Christmas wishlist- then & nowPosted: December 7, 2011
I have been loving all of the posts that bloggers are putting up about Christmas list flashbacks! There are so many toys and games that I’ve seen that make me fall back into a time warp. I am a true child of the 80s, and Christmas was always my favorite holiday. I was definitely never at a loss for making a wishlist for Santa!
It was always a huge deal when the Sears Wishbook arrived… I would spend hours laying on the floor, circling all of the toys that I wanted (Ashley, I think you said that you did this, too!)
I took a little trip down memory lane and tried to remember some of my favorite toys that I got for Christmas back in the day. Here’s a few (all of these images were found from various sources from around the web and are uncredited- sue me if you must!!):
An early warning that I would grow up to teach exercise classes? I don’t think I had the gymnast kit- mine had little hand weights and a sweat band other 80s workout accessories.
I got a pink and purple Huffy bike for Christmas one year and a scooter the next. Scooters were all the rage that year. I loved that thing!
Anyone remember these? I could never quite get the hang of the Pogo stick, but I could ROCK the Pogo ball!
I was obsessed with Joey McIntyre. NKOTB was even my first concert- the Magic Summer Tour between the summers of my 4th and 5th grade year. I remember CRYING when he sang “Please Don’t Go Girl.” And, I used to wear these buttons all over my jean jacket. Awesome.
I used to play this cassette over and over and over again in my tape player. I remember even walking around the block listening to “Red Hot” over and over again on my walkman (which was a pain, because you had to push rewind each time the song ended and then get to the right spot!) Debbie Gibson was my hero.
I had about a million Care Bear plush dolls…
I think I asked for some big, ridiculous make-up kit each year. It was filled with all kinds of crap, and my friends and I spent hours trying to learn how to put on make-up. We thought we were hot stuff.
At 31, my Christmas list is a little different. I’m actually having a really hard time coming up with ideas for myself this year (my parents, in-laws and husband keep asking…). Unfortunately, the only things that I really want are quite expensive! And I don’t really need anything. Well, except money. Everyone can always use more of that!
So here is my “adult” wish-list… even though some of these items are truly a “wish!”
I am dying to get a Vitamix. I really wish that I had put one on my wedding registry, because some crazy relative might have bought it! I fell in love with the Vitamix when Sara brought hers over to make banana ice cream and have been talking about it ever since. The only factor that makes me think that Greg might buy one is the fact that he makes smoothies every day, and he’d use it too…
And speaking of big dreams:
This is truly me dreaming, but something that I’m going to have to suck up and fork over the money for soon. I have a Macbook Pro that I bought in 2006, which is sooooo sloooooooooow that I don’t have the patience to use it. I usually edit my photos on Greg’s iMac, but would love to have my own… and my own little blogging nook to set it up in. I can’t decide which I’d rather have though- the laptop or desktop…
These are actually reasonable! These gloves are awesome, and you can easily use your touch-screen phone without taking them off. Genius!
I am IN LOVE with these boots. I tried them on last weekend, and they fit like a glove.
I have a big hydration pack, but would like something small that I could wear while trail-running.
I love my Vibrams, but they are hot pink and black. These would go with anything! 🙂
Greg and I both have Droid phones, but are at the point where we both need to upgrade. I think we’re actually planning on waiting until after Christmas to see if there’s some great sale on the 4S.
So there’s my greedy list. I actually love thoughtful and handmade gifts more than anything, but really- I don’t need or expect anything at all. Seriously. That being said, I definitely won’t complain if there’s a Vitamix under my tree!
What’s on your wish-list this year? What was your favorite gift from childhood?