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my christmas list

Every year I have a hard time coming up with a Christmas list. My mom always asks me for a few suggestions and I can never seem to find that perfect thing I wouldn't buy for myself. This year I tried something new. I've started a new folder on my computer desktop marked "wishlist" and whenever I see something I'd really like, I take a screenshot of it and throw it into my wishlist folder. When it's time for holiday shopping, or my birthday is coming up, I can easily click through the items in my wishlist folder and make a list of things I really would be thrilled to receive.

Even better, my husband knows about my wishlist folder, and he can hop on my computer anytime to see what I might like to see under the Christmas tree. I try and have lots of items in there so it's still quite a surprise to see what he might choose. I thought I'd share a few things that are in my folder this Christmas... I'm highly doubtful that a new couch will arrive in time for Christmas, but hey, it's called a wishlist for a reason!

Top row: this beautiful font, this lovely tote bag

2nd row: these sweet bento boxes, some of this beautiful fabric

3rd row: this couch, some Japanese masking tape

Bottom row: this breadmaking book, this coloring pad for the kids, this beauty from Paul Rand

For more gift suggestions, visit the bloggers wishlist over at design*sponge, I listed a few other things I'll be giving and receiving this year.

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Reader Comments (34)

what a great idea. I think I'll start a wish list of my own, and add that tape and those bento boxes to it!

12.9.2009 | Unregistered Commenterabigail

I bought The Doodle Book for my children last year and it is absolutely the best colouring-in/drawing book you could wish for. It's wonderful for long car trips, sick days and just those "I'm bored!" days during the holidays. I so hope that Santa puts it under your tree. Just try not to fight over it with your children! Meredith.

12.9.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Hah! My son has three items on this list! The bento box, doodles and I know a lot of things.

12.9.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara Jensen

Love that tote bag! I have a folder under my favourites called 'Wishlist' - not sure if my husband knows it's there though...

12.9.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

what a great way to learn and teach about your (material, it is true, but you gotta start somewhere!) desires! think I'll try it.

12.10.2009 | Unregistered Commentertanja

I love that couch. I wanted it instead of the piece of crap we have in our basement (laying the blame fully on Tony and Trav for that big mistake).

12.10.2009 | Unregistered Commentersara

That Liberty fabric is one of my absolute favourites! I have a 1/4 yard that I'm saving for some perfect project one day!

12.11.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJTay

I have all of the books on your list and adore each....I hope you get them this year.

Great great list. I ordered the doodle book for my boys, and I'd like to order pretty much everything else. Thanks for the great ideas.

12.12.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie T

I have that exact lunch box, and it is not very good. It does not have a tight seal and tends to leak.

12.12.2009 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

What a great idea that bread book is! I am now dying for a copy myself! xo P.S. I'm also inspired by your challenge to "be still" this week. Wondering how to do that, though, with two wild boys--3 and 1. Today was anything but still. But I survived it! :) Love your beautiful blog. It's a treat to read.

12.14.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Jio

FYI, the japanese masking tape is cheaper here:
and it comes in a really nice box!

12.15.2009 | Unregistered Commenterpriya

i personally have been dying for some japanese masking tape for quite some time now!

12.16.2009 | Unregistered Commentertiffany.

i love that you want a font for christmas, that's so awesome! :)

12.16.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanna goddard

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