What Do I Want For Christmas?

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what I you want for christmasI don’t know if I am the only one who has this problem (Linda definitely doesn’t), but most years when November rolls around people start asking me what I want for Christmas and I normally don’t have much of an answer.  Believe me, it isn’t because I have fully mastered the art of being content, but more that I just forget about the things that I want. ;)

We have tallied up what everyone wants for Christmas and you can see the top Christmas gift ideas for 2011 by clicking here!

I really need some gift ideas too!

As difficult a time I often have coming up with ideas of stuff to put on my own Christmas list, I also often need some inspiration when picking out gifts for others.

So where am I going with all this?

Well, here is my idea. What if you commented below with some gift ideas you have for this year, then I can take all of the comments and create a new article that can kind of be an inspiration guide for people like myself who need some ideas!

Giveaway!

Tell us what you want for Christmas in the comments and you may just win it!

You can write things like 5-carat diamond earrings or a new BMW, but you probably won’t win (this year anyway). So just write some slightly more modest gift ideas that you have on your wishlist!

  • Definitely leave multiple gift ideas if you have them, the goal is for us to all help each other out!
  • I will pick a couple winners on 11/14 and will have a post of gift ideas to follow shortly after for us all to use.
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, but we have selected winners!
Congrats to Courtney M, Tasha, and Cathy M!!











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  1. I think one of those new Amazon kindles would be lovely. Even the ad supported ones. The new lending library is exciting. Being able to check out books from the library is very nice.

  2. I would love to have:
    1. Ipad2 (to use in therapy with my clients)
    2. A red Kitchenaid Stand Mixer
    3. A set of stainless steel pots & pans
    4. Gift card to Nordstrom or Macy’s

    Thank you:) ~ Tawni

  3. I would like a poster of the 10 Commandments that is nice enough to hang in my home to serve as a steady reminder.

  4. Love the idea of generating good gift ideas for each other! Here’s what I came up with off the top of my head:

    1) Kindle touch
    2) Basketball/ cross training shoes
    3) Gift card for Bob Evans – my oldest son and I go about every 2-3 wks for a breakfast together

  5. Here it goes, Bob! ;)
    -Stillen Gen2 Cat-Back exhaust system for my G35 ($1004.60): http://www.stillen.com/product.asp?id=STISSEXH11&c=PE&year=2006&make=INFINITI&model=G35%204DR

    -Akebono Big Brake Kit for my G35 ($1839.95): http://www.conceptzperformance.com/Cart/description.php?II=3303&Car_Type=G35&UID=20100716092252156.45.254.11

    -Motordyne G35/M35 Copper Iso Thermal plenum spacer ($295): http://www.motordyneengineering.com/index.php?cPath=1_5&osCsid=31a24398a79481ea063d03c59114f2b1

    -Motordyne G35/M35 MREV 2 Manifold TM ($485) (on the same page as the item above): http://www.motordyneengineering.com/index.php?cPath=1_5&osCsid=31a24398a79481ea063d03c59114f2b1

    Okay, okay…here are some more practical items :)

    -Arcan Quick Lift Professional Service Jack ($149.99): http://www.amazon.com/Arcan-Quick-Lift-Professional-Service/dp/B000Y9YGX4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I21WIZUGNOVY2D&colid=29HUDSI7PJ6HC

    -Torin T43002 3-Ton Jack Stands ($27.27): http://www.amazon.com/Torin-T43002-Jack-Stands-Pairs/dp/B000CO86BY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I4JN7B3BLQ4MN&colid=29HUDSI7PJ6HC

    -Elixir Mandolin Strings ($11.69): http://www.amazon.com/Elixir-Strings-Mandolin-Acoustic-NANOWEB/dp/B0002E1NWS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I26570NVSQUJJB&colid=A8SVR0U6NUU

    Those are just a few ideas I took from a couple of my Amazon wish lists. To all who haven’t created an Amazon wish list, I highly recommend you set one up. It’s easy and fun, and it makes it simple for those who are shopping for you!

  6. You’re right, it can be hard to think things up on the spot! I’m coming up with…
    a snowblower! (I’m sure we will need it this winter!)
    a knee-length wool coat
    books…you can never go wrong with books, right?

  7. I would like…
    1. Toms shoes so I could give to give to someone else and have new shoes.
    2. Samsung Galaxy Tablet so I can give it to my husband for his birthday/Christmas present
    3. Thomas the Train set for my son
    4. Money to pay down our debt

  8. I would love a sewing machine this year!

  9. A new heater for my house. It’s COLD here! :)

  10. I mostly just want some nice kitchen knives! My husband promised me new shoes for my birthday, but I hate shoe shopping. It’s been 3 months… I’m shooting for getting them by Christmas. :o)

  11. Anil George

    I would like a Samsung Galaxy S-2 as a gift for my wife, and a few Wii games for my 3 boys aged 14, 8 and 6

  12. blessedta

    A new house and car with lots of money to spare.

  13. Y’all are so cute. :) I just love Linda. Great giveaway!

    Ok, my wishes…
    1. A good rice cooker!
    2. An iPad
    3. A gift ($) for my Compassion child
    4. The Dave Ramsey FPU kit
    5. Chuck Season 4 on DVD

  14. My family asks me what I want every year, and every year I tell them the same thing. I really don’t want anything. It’s true, I’m happy with what I have and I certainly don’t need more stuff when there is so much need in the world. The only problem is they don’t listen to me and always end up getting me too many things. Not that I don’t appreciate it.

    Anyway, after reading your post I thought that I could ask them to donate money instead of buying me gifts. Then they could still buy me something I want and it would help others. Plus I wouldn’t end up with more stuff in my house. `

    So, what’s my request this Christmas? A $50 donation to Blood Water Mission (http://www.bloodwatermission.com/). They work to bring clean drinking water to those in need as well as AIDS support. A great charity!

