All I Want for Christmas

I can’t believe it’s already that time of year again. I love it. This weekend hub hub and I are going to pick up our real tree (why in the world are fake trees so expensive!? IT’S A FAKE TREE!) and decorate our house! Fires, coffee/hot chocolate and Christmas music will be had. 🙂 I can’t wait.

Meanwhile, I’m going to be like my 12 year old sister and make a booklet to give to my loved ones filled with my Christmas wishes… if money was no object 🙂


First up the iPad 2 ($500). I know what you’re thinking. “Melody, that is ridiculously expensive and there is no purpose for it.” And I’d like to say to you, old person who obviously isn’t into technology, “You’re so right.” However!, Jason miraculously got the school he works for a grant to buy iPads for the teachers and we ended up with one to play around with until someone needs it. I’ve fallen in love.. It’s only a first generation but I can see a “need” for one. (Just like someone needs a jetplane.) It’s easier to lug around than a laptop and does all of the same things. But for the price? $500? Really? I could buy two and a half Kindle Fire’s for that much money. For the record, I’m totally okay with the Kindle Fire if that’s what you’d like to get me. 😛

The Canon Rebel T1i. ($579). My sister owns this camera and I loooove it. It snaps quicker than our Nikon D40 and the lighting is so much more natural and clear. The only thing that annoys me about it is not being able to hold the flash down when it wants to come up. On a lot of the settings the flash can’t be turned off and if you try holding it down it says to turn the camera off and back on before being able to use it again. But still…


JCrew’s Double-cloth Townhouse Trench ($250 on sale). Since my mishap with Old Navy I’m still in the market for a new coat. I bought a Zara coat a year or so ago on Etsy but when I got it the lining was hanging out of the sleeves and there were several holes inside the pockets and the lining. (Something the seller failed to mention…) It’s a nice enough coat but lint finds a home on it and I’d like one that wasn’t so black. This is way out of my price range for a coat, but thanks to the Look 4 Less I found a similar one for $45. (in olive please 🙂


The iPhone 4s. (from $199). Seeing how I have the iPhone 3 (not even the 3s!) I think I’m due for an upgrade. I’d even settle for the 4. 🙂 I’m super jealous now that my dad AND my sister both got the iPhone 4 and I’m stuck waiting 30 seconds for my camera app to open. Life is so unfair. Jason, being the frugal tech-dude he is, thinks we should wait until Apple releases their long-awaited iPhone 5. I agree, but I’m also really anxious to get a new scratch-free (I mean, anyone wanna buy an iPhone 3?) phone. In this case, I’ll forgive you if this isn’t in my stocking this year.

What’s on your wishlist? Any suggestions on (inexpensive! useful!) stocking stuffers for a guy?