I'm not gonna lie, presents are STILL my favorite part. Giving & receiving! Although now that I'm grown up (sort of) there are certainly less of them, and seems every year we're saying "no presents this year" or cutting back to 1 single gift exchange. Understandably - money doesn't grow on trees. So the gifting is quite limited.
Seeing as I'm a shopaholic, I'm not difficult to shop for. And if you know me, you know I love brand names. Mom always needs a little guidance still, so although I'll only likely get 1 gift from my wish list, still fun to put together my most desired gifts for 2009. (I am at home sick today, can you tell?)
A few favorites from Michael Kors (http://www.michaelkors.com/):
Hamilton Patent Leather Handbag $260USD
Michael Kors Midsized Ceramic White Watch $450 USD
Pottery Barn always gas great barware. I was happy to see that this year they added an Owl to their bottle stopper collection. Owl Bottle Stopper $12USD http://www.potterybarn.com/
I sure could use a professional series hair dryer. This one's from Sephora T3 Pro Dryer $119 USD. http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P216712&categoryId=C12671&shouldPaginate=true
Winter boots this year are a must. I wrecked my regular Uggs last year by wearing them in wet snow. This year, I'd love a warm weather proof pair of boots. These Capstone Ugg boots look great too! http://www.uggaustralia.com/ProductDetails.aspx?gID=w&productID=5738&model=Capstone
Since I went & lost my precious Tiffany's necklace Ryan bought me, I need something new to wear. This one's simple, and affordable - $200 CDN.
Also love the simple Frank Gherry piece $150CDN:
Also love the Frank Gherry earrings $270CDN:
And the simple 10MM bead earrings would be great as well ($120CDN).
Anything from Anthropologie is sure to suit me just well! Love the little owl earrings I found at http://www.anthropologie.com/
My favorite perfume (I'm all out!) is Angel by Thierry Mugler. It ain't cheap!
After vacationing in Jamaica, (and practically breaking the BF's camera in Dunns River Falls!) I've learnt that a Waterproof case for your camera would be a great thing to have! ($285CDN) http://estore.canon.ca/product_catalogue/cat_product_detail.asp
It ain't Christmas without new flannel pyjamas! (note to Mom: Size Small Length LONG) http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=EG-249221&page=1&cgname=OSSLPFLNZZZ&rfnbr=6732
Believe it or not, I could go on. Shocking isn't it? Oh I could add a luxurious Marimekko throw blanket, or a cashmere wrap sweater, a designer umbrella, a designer lamp, some unique serveware, some artsy pottery, great coffee table books, etc.etc.etc.
Awwww, the life of a shopaholic.
Enjoy shopping season!