  15. Samsung Galaxy Tablet as Mrs. SPFs netbook is on its last legs. Er, knobs. Er, CPU.

  16. Things that I would want for Christmas:

    1) Crock pot
    2) This awesome toaster/griddle combo: http://www.amazon.com/Nostalgia-Electrics-BTG-100BLK-Flip-Down-Breakfast/dp/B005QSI4E0?tag=gmgamzn-20
    3) A Gorillapod tripod
    4) A Kindle or iPod. (Because I wouldn’t want to buy it for myself, but they’re awesome looking)

  17. One thing I will ask for is a donation to one of my favorite charities or missionaries. I started to say “in my name” but really, not even that. Just a donation.
    I’m not completely altruistic! I also want a Silhouette Cameo (expensive craft toy) and a new laptop. Mine’s shot. Or I’m about to shoot it. ;-)
    Books are always a winner.
    Gift cards to bookstores, clothing stores, craft stores, restaurants are great, too.

  18. A bathroom added on my house. I am a single mom of two trying to make things happen.

  19. A bathroom added on my house. I am a single mother of two.

  20. I would like to win a fuel efficient vehicle that holds a dog and 7 humans, 5 of them are still growing, (will the dog drive?), a cow for milk because we average about 16 litres of milk a week, some thousands of dollars of cash to put toward debt. The best present I would like is…. oh wait I already have it, a friendship with Jesus Christ, our Emmanuel, God with us.

  21. Zig Ziglar’s “Christian Motivation for Daily Living” seminar on CD. The Rocky Box set on Blu-Ray (awesome movies, why had I never seen them until earlier this year). Some video games, some books, and some more seminars on CD.

    A gift idea for the right person is a nice moleskine notebook and a nice pen to start a journal. I started a journal earlier this year and I’ve enjoyed it. I wish I started sooner.

  22. I would love to have:

    1. Cuisinart EM-100 Espresso Machine

    2. A One year subscription to Blue Host Web Hosting with the 1 year Unlimited Web Template Subscription through Dream Template

  23. A new pair of Dankso professional clogs with a fun print! I am constantly walking at work, so a practical pair of shoes is something that I would use on a regular basis.

    I am also getting ready to finish graduate school and will have time to read “fun” books, so a Kindle would be a fun new piece of technology to use.

    I think the final thing would be a Chick-fil-A gift card because this is where my husband and I have our regular Saturday morning date.

  24. Hi Bob, This is a great idea. We love to garden and have planted native trees, shrubs and perennials that attract wildlife. We use steel dog dishes for winter water bowls, and dag nab it my pruning shears are really dull. Bird feeders and summer water dishes are always appreciated. Oh, and maybe hand cream for gardeners is a bonus.

  25. Dyllan sampson

    This was harder than I thought. I would have to say I would like some nice Red dishes service !for 8 and a nice set of pans really like the emiril pans. Would also like some glass ware for the kitchen with the red tones to tye in with everything else, oh and a stereo for my living room that has cd player and all. And I always like gift cards too like to pier imports…. So there are my wants…merry christmas

  26. I would like one of those electronic readers that also has wifi on it.
    Thanks for asking.

  27. Tami Knopping

    It is hard for me to see all these “things” that people “want” when I have so many needs – gift-giving is not an option for me and has been difficult for the last few years due to financial difficulties. I would love to have a hair-cut or a new pair of shoes so my feet don’t hurt. Gift cards are always so appreciated because then I can get what I need: Cost Cutters, Famous Footwear, Home Depot (for home repairs), etc. Maybe in the future Christmas will be enjoyable for me but presently it isn’t . . .

  28. My wishlist:
    1. IPad 2
    2. My bathroom and garage remodel to be finished (both are at a standstill right now. :(
    3. Wii and DS games for kids
    4. Bike for 6yr old son
    5. Phone with QWERTY and a watch for daughters
    6. Giftcards

    Thank you!

  29. Kristi Allen

    Well I would like to get a gift card for e-bay because my son just came home for convalescent leave from Ft. Bliss (His arm was crushed by an armored vehicle in Iraq) and discovered that his video game collection was stolen from my home. He had left his video games, movies, game consoles (Super Nintendo, Gamecube, Sega Genesis, etc.) at my home, alongwith his other personal and Army belongings before he left for Iraq-and somehow someone came in my home and that storage tub with all those belongings was stolen. He is so discouraged-he has had 6 surgeries on his arm-fortunately, still has his arm, but I would love to use a gift card from ebay to help restore his collection-some of the games were ‘old’ so not available in retail stores. Thank you! And Merry Christmas!

  30. Since my dad passed away six years ago from pancreatic cancer, my 72-year old mother has developed some serious health issues, . Having been a caretaker for elderly grandparents all my life, Mom put her own health concerns on the backburner until now. Not only a diabetic, but losing blood as well, she was just diagnosed with a malignant mass on her breast. My mother’s always been a giver, so I’d like her to get something back to help her quality of life. Would it be too much to ask for a monthly cleaning service to do carpenting, floors, dusting, minor fixes around her place?

  31. Bree Eddy

    I would like a few gift cards for:
    a manicure/pedicure
    a hot stone massage
    Barnes & Noble books
    Thanks!

  32. Elizabeth P.

    1. iPhone 4S (still have the very first generation iPhone)
    2. iPad2 (I write freelance articles in addition to working full-time to support our household and my laptop is 10 years old and only sometimes turns on)
    3. VACATION! (either airfare or accommodations…can’t remember my last trip)
    4. Record Player (my mom passed away recently and we have always shared a love of old music. I recently found her records in our attic and would love to be able to listen to them)
    5. Visa Gift Card (Trying to find a new job and need new clothes)

  33. I also have leather garden gloves on my list.
    A new pole pruner would be nice or better yet one of those mini chainsaws on a pole pruner. That would be awesome.
    Itunes gift card
    Book gift card
    That’s pretty much my entire list.

  34. Tracy Jeffries

    A personal financial coach. :)

  35. I go through this every year so this year I’ve already made a list:
    Kindle 3G
    Crock pot with warmer setting
    Cross training shoes
    Outdoor Hands hand cream
    Pedicure

  36. It’s always hard for me to think of gifts too but I guess what I would want most this year is just a mini-vacation for me and my husband. I have always loved to travel, anywhere and anytime! Before I lost my job last year, we would try to get away somewhere, even if it was just for the weekend(which it usually was), every couple of months or so. I think one of the greatest gifts is just spending time with family and loved ones. I would rather have this than any “material” gift that I could think of.

