I’m not usually a fan of the ‘Something I want, Something I need’ style wishlists but this year is a little bit different so I’m not only changing my opinion but I’m actually sharing a downloadable version for you…
In case you don’t know what kind of list I mean, it’s the style where your child gets to choose ‘Something I need, something I want, something to read, something to wear and one thing I’d love’. The idea is that all being well, you’d only buy five gifts for your kids for Christmas.
I’ve been pretty vocal in the past about how much I dislike this style of wishlist – I even got asked to share my views on the BBC website a couple of years ago. 😂
My reasons for not liking this approach to gifting is that I save all year round for Christmas and whilst I’m absolutely not one to go over the top, I do like to come downstairs on Christmas morning to a nice pile of presents for the kids.
But I absolutely get that this year is going to be a struggle for lots of people this year and I think this kind of wishlist could really help make Christmas easier on parents who are going to struggle so I’m changing my mind about not liking them!
There’s even space for a personalised note for Santa at the bottom!
And if you want a reply from Santa then send it to this address before the 11th December:
As always, no judgement here if you buy a huge pile of presents or just the one – you do Christmas the way you want to do Christmas. 🎄. I might be sharing this list but I won’t be sticking to it myself!
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