We need an "anti-anti-mustachian overheard on facebook" thread, like we do for work. Since we don't, I'll plop this one here:I asked for windshield wipers and replacement bottles for the soda stream
"My hubby keeps asking me what I want for Christmas... I just want a new can opener and some sleep... Again!"
My husband asked for a new backpack, because his broke
I asked for money so I can buy shares in index funds or whatever else DW and I and up needing/wanting.
I asked for socks, medicated lip balm, and hand cream as stocking stuffers (aka: give me the present of not having to go shop for boring shit!). My husband is recieving the present of getting his piano fixed and tuned (because he actively plays it a lot but a pedal is broken and needs to be soldered back on, and also it needs tuning). Also some stocking stuffers, just because.
When my mother asked what I wanted/needed (and wouldn't accept $ as an answer), I listed: warm winter coat for playing in the snow with our kid, warm winter boots, warm robe, flannel nightgown, books from my Amazon wishlist (carefully edited to be ONLY the books I couldn't get from the library/interlibrary loan system).
Seriously, though: all things on my list are things that I would value, that would make my life better, that I would be grateful to recieve, and that I would use until they wore out (hopefully years from now). Isn't that the hallmark of an excellent gift?