  37. I’m a simple gal that usual doesn’t get gifts! We usually just get our son a couple of things and are grateful to be together for Christmas! But if someone were to get me anything I would say “Home Alone” the movie, I love Christmas movies! Also, I had to throw away my winter boots last year because they fell apart, boo hoo! I really want a pair of winter Muck Boots, it gets super cold in Montana and I don’t look forward to wearing my tennis shoes this winter.
    What a great idea!!

  38. I really want seasons of shows on DVD, like the latest Big Bang Theory (season four I think) and Psych (season five of that, I believe…)

    I love to read so books or gift cards to those type of places. Amazon gift cards/codes are always amazing.

    Baking supplies, because I want to try and do more. These woud be things like icing bags, icing tips, basic cake decorating things.

    A gift card to The Melting Pot! OMG, I love it. Fondue is great.

  39. Rhondell

    For Christmas I’d like:

    – a microwave
    – a set of cookware
    – a comforter set (queen size)
    – a gift card to Home Depot/Lowe’s to finally complete my home painting project.

  40. A house
    gift certificates for: amazon.com
    an apple laptop
    an ipod

  41. Molly Escue

    I would really love to have a smartboard for use in my classroom. I am a high school chemistry teacher in rural Tennessee. Personally, I would love to have an ipad.

  42. RebeccaL

    Here’s a couple things on my wish list:
    1. Epiphanie Bag – it’s a purse but made with inserts especially to hold a large DSLR camera with accessories.
    2. Rolling duffle bag – boring but mine is toast so I need a new one.
    3. Wii + games, especially Toy Story Midway Mania.
    4. Annual pass to Disneyland

  43. This gift is not for me actually, it’s for my daughter. She wants to become a songwriter (She’s very talented and God has really blessed her in that area) and I would get a Roland Juno Gi keyboard for her if I could afford it. There is a particular Music Business college she would like to get into and she needs to produce demos to send in to be considered. Having her own “recording studio” would help her realize her dreams!

  44. Alvin Moore

    Hmmmm,
    I like the moleskine notebook and pen idea.

    I think I would like a decent used table saw, and maybe a shed to put it in.
    I also like crafty/repurposing things, so I am always wanting to buy gifts that people can use, that meet a felt need in their lives. Like a cool flashlight for someone who has been wanting one but not sure which one to get, or a little piece of utility software that solves a particular problem someone has been having.
    Those online gift list things are great ideas, I will have to check out the one at Amazon.

  45. A Kindle $79
    A Kindle Touch $99
    A Kindle Fire $199
    A Sansa Fuze+ $47 (4gb Red)
    An External Hard Drive $89
    A Apple iPod shuffle 2 GB Silver (4th Generation) $46
    Alarm clock on wheels $35
    Some Cologne
    Gift cards everyone loves giftcard
    Apple And Potato Peeler $20
    Jbud Headphones $10
    New Shoes
    Turtle Neck Sweater
    A Box of chocolate or tea
    A new guitar
    A Fish
    A 16 gb Sansa Flash Drive $15
    A New Wireless Mouse $20
    Books
    A new Bible

  46. Quite honestly, I would just love to have the ability to purchase gifts for my 3 children. There is truly absolutely nothing I need (or want!) except to see their faces lit with joy on Christmas morning.
    If I had to choose something for myself…I have been craving a few new books, so a gift card from Amazon.com would be great.
    Thanks so much for the chance!

  47. Katie T.

    Thank you, for your generosity!

    Volunteer time and/or $500 donation to Junior Achievement (K-12 programs, Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship & Financial Literacy, http://www.ja.org) would be greatly appreciated. I manage a local office in California’s central valley.

    Lastly… a mini Kuerig single-cup coffee maker for my office.

    Thanks, again, and God bless!

  48. This is our first year in our new home, and my husband and I have been growing the most beautiful plants and lemon trees all summer. By this time we’d hoped to have a green house by now, to keep our garden safe in the winter. We we’ve worked so hard, we don’t want to see our efforts go to waste, so that’s what I want for Christmas: the materials to make an inexpensive greenhouse.

  49. j webster

    Hmmm, I have the same problem of coming up with ideas for family, so I started a Wish-List that we share on Google Docs so that we can update throughout the year when we think of something and can refer to it for birthdays as well.

    My wish list
    – Sonicare toothbrush set (ours died and would be helpful now that our dental ins. has run out)
    – iPad (for my business) and Kindle Fire (for my wife)
    – a 7.1 stereo receiver
    – outdoor speakers for my patio

    This was a wish list right. I don’t expect any of those except for probably the toothbrush, but it’s nice to dream.

  50. Joycelyn

    1) for my kids to have a good christmas. 3 and 12 yr old boys. ITs been a hard year.
    2) something nice for my sister and my mother for all they do for me.
    3) Happiness and health.
    4) to be debt free would be nice. working hard to get there.

  51. I would like a box of Bibles (English and/or Spanish) to give out to people – especially children.

  52. Marianne

    We live in an old Victorian house and there is no room for a dishwasher, so I would like a countertop dishwasher.
    This is fun… like when we were little and got the mail order catalog and sat for hours wishing!

    • I remember when we used to circle what we wanted in a Sears catalogue- and my mom and dad would try so hard to please us. Life is so much harder today- too many other things come in front of presents.. It is nice to wish isn’t it?

