As I get older I do less Christmas shopping each year. Somehow it has just worked out, thankfully, that we stopped focusing on buying stuff and started concentrating on just enjoying being together for the holidays. Nevertheless, there are still a few things that catch my eye now and then and it is really hard not to get caught up in the consumer frenzy that surrounds Christmas - black Friday, cyber Monday - it is all so silly and yet, at least on some level, it is making me want to purchase stuff.
Here are a few of things that I think are cool and wouldn't mind buying for myself, my friends, and/or my loved ones:
Reidel stemless wine glasses. Prefect for the wine-guzzling klutz.
Timbuk 2 laptop messenger bag because it holds everything an attorney needs but is a great disguise.
Banana Republic shirt in cranberry red because it is totally festive and looks like it would fit like a glove. The best part is that nobody would notice if you didn't brush your hair.
Neutrogena Minerals powder in Illuminator - for those of you who, like me, are too old not to wear makeup.
Ipod Nano - because, thanks again Apple, it is just so tiny and oh-so-cute.
Book Two of Lian Hearn's Otori series because Book One was such a great read.
Garmin pedometer that does all kinds of crazy things associated with your workout. I doubt I could get through the manual that likely accompanies it though.
A gift certificate for a few solo-reformer sessions at Romney Pilates. Wow. Totally indulgent but perhaps even better than a massage?
Don't get me wrong, I don't need and have not asked for any of this stuff. It is just that now and then I enjoy a bit of shopping and daydreaming and what better day to do it than on Cyber Monday.