I had a hell of a time this year telling Melissa what I wanted for Christmas; we eventually just settled on no present under the tree with what basically amounted to an IOU for funding to trick out my new room in the basement once our renovation is completed. This wasn’t because I didn’t know what I wanted for Christmas; I always want all kinds of stuff. I’m just terrible at telling people what I want.
With that in mind, and knowing that I have a birthday that’ll be here before I know it, I am creating a list. You can find this list up at the very top of this Web site, in a tab very cleverly titled “Gift Wish List.” I have a bunch of stuff listed in there for now, broken down into several price ranges: varies, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 and above. I’ve also provided links to examples of these items from various places across the Internet, simply so you can see what some of these products look like if you’re not familiar with them. Most of this stuff you can get in any number of places.
And, no, I don’t honestly think people are going to be lining up to buy me the things out of that $100-plus category. I contemplated not even including that category, but thought “what the hell.” I figure the most-common thing I receive off this list will be the $1.74 packages of No. 11 Xacto blades from Walmart. 🙂
I’ll update this occasionally, so check back for all your Andy Bartlett gift-giving ideas.