Last December I posted a “Healthyish Holiday Gift Guide” and looking back at it, everything I wrote holds true today. I admitted that I have a love/hate relationship with the concept of gift guides (still do) and that I like to think of myself as practical-ish when it comes to money (true, although this has been somewhat of an indulgent, exploratory year). More than that, I’d still happily receive any of the items I listed! Fitness packages, expensive almond butter and magazines are always a safe bet for me.
In lieu of a typical gift guide this holiday season (I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of those) I’d rather share the things I truly want. The non-monetary, arguably “everyday” items and experiences that would be better than anything from Lululemon. Mom, don’t take that last line seriously. For the sake of this post, we’ll take good, longstanding health, shelter and happiness out of the equation. Play along in the comments for some free and lighthearted holiday cheer!
Dear Santa, this year I’d like….
-To log onto the internet and see a happy news story. No more politics, deaths or Kanye drama (although I do hope he’s OK).
-Both my dogs to sit still for a photo. I try almost every day and one of the two ruin it!
-An uninterrupted Harry Potter marathon.
-To run forever and ever without pain. Technically, this is first on my list.
-For my dad to eat something I make without asking “is there kale in that?” No, there’s no kale in my almond butter.
-A carwash to last more than one day.
-A manicure to last more than two days.
The Eagles to magically make the playoffs. This became mathematically impossible as of yesterday. I’ll take a good draft pick.
-Whole Foods to stop using canola oil in their prepared foods.
-More 100% GF kitchens and restaurants. Cross-contamination is REAL and a pain in my
-Kombucha on-tap at every bar.
-People to understand “Friends” and “The Office” references without me having to awkwardly explain them.
-Everyone to have a good night’s sleep, a healthy gut and a puppy. I think all three are key to world peace.