I’m more than ready for Christmas to come around – because it means the little guy will finally be here! Patience has never been a strong suit of mine.
This week is all about what’s on my Christmas list – and in the coming weeks I’ll share suggestions for stocking stuffers and friends/family gifts under $100. If you’re looking for a place to gather some ideas, this linkup is it!
My mom asked Craig and I for lists a few weeks ago already – she wanted to make sure it wasn’t “all about the baby.” Which, let’s face it – it will be all about the baby. And I’m totes okay with that! Since she asked me I didn’t give it much thought, I mean, I couldn’t come up with something that I was dying to have.
Unless you count new granite counter tops, which, let’s face it, isn’t exactly a realistic item to put on a Christmas list, is it? 😉
Here’s what I’ve come up with.
..1.. Hoodie Love: Classic Hoodie – Grey & White Stripe
Now, before anyone has a heart attack over the price – I want to insist these babies are worth every penny. I ordered an olive green one this summer when JannMarie was selling them through IndiGoGo to kick start her business. They were discounted at that point and I had read some really awesome reviews from fellow bloggers about them. It is the softest fabric ever. Ever. I can’t wait until baby is born partly so I can wear it without worrying about stretching it out. I’m coveting this striped version now. How cute would it be with a pair of leggings and boots!? …yep, super cute.
..2.. Stella & Dot: Signature Engravable Bar Necklace
Another little sumthin’ sumthin’ I found via a fellow blogger – Stella & Dot. I’ve never ordered from them, but again, have heard really good things about their stuff. I’d love to get an engravable necklace with baby’s birthday or my anniversary. The more I think about it, it’d be smarter to go with a silver version versus gold, because then I could pair it with the necklace Craig gave me for the wedding.
I’m sentimental when it comes to jewelery – I’ve worn the same cuff bracelet I received as a gift from my aunt and her family for high school graduation every day since. It’s stamped with “Live Your Best Life” and it serves as a daily reminder. After my wedding day, I’ve worn the necklace Craig gave me that day 98% of the time.
..3.. Uncommon Goods: Elwood the Rainbow Unicorn Mug
What does one even say about this? It’s pure awesome. And it’s going to be showing back up on day 3 of this link up. Because if I don’t receive one, I’m certainly gifting one. I love this thing!
..4.. Becky Higgins: Project Life
Through high school and part of college, I kept up really well with scrapbooking. And then with living in apartments and moving frequently, it became less and less conducive to not only moving that stuff from place to place, but finding adequate storage wherever I was living. If I pulled it out to work on stuff, I would have scraps, stickers, and markers on my dining room table for the next month. Seriously. It just became too much of a hassle.
You guessed it – I first learned of these through a blog and have since seen these products popping up and more and more in stores like Michael’s. I love them because there is little mess, allows you to organize memories, and makes it all so pretty. AND I just saw that if you order more than $35, you get free shipping!
With a baby coming, I know that my free time will be little and precious, but I still want to be able to put thoughts together. That’s why I’m wishing for materials to get one of these babies started!
..5.. Spargo Salon & Spa: Massage or Gift Card
Okay, I’ve mentioned Jimmy Johns. And sushi. Lastly, I need to mention my desire for a massage after this baby comes. Yes, I had to prenatals that were amazing, but I don’t think how they felt can come close to how a massage will feel postpartum. My body is working to do something pretty miraculous and I think it deserves a special treat!
I’d also settle for a gift card to treat myself to some highlights. Mama is tired of her dirty dishwater blonde hair!
What are some of your wish list items this year?