With all the marketing mails in my inbox and the immense shopping ads and Black Friday sales flying around I sat down and really thought what I would like to have. Things I would ask for Christmas for. Because let’s be honest – I am so lucky and privilege that I really don’t need anything. I may want something sure. But even that is usually a hard thing to come up. However, I found a few things I want to put on my Christmas wishlist 2023.
Never not wanting books. I believe books are one of the best presents to get on Christmas. Here is a list of ones I really would love to unwrap:
- Essbare Wildpflanzen – an encyclopedia of wild eatable plants. I currently use an app for identifying but. going into more complicated plants I want to have a more scientific approach. I know this would be a great book.
- 50 Words of Snow – do I need to say more besides the title?
- The Last Educate by Naomi Novik – two years ago I received the first book in the trilogy
- The Foxglove King by Hanna Whitten – who wrote one of the best books I read in 2023.
- Ist es nicht ein Wunder, dass es uns gibt? by Jostein Gaarder – the newest book of my all time favorite author.
My book wishlist is long though.
My dear book club friends have created some booklovers essentials and I am loving these long sleeves. Don’t they look so cozy? They have opened an Etsy shop.
It is almost a tradition that my sister is gifting me a new puzzle every year that I will then do between Christmas and new years. And I am hoping very much that I will get a mother one. These colorful (puzzle one, puzzle, two) ones I spotted seem fun.
When we celebrated our Friendsgiving last year we ended up drinking a whiskey. And I also had some home made liquors but no shot glasses. These glasses match the whiskey glasses I have and I think I would like them very much.
I gave these colored pencils to my niece a few years back and ever since I can’t stop thinking about them. I mean look at these colors. Would be so nice. Do I need them, probably not. Do I want them. More than I care to admit.
An essential that I do not own. Every spring I say I want a jeans jacket. Never really looking for it but always missing. Maybe this would be a great gift for me.
Something that Instagram keeps showing me and I am intrigued is this self growing tea. After you drink you can put in in the ground and it goes herbs. Does it work? I don’t know.
Now your turn: What is on your wish list for Santa? Is there a wish that is on the list for years and no-one gets it to you? Do you prefer giving presents or getting them? Do you give gifts you’d rather keep for yourself?