  53. John Dey

    I would like one of these clearspot devices on this link. I need this in order to be able to work my second online job more hours, while still being able to be with my family nights and weekends. So I really want it for them, and for fulfilling God’s will that I provide for my family. Thank you for considering it.

    http://www.clear.com/devices/spot

  54. Gift ideas:

    1. spool holder for lots of spools of thread
    2. book: Home Comforts
    3. book: Laundry
    4. book: Nourishing Traditions
    5. bowl, bag of unpopped popcorn, box of hot tamales (popcorn and hot tamales are excellent together!), and the movie Courageous if it’s out by then or another great movie if it isn’t
    6. a game for 5+ players like Wise and Otherwise (we already have that one, but it’s an idea for you)
    7. For grandparents you can get the grandkids to play several songs together and record them. Voila! A personal, autographed CD. :o)

  55. 1) smart phone and paid annual plan for my dear friend who is a student in PR studying to be a Dr of Optometry – he only has prepaid and it costs him too much
    2) Macbook Pro for me to do more web design work
    3) A paid RX for my friends ADHD medications (he needs this to study)
    4) Gift cards for him too at Walmart so he does not go without food in order to pay his tuition…

  56. The sequel to Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice that is supposed to be published in the US on Dec 6th. I don’t even know what it will be titled, but P&P is my favorite book of all time and I am so excited to read this new addition, even though it’s written by someone else! :)

    The only other thing on my list this year is a Kindle Fire, of course!

  57. Miranda Wilkes

    My Christmas List:
    *Clarisonic Mia™ Skin Cleansing System with Boscia, Dr. Brandt, Dr. Dennis Gross & Peter Thomas Roth – Berry (at Sephora)
    *Brighton earrings(Kalpana French Wire and Margarita Cross french wire)
    *Brighton Venus ring in blue size 7
    *Sephora Deluxe Fragrance Sampler For Her
    *Sephora Collection Moonshadow baked palette-in the nude
    *Fresh sugar plum glam and go(at Sephora)
    * I pod touch or other mp3 player with touchscreen
    *Gap jeans and sweaters

    I know, I don’t want for much, but I like for my husband to have options so I don’t know exactly what I will get! Even as an adult I still like the element of surprise!

  58. Bridgette H

    ~I would like an all inclusive trip for myself and my daughter to somewhere nice as she graduates college in Dec.
    ~I would like free Internet service for a year
    ~I would like to bless a jobless friend with a Visa gift card to get their son Christmas gifts
    ~I would like some health insurance
    ~I would like to pay off my daughters car for her graduation
    ~a Mac book

  59. These are gifts for others that can be given for little or no cost.

    1. Pictures of special people and family (grandparents, great grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncle, aunts, cousins, friends, classmates,list goes on)
    2. Free Day – Take the day off from work or busy schedule and spend it with someone special.
    3. Free Car cleaning.
    4. Parents night out – watch children for them.
    5. Help someone with their spring cleaning or winterizing (clean windows, rake leaves, cut wood etc.)
    6. When you separate your flower blubs, give extras to others as a gift.
    7. Always smile and give a good word.

    A Gift is not a gift till it is given away!!!!!!

  60. Love that combo toaster/griddle idea!
    I’d also like a decent set of speakers for my computer at work and either clothes (I’m lucky to have family with great taste) or a gift certificate to buy my own clothes. Finally, a gift certificate toward a purchase of artwork to hang in my office (can you tell I just got a new job with my own office?!?!).
    This will be our third credit-free Christmas and that is a blessing in and of itself. By January or February we expect to be debt-free except for our mortgage and anything I don’t get that pays down our debt faster will be gift enough! I feel like I should get Dave Ramsey a gift!

  61. I want to be able to get a Wii for my daughter for Christmas. I only want her to be happy. My husband just lost his job and we are able to pay the bills but not able to provide for Christmas. Thank You

  62. Samantha

    I would like a Kindle or a Kindle fire, but am just as fond of actual paper books. I would also like a day trip to a spa or something like that I could give to my mother. She’s the single mother of three girls and is helping my sister raise her son as well.

  63. Frisbee Girl

    Some things that I have received in the past that I have really enjoyed are:

    short sleeved sweater/shirt
    comic books (Mutts, Baby Blues, Calvin and Hobbes, etc.)
    cozy pajamas (a pair of slippers would go along nicely with that)
    shower gel and perfume from Bath and Body Works
    journals and nicer pen
    craft kits (color-by-number, latch hook, engraving art, etc.)
    dolls (when I was much younger :)
    rollerblades
    a pet (dogs are the best, but I loved my hamster too)
    one year my sister printed out a symmetrical design and colored it for me in the colors of my room and put it in a frame
    basket with gifts-in-a-jar

    an idea for grandparents that don’t have a computer: a Presto email printer

    My wish list this year:

    exercise clothes
    mp3 player
    Sony a55 camera

  64. Courtney Mainka

    Well it is always hard to list for me- but I would get my husband, if I could afford it.. a
    Tablet or Ipad or laptop for seminary school (funny but I think he is the only student in his class without one- but he is content (i love him)- I would love to see it be easier for him- but like I said he would be fine with the pencil and paper still.
    For me- you know- I do not need anything- so I will list just for my hubby (his name is Steve)
    you know I also think gift cards to grocery stores or gas are always pratical- helps families out or groupons (that way it costs less for the buyer and helps them out too!)

  65. Such an amazing idea and fun giveaway!!

    My List:
    1. Amazon Fire
    2. IPhone 4S
    3. Food processor
    4. Stand Mixer
    5. Banana Republic Giftcard

  66. The top items on my wishlist this year:
    1. Cheese-making supplies (making cheese is fun!)
    2. An electric water kettle with multiple temperature settings
    3. Knitting supplies (tried it once, had a lot of fun, would like to try again but have no needles or yarn)

  67. It seems weird to put out a list of things we “Want” to the readers of this blog. It’s interesting to read a lot of these comments… I see a lot of electronics out there…

    I’ve been puzzling over what to do to earn more money and I think my creative juices are flowing.
    -A router
    -A Good powered circular saw
    -Wood burner
    -paracord 550 (1000 foot spools of black and of brown would go a long way)
    -Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership

  68. With a new baby granddaughter in the family, I’d like to be able to spend some time with her & her brother. I live in Michigan, they live in Houston.
    Thanks for this opportunity.

  69. It’s always good to give personalized gifts – totes, lunch boxes, etc. People love things with their names on them.:-)

  70. My “wish” list consits of:

    1. a new crockpot
    2. a new pair of tennis shoes
    3. new cookie sheets

    It’s crazy how your wishlists turn from “wants” to “needs” when you have precious children!! Merry Christmas to everyone! And thanks for this, I always have trouble thinking of ideas for my in-laws, grandparents, etc!

