Christmas shopping para mi

Or, also known as everything I want for Christmas.

I feel a bit silly talking about something as frivolous as a gift wishlist when such horrible things are going on in the world, but I can't bring myself to talk about them either, so it's either this or radio silence from me...Take your pick!


If you're so inclined, and feeling generous, feel free to purchase any and all of these way-too-expensive gifts for me this year! Or maybe for your sister/mom/wife/girlfriend/coworker. That works too, probably.

On to the list, mes amis!

1. Keurig Rivo, $169

This is so far from happening for Christmas that it's kind of laughably hilarious for me to put it on this list, but this is a dream Christmas wishlist, so I guess I do what I want!

I'd love this Keurig Rivo 2.0 (considerably cheaper on Amazon than anywhere else, btw) because I am a stickler for really really good coffee (aka espresso, not brewed coffee) and my Starbucks addiction is kind of bad. Just ask David. I've never made an espresso drink in my life but I would be super motivated to learn if I had one of these babies.

Supposedly they have pretty good reviews, and it's not too much more than a regular Keurig, so if you've got a snobby coffee lover like me in your family, consider all coming together and splitting the cost of this baby!

2. New Balance tennis shoes, $85 at JCrew

Or as Colleen argued...sneakers! ;)

I've been drooling over NB tennies for a long time now, and Christmas would be the perfect excuse to buy them for me! They're not very practical for Nebraska winters but just forget about that. They're gorgeous and would get plenty of use the rest of the year.

3. Mindy Kaling's new book, $15

In recent years, Mindy Kaling has quickly risen to one of my all-time favorite celebrities. She is just one of those people that seems would be a great friend, and I sometimes have dreams about being friends with her. (That's real life.)

I read her other book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? in the span of about 4 hours when it was released last year. It was hilarious. I've been on the wait list for this book for at least a month now, and I'm growing impatient! It keeps taunting me from the Target best-sellers shelf every time I walk by...

4. A puppy

Can anyone really be disappointed if they open up a cute little puppy on Christmas morning? The answer is NO. (Even if you have allergies, I'd still think the actually opening of a box-with-a-puppy-in-it would still be AMAZING.) Every year I keep hinting to David that this is really what I want...and so far there have been zero puppies under the tree.

But a girl can dream, right?

5. Instax camera, $69

This is another one of those things that I don't REALLY want for Christmas, but I kind of know what I mean, right?

These little Instax cameras just look like so much fun. I was born too late to use actual Polaroids, which sincerely disappointed me when I figured that out, so this next-generation version is okay by me. Imagine how much fun this would be at a party!

6. J.Crew Chateau parka, $365

Guys. I know. $365 is an insane price for a parka. Especially because even if I did get it, I'd be so afraid of ruining a $400 coat that I'd hardly ever wear it, and then wouldn't even get the proper amount of use out of it, and revert back to my cheap thrift store coats.

But just look at it. It is the most beautiful coat I have ever seen. I've been drooling over it and secretly adding and deleting it from my Pinterest wishlist board because I feel so guilty wanting it. But I do.

So I'll put it on this crazy list and then pretend like I didn't.

7. The Chelsea Boot from Everlane, $235

Another insane on my list. I'm just going for it at this point. As you can probably guess my taste far outweighs my actual budget!

But guys, these boots are freaking gorgeous. They're equally gorgeous in grey and black and burgundy. They are just classically beautiful.


8. A Lily Jade bag (preferably the Elizabeth in Camel), $295

This is the diaper bag to end all diaper bags. No, that's not a pregnancy announcement, just drool-induced wishful thinking for whenever next time comes.

These bags are gorgeous, the company is small and very involved and amazing, basically there's no downside except for the price tag. 


I think that's probably enough materialism for one blog post, don't you think? Tell me what other super expensive things are on your wish list for Christmas this year! I'm all (greedy) ears.

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  1. I LOVE my Lily Jade bag! It's been my main diaper bag for the last 8 months, and it's still in perfect condition :) It's holding up really well, which it should considering the price tag. Good list!!

    1. I'm so glad it's held up well! Maybe for a "push present" next time we have a kid, I'll convince David that I need one - especially since we're trying to go a little more low-key for Christmas this year.

  2. Also second the Lily Jade love :) I did have to send it away to be repaired but they did it for free!
    And word of warning, that coat is GORGEOUS online but it's enormous and a super awkward/make you look pregnant fit, which is not so good if you're trying to lose weight or at least look skinny (ahem, me!). It's a-line so it's just huge and bulky. However the cocoon coat looks so-so online but fits beautifully!

    1. Ooo, good to know! The closest actual JCrew is in Omaha (as I'm sure you know!!) and we don't go there much for shopping so thanks for the advice up-front. I'm convinced I need a new coat, but *others* are a different story...;)

  3. That diaper bag.... ugh. I have a perfectly good one but I loooove those Lily Jade ones.

  4. The best method I have found for making at home lattes at a reasonable price is the aeropress and aerolatte. Both can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond. I buy TJ's decaf and grind it on the espresso setting in-store. Heat milk on the stovetop on medium-low with honey. When thoroughly warmed, use aerolatte to froth the milk. Pour the frothed milk over the pressed coffee. Add vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or creamer - whatever suits your tastes. I've been told it's a rather labor-intensive process. But, it has become my naptime ritual :)


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