As part of the year’s tradition the family holds a Christmas exchange over a some distance: Vancouver to Edmonton. We usually draw names from a hat and publishing our lists by blasting them out via email. This year, I’m publishing my list publicly. Why? Because I need more interesting content for this blog.
Without further delay, my 2013 Christmas Gift Exchange:
I’d like to say that there have been some questionable moments this year but overall I think I’ve come out on top! But I get some points for being up front and honest about it right?
This year I decided to put more effort into building a list and not rely on my usual, “Here is my Amazon.com wish list, please buy me something from there or just give me a gift certificate”.
So the first item on the list: It’s a useless box. No, seriously. It’s a Useless Box ™. Check out the video below. If you get this for me, I promise to bring it into the office and start filming people’s reaction videos.
Next: Ever since these things came out on ThinkGeek, I’ve been fascinated by them; plush recreations of cells, viruses, bacteria and worms. So Santa, I’d like to use my good person credits for 2013 to buy some. I’d like to specifically ask for the book worm and the brain cell.
Just to help you get things done faster, you might want to just get a gift certificate from ThinkGeek. Yea, I know that violated the: “I’m not going to cop out and ask for a gift certificate” rule.
There are also books. I love books but I try not to buy a lot of physical books because of my Kindle. As a policy, I try to not own a physical book unless it’s something that I absolutely love. I’ve put together an Amazon wishlist of books that I need to own.
Lastly, Audio books are always an option. How about a 3 month membership to Audible? There is actually a queue of books that I’d like to listen too.
Featured image by Kristina Alexanderson