I have a reputation in my family for being very hard indeed to buy presents for. Apparently I have this face when I open presents, that looks kind of disappointed, horrified, sad and indifferent, all at the same time. I’m very conscious of doing the face, and so in my efforts not to, I think I just make it worse.
I’ve tried to recreate what happens for you here:
You can see why people dread buying me presents.
The truth is though that I don’t ever hate any of the presents. (Okay, so maybe sometimes…) Mainly it’s just that I’m not especially bothered about things. I love buying other people presents and watching them open them, but that’s different. The downside of being a grown up is that if there is anything you desperately want during the year, you just buy it for yourself, so Christmas isn’t that whole thing of finally getting the toy you’ve waited all year for.
So, when it comes to Christmas presents, I find it really hard to think of things I really want.
But then the team at Vorwerk asked me to take part in their #AllIWantForChristmas campaign, designed to uncover what is on the ultimate Christmas wishlists of some of the UK’s top parenting and lifestyle bloggers, (that’s me by the way), so I had to think about it. I did say that a robot hoover probably wasn’t going to be on the list, even though they do look very cool, but they said that was okay, they were just interested to see what did make the list.
I decided that I’d come up with a proper fantasy list – all the things that I’d never be able to buy for myself:
1. A trip on the Orient Express
I’ve always wanted to do this. But only if there is a murder. (Not mine.) And I can solve it.
2. A massive purple velvet sofa
I like this one from sofa.com, but so long as it is huge and squishy and velvety then I don’t mind too much.
3. Really long, thick hair, that always looked amazing.
See picture above. My hair is not my best thing and I would love to have hair like a TV advert.
4. A sunny conservatory filled with plants.
Except I live in a flat.
So there you go. Buy me any of those for Christmas and I promise not to do the face.
What would be on your dream Christmas list?