Things have been quiet around here lately. I took 3 classes at UCLA last quarter and have been busy with finals. Luckily it was all online. But, being that it was all online, I spent a lot of time in front of my computer. The last thing I wanted to do was write more blog posts. Fortunately finals are over and my student case studies have been turned in.
So now it’s time to link up to Clare’s Five Things Friday link-up party.
Today I’m sharing with you 5 things I want for Christmas. Friends, family, and significant others, take note.
I used to think that Uggs stood for ugly. But that was before I ever tried them on. It was around 3 years ago that I was shopping on 2nd Street in Long Beach when I saw a pair of Uggs on clearance in the window of a small boutique. It was a cold January day and I was freezing. The Uggs were telling me to come try them on because they were so warm and cozy. The woman in the shop had one pair left in black. And, by luck, it was my size! I tried them on and it was love. So I decided to buy them for myself as a birthday present. I wear them almost every single time the temp drops below 65 degrees (don’t judge, I’m from So Cal). After nearly 3 winters, my favorite boots of all time are a little warn down. It’s time for a new pair. Specifically this pair. I’m a size 7 and prefer black. My feet and I thank you in advance.
3. Kitchen Gadgets + Cookware
An old roommate once told me I was the queen of kitchen gadgets. I prefer princess. But I get what she was saying. I’m a foodie and I love to cook. There are some gadgets that make it so much easier on me in the kitchen. I pretty much want everything I see at Sur la Table. That includes, but is not limited to, this 7qt. Le Cruset Dutch oven, this mini chopper, and this set of colanders.
4. Eco-Friendly Clothing
There’s an eco-friendly boutique near my apartment that I love to wander into just to check out what they have. I know it’s important to save the world and wear eco-friendly clothing. But I just can’t justify spending so much money on an item of clothing. That’s where you come in. Gift-giving is about buying someone something they want but would not normally buy for themselves. I’ve found some great pieces that I wouldn’t mind having in my closet. For example, this cardigan, these bamboo linen pants, and this chunky cowl sweater that would look adorable with black leggings. Unfortunately I will probably receive some overpriced name-brand item that I won’t ever wear from my aunt.
5. Gift Cards to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s
Eating is a necessity. Eating good food is a privilege. I don’t love spending my money and Whole Foods because everything there is so expensive. But I will gladly spend someone else’s money there. I’ve been buying their pre-cooked organic rotisserie chickens on a weekly basis. So getting a Whole Foods gift card for me would be money well-spent. Also, I love Trader Joe’s and am there at least 3 times per week. So a gift card for TJs would be nice too.
Q: What do you want for Christmas?