  71. On my wish list this year…
    -electronic rain gauge
    -wireless weather station (temp, barometric pressure, humidity)
    -king size electric blanket
    -cordless battery operated drill set
    -pair of slippers
    -new coaster set for beverages
    -paper shredder

  72. On my wishlist would be a gift card to Longhorn Steakhouse for my husband and I to go out for a steak dinner, and cinema tickets to go the movies. We rarely do date night because of finances…and it’s long overdue! Thanks.

  73. My Wish List:
    Keurig
    Amazon Gift Card

    I have had great luck with finding great deals on unique and personal gift items on Etsy.com. I buy discount vouchers on Heartsy.me which are good for shops through Etsy.com.

  74. Hey there! What a gerat giveaway!

    1. Would love for you to donate to cure lupus. My mom suffers from this disease, you can read my personal story here: http://donate.lupus.org/site/TR/Walk/General?px=2108183&pg=personal&fr_id=1405

    2. I think I nice gift certificate to Target would help this Christmas season. I could pick up some inexpensive Toys for Tots and a few groceries for our Christmas dinner.

    3. A gift certificate to Amazon.com. I read A LOT OF BOOKS that I donate and pass along to friends. I have found some great deals as of late on books that I am normally too frugal to purchase elsewhere.

  75. What a generous gesture! I’d love a juicer to support my new vegetarian lifestyle!

  76. Sorry for all the typos! :(

  77. Violet- Here is the website for free housecleaning services for cancer patients: http://www.cleaningforareason.org/. Hope this helps!

  78. We just had to put ourselves on a very strict budget for the first time in our marriage. My wife is not excited to be living on a budget and hearing “we can’t afford that honey”, so it would be nice to be able to give her a couple bottles of wine (as wine is no longer in the budget) and a nice dinner out that doesn’t involve me saying, “Take out for Doug please….”

  79. hi i will like to give season greet card, money, giftitem , clothes, car, suit coat, phone, credit free , flower, gift cerfiticate , helping pereson in christmas season, appreciate someone, basket gift items, take a person to restaurant, free foood, help sudent to pay one year plan, give help arm help little c help the ohildren , give free service , give house item out, help the poor, drink help the orphanage

  80. David Amann

    My wish list for Christmas:

    -Lumber (or gift cards to Home Depot) so I can build some furniture! My wife wants bedside tables.
    -A Yakima “hitch mount” bike rack
    -Kindle (I’d be happy with any of them!)
    -iPod Nano
    -MacBook Air
    -Books!!

  81. Seriously, I am happy and content. When I read this, I will tell you what popped into my mind – there is an Indian Reservation – Fort Peck Indian reservation in Montana – that a friend of mine, who is a chiropractor in our small town, has taken on as a “mission”. He sees poverty there – no doors on houses (and Montana gets COLD), children having children and no way for the poverty cycle to stop. They will be taking presents to these kids for Christmas this year – and I thought of them. We participate in Operation Christmas Child every year, but how wonderful if we could do that here in America for kids that see nothing good in their lives… there are no places for them to get jobs, alcoholism is rampant, suicide is the “norm” for teens, and the US sent in people to do a study… they did, then left. Dr Kory has worked to get other chiropractors to work with this reservation, and has a deep love for them, and for some reason God placed them on my heart when I read your article… So, I guess I’m asking for gifts for these kids! Toy cars, baby dolls?

  82. Rhonda Grisham

    I would love an iPad or a Kindle for Christmas! Wouldn’t that be awesome?

  83. My Wishlist:
    (1) Senseo Coffee Machine
    (2) An Xbox 360 with connect
    (3) A pair of boots
    (4) A standing mixer
    (5) Gift cards (Amazon, Target, Best Buy)

  84. Melinda Rodriguez

    This year for christmas I would love a new computer. I have my inlaws ancient one. I don’t want anything to high tech or fancy, just simple. I am a busy mom and I work at a christian preschool and use my computer a lot when it is not freezing up. This would truly be a blessing. A new fresh bible would also be a blessing!

  85. wow, what an amazing opportunity

    My list would have to include

    A nice leather coat
    Magic Bullet
    leather couch
    Dining room table
    Victoria Secrets tease Noir perfume
    Dooney and Burke Purse

  86. Charlene Vidal

    My Wishlist.
    I would just like to have a nice sit down dinner with my little family on Christmas Eve. Share a nice meal, laughs and good times.

    Now my Wishlist Wants which I would say are not on my needs list but would be nice to have.

    Kindle
    Gift Cards
    Tablet and/or Ipad
    MP3 Player to listen to music when I am walking.

  87. There’s always groups like Heifer International or Habitat for Humanity — if you really have all you need/want, knowing that someone else will be getting a gift instead might make you happy.
    Me, I want to hit the lottery so that one day I can give water buffaloes in the name of every person on my list. :-)
    Failing that, how about membership in a community-supported agriculture program? You’d get fresh produce for many weeks in a row, and the knowledge that a small farmer can continue to grow food sustainably.
    P.S. I know what you mean about not really “wanting” anything for Christmas.
    I’m generally in the same boat because I have everything I need and some of what I want. On my fridge I’ve pasted an illustration cut out from my church bulletin with a verse from Philippians, “For I have learned to be content with whatever I have.” Feeling that way — really feeling it, not just saying the words — is the best gift of all. But this year is different: I’ve told my daughter I could use a new wallet to replace the one taken from me in a recent mugging. I’m making do until Christmas, because a wallet doesn’t have to be expensive. She’s on a limited income, her husband is disabled, and her nearly bankrupt in-laws just came to live with them. So yeah, a wallet would be great, especially if there’s a Black Friday deal on the things.

  88. Salvation for loved ones would be the best gift. It is what is on the Lord’s heart. God is not willing that anyone should perish.
    iPhone 4 would be fun if I have to name something.

  89. Dear Santa,

    I’m not going to lie. I really want some pajama jeans and some of those eggie things they have at the as seen on tv store so I don’t have to lean over the sink and peel 400 (ok not really 400 but if feels like it some mornings) hard boiled eggs for the boys for breakfast at 5:30am. I’m just sayin….Uhm and both our businesses to grow exponentially in spite of a difficult economy and Uhm world peace.

