I told myself over and over that I wasn’t going to write a Christmas gift guide. I told myself that as I saw gift guides pop up for babies, for mothers, for men, for tradesmen, for friends, and for other bloggers. However, I haven’t seen a gift guide for single gals, and that has to be a crime. I mean, I can’t be the only one who is single this Christmas, right?
I told myself that it was a cliché and that I wasn’t going to be a ‘sheep’. Then I started online shopping. Or window-shopping, I should say. And I began building an ‘I really wouldn’t mind this for Christmas’ list. Again, I can’t be the only one looking at this stuff and falling in lust. Can I?
Being single during the holiday season means that you can do whatever the fuck you want, but it also means that you have a few less people who are buying your Christmas presents, too. That means you have to make your wish list extraaaa good, right? So, I’ve worked on a gift guide for single gals that I’ve unequivocally in love with myself. I mean, you don’t have time for people to guess what you like. Sorry, Susan, but I really hate that lime green sweater you decided was ‘cute’.
Need I say more? We’re single, not nuns (last time I checked). That means we have sex. A lot of it. There’s just something about Christmas that makes me feel extra giving…if you know what I mean. As a result, I have found myself wandering through the health aisle a few times and throwing a box or two in my shopping trolley.
I can hear the sharp intake of breath now. A toy. A sex toy. For your single friend? Um, hell yes. I would jump on that if I friend offered to buy one for me. Mainly because they’re expensive and I want them all. Seriously, I browse Love Honey more than your average person. It’s only natural that a gift guide for your single friends (me) would include a few things that are a bit ~*out there*~. If you’re too chicken to browse the toy section yourself, I’m sure they would appreciate a gift card.
I’ve had my eye on a coffee machine for a long, long time. Specifically, a Nespresso coffee machine. It’s only natural that my gift guide for single gals include coffee. In this case, a tonne of coffee. If you can’t go the whole hog and splash out on a coffee machine, then a cute travel mug and their favourite coffee will definitely go down a treat, too. If they don’t drink coffee (the monsters) then I’m sure a bottle of champagne will be well-received, as well.
Pay for their Tinder/Bumble subscription
Online dating is hard enough. And now they pull this shit on us. You might as well ask me to bend over because I know what I’m going to get. Having to pay for Tinder and Bumble is a bit on the nose. Especially when the boy turns out to be a fuckboy roughly 99% of the time.
A spa treatment
I had a spa treatment gifted to me for my birthday and it was the best thing. Ever. Really. There was a swim, a platter of food, and a massage. It is one of my favourite gifts to date, so I am a huge believer (and convert) in giving someone an experience as a gift. Believe me, the memories will last a lot longer than a physical gift.
I’m a handbag person. Some people can’t stop buying shoes or dresses. My vice is handbags – and I know a few people who are the same way inclined. I’m a sucker for a Colette Hayman bag and I’m known to browse Kate Spade every now and again. It’s Christmas! Can you blame me? Do you know what else also goes very well with a handbag? A MAC lipstick. #treatyourself
Books – lots of books
I haven’t mentioned it a lot, but I’m a nerd. A massive nerd, in fact. I love to read. I get caught up in stories, fall in love with characters, and dream of far-off lands. I’ve had my eye on the newest Marian Keyes book for a long time, and I’ve finally found out that I’m getting it for Christmas. I’ve also been lucky enough to be sent books from Lonely Planet, both Culture Trails and The Cities Book*. It seems like someone has read my gift guide for single gals before I’ve had the time to publish it!
Because face masks can fix everything, right? Along with coconut oil. Those two things can fix any problem a millennial may have. Goodness knows that I can’t get enough face masks, especially those made by Lush. I’ve eyed their new jelly face masks with the obsession of a mad-woman. I swear, I’d be over the moon if I got a basket full of face masks. Typical millennial, right?
I swear, this list could go on and on, but, at the end of the day, I would be grateful for an avocado or two. Because those little fuckers are expensive.
- What would you like for Christmas?
- What was the best (or worst) Christmas present you have ever received?