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My Christmas list

I'm about to tell you a secret, Dear Reader. I can tell you my secret only because my husband, Joe, does not read my blog. Ever.

My husband is a dear, sweet man. Really, he is. He brings me cards and flowers for no reason, and he makes me feel special and loved (almost) every day of my life.

Except for Christmas.

On Christmas, he is is a little lousy. My husband cannot choose a Christmas gift, even for the most important woman in his life. (That's me, Dear Reader. Don't look at me like that.)

In the past four years, I have received Twix bars, Oreo cookies, ball point pens, a picture frame (a nice idea, but it was the replacement for one he broke a few weeks earlier), a scarf and gloves (I'd purchased my own at Thanksgiving), and a number of other underwhelming gifts, wrapped beautifully in Christmas paper and tied up with curly ribbon. All were given and received with an earnest smile and a heart full of love.

I always hide my disappointment because I don't want to spread it around.

Fortunately for me, I met Jessica Smith on Twitter this year. Jessica is the Chief Mom Officer of Wishpot.com, a service that allows users to create wishlists of products from all over the internet. I created one, and I linked it for you below. You know, just in case you want to buy me a gift, Dear Reader.

I intend to print it out and give it to my dear husband in a couple of weeks, so he'll be prepared for the holiday season.

And I won't have to fake happiness on Christmas morning.

View my wish list on Wishpot »

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37 thoughts on “My Christmas list”

  1. I too have a few wish lists/registery's on my Wishpot Page.

    One for Stuff I Recommend, one for Stuff I Want,one for Baby Lily, & one for Jonah.

    I have baby Lily's on my website, but I am going to do the same as you closer to Christmas, so no one is left wondering what myself (or Jonah or baby Lily…even though she's not here yet, lol), are wishing for.

    Great list you got there! I'm gonna go check out some of the stuff you listed right now!

    Jen

  2. I too have a few wish lists/registery's on my Wishpot Page.One for Stuff I Recommend, one for Stuff I Want,one for Baby Lily, & one for Jonah.I have baby Lily's on my website, but I am going to do the same as you closer to Christmas, so no one is left wondering what myself (or Jonah or baby Lily…even though she's not here yet, lol), are wishing for.Great list you got there! I'm gonna go check out some of the stuff you listed right now!Jen

  3. My husband has steadily improved with his gift giving over the years. It helps to drop occasional hints throughout the year, just to make sure.

  4. My husband has steadily improved with his gift giving over the years. It helps to drop occasional hints throughout the year, just to make sure.

  5. Oh, this is a good idea. I am on twitter but never really get there because where is the time? Maybe someone can post about creating time next Wednesday!

  6. Oh, this is a good idea. I am on twitter but never really get there because where is the time? Maybe someone can post about creating time next Wednesday!

  7. As a kid I made my Christmas list and posted it on the fridge in October! Hey, I wanted to make sure I got what I wanted.

    What a wonderful idea. Just last night I was hinting rather heavily about what I wanted this year, even recruiting the kids, bless their hearts. I hope I didn’t put any undue stress on them just because their daddy is incapable of remembering! I’m SO making a list on Wishpot!

  8. As a kid I made my Christmas list and posted it on the fridge in October! Hey, I wanted to make sure I got what I wanted. What a wonderful idea. Just last night I was hinting rather heavily about what I wanted this year, even recruiting the kids, bless their hearts. I hope I didn’t put any undue stress on them just because their daddy is incapable of remembering! I’m SO making a list on Wishpot!

  9. I always make a list for my hubby too, but I use Amazon. They have a neat feature for Firefox (which I use) that allows you to add a tab to your browswer that says “add to wish list”, and then if you’re on a page that has something you like, just lick the wish list button and Amazon adds it automatically. It’s really cool.

  10. I always make a list for my hubby too, but I use Amazon. They have a neat feature for Firefox (which I use) that allows you to add a tab to your browswer that says “add to wish list”, and then if you’re on a page that has something you like, just lick the wish list button and Amazon adds it automatically. It’s really cool.

  11. Great idea and I can sooo relate! I’ve gotten a toaster, cookie sheets and frying pans. What are they thinking????????????????

  12. Great idea and I can sooo relate! I’ve gotten a toaster, cookie sheets and frying pans. What are they thinking????????????????

