Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Wishlist 2015

It's December which means the holiday season is upon us!  Luckily the majority of my shopping is already done - from the seat of my chair, I might add.  For a hater of shopping malls and such, online shopping is a GODSEND.  While my shopping is mostly done, I know other (ahem, mom) are thinking about what they will get me, so I put together a little wishlist.  I always feel like posting a wishlist makes me seem a little bit materialistic but I also know that my mom needs ideas.  Plus, perhaps those of you are trying to come up with wishlists of your own will gain some inspiration from what made my list!

Here's is a selection of things I'd be happy to see under the tree this year.

Item #1 - Cast Iron Skillet - I often come across recipes that require an over-proof pans and I do not own one that I really like.  I love my Lodge-brand dutch oven so imagine I'd love their cast iron skillet as well.  I also like that they have that little rubber sleeve (which must be purchased separately) that you can fit on the handle!  Sure a potholder would work, too, but it's nice that it stays put!

Item #2 -  Polar Heart Rate Monitor - I have a Garmin that I always wear while running but I would love to have a heart rate monitor to wear when I am strength training or doing yoga as I'm curious about what my heart rate is doing and would love to see an estimation of calories burned.

Item #3 - Medal Rack - I have ran a lot of races over the years but all the medals I have accumulated reside in a bin under my bed.  It would be nice to display them in my bedroom.  Plus I love the quote on this particular medal rack.




Item #4 - Under Armour Running Tights  - Colder weather is upon us which means it's running tights weather.  I have one pair of running tights but could always use more as I can layer and also use them when cross country skiing. I asked Facebook friends for recommendations in November and many recommended Under Armour. I recently tried these on at REI and really liked how they fit!


Item #5 -  Reflective Vest - This is the dorkiest thing on my wishlist but since it is dark at night when I am running and will be for quite some time, I should be wearing a reflective vest!  I do use a headlamp which helps but a vest would make me even more noticeable to others.



Item #6 - A pretty scarf - I heart this scarf so much.  I tend to be a pretty boring dresser when it comes to colors but this would provide a fun pop of color!


Item #7 - Some pretty bowls - So clearly I'm a little obsessed with mustard as I would also love a set of these bowls!


I am not at all surprised that 4 items are fitness-related!  And of course while it would be nice to receive any of these things, I would still have a wonderful Christmas if no presents were received.

What is on your holiday wishlist this year?

21 comments:

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I love when people do these- just gives me ideas for other people, ha ha!

Gracie said...

I cook almost exclusively with cast iron, and I am a big fan. It's naturally nonstick, easy to clean, and gives excellent results. Plus, people who cook in cast iron are rarely anemic! I got my dutch oven and skillets at Academy from the camping section. They were inexpensive and really sturdy.

Jeanie said...

This is fun. I hope Phil sees it! And everyone else you know!

Lots of cute things -- love the scarf and cast iron but probably the most important thing is the reflective vest!

I might have to do one of these. My wish list is pretty small -- I would like two new kitchen light fixtures (mine are both broken and clunky to change the bulbs in) and with that, installation! Rick says he knows how to do this. I say I'd rather have a licensed electrician just in case. And I'm really working hard to think of anything else!

Marlys said...

Great ideas! Thanks for the help. With 17 people to buy for, I definitely need ideas as I am not the greatest shopper. I envy people who come up with great gift ideas and some really have a knack for that.

I don't see a diamond ring on your list, but hope it is! LOL!

megabrooke said...

I have done almost all of my Christmas shopping from my couch this season too! I like shopping, but would rather browse online and search for deals than deal with big crowds!

San said...

I love your list! I am currently in the process of planning out my gift list (I'll do mostly do online shopping at small businesses this year out of time contraints) and I am also going to put together a wishlist.
I don't think that it makes you materialistic... these are all USEFUL things and I think it's ok to wish for things that make life easier and prettier :)

Linda said...

Love the color mustard too and love the scarf and bowls!

For me, I'd love airline miles or hotel miles. ;) Ha!

Stephany said...

Cracking up at your mom's diamond ring comment! Bahahahaha. Love it!

I am posting my list soon, but some of the things I really want are an essential oils diffuser, a food scale, and some grown-up coloring books!

Jenny said...

Oooh I hope you get the skillet, I love mine - although it took a few burnt pancakes before I got the hang of how much to heat it!

A medal rack is also on my wish list, as well as a cute apron (like the ones you and your family wear for Julia Child night), and I'd really love a wool blanket for my bed in a Dress Stewart tartan.

Nora said...

I love the mustard color, too! I think this is a great list; very well rounded :)

I never thought I'd be a girl who asked for something that plugs in but I would love an electric griddle. I also wanted a Dyson which I got thanks to Best Buy Reward points & Black Friday sale; we only had to pay $20 for it. So much more awesome than my old vacuum. I may have sent D a video of me vacuuming the other night when it got here (he was at bowling). Apart from that, Barnes & Noble gift cards so I can treat myself to a new book or two, and some pampering (massage, mani/pedi, etc.). Boring list, eh?

Unknown said...

I am currently in love with mustard as well. Great ideas! On my list are adult coloring books. I've heard some cool things about them and how they help us relax.

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Elizabeth Enger said...

I am currently in love with mustard as well. Great ideas! On my list are adult coloring books. I've heard some cool things about them and how they help us relax.

Elizabeth Enger said...

I am currently in love with mustard as well. Great ideas! On my list are adult coloring books. I've heard some cool things about them and how they help us relax.

Amber said...

That is an awesome list!! I really love that scarf and those bowls. Mustard is such an awesome colour!!

I haven't really thought too much about what I want to put on my holiday list this year!! I should start thinking about that. I kind of want some boring "adult" stuff like new bedding, picture frames and candles!

Vanessa Meads said...

Oh, I love this list! A cast iron skillet is on ours as well, along with some new baking sheets (ours are ancient and rusty).

Those bowls are gorgeous. Such a great colour.

Leigh said...

I have a h art monitor and find that it helps me push harder for at home workouts :) I run/walk wearing a reflective vest when I take Harley out in the evenings...along with a headlamp. There isn't anything on my Christmas wish list - that's no fun!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Things on my wish list this year:

- Cute boots (about 4 pair of my boots broke last spring, and I had to toss 'em)
- Fun paper napkins
- The new Adelle CD

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

We love our cast iron pan. We are getting my dad one for Christmas this year too. ;) I want some books and pretty things. Oh and a massage. And a pedicure.

A said...

You have great taste! ...and I've been coveting a cast iron skillet, too!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Your mom cracks me up! I love your list; I would love any of those things as well...it's funny because that's the way I shop for Kara -- if I would love to have it, I buy it for her! Easy, peasy! This year I don't really need much: a new hydration vest, a set of silverware. I am trying not to accumulate "stuff"! We will see how that goes, huh?