Does coming up with good gift ideas make you want to tear your hair out?
I’m always racking my brain to come up with good gifts, it doesn’t come easy to me.
I get my kids to send me a Google doc with links to what they want, prioritized and updated as they think of things.
I tell them to get it done by December 1st, or Santa might pass us by.
They always get it done.
My husband has got the same magazine subscriptions for eight years.
(Bet you’re glad you’re not married to me, huh?)
No, I’m not exactly creative in the gift-giving department.
Whenever I get stuck on something, anything, I ask myself, “What do other people do?” And I look to others for inspiration.
And so it was that I hit on the idea of asking paleo bloggers what they’d like for Christmas as a way to jumpstart my creative juices.
I wanted to go from this:
(Seems only fair to the people around me :-))
Here’s what they told me.
A new dehydrator! The one I have now just can’t keep up with me, and isn’t big enough. 🙂
Hmmm… I just got a rescue pup yesterday, Nick, so that’s handled. 😉 Something fun on the film production side. I’d like the new MAC PRO that comes out in December (decked out ;)) …and the next generation Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch, out soon). Otherwise, continued good health and the energy to keep spreading the news!
The greatest gift I can imagine is the labeling of GMOs…and further, the eradication of them. On par with that is relaxed time off with friends and family to enjoy and connect.
A Ninja Ultimate Blender or BlendTec. Even more, I’d like a 6-foot tall, carpeted kitty condo for my two cats to hang out in my office in the corner, so they won’t keep trying to get on my desk, into the in boxes, or other spaces that make a mess of my work stations. 😉 I”m hoping to find someone selling them on a street corner, which is the way a friend found the shorter one I have in the kitchen for the girls, about four years ago.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens
Gluten-free biscotti that stand to espresso dipping, but when dry, are not like biting into a crumbly brick.
7-inch Wusthof Santoku knife 🙂
I’m sitting here racking my brain and I can think of nothing…. I guess just one day with my family – no phones, computers or distractions. Yes, I am that corny.
We stick to mostly experiences and handmade gifts so I’d say either time to ski with the family or handmade gifts from my kids.
I would like one sleeping bag to donate to our Sierra Roots cold weather shelter here in Nevada City.
What I’d really like is time. Time to sleep in, go for a 3 or 4-hour long hike with my family, relax and read a book, and play. Time where I’m not cooking, not taking photos, not researching for a blog post, and not writing. Lol! I’d also really like a few pairs of warm toe socks and some new PJs.
A new bookcase for the couple hundred of books that won’t fit on the one I have now.
I wouldn’t mind rounding out my collection of Miyabi knives with this baby.
The one tool I couldn’t live without in my kitchen is my Lodge 12 inch cast iron skillet but really I’d like for more people to unconditionally give from the heart and create an environment where their friends, families, or strangers are allowed to be their true selves with no judgement.