’ in 2017, and really is all I need.
HSI Professional Glider | Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener | Straightens & Curls with Adjustable Temp | Incl Glove, Pouch, & Travel Size Argan Oil Hair Treatment | Packaging Varies
2. New pots and pans!
We are big foodies so any generic set won’t do. We have a Caphalon nonstick set that is a decade old now and the non-stick is chipping off – hello cancer! That stuff is so bad for you and I can’t cook another meal in these. The fact that the non-stick is chipping off has me totally jaded from this type of pan and I want to go with a nice stainless set that will not chip. Apparently the ‘ply’ is essential when it comes to a good stainless pan, and my husband is demanding like 12 million ply, where I am ready to concede.
KitchenAid KC2CS10ST 5-ply Copper Core 10-Piece Set Cookware – Stainless Steel
3. Apple watch bands!
I love my Apple watch and use it constantly. I can’t live without it anymore! I use it for hands-free texting, finding my phone (all the time), my fitness tracker, sending quick emails, and tons more! Since I wear it every day, I would love to accessorize it better. If you are buying Apple watch accessories for a loved one this Christmas, just remember there are different face sizes for them!
Apple watch series 3 Aluminum case Sport 42mm GPS (Gold Al case w/ Pink sand sport band)
4. Perfume & Other girly stuff
I am a sucker for all the girly gifts this time of year… the nice makeup pallets, special perfume set… I am the kind of girl they make that stuff for. I love it! I also recently realized that I have run out of all these frilly things from years past and am completely out of perfume! Any generic gifts that girls are supposed to love, I actually do. Bring on the scented candles and fuzzy blankets guys!
L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow, Nudes, 0.42 Ounce
Juicy Couture Deluxe Mini Coffret Fragrance Set
So, What is on your Christmas wishlist? I would love to hear! Be ready for a new 12 Days of Christmas Post tomorrow 🙂
X. O. – Abbey Co.
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4 Replies to “12 Days of Christmas Blog Challenge Day 4 – My Christmas Wishlist!”
My personal suggestion in buying new cookware would be not to buy a set (collection) but to individual pieces. Now that you been cooking together for a few years now, I’m sure certain pan styles have become favorites and are critical in preparing your meals. Mark Bittman (NYTimes) wrote an article a few years past (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/09/dining/09mini.html) in how to put together a collection. It started out with two non-sick skillets which he purchased at a commercial supplier. Cheap, meaning not expensive, because these are pans you replace every two years, if not earlier. Then there are the classics, the pans that you put in your wills. Everyone should have a least one Le Creuset, the heavy cast iron bombs that you find yourself swearing at every time you’re scrubbing them. Then the work horse, the sauté pan (put more dollars here), one with the second handle. Two sauce pans, one small but not too small and one large, materials here don’t matter as much. Read Mark’s article, it makes a lot of sense and a fun read too.
Thanks pa, this is really good advice! I think that was our downfall is that we had a set and kept the whole thing in rotation far too long. We have a new wok and cast iron skillet, but everything else is due to be replaced.
I think it’s an exciting list! 🙂 here is mine! https://threecatsandagirl.wordpress.com/2017/12/03/12-days-of-christmas-christmas-wishlist/
I always love kitchen stuff for Christmas! I use it daily so new stuff is always exciting.