I really donâ€™t buy much for myself these days. Money is on the tighter side since Iâ€™m not working full time and the lionâ€™s share of my discretionary spending goes toward cute stuff for the house (after living here for more than three years decorating is still my favorite hobby!). I splurge on a cute top or a professional haircut now and then, but most of my clothes come from the thrift store and most of my bang trims come from yours truly. So when Christmas season rolls around and loved ones start asking what I want, Iâ€™m often at a loss. This year Iâ€™m starting early with the curation of my list. Behold:
I donâ€™t often take my DSLR camera out of the house with me-I prefer to leave it home and use my iPhone when weâ€™re out and about so that I donâ€™t have to worry about breaking or losing the camera I spent months saving up for. But occasionally, especially when we travel, I do like to bring the fancy camera with me and so far I donâ€™t really have a good method of transporting it safely. I would love to have a handsome leather bag to carry and store it in, and of course vintage wins my heart for style and price.
Also related to photography: I feel like I am constantly moving my memory card back and forth from camera to computer. On one of the rare occasions I brought my camera with me because I really wanted to get some pictures of a friendâ€™s home to share here on the blog I actually forgot my memory card at home (in the computer). Moving the card from camera to computer and back again is one of those little tasks that adds up to be really, really annoying when I am doing it every day for my blog and shop, so this nifty invention would be immensely helpful. Itâ€™s a memory card with built-in wifi, so it will automatically send photos Iâ€™ve taken on my camera to my laptop with no hassle on my part. Itâ€™s one of those things I would never buy for myself but would love to receive as a gift.
Continuing the trend of practical wishes, Iâ€™ve been coveting a rotary cutter and mat for ages. This would make cutting paper and fabric for my craft projects so much easier and more precise.
And finally, something with no practical use whatsoever. A friend of mine has a simple necklace similar to this one with her sonâ€™s name on it and I absolutely love it. Iâ€™m not sure where she got it from, but this one on etsy strikes my fancy just fine. Iâ€™m not sentimental in a traditional way but I think that Jackâ€™s name stamped on a necklace as lovely as this would be sweet.
Are any of you lovelies already making your list and checking it twice? Iâ€™ve bought my first gift of the season already! I wasnâ€™t looking for anything yet but I saw something at an antiques shop that I knew would be just perfect for someone I love so it came home with me. Iâ€™d better start shopping for Nick soon, because heâ€™s so hard to buy for that Iâ€™ve come close to giving up. I hope you each had a wonderful weekend and a magnificent Monday!