The Ghosts of Christmas Presents Past

Now before you read this, I am not an ungrateful person AT ALL, I just don’t get how people struggle buying for me.  However despite this Chris has made some EPIC mistakes over the years when buying gifts. After 22 years together he is getting better. So I thought I would share all the things I love in life, things that would make me so happy to receive as gifts.

Yes I do have expensive taste but the problems is when people buy gifts they want it to look big, however I would appreciate one l’occitane item as I appreciate the brand and it feels like a treat.

So here is my perfect pressies list, you might want to take a seat; it may take a while

Screen Shot 2014-12-13 at 20.27.28Champagne Pink or White, I am not fussy

Any Mulberry item

Any Tiffany Item

Any l’occitane item but I do love Verbena, just a hand cream or wash would be lovely

Any Jo Malone item and I mean ANY I love,love,love it

Turkish Delight

Yankee Candles

Nice notebooks, I love stationary

Estee’ Lauder blockbuster Christmas set, I would have this ever year.

Theatre tickets, any show, I love the theatre, I have been hinting at the Phantom of the Opera and Oliver for blooming years, will he ever get the hint, I doubt it.

Hotel stay

Afternoon Tea vouchers

Michael Buble’ tickets, This one is a winner

Underwear but get the size right

Magazine subscription

YSL touch éclat

Jimmy Choo perfume, any

I could go on and on but you get the picture don’t you? So with that extensive list can you ever, ever begin to understand the following? Now don’t get me wrong, Chris is a wonderful Husband but is it just him, or do all men just miss the signs. Because trust me I drop enough hints.

Can you understand my distress in the early years when I unwrapped these bobby dazzlers on Christmas Day?

A back massager!

White gloves with black paw print grips on them, I know disgustingTCR4277_L__61998.1407979644.190.250

A Teddy, Yes you read right, a teddy that turned into a parcel.

Money, very generous but I could get that out of our joint account myself.

And the cardinal sin a microwave (He said it was a joke, well I can tell you; I wasn’t laughing)

Size 8 underwear when I was in fact a size 14 at the time     (I wanted to cry when I opened it) Chris maintains to this day in his defense, he thought I was smaller, The way I saw it he was trying to tell me something!

On said years I opened my present’s and went back to bed. Yes it was in the years before the Boys came along. I couldn’t understand how he could get it so wrong. I love sparkly, girly, smellies, treats. Not practical, never practical.

Thankfully he has improved with age, and does on occasions get it so right, and buy a wonderful present that I know he has really thought about. And that’s all I want someone to think about my likes and dislikes. Imagine what gift I would love to receive. Isn’t that what buying gifts is all about?





  1. 18th December 2014 / 2:42 pm

    This post has really made me laugh, my husband isn’t too bad but sometimes a little unimaginative, and like you say, how do they miss the signs?! I just tell him to buy my Lush now as it isn’t something I often treat myself too and I love it. He could never hunt out my favourite stuff in L’Occataine so I think that would be beyond him. Oh the underwear…that is a bad one! Hope you get some lovely gifts this year! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      20th December 2014 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks Hayley fortunately he has got much better with age xx

  2. 18th December 2014 / 2:48 pm

    It’s like you’ve read my mind and written down what I want for Christmas – will I get any of it despite writing a list (at the man’s request), will I buggery, but at least he’s started this year off better than normal by actually asking for a list. He has of course left it until pay day to get anything, meaning practically everything wont get here on time, but I guess it’s better than the ‘garage’ flowers and box of chocolates I got one year! I shouldn’t complain – much! Hope you get something lovely from your Christmas list this year! 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      20th December 2014 / 9:16 pm

      Ah fingers crossed you get great presents this year x

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