    That’s about all I can think of.

  90. New water softener, ours is broken and we do not have money! So that is all I want for Christmas. Would love this salt free water softener from http://www.pelicanwater.com

  91. Inez Cegelis

    Like everyone else, I am lusting over the new Kindle Fire (drool) but recently, I discovered something that has me nearly obsessed – Diamond Candles! There is a ring inside of every premium-scented all natural soy candle! The rings are not cracker jack style, they have sparkle and beauty1 Oh did I mention the value of the ring you get in your candle could be up to $5000?! The rings are valued at increments of $10,$100,$1000 and $5000!

    My darling husband bought me one for my birthday and for 3 days until it was delivered, my excitement built to a fever pitch, so that by the time the candle arrived, I tore into it and ripped my ring right out of it! LOL I took a “ring reveal” video and posted it on their page also, oh did I mention the gallery of GORGEOUS ring reveals and pix? Yea, bring up their youtube page and let your wife or gf watch a couple of videos, she might never ask for any other gift again!

  92. Lisa Dulara

    I would love & think many other people would as well…:
    a kitchenaid mixer-red or turquoise
    an ipad
    tickets to se Celine Dion in Las Vegas
    a hummingbird feeder
    a $500 visa gift card so I can shop for everyone else on my list!

  93. Amy Conner

    What a cool idea!

    1. Brenda Warner’s book “One call away”
    2. Toms
    3. Ipad
    4. Giftcards

  94. My wishlist includes a pasteurizer for our small hobby farm. We have just added milk goats and will have milk in the spring. Fresh milk and cheese for my family would be lovely. Thanks for asking!

    http://www.hoeggerfarmyard.com/xcart/Stainless-Steel-Dual-Function-Pasteurizer.html

  95. My wishlist/suggestions!
    -A Kindle Fire or IPad (either version)
    -Crafting supplies (a gift that can give back)-for me that would be beads, softflex, and clasps to make various jewelry!
    -Money to go towards some goal (for me graduate school)-you can give this through goal based sites which makes it fun to track and see how close the giftee is to reaching their goal
    -Cooking stuff (especially useful for a young adult learning to cook)
    -A camera for my Haitian friend who is doing a lot of work in a couple of communities in Haiti.

  96. Jesse E.

    Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer for my daughter. Amazon gift card. Weekend getaway with my wife. Tickets to see Nazareth the comedian, in Dublin Ca. Leapfrog toys for my son

  97. My wishlist would be to help the homeless find homes, & jobs.

    My wishful list would be able to buy the home that I am renting for my family, so my family would have a home to come home to; since we all once was homeless. Thank you Jesus our Provider…

    To have all my family home for the CHRISTMAS…
    Mahalo…

  98. I am an elementary teacher. This year, our team of first grade teachers has agreed to not give each other anything. Instead, we are pooling our money to make a donation to one of our favorite charities: Samaritan’s Purse. They have an amazing gift catalog
    https://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/Giving/gift_catalog/
    where you can designate what your gift will go toward, such as feeding a hungry child, or buying farm animals for a family in another country. We want our gift to count toward something more lasting than just Christmas morning.

  99. I work at a small mountain as a ski instructor during the winter to pay for my ski pass, but my skis are at the end of their life and need to be retired. I would love a new pair of Blizzard Black Pearls in a 166 length. Please and thank you :)

  100. savannah hicks

    My wishlist:
    Ipod Touch
    Louiss Vuitton Handbag
    Christian Loubitons
    KitchenAid Stand Mixer
    iPad :)
    Nars Blush I have been wating for a verry long time.

  101. Donna Felker

    the services of an tax accountant …
    after being laid off earlier this year, my husband has been freelance working which is new stuff to us!

    • TurboTax is the next best thing! It walks you through all the steps to file Freelance taxes. I use TurboTax for my freelance job. It seems to be able to pick up on all the right deductions, if you pay careful attention to the questions it asks, and provide the correct information.

  102. Hi Bob, Thank you for all you do and the great advice on this site:)
    We have major foundation problems with our house and have a proposal to do 12 more piers in January….the costs is $5,400. My husband is semi retired and we are on a tight budget….anything to help toward that would be awesome. We have already put alot of money into piers and foam under the foundation. Due to the terrible drought in TX, more problems are needing fixed. I am thankful for our home, but depressed that this seems to be never ending. Thank you for your consideration. I know this is a huge request, but I am just putting it out there for consideration and as I said, even part of this would make it easier on us. We do not like to charge or borrow money and like everyone else there are so many other bills to be paid that are ahead of this major work in January. God bless.

  103. I would enjoy the AmpliTube iRig adapter, so I can play and edit my guitar melodies through my iPad. (Link below)

    http://www.amazon.com/Multimedia-AmpliTube-Adapter-Touch-iPhone/dp/B003W47NII/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I19VHL5M97OWSB&colid=VLU6FJAWOU6V

  104. An over the range microwave that has a handle AND works!!!!!

  105. Margaret

    For Christmas this year I would like a Nesco American Harvest 4808-25-30PR Non-Stick 18-Quart Roaster Oven or a similar roaster oven.

  106. I would love love love a Leaf Blower! ;)

  107. I too have to write things down as I think of them through the year or I forget. I know on our wish list right now are:

    Excalibur 9-tray dehydrator and a NutriMill grain mill
    (these are so we can become more self-sufficient in growing, preserving and making our own food)

    sheet fed scanner for organizing (like the Fujitsu ScanSnap)
    a snowsuit and long-sleeved shirts in sizes 12-18M and boots in size 3.

    and for fun:
    gift certs from crafting places like Annie’s Attic, e-PatternCentral, Interweave, KnitPicks, etc.

  108. Kristene

    I love Christian T-shirts! Wearable witnessing! So that is first on my list
    Gas gift card
    A weekend getaway close to home with my husband :)

  109. A new pair of jeans and tennis shoes for me.
    A children’s Bible for my son and daughter.

  110. addrienne mertens

    you guys are a cute couple! gosh i never know what to get for Christmas..or to give for that matter..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh well..

