Presents you should give me or your girlfriend or something.
It’s that time of year again when I start thinking ahead to Christmas. And when I think ahead to Christmas I start spending all of my spare time shopping for presents online. But then, of course, I find a million things I really want for myself instead and I start making wish lists of all those things I found that I would buy for myself if only my bank account had a positive balance.
So here are some presents you should give me for Christmas or my birthday because maybe you secretly love me and have more cash than I do. Or you feel sorry for me. Whatever.
Or, you know, I suppose you can use this gift guide to pick out something for someone you actually know, like your girlfriend or your best friend or your sister, who is also obsessed with cats and the color pink and 80s teen literature.
I won’t be jealous or anything.
Presents you should give me or your girlfriend or best friend or something.
I kind of have a thing for lamps. I have about four in my apartment, which is probably about four more than I actually need. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting to buy all the lamps. And this amethyst lamp is pretty pretty.
Because you can never have too many cats on your bed. Or too many pillows.
I love putting pen to paper. I like jotting down notes, scrawling ideas for blog posts, drawing doodles, whatever. I can never have enough notebooks. I actually already have this illustrated cat as a print in my bedroom because it looks like gay pride Rooney, but I wouldn’t mind having it in notebook form as well.
Cute little bottle + Necklace + Crystals + Pink = ❤️
Llamas are probably my fifth favorite animal (after jackalopes, any animal dressed as another animal, cats, and monkeys). So I totally dig this llama shaped planter even though I will kill whatever plant I put in it.
I’m afraid that my Macbook is dying a slow death. It freezes every time I use it and definitely doesn’t hold a charge like it used to. I know I’ll be needing a new laptop soon. Of course they now cost approximately three bazillion dollars. So if you really love me and happen to have a few bazillion dollars to spare, help a girl out.
Because pink is my color.
The bag ban in Chicago (along with, you know, a general care for not using plastic bags) means I almost always am carrying a tote bag. And I really need one that didn’t come as a free giveaway at a blogger event.
Did I mention I’m a mom to two cats? And that I’m kind of obsessed with them?
Because when you have eight pillows on your bed you take this sleep thing seriously.
I collect two kinds of art prints. One type that I will call “cute illustrated hipster girls” and, the other, “map prints.” I pretty much love everything Rifle Paper Co. ever produces and this map of the United States is no exception.
I like candles. I like pink. I like pink candles.
The only backpack I own is a giant one that I use as a daypack with traveling (and, sometimes, as my main bag on short trips). So, if I want to tote my laptop to a coffee shop, I look like I’m getting ready for a hike. I could really use something smaller and more tailored.
A girl can never have too many maps.
I don’t wear a whole lot of jewelry. So, when I do, I like a little bit of a statement and tend to go for things that are a little quirky. And what’s more quirky than wearing a clay succulent?
I’m single and I live alone and I cook for myself but most recipes are meant to feed families of six. So I’m intrigued by a cookbook meant for those of us cooking for one.
17. Fitbit Charge 3
For a while I was completely obsessed with my Fitbit. Completely obsessed. That obsession has, unfortunately, faded, but maybe I’d go back to wearing one if I had a pretty one in purple and rose gold?
I’m a morning showerer. My hair is super thin and if I take a shower at night it will be a limp ball of grease by morning. Still, there’s something calming about taking a night shower, just before hitting bed.
Because every girl should have a plan(ner).
Air plants are supposedly super easy to take care of but I could at least keep my quarters in this little kitty when I inevitably kill the plant anyways.
22. iPhone XS
I still have an iPhone 6S because iPhones are expensive and I have a cheap month-to-month phone plan that doesn’t include phone upgrades and my phone still works and all but every time I see someone take photos in portrait mode I want to stop everything and run to Apple. So, again, if you’re a bazillionaire who secretly loves me, send one my way.
I realized the other day that I’ve been using the same drinking glasses for over fifteen years. Let that sink in. I mean, my glasses are fine and I don’t need new ones but I still think about replacing them every time I get a glass of water.
Because I’m a 30-something who is reading The Baby-Sitters Club in its entirety, this seems like an appropriate read.
I often swear that I’m not the kind of cat lady who wants a million cat things all over her apartment. But mugs are an exception. Because you can never have too many mugs and you especially can’t have too many cat mugs.
OK, forget what I said about not wanting a million cat things because apparently all I want is cat things and especially cat things for plants I would kill. I don’t get me either.
Even though I’m pretty sure that no matter where I hung this my cats would find a way to destroy it, I still love these big fluffy woven wall hangings.
28. Night In Print
This is basically me and my boys except I am usually wearing a sweatshirt because I get cold fast.
I wear glittered eyeliner every time I wear makeup because why would you wear regular eyeliner when glittered eyeliner exists?
My feet like to be extra warm and fuzzy socks do the trick. (These also come with a cat print but I wanted to spare you from having everything on this list have cats on it and besides I might be wearing these cat socks already as I write this…)