Saturday, December 13, 2008

What to get the Riche | The Riche-O-Meter

My children want me to make a wish list--they want to buy me presents, isn't that sweet? I told them what I wanted most was for someone to clean up the backyard, but apparently that is not selling.

Since many times before I've had to shop for someone who has everything, and now I am someone who has everything, I've decided to post my list for your edification.

1. CD: Day & Age by the Killers. Because I don't want to chose between being human or dancer.

2. Wool socks, in patterns and colors my children think are boring. Particularly the ones by SmartWool, since they wash up nicely..

2a. Of course, hand-knitting me socks is even better, using hand-dyed yarn. Of course, that's really more like a $400 present, when you get down to it. But since I don't knit, when you knit I think you're the Yarn Harlot.

3. Food. I like smoked salmon, and those Liberty Orchard Aplets and Cotlets. I like the 1930s fancy box, but you can buy the smaller, less expensive one. My food hang-ups are related to loving where I live and where I'm from.

4. Dean Harris jewelry at Target. And the presentation is great--put it in this lovely moss-colored box and/or bag. What's scary is that I like all of it, except maybe the peace sign stuff, so anything my kids get I really will want to wear, not just because the kid picked it.

5. Replace any of my well-worn paperbacks with a nice hardback edition.

Edited to add:

Emily M. of Segullah suggests: A subscription to a cooking magazine. I say, wow, thank you! One of my sisters gave me a subscription to Bon Appetite one year, that was one of the best gifts I ever received. Becoming riche hasn't changed how much I would enjoy that.

Also, I love Eliza Magazine for edgy modest fashion, and I love getting the magazine by Segullah.

Send me a virtual present in a comment, under $25 but preferably under $12, and I'll rate them on my Nouveau-Riche-O-Meter.


Messy Jess said...

virtual gifts eh? Have you been on the naughty or nice list? Merry Christmas!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Yarn harlot--snort! (as in LOL or tee hee or snicker snicker--btw, I don't knit) I have found that "wanting stuff" is like a muscle. The more you actively want and receive what you want, the stronger it gets. When we have been super poor and I have had to be happy with what I have, coming up with a Christmas or birthday list is like pulling teeth. One would think it would be the other way around. This year I have a whole different problem--nothing, and I mean nothing, is as exciting of having a life long desire (published book) fulfilled. I can't even get into decorating my house for Christmas which is usually the hightlight of my year (I love to decorate!). It is really starting to get me down.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oh, I forgot--how does one send virtual gifts?

Nouveau Me said...

Naughty or Nice? I've been struggling with that one all year. Nice! Nice! I'm trying to be nice!

Heidi, I meant leave a comment saying what you would virtually give me. &heart; I would give you a box of fabulous black ink gel pens to sign your books with!

Emily M. said...

What about a nice subscription to a cooking magazine? I know you can get all the recipes online. But I like magazines anyway. If you're into down home cooking, you could do Taste of Home; if you're into vegetarian cooking, you could get Vegetarian Times. Both under $20, I think.

Emily M. said...

ooh, ooh, you edited to add my comment.

Why does that make me so happy? And is that pathetic?

Enjoy your virtual cooking magazine! (and the Segullah magazine too)