    *for me..my 2 front teeth (nevermind already got em)
    *for my son, he would like an HP computer <–he says
    *from me to him i would just like him to be able to
    go outside and play with nice kids..the ones in this neighborhood
    are really mean to him..got pelted with iceballs today. we could go live
    with his father but its an hour south i dont have a job down there and
    im broke..
    *so if you could send some peace of mind that would be perfect! thanx!
    Happy Christmas to you both

  111. I have the same problem as you when it comes to thinking of gifts and really more than want things for myself I want to give my family things. This year I have been working hard on http://simplenonprofit.com and helping others. The traffic has been coming up on the site but not where I need it to be. My 3 1/2 year old little girl stays home with me during the days while I work from home but my wife’s greatest goal in life was to raise her children.

    1. So first off I would like more work that I can do from home so that my wife can raise our children and especially the second one we are working on. It would be the greatest Christmas to allow her to quit her day job.

    2. Airplane tickets to give my wife so we could visit my family over Christmas

    3. Some great toys for my little girl.

    4. A great gift for my Mom and Dad

    Each of the past 7 years we have made our gifts for our family to save money and to give it the personal touch. We usually start in October and run all the way through December. This year we just don’t have the time or energy it takes. I love giving great gifts. Then of course I would like for everyone in the world to know Jesus.

  112. Hi!
    i would love to have one of the
    Ipad. And a beautiful men cross necklace.

    Thanks…

  113. A Visa gift card that would allow me to purchase learning materials (books mostly) every month for a year from some of my favorite ministries while allowing them to continue the work they are doing!

  114. CSA memberships and Farmer’s Market gift cards!! These were a couple of things I wanted to get for family to encourage them to go out and eat good food from local farmers.

  115. If I had to produce a list for Christmas gifts to receive, it would be something like this:
    1.
    Wow, this is hard, I can’t get past #1.
    I would rather give than receive. As a mom, I always make sure that my family has something that I have hand crafted. So… on that note I guess I would want to receive something that I could use to make gifts for others.
    1. Sony digital camera Cyber-shot Digital Camera HX9V so I can take pictures to put in photo albums.
    2. Photo albums to scrap pictures and memorabilia to give as gifts.
    3. Gift card to Archivers, JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby or Michaels craft stores.

    Wow, this was hard to write.

  116. Hi!

    My wishlist:
    A second family laptop (we have a macbook) so that when my husband goes back to school this spring, he can have his own for school work.
    An electric tea kettle!
    A gym membership!
    Steve Madden Intyce boots!

    Happy holidays, y’all. :)

  117. My list includes….

    *a new pair of Ugg boots
    *a monogram necklace in gold
    * a sewing machine
    * a life time subscription to Thistle Girl clip art to use in my lesson plans and activities for school

    What a sweet giveaway! :)

  118. 1. soap making kit
    2. candle making kit
    3. readers digest collectibles the older the better :D

  119. I would like more business clothes for work. We are also in need of a safe or shredder for documents at home.

  120. I can only think of one thing that I want, money to buy more chickens and rabbits through Gospel for Asia. They sell for $11 a pair for the chickens and are given to a poor family. I have so much and they have so little. So this year I am only giving but what I receive in return is better than any item I could receive.

  121. Dianne Arsenault

    An iPad for myself and a table saw for my husband.

  122. I also thought maybe an ipad 2 for my 3 1/2 year old would be a great gift so that she could study kids learning games right next to me during the day while I work would help us both. She is always wanting to learn and is bright but working from home keeps me occupied during the day.

  123. I would love a pair of the Jane light leather Frye boots. (Thanks for the inspiration Linda :))
    I also am asking for a new NLT version bible for this new season in my life. (They are expensive, holy moly!!)
    I’m a young mom so I’m also asking for the gift of time! Time away that is guilt free!

  124. An dslr camera would be a fun gift to give or receive! Also gift cards to Amazon.com seeing I received a Kindle for my birthday this year so I could purchase books! A magazine subscription is always nice because you can pick which magazine the recipient is interested in. A kitchen maid mixer would be a great idea for those loving cooking and trying out new recipes!

  125. Jennifer

    I would like to have a big box of Fannie Mae Candies to share with the family.

  126. Jill Davis-Haussler

    Like a lot of other people. I would LOVE a Kindle! I say this because I love to read but my eyesight is so bad I can’t read regular books anymore. With a Kindle, I could make the font bigger so I could read it. But, as I’m typing this, I realize maybe I should just ask to be able to afford new glasses.

  127. For Christmas I would like:
    a gift certificate to amazon so I could buy more books because you can never have too many!
    an ipad or a new laptop as mine is getting old.
    some milk chocolate.
    a new catnip toy for my cat Nora.
    and if I want to dream really big a ticket to New York to go back and see my favorite place in the whole wide world the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

  128. Thanks Bob!

    1. A one year subscription to “Success” magazine.
    2. An Ipod Touch
    3. A Dewalt scrollsaw
    4. Money ($200) to adopt a Labrador from a Rescue Shelter.
    5. A 32″ Television.

    Thank you!

  129. Carla B.

    The things on my Christmas list this year really have to do with education. I’m about to leave high school, and I’m hoping to go to the college of my dreams in Fall 2012. I only really want two things:

    – An iPad 2. I mainly want it for educational purposes, like taking notes in the library or Internet use on the go. Sometimes I think an iPad would be better than having to carry a bulky laptop everywhere. I would also do digital art and drawings on it, as I want to study Graphic Design or Animation.

    – Donations towards my college/future education fund. There is a college in NYC that I would absolutely love to go to, but the cost and tuition fees are steep. Therefore, all I really want (besides the iPad) are small donations towards this cost. It would be going towards my future and for a good cause, so I think that’s what I’ll ask for this year.

    Thank you!

  130. Thomasena Farrar

    Wow, I was sitting here thinking of so many wonderful things but the reality is I will be filing for bankruptcy next year so I can’t even think of something “splurgy” to ask for. Here is my wish: I have two rescue cats I would like to continue to support (both eat prescription foods for health reasons). I would like to be able to provide vet care and food for them and not have to give them up (have had for 5 and 6 years).

