“What do you want for Christmas?”

I know, I know, I am discussing Christmas before even the decorations appear in the shop. I feel for you, I do. I am also one that cusses when the Christmas decorations appear in the shop before Halloween has even happened. But you know what? shops are not the earliest people to prepare, because I am and maybe I will discover there are readers too.

I start getting the odd Christmas present early in the year, so that getting one here and there instead of all in one go, means hopefully, I should not feel it in my pocket. I also beat the Christmas rush that everyone else likes to do. But this year has been a little delay in parts with what has happened in my life, so I have been a little panicky about whether I will do it. I think I will though, but that is least of my worries, with the distraction I will have in October.

Also, my mum is always be on the ball, July time, asking me, “What do you want for Christmas?” and I have to say my eyes roll, because I dread this question sometimes, because I am someone who feels they have what they want. I can’t always think what I want.

But after some thought these last two months, I know I don’t want to own things that will cause clutter, this is things like ornaments, picture frames, other nik naks.
But if it’s something I can use, like for example, perfume, clothing, decaf tea, flavoured teas I have been trying, decaf coffee, biscuits, notebooks, A4 paper, pens, pencil crayons, these simple things will keep me happy.
I remembered last year when a friend appreciated his coffee and tea at Christmas and it got me thinking that yes, I would be happy with that. It’s getting used. It’s a simple idea for a person who has everything they feel they need.

Are you like me when it comes to Christmas? Are you realising that simple things we use would be fine at Christmas? Any other comments, do share.

 

29 thoughts on ““What do you want for Christmas?”

  1. I agree lovely. xx Things that we love like tea and coffee are wonderful gifts. I think if someone gave a picture frame, it would be more meaningful if it had a picture enclosed of our time together. A special moment that has been captured.

    When I began working a second job, it allowed me to save for something I didn’t really need, but thought would be fund to have. It’s hard for us women to spend frivolously on ourselves at times. My goal was to buy it for myself for Christmas, but I’m pretty sure Smith wants to. Here is the link: https://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/coffeemakers/ottomatic.html

    Enjoy your day Liz! xx Much love. xx

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    1. Yes, a picture frame of time spent together by a friend is meaningful. I have something like that from a friend, in a picture frame and would like to get round to a couple of other picture frames of a couple of other friends, of pictures taken.

      I totally agree that sometimes we don’t always spend on ourselves. Money wise, I have not been able to the last few months and may not be able to this year from what I can tell.

      I wonder who will get round to buying it first. You, or Smith?

      Have a good day yourself. Thank you. Xx

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      1. My daughter and I have just now began printing out pictures. I enjoy seeing them while walking through the house.

        I am sure you will have everything you need lovely. xx

        Good question. I feel like I need to save it for him to buy at Christmas, but we will see! xx Much love Liz. xx

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      1. I believe it will be fun to watch. The machine splashes the grounds with water for the bloom, and pauses before pouring the rest of the water in.

        Most people wait for the coffee maker to be done before walking over to it, but I can see myself just standing there mesmerized by the entire process. 🙂

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  2. Yes I’ve already been asked what I would like for Christmas as well so I’m thinking up of ideas. As boring as it sounds I’ve come to the conclusion that I would like things like body wash or little treats like panettone rather than clutter like you say!

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  3. I love this post Liz! Simple things are always the most useful things. I’d be so happy with tea and notebooks (I’m such a stationery addict!). A few nice thoughtful gifts are better than things which will only cause clutter and get shoved in a drawer for months. Lovely post and a great reminder too 😍 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Thank you, Because.
      Yes, thoughtful gifts like I have mentioned and what you and everyone else has shared, that are simple ideas, certainly better, as being used and not shoved away in a drawer. X

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    1. I know curry making kits go well with people. I have read some other blogs in the past that have appreciated those type of gifts. Homemade gifts are special too.

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  4. I want peace and happiness, both personally and on a more global level. I want people to respect each other again and to be kind to each other again. I want the world to be a bit more simplified. It’s gotten so crazy and mixed up. No one connects with people any more. No one has time to stop and really enjoy each other or life any more. That’s what I want for Christmas.

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