I have no idea what Christmas gifts you should get for your Mom or your brother or your quirky boyfriend who already has all the mustache combs and indie records he could ever need. Sorry! I do know everything that I want though, so if you have anyone in your life you think is the absolute coolest person you’ve ever met, they might like this stuff too.
I need a globe. Or a World map. Something, anything to help me be less ignorant about geography. It’s like a mental block! Some people stutter, I can’t tell you where most countries are. Available on Etsy, $54.95
I love this watch, although it’s not fashionable to say you want a watch because PHONES! Whatever. Watches are chic. Daniel Wellington St. Andrew Lady watch $199
All the jewelry I wear is special to me. It’s mostly vintage and costume and I feel like perhaps it’s time to start collecting some test-of-time pieces. This tiny bangle with Neil’s lyrics on the inside is a good place to start. Kate Spade, $33 (via Cup of Jo)
The Art Gallery of Ontario had some incredible exhibitions this year and I always griped about how much it cost to go. A year-long membership would not only allow me to check out everything that comes through, but it means I can also go to the AGO to hang out. It’s just a nice place to be, you know? AGO Membership $100
I didn’t always want or care to know how to knit but it’s something I think it would be really handy, mainly because I’m picky and allergic to most wool. This kit wins because merino wool is soft and I think the knitting needles would look cool poked through my messy bun while I read in my (imaginary) rocking chair. Purl Soho Learn to Knit Kit, $62 (via Cup of Jo)
My The Wild Unknown Songwriters 2011 calendar is still hanging on my wall because it’s too pretty to take down. This Tarot Calendar is the only thing I want to put in its place. I bought my first one from Catbird in NYC so I’ll also accept a round-trip ticket there to grab it myself. Thanks Santa! The Wild Unknown Tarot Calendar, $30
I live in a condo high in the sky and it gets super dry up there. This is the mother of all humidifiers that blows both cool and warm mist. Goodbye static cling and dry skin. Air-O-Swiss Digital Warm & Cool Mist Ultrasonic humidifier, $199
So really and truly I don’t need any of this shit. Getting gifts is fun but it doesn’t really matter what I unwrap as long as I get to be with my fam here in NFLD! I wouldn’t say no to a bunch of chocolate from the Newfoundland Chocolate Company, though.