Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Christmas Lists

Well, here we are again celebrating another year. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday for many reasons. Of course one of my favorite reasons is the giving and getting part. Every year my family picks names for Christmas amongst the sisters and brothers. Some years we have done two names, but most years just one.

Every year we all write a Christmas list, just as we did when we were little. This way we get others exactly what they want but with a list of many items, it is still a surprise. I want to share a few lists I get to buy for this year. This is why it can get kind of interesting around here.

I don't want to bore you, so skim through and you can still find some good wanted items.

Matt’s Christmas List
(From most expensive to least expensive) (Shirt size Large) (Waist size 36) (Shoe size 10 1/2 or 11)
1. A pair of Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones
2. Sony PS3
3. Nixon (The Banks) Watch
4. A 500GB External Hard Drive (preferably with Firewire 400/800 and USB 2.0)
5. Dynastar AUTODRIVE SPEED 63 SX 186cm Skis (These are olds skis from when I used to work at a ski resort but there is a seller on eBay selling a brand new pair for $100)
6. Merrell Oracle shoes (color: cherry wood)
7. Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)(Reference Book)
8. The Adobe Illustrator CS3 Wow! Book (Paperback)(Reference Book)
9. Adobe Illustrator CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (Paperback)(Reference Book)
10. Exploring Illustrator CS3 (Paperback)(Reference Book)
11. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)(Reference Book)
12. Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-On-One (Paperback)(Reference Book)
13. Mastering Photoshop CS3 for Print Design and Production (Paperback)(Reference Book)
14. Photoshop CS3 Essential Skills (Paperback)(Reference Book)
15. A 32 oz. Nalgene big mouth water bottle
16. Any solid color polo type shirt (made by a surf or skate company) It’s cool of it has horizontal stripes
17. Wood boxes from Ikea for holding CD’s (they have two drawers side-by-side with a little notch at the top for your finger)
18. Transformers DVD (Widescreen)
19. An all white belt (leather or canvas)(no spikes or studs) with a chrome or silver metal buckle
20. An Apple Gift Card (Not necessarily for the iTunes Store or Music, but more for buying other Apple products)
21. Any of the following CD’s:
a. Tiësto - Parade of the Athletes
b. Tiësto - In Search of Sunrise, Vol. 4: Latin America
c. Tiësto - In Search of Sunrise, Vol. 3: Panama
d. Tiësto - In Search of Sunrise, Vol. 2
e. Tiësto - In Search of Sunrise
f. Tiësto - Magik, Vol. 7: Live in Los Angeles
g. Nada Surf – Let Go
h. Nada Surf – The Weight Is A Gift
i. Nada Surf – High/Low
j. Nada Surf – The Proximity Effect
k. Nada Surf – Karmic
l. Jack’s Mannequin – Everything In Transit (Import if it is not too expensive)

This is a list that was given by the wife of the person whose name I have with some suggestions...

Chris's Christmas List
As for my husband get him the dorkiest boxers you can find, j.k. I suggest gift cards, tennis shoes size 11, writeable DVD's, Guitar tablature (sp) music books

Then there's my mom's list which has everything it had on it last year and the year before that(average price $10)

brown flats for wearing with my work suits
one of the new big bag purses
DVD player
cardigan sweater
Salt City Candle
flowers for my outside pots
necklaces and/or earrings
gloves and goggles to wear when I ride my 4 wheeler
robe or mumu for wearing after I shower
plastic everyday drinking glasses
Then there's my dad's list which usually we get pictures but this year not. His list requires a bit of knowledge of Harbor Freight and Home Depot.


1 each 29 pc. split point titanium nitride drill bit set Item
no. 32926-6yya 19.99 per set
4 each 4 pc. Tarp clips item no. 91858-1yya 1.99 per set
1 each Dovetail Machine item no. 34102-8yya 39.99
1 set Halogen driving lights item no. 37349-1yya 15.99
1 set Magnetic trailer alignment kit item no. 95684-0yya 14.99
Open/Box end wrenches in the following sizes:11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, and 1 inch.
I have the other smaller sizes
6 inch crecent wrench
12 inch crecent wrench
9" paint rollers.
18 inch pipe wrench, not Aluminum.
Book of Mormon on CD
Docterine and Covenants on CD
White Costco Tennis shoes (the $13 ones) Size 10
Music CDs
Oak Ridge Boys: Gold (2 CD)
20th Century Masters
Dino: The Essential Dean Martin
Jim Nabors: It is No Secret
16 Most Requested Songs
Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years
Charlie Daniels Band: Decade of Hits
Dolly Parton: 16 biggest Hits
Halos and Horns
Johnny Cash: Great Lost Performances
16 Biggest Hits
Kellie Pickler: Small Town Girl
White socks
Black plastic pots like they put the plants and trees in at the nursery. 4 gallon and 7 gallon.

I want to know how your family does Christmas gifts/exchanges. What kinds of things do you get to buy this year for others?


regibells said...

Happy shopping! We rotate families for Steve's family and pick names for mine (however this year we decided to forgo the gifts and go to a cabin in Tahoe) We are going in on gifts for all parents. It would be helpful to have lists of what the heck to buy....maybe not that detailed though! haha

Shelley said...

The wish lists were very entertaining, but some of it was like a foreign language to me!
On Dan's side of the family, the kids exchange names and the adults do a five dollar gift exchange game that is always fun. On my side of the family, just the kids get presents.