This time of year, it's fun to start dreaming about things you'd purchase if you could (or if someone wanted to buy you a little somethin' somethin'). Here are a few of my latest wants.
Accessories - Necklaces, infinity scarves, fun gloves to wear when it's cold out. I for one, think a necklace is a great purchase for others who wear jewelry because we often buy the major things (shirt, pants, sweater) and leave the sparkly stuff behind. I love the LOFT ones (that go on sale regularly), but I always end up buying clothes instead. I love my new Oiselle Runfinity scarf - infinity scarves are the best.
Massage or pedicure - in the form of gift certificates. This can be a great gift because you're giving someone a pampering that they might not deem necessary, but would truly enjoy. And even if you can't give the cost of an entire service, a $25 gift certificate can put a nice dent into one's bill!
Lululemon Cool Racerback or No Limits Tank - These days I'm really into bright colors with my workout attire - red, blues, pink, yellow and of course white w/ grey stripes (can't deny the stripe love)
Lululemon Wunder Unders - I have the crop version, but can imagine the full length version being great for winter yoga or under a long sweater/top with a pair of boots.
Race entry - I love racing, but lately have skipped races I wanted to do in order to save the $$. Even $25 on the "affordable" races adds up if you're doing a few of them in the matter of a few months!
There are also things I've been thinking about that aren't necessarily about the cost, but simply having the opportunity to enjoy.
A few of those include:
A day of relaxation activities (fall walk, sipping on hot coffee and munching on a scone in a nearby coffee shop, laughing with friends, DIY pedicure), getting lost in a book for a few hours at the library, crafts with friends/family, grabbing a beer in a cozy bar, and a day spent baking and laughing with a good friend.
The last few years, I've had a baking night with my friend Jenn during the holidays and it's just a fun time to destress, bake some sweets (some to giveaway and some to munch on) and have a drink. Beware: the more heavy handed your drink is, the less productive cooking baking could be.
What is one thing you're wishing for this Christmas OR an activity/experience you want to do?