Christmas Wishlist

13 Dec

Ok, let me preface this entire post by saying I don’t actually need anything this year.

My children are happy and healthy, and the recent return of my engagement ring is really present enough for this year… that I have that lovely sentiment out of the way, there are maybe a couple of little things that would improve the quality of my life.

I would love to be altruistic and ask everyone to buy a village a goat and call it Mrs H, or send school books to impoverished lands, and, of course, I definitely  encourage this behaviour, but I do love to receive a little somethin’ somethin’ under the Christmas tree, so I can jump up early on Christmas morning and with bleary eyes and morning breath, tear into the brightly coloured paper and have just a few moments of magic before the gluttonous festivities commence.

I am a consumer.

I love to give gifts and I love to receive gifts.

The thing is, whenever someone says, ‘what would you like for Christmas?’ I go completely blank and I can’t think of a damned thing I want.
I thought I’d pop together a few suggestions, in case you wanted to put something under my tree……




I have made no secret about how I feel about vacuuming. I’m also a bit sick of the cat. I wonder if this is the perfect answer???

Grass Thongs

Grass Thongs


I love walking bare foot in grass, but I’m finding that the grass out here in the ‘burbs is a veritable minefield. If i’m not hobbling from bindis, I’m getting dog-poo between my bare toes. These are the perfect solution and they can be worn year round.

Finger Food Picker

Finger Food Picker


Eating with your hands is soooo 2012. This year, when I host parties, I want to dazzle everyone with some finger-food pickers. Hell, I could still eat even if all my other fingers were broken. One must be most mindful of not picking ones nose though, as no-one wants to dash their hostess with the mostess to Emergency with a punctured septum.

Wine Glass Bottle

Wine Glass Bottle


I don’t think this really needs much of an explanation, but I definitely need one of these, please, Santa. Tell those elves that I might even need two.

Oops, I Did It Again Apron

Oops, I Did It Again Apron


I’m not really one for role play, but I reckon I could channel a little Brittany with an apron like this. Ironically, instead of protecting my clothes whilst cooking, it’s more likely to hide the banana and vomit stained atrocity underneath.

Bacon Marmalade

Bacon Marmalade


I love bacon. I love marmalade. Hello, pig gastronomy.

Wine Rack Sports Bra

Wine Rack Sports Bra


This is freaking awesome!!! I love exercise. It really helps me with my mood, with my energy levels and with my sanity. I love wine for pretty much the same reason, and now it’s entirely possible to do a high-intensity session without spilling a drop.


Toastie Hand Warmers

Toastie Hand Warmers


This house was really cold last winter and I often found as I was typing my fingers were frozen…..not with these toastie little rippers.
You plug them into your USB holes and they are heated. Who comes up with the stuff? Totally awesome genius’, ya.

Eat Fit Cutlery

Eat Fit Cutlery


Once again, I love to eat and I love to work out….with time being so precious, why wouldn’t I try to fit more of both into my day? I think it may be awkward when my Pop-Eye arms bust out of my clothes because I’ve done too many reps over the silly season.

Sound Proof Headphones

Sound Proof Headphones


I probably won’t even listen to music. Silence truly is golden…..or I might crank a little ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough’ while I vacuum.

Oh, that’s right, I won’t need to vacuum with my Robo-Vac.

Can’t wait for Christmas morning!

What are you hoping to see under your tree this year?


20 Responses to “Christmas Wishlist”

  1. jade December 13, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    Put me down for a Bottle Glass too please!

  2. Raising Faith December 13, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Hilarious, and helpful. My husband keeps cutting the fingers off his gloves so he can type with warm hands (budget cutbacks @ the office?) Toastie handwarmers, here he comes . . .

  3. Bunny Eats Design December 13, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    As much as I’m over seeing other people’s Christmas lists (namely people I have to buy for) I liked seeing yours. Robo vacuum would be awesome. Especially to follow Tofu the bunny around the house picking up his tiny chocolate treats.

    • Keeping Up With The Holsbys December 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

      What if Tofu unwittingly got stuck in Robo-Vac?
      I think it’s a bad idea for you……..
      I reckon you’d totally smash the bacon marmalade though 😉

  4. sybaritica December 13, 2012 at 8:13 am #


  5. thecookingchook December 13, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Big fan of the sound proof earphones, but I wouldn’t mind a KitchenAid food processor and mixer either….

  6. brendayoder December 13, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    My husband actually got me the thing I asked for, which is more of an investment – a therapeutic massage chair. It’s coming tomorrow. I have a lot of migraines and carry my stress in my head and shoulders. Instead of paying a chiropractor to sit in his chair, we got our own on Ebay. I. Can’t. Wait.

  7. Rachel December 13, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    Too funny! I’d like some of these…

  8. Gretchen O'Donnell December 14, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    These are hilarious! You just never know what they’ll come up with next. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  9. borderlinefab December 14, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Roomba’s always remind me of Aziz Ansari’s SKYMALL skit – ‘DJ ROOMBA’ – Cracks me up every time!

    Also loving your ‘wine glass / bottle’ ! How did you even come across these! Hilarious.


  10. C Eliza C December 14, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Oh you do make me laugh!

    • Keeping Up With The Holsbys December 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

      I’m being serious!!!

      Sent from my iPhone

      On 14/12/2012, at 10:32 AM, Keeping Up With The Holsbys

  11. Val December 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Oh the wine bottle glass would be perfect for our Friday nights!!! Great list of very worth while presents

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