  131. Christine

    For Christmas I would like:
    1) a gift card to Marshall’s or Kohl’s so I could buy some new clothes
    2) a gift card to the movies
    3) a gift card to Target
    4) a gift card to Red Robin

  132. I would love to have some of the storage boxes made from heavy cardboard from the container store to organize my hobbies into.

  133. 1. iPad2
    2. Food processor

  134. I would love the new kindle touch or maybe a new pair of toms!

  135. My husband and I could definitely use a date night. A gift certificate for the Cheesecake Factory would be lovely :)

  136. I would love a couple of wrap bracelets (like Linda’s) and a pair of pearl stud (the big size) earrings :) awesome idea :))

  137. We are buying our first home (!!!), so Christmas gifts this year will be all home related. I would love a gift card to Lowes, Home Depot, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, or anything home related :)

  138. Lydiah J

    what a unique giveaway!
    Canon 5D MarkII camera is what I want for Christmas.

  139. Pamela Boone

    For my peeps-

    1. Health insurance- for my 26 yr old daughter
    2. A job in the chemistry field- for my 26 yr old daughter
    3. A house cleaning service- for my mom (almost 80)
    4. Gas cards- for my 4 sisters and fiance
    5. Family “experiences” for my sisters and their families. I would book them family days out including transportation, an attraction and dinner. We live in NJ so a day at a NY attraction would be great…Madam Tussauds Wax Museum…Broadway show…Rockefeller Center…
    6. A catered holiday dinner from soup to nuts! (Christmas or Christmas eve)
    7. A free gift wrapping for all of their gifts…beautifully coordinated paper, bows and cards provided. That would be fun for me too!

    For me-

    1. I’ve been out of work for 3 years soooooo-a JOB would be great!
    2. A good car-mine is old and full of problems including the smell of exhaust fumes inside of the car ….yikes! If not a new car, an old car makeover would make me happy too!
    3. A kitchen and/or bath makeover

    I hope this list helps you!

  140. I am on disability due to medical reasons and had to give up a really great job and all benefits. Shortly afterward, my husband lost his job due to cut -backs. I have started a christian ladies group in my home and it has been the most wonderful thing for all of us. The only thing I would like to have is
    a Keurig so that everyone attending can have whatever they would like to drink. My husband and I do not buy each other gifts without first “paying it
    forward.” We feel we are so blessed and content with what we have. Thank
    you for doing this nice gesture for needy people.

  141. Well…since you asked…

    1. The dice game Yahtzee.
    2. New black dress shoes (size 11)
    3. A book of forever stamps (who doesn’t need stamps?)
    4. A guitar gig bag.
    5. A book. Surprise me.
    6. A guitar pick signed by Bob Lotich.

  142. I would love to find a job for Christmas! :) In my dreams, I would like to have an IPad2, a perfume (because I’m out), a bicycle, and new tennis shoes. In reality, my husband and I would like a reading lamp for the living room, and 2 chairs from Ikea. Our son is coming to visit and that will make whatever happens wonderful!

  143. Great giveaway!! = )

    – I would love a nook touch or color… I can’t decide which one yet!
    – A Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
    – Gift cards to Target, Kohls & Bed Bath & Beyond, so I can get the things off our wedding registry, that we didn’t get!
    – For my husband to get a police officer job & for us to get a house… I know you can’t make that happen, but those would be the best gifts EVER for us! = )

  144. A SRL Nikon or Canon camera – to take those precious pictures of your family. You can’t ever go back in time to recapture some of the best moments, but camera does it well for you :)

  145. Sharon B.

    Great idea!!! Love gifts – both giving and receiving!
    One my list this year are –
    TOMS
    Uggs
    Fossil watch
    jewerly
    clothes (maybe Linda could dress me!!!)
    Ipad
    Gift cards to all my favorite stores!!!
    Also, dishwasher and garage door opener just broke:( Unfortunately, that is probably what my husband and I will be getting each other!!!

  146. angel windley

    For Christmas I’d like
    1. a high end flat iron
    2. a Kindle
    and … the Huetiful hair steamer
    (can you tell my hair is a hawt mess?!)

  147. What a fun idea! The top 4 items on my wish list are…

    1) An iPad
    2) The Keurig Platinum Brewing System – http://www.keurig.com/brewers/platinum-brewing-system
    3) Yellow Hunter Rain Boots (Size 8 – Glossy Vintage Yellow) – http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/hunter-original-tall-high-gloss-rain-boot-women/3239952?origin=keywordsearch&resultback=863
    4) The Sorel Snow Boots that Linda got for her birthday! (Size 8) I love her Thursday Latelies and I loved these boots she talked about a couple weeks ago! – http://www.endless.com/dp/B003EYW7HI/ref=asc_df_B003EYW7HI1746878?tag=dealtend1-20&creative=395033&linkCode=asn&creativeASIN=B003EYW7HI

    You guys are awesome!

  148. I would like to give my husband something, ANYTHING, for Christmas. To provide for our children at Christmas, we have decided to not buy each other anything. The only problem for me is that he truly deserves so much.
    He is a middle school teacher and part time youth minister, as well as the sole provider for our family. I stay home with our three small children. We made some serious mistakes with our money and in turn, ended up with a lot of debt to pay off.
    He has been driving the same ’93 purple Ford Ranger pick up for 13 years,always sacrificing so we could afford a family vehicle for me. So, a used vehicle would be awesome for him. But on the smaller side, a watch would suffice. Or maybe even just a nice UNiversity of KY basketball polo shirt.
    He just deserves something for Christmas. He gives so much of himself to others and never gets anything material for himself. All I want for christmas is something for him.

  149. Nice idea! Here’re my suggestions:

    1. $25-$100 (depending on your budget) Walmart, Amazon.com or Target Gift Card
    2. $25-$100 (depending on your budget) Visa or American Express Gift Card
    3. Kindle Fire
    4. iPhone
    5. iPad2
    6. Netbook or laptop

    Thanks!

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