Every year, family/friends ask me what I want for Christmas and my answer is always the same.
“Ummm….I don’t know.”
Seriously, I’m the worst. It’s hard to come up with stuff! But mom always want a list, so I have to think of at least a few things. One thing that helps: Looking up gift guides/wish lists that other bloggers put out there. They tend to help me put together a list, and I can use some of the items I see in my gift-shopping for other people I buy for. So, it made sense to me to put together my own list.
Here’s what I’m asking for this year:
1. Lululemon yoga mat.
I still haven’t gotten myself back into yoga (oops) but I think part of that might be because my current mat is literally falling apart. I always hear good things about Lululemon mats, so I’d like to try them out.
The 3mm reversible yoga mat in ultra violet/deep coal.
2. Restaurant gift cards.
Because I love going out to eat. In case any locals are interested, I’d be looking for cards for The Early Bird, The Church Key, Bungalow, The Only On King and Che as my top choices.
3. Salt lamp.
I’ve heard really good things from people that have salt lamps: basically, the act as an air purifier by emitting negative ions to restore and neutralize air quality. This is supposed to help increase energy, reduce effects of SAD, boost serotonin and support the immune system (source). Since I’ve never owned one I can’t really speak to how effective they are, but I think it’s worth a shot. I know that Green Earth always has them in stock.
Right now, I only have 4 books to read to meet my goal of reading 40 books in 2015. So it’s pretty safe to say that I like books. I have 40 some-odd on my current Goodreads to-read list, but a few titles that I’m particularly interested in:
- 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress With Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – Dan Harris
- The Husband’s Secret – Lianne Moriarty
- The Lies of Locke Lamora – Scott Finch
- A Taste of Generation Yum: How the Millenial Generation’s Love For Organic Fair, Celebrity Chefs and Microbrews Will Make or Break the Future of Food – Eve Turow
- The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Miguel Ruez
I’d love gift cards for some fun adventures/activities to do around Southwestern Ontario. A few examples:
- Junction, the rock climbing gym in London
- Boler Mountain, so I can learn to snowboard this year
- Exodus Escape Rooms
- Metro Toronto Zoo
- Canada’s Wonderland (theme park in Toronto)
- Wine tours in Niagara
Because who doesn’t love adventures/trying new things?
6. Quest bars/B-Up bars/Quest protein powder.
I love having the bars and Quest protein is my favourite protein powder. But of course – that shit is expensive.
7. A new dresser/bedside table.
Currently, I’m using the same dresser I’ve been using since I was little. While it still gets the job done, it’s pretty squeaky and you can see the remains of stickers I threw on there when I was around 9. And I don’t actually have a bedside table right now.
I really like this Nexera Vicky 6-Drawer from Lowes with the added hutch.
8. A massage gift card.
Because I was in half-marathon training mode for six months (and now I’m in strength-building mode) and didn’t get a massage…in fact, I think it’s been a good 2 years since I’ve had one. Needless to say, I could use it!
Honestly, I’m really just happy that I get to be with my family, friends and chef-friend this year so I don’t care what I do/don’t get. Best Christmas present ever.
Have a good one!
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