Holiday Gift Guide

I have been wanting to share all the wonderful things I have bought for my family this Christmas, but I didn’t want to share it in time for that idiot Margie to just copy it, like she copies everything I do.  I decided to wait until now, when everything good has sold out, so that everyone can be envious of the thoughtfully curated choices I have made for my lucky, lucky family.

In the past I have bought all of my gifts for Röbert and the boys on Black Friday, based on what was on sale at Best Buys and Toys R Us.  This year I realized what a terribly middle class thing Black Friday is when I read a few articles, and I decided to be more mindful in my purchases for the boys.  It is very in trend to be mindful of one’s purchases.

I do want to remind everyone that Merlin wrote a letter to Santa in which he asked for nothing except for Santa to make Ty happy.  No can do.  I tried to contact Ty and was stopped by his nutty family.  Maybe Santa can send him a new girlfriend, a nice American one this time, but otherwise, the guy has to CHOOSE to be happy.

For Röb I was very mindful of everything except budget.  But what is money anyway?  It is a borgeouis concept.  I know he loves to be active so I bought him some human underwater jetpacks.

Cool, right?

Cool, right?  I am sure he will love them as long as he never sees the Visa bill.

Hummus’s school sent out an approved gift list and reminded us that Christmas is the celebration of a very holy event, blah, blah, blah.  The Fourth of July is a celebration of a boring political meeting in Philadelphia, but that doesn’t make it wrong to eat that cake with the Cool Whip and blueberries on it, right?  So I got the requisite Noah’s Ark for Hummus to make Miss Sherrilyn happy.

At least it looks nice. Maybe I can display it somewhere because I can't imagine him sitting still long enough to play with this thing.

At least it looks nice. Maybe I can display it somewhere because I can’t imagine him sitting still long enough to play with this thing.

I also got him a very classy looking ride-upon Saab, one of my favorite car brands, because it looks expensive.

Very stylish. This one also can be displayed.

Very stylish. This one also can be displayed.  It actually is kind of costy but not like jetpack costy.

Hummus likes cars, but I hate those tacky cheap Hot Wheels.  This year he is getting  Scandanavian design cars.

Fun! They can be whatever he imagines!

Fun! They can be whatever he imagines!

Like I said, Merlin wants Ty to be happy and THAT IS ALL.  I am a generous mother though, so I bought him a toy.  It is a doll that he can use to play with Starling and her dolls.  Maybe he can pretend to be an admirer and all of Starlings dolls can reject his doll and then laugh at his doll behind his doll’s back.

Poor doll is not going to get far in life with that stupid outfit, but you have to buy what you can find when you shop at the very last minute.

Poor doll is not going to get far in life with that stupid outfit, but you have to buy what you can find when you shop at the very last minute.

Starling always asks for the same thing, a Samantha doll from American Girl, because Samantha is the classiest.

This year I bought her three dolls and lots of clothing.

This year I bought her three Samantha dolls and lots of clothing.

Samantha also always needs new accessories so I bought a couple of things.

We have almost every accessory, but the snack cart is cute and she can have some of the old Samantha dolls who hair isn't as pretty "work" there.

We have almost every accessory, but the snack cart is cute and she can have some of the old Samantha dolls with hair that isn’t as pretty “work” there.

All of the Samanthas need their own beds. They look so cute lined up next to each other.

All of the Samanthas need their own beds. They look so cute lined up next to each other.

I also bought her the “doll of the year”, Grace, because she is exclusive and collectible.  Also she is French which will hopefully inspire Starling in her goals of being a model and being skinny.

I couldn't resist the whole play set too. Ooh lala! It is tres bien.

I couldn’t resist the whole play set too. Ooh lala! It is tres bien.

She also wanted a karaoke machine so she can have karaoke parties.

I had to buy some of the One Direction music on Ebay because I couldn't find it on Amazon until it was all sold out (I thought they were called No Direction). I hope they really are unopened and from a smoke-free household.

I had to buy some of the One Direction music on Ebay because I couldn’t find it on Amazon until it was all sold out (I thought they were called No Direction). I hope they really are unopened and from a smoke-free household.

I also bought her a little electric car to tool around the neighbohood in.  This one is equipped with a sound system.  I hope the neighbors like Taylor Swift.

Adorable!

Adorable!

I filled in with some lil’ stocking stuffers like an Apple Watch and Iphone six and a drone and one of those Hoverboard thingys.

It should be a wonderful Christmas, especially if Röbert got me this:

This would look so cute on me!

This would look so cute on me!

and not this:

No. Not even funny.

No. Not even funny.

I am a very thoughtful person.

 

 

8 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Cindy McCain

    Ha, she’s not going to get skinny with THAT doll as a model! Chunk-O-Rama! More like butterspiration than thinspiration, but bless your heart dear, at least you tried.

    Also……………… you eat Cool Whip? I may have to reconsider my association with this place.

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    1. Mimi

      I disagree. The doll is just wearing a very fashionable boxy dress. You can tell by how big her head is in proportion to her body that she is really quite the thin little thing. I think she has the appropriate head-to-body ratio for a model.

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  2. Suzy

    #giftgoals

    You are so mindful but I would go ahead and overnight that bracelet to !myself wink wink. It counts as a stoclkimng stuffer since it fits

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  3. Mrs. Rothschild

    You are a true patriotic American to single-handedly save your local economy this season when the news has been that retail sales are down. Your giving knows no bounds.

    But Cool Whip?! You must really, really hate your in-laws.

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  4. jennydecki (@jennydecki)

    I hope that snack cart only sells cucumber and celery slices. No fatty snacks, gurl, you have to teach through play that fat isn’t where it’s at. Ever. Under any circumstances. No matter what. Maybe it can be a snack cart that only sells ice chips! I love to eat ice chips because they’re crunchy and cold and SO SATISFYING!

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