There’s not long left until Christmas now – only 15 sleeps. Since I fly out for San Francisco on Christmas Eve (14 sleeps!), I won’t be doing the full traditional Christmas with the family this year and we’ve agreed that we won’t be doing presents – just a casual weekend together before I jump on the plane.
While I’m gutted that I won’t be woken first thing on Christmas morning by a pair of large, hyperactive dogs and my mother laughing menacingly from the doorway, I’m kind of stoked that there won’t be any presents this year. And not just because I’m too cheap/lazy to get something for everyone before the Boxing Day sales.
One of the upsides – I can be totally selfish and make my own no-holds-barred Christmas wishlist.
Top five coming up… drumroll please.[Insert appropriate paradiddle here]
Who doesn’t love a gadget?
Do I need a fitbit? Of course not. But I’d love to try one out – I can see myself getting addicted to the badges/achievements you earn.
And it has a corresponding iPhone app. For tracking. And general obsessive-compulsive-ness.
Would I buy one for myself? Probably not. I have a tendency to be pretty full-on with new products for a couple of weeks until the novelty wears off, and then they lay abandoned on the dresser while I pick up the next gadget.
Have you got one? What do you think? Would you recommend it, or is it a two-minute-wonder?
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs, Simple Leather Duffel
At NZ$660, there is no way that I am ever getting this as a gym bag. But a girl can dream, right?
Marc Jacobs makes nice bags (understatement of the year), and I’d love to have one.
Gym bags are practical – so it’s justifiable to spend more money on yet another bag… right?
3. Lug Puddle Jumper Gym Bag
This gym bag is a serious option – far more practical, and much, much cheaper too.
It’s perfect – there are separate pockets for everything, including a large pocket and the base of the bag for your shoes.
Ideal for taking my gym gear to work to get a workout in on my way home – practical and bright enough that no one at work will have anything quite like it.
The hardest decision with this one is whether to get it in the orange, lime green or purple.
I won’t be surprised if I come home with one of these in the new year…
4. Stella McCartney Hoodie for Adidas
Another bold colour choice – are you seeing the trend here?
If there really is such a thing as too much black in one woman’s wardrobe then I’m definitely guilty. I’m going to make a conscious effort in the new year to wear more colour.
This is a perfect way to get it.
And it’s cute – great to get to/from the gym on the weekends.
5. Return to Tiffany™ Heart Tag Bracelet
Okay, so this one’s not fitness related – but it’s pretty. And shiny. And simple enough that I can definitely wear it to work.
Pretty, girly win. Whoot!
I’ll be in New York in January so I’m thinking… a present to myself?
What? I’m not lucky enough to have a Fred to spoil me.
Modern woman and all that jazz.
Yeah. So , what about you guys?
What’s on your wishlist this year?
Be bold – if you could have anything – if your budget was unlimited – what would you choose?