  13. okay, I am totally going on wishpot.com what a great idea.

    as for you husband, that’s a bummer. Mine is actually the opposite. Great Christmas gifts, but can count on, lets say, three fingers the random flowers or cards received in the that last 8 years…

  14. okay, I am totally going on wishpot.com what a great idea.as for you husband, that’s a bummer. Mine is actually the opposite. Great Christmas gifts, but can count on, lets say, three fingers the random flowers or cards received in the that last 8 years…

  15. I just do the “this is what you’re buying me for Christmas” thing. It’s all good!

    I really want a new MacBook Pro this year, but I don’t think Santa will go for that.

  16. I just do the “this is what you’re buying me for Christmas” thing. It’s all good! I really want a new MacBook Pro this year, but I don’t think Santa will go for that.

  17. That’s a great service. All I want for Christmas is some relaxation at a secluded resort or something.

    I just hope that work wont get in the way this time -his new boss is really demanding;(

  18. That’s a great service. All I want for Christmas is some relaxation at a secluded resort or something. I just hope that work wont get in the way this time -his new boss is really demanding;(

  19. My hubby reads my blog. I’ve also put up a christmas wishlist for all to see. Hopefully hubs or relatives will purchase some as presents for me/kids this christmas

  20. My hubby reads my blog. I’ve also put up a christmas wishlist for all to see. Hopefully hubs or relatives will purchase some as presents for me/kids this christmas

  21. Ooooh I learned that trick early on…except I wrote a long list and he thought he was supposed to get EVERYthing on the list…good for me, bad for our pocketbook!

    Now he knows SURPRISE me, only 2 or 3 off the list!! hahaahaha

  22. Ooooh I learned that trick early on…except I wrote a long list and he thought he was supposed to get EVERYthing on the list…good for me, bad for our pocketbook!Now he knows SURPRISE me, only 2 or 3 off the list!! hahaahaha

  23. What an awesome idea!
    Those gifts are pretty sad… I’d be disappointed too. The only Christmas shopping my hubby does is for me, I do all the other shopping.

  24. What an awesome idea!Those gifts are pretty sad… I’d be disappointed too. The only Christmas shopping my hubby does is for me, I do all the other shopping.

  25. You should post your wishlist on the newly launched HolidayGiftHotline.com and direct your husband to the site! Not only can he see your gift wishlist but he can see what other people are really wishing for this year! It’s all 100% real, genuine content from others moms like you! 🙂

  26. You should post your wishlist on the newly launched HolidayGiftHotline.com and direct your husband to the site! Not only can he see your gift wishlist but he can see what other people are really wishing for this year! It’s all 100% real, genuine content from others moms like you! 🙂

  27. That’s a fantastic idea. Last year – y’know, the year I gave BIRTH to his SON? – he got me the Shrek DVD and an Old Navy hoodie.

    Yeah. I’ll be heading over to wishpot.

  28. That’s a fantastic idea. Last year – y’know, the year I gave BIRTH to his SON? – he got me the Shrek DVD and an Old Navy hoodie.Yeah. I’ll be heading over to wishpot.

  29. You know… my husband has never been much of a gift-giver at all, so we have an agreement to not get anything for each other. It seems to work for us, although I wouldn’t mind him surprising me every once in a while!

    I read this post a few days ago, and immediately went back to Wishpot. I had created an account a loooong time ago, and never did anything with it. Now I’m using it to create my gift guide and the girls’ wish lists. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  30. You know… my husband has never been much of a gift-giver at all, so we have an agreement to not get anything for each other. It seems to work for us, although I wouldn’t mind him surprising me every once in a while!I read this post a few days ago, and immediately went back to Wishpot. I had created an account a loooong time ago, and never did anything with it. Now I’m using it to create my gift guide and the girls’ wish lists. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  31. I haven’t seen this widget before. I’m going to give this a try and maybe even have my daughters do one too. This may make gift giving a bit easier for all of us. Nice idea!

  32. I haven’t seen this widget before. I’m going to give this a try and maybe even have my daughters do one too. This may make gift giving a bit easier for all of us. Nice idea!

  33. Neat idea. That is nice of you to not to show your disappointment. I think they really try. I never got pens or oreos. I tend to get things that I liked 5 years prior like candles.

  34. Neat idea. That is nice of you to not to show your disappointment. I think they really try. I never got pens or oreos. I tend to get things that I liked 5 years prior like candles.

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