I always think that I must be incredibly easy to buy a Christmas present for. There is just so much that I like! This is a list of presents that Father Christmas would get me if he could read my mind, and money were no object. It’s a, forget that you are already very lucky, totally indulgent, bit of day dreaming.
I need some socks. My socks are awful. They were cheap to start with, and to start with was about 5 years ago. Now they have holes in. I regularly wear my husband’s, including his Pokemon socks. I really don’t know why I don’t just got to Marks’ buy seventy billion pairs, but I never think of it when I am out shopping. It would be genuinely delightful to receive a few multi packs this Christmas. Now to the more fantastical elements of my list…..
Rixo London blouse
This gorgeous British band have been doing an epic job with their PR this year. I’d never heard of them before, then suddenly this summer they were all over my Instagram, and have never left since. I love everything that they do, but probably have to admit that most of it wouldn’t suit me. However, I do think I could pull off one of their beautiful blouses with a neck tie (without channelling Maggie Thatcher, fingers crossed). They represent a bit of an investment, and there is nowhere near me where I can try one on. So, still dreaming for 2018….
2017 has been the year when I got in to scented candles, granted about 15 years after the rest of the modern world. I would love some Diptique ones, but they are £45. For a candle that you burn. So I just can’t ever really buy one, or ask anyone to buy one for me. Here they will sit on the dreams list.
Fully body massage, including scalp massage, followed by a facial
Hey, I don’t care what order they come in, but about two hours worth of beauty treatments would go down a TREAT. To make this gift truly worthwhile, and indeed worthy of a place on this list, it would need to be followed by a really quiet evening with no one asking me to do anything for them. Perhaps these treatments could take place in somewhere out-of-this-world such as Babbington House or Soho Farmhouse? Now we’re talking….
Vintage Porsche 911
This is a fantasy, lottery win, Christmas list after all. I’m not much of a car person, but a 911 does turn my head. The shape is 100% classic. I don’t mind too much what colour, just something that reflects it’s original era. Orange, racing green, or a good red? In good nick though, I don’t want to be constantly calling out Green Flag.
If only people knew how happy it would make me if they bought products that I feel guilty about buying myself. This really takes in a massive range of options. Anything from Jo Malone to Chanel, Elemis or Bobbi Brown. I mean, I really don’t mind that much. I don’t generally indulge in posh make up and cosmetics at all, but that’s not because I’m opposed to it. Buy it up and send it my way!
Going to the theatre is something that I really love, and yet I see about 5% of the productions that I would like to. Currently top of my wish list is the new musical Hamilton and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. But surprise me, I’ll go along to anything.
Leather goods and stationary? Bring. It. On. I would love a swanky passport cover to start with, personalised with my initials. Putting your initials on anything is an instant upgrade.
Ballymaloe strawberry jam
We were lucky enough to stay at this legendary hotel and cookery school in County Cork, Ireland last Easter. The food is amazingly good and I hope to you back one day, but just a pot of their strawberry jam for my stocking would suffice in the meantime.
When I dream about winning the lottery, once the practicalities of a mass holiday with family and friends and some good deeds are out of the way, I would love to adorn my walls with more art. A little piece that I have had my eye on this year is a print by Dave Buonaguidi. It’s white ink on a vintage map of Cornwall. I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment Dave.
What’s on your list? Let’s keep day dreaming, leave your comments below….
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