What are the top 5 things on your shopping list this festive season..?What are the top 5 things on your shopping list this festive season..?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Technology always seems to be at the top of my list.  Strangely, this year, I find myself in more of an Apple or Mac frame of mind.  I am intrigued by the Macbook Air laptop.  I think that the quicker operating system and ease of carry is something that I find extremely desirable.  at the same time, I think that the iPad is something to investigate, if only because it is so versatile.  I think both are definitely present on my list.  Outside of that, I think that old reliables such as gift cards for others (and myself) could certainly fill out my shopping list this season.  The technology component is always there for the holiday season, but I have found in the last couple of years how much people appreciate gift cards to different stores, and sometimes, just for groceries.

scarletpimpernel eNotes educator| Certified Educator

My husband is getting ready to deploy for a while; so I've been trying to think of gifts that are meaningful for him. I would like to get him some authentic World War II items that he hasn't been able to find. I would also like to print and frame a nice photo of him and his dad.

For most of my family, I'm going to make some gifts--Afghans, scarves,  and some candies (for some reason, I'm really into that right now, especially trying to perfect making my grandma's peanut brittle recipe).

Like others, I had thought of getting a Kindle, but I've considered the cost of the downloads for it and just don't know if my husband or someone else would get adequate use out of it.


ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I'm not really sure what is on the top of my list. Our children are at such transitional stages in their lives. One is in her senior year in college, one is in her senior year in high school and one is in her senior year in middle school :). I would like to begin purchasing for them things that will be important to them through the rest of their lives. Treasures and keepsakes. We lost everything in a fire several years ago, so I have no family heirlooms to pass on. That's what I'd like to start building for them. 

Lori Steinbach eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Wow.  This is the first time I've actually given this any thought for myself.  For my family (all 26 of them, counting everyone), I try to do something different each year.  I've done "how much will $10/person buy me" and "everything's from a garage sale" Christmases; this year, I'm feeling creative and will probably make gifts.  For myself, not much.  Would like an ipod or mp3 player, I guess.  Not too tech savvy, but I have nieces and nephews and brothers who can get me going.  Otherwise, I am content.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I wish I had five ideas...  The one thing I know I'm going to buy is some sort of collection of O. Henry stories for my wife because she likes writers who use language in clever ways and I think O. Henry certainly does that.

I'd get her a Kindle, but we're too cheap to want to pay $10 per book when we can wait and get used copies for way less than that.

But outside of that, I'm not sure.  I think we'll get our 5 year old a digital camera since she loves to take pictures with ours.

mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Being gourmands, my spouse and I always treat each other with favorite delicacies such as cheeses, nuts, dates, and, of course, chocolates--petit fours are my favorite--and, then, mutually order foods for the holidays such as smoked pheasant and duck.  So, we are, indeed, consumers in every sense of the word!

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I need a tree.  I was in an apartment for the last two years, and only had a small one.  It needs to be artificial since I am allergic and my kitten would probably climb a real tree.  Otherwise, I juse want nice gifts for my family members. 

lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would have to say that at the top of the list this year is a new laptop. The one we currently have is about to become a dinosaur. After that I had not really thought to much about it yet.

udonbutterfly | Student

My list at the moment is mainly comprised of electronics and cook ware. Here are the top five on my list

  1. A new laptop that preferably runs windows 7. I really do despise windows 8 with its horrible system that is trying too hard to seem convenient when in reality is not.
  2. A flat screen TV.
  3. A three way croc pot.
  4. A new cell phone that is preferably a Samsung.
  5. And also a waffle maker.
hdclark33 | Student
What are the top 5 things on your shopping list this festive season..?

What are the top 5 things on your shopping list this festive season..?

I would have to say they are all devoted to my son. Technology is definitely improving for children so I am torn on the decision making for the best gifts. Vtech has come out with some impressive learning systems but some mirror a PSP or other gaming systems. There is no way I want to introduce my 3 year old to hand held video games but he was awestruck by his cousin's MobiGo. This year is going to be very difficult!