Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wish List

A couple of family members have mentioned to me that we are very hard to shop for since we don't want any more stuff.   They asked that I give them some ideas as to what we would like so I thought I would write some ideas on here for them, and whoever else feels the same way (and don't worry, we would appreciate any gift even if it's not on the list - we are thankful when people are so sweet to get us anything at all). I was worried about writing a wish list because I didn't want it to sound like we not only expect gifts, but we expect certain ones as well. That is not the case. This is just a list of ideas for those interested.  I'll be sure to keep it updated.

I tried to make sure to only write things down that I knew the children would be exited to get, so this isn't just a list of items that I would like them to have.

Ideas for everyone and anyone in the family:

- Teach a skill you know (for example, if you know how to make jam you could give a child or the family a coupon that says "Good for one class with _____ on how to make jam".
-If you know a lot about a subject taking us on a field trip and explaining what you know would be wonderful like maybe a coupon that says, "Good for one nature hike with ______ to learn more about birds" etc.

- A family membership to:
The zoo
Tracy Aviary
The Ogden Nature Center
Treehouse Museum
Discovery Gateway
National Parks Pass

-Tickets to a musical performance or a play

-Gift Certificate to JC Penney, Old Navy, or a book store

-Money to put into their savings fund (this will go to their missions or college)

Ideas for specific family members:

-Gift certificate to Jo-Ann's, Michaels or Roberts
-Book ideas:
The Princess and the Goblin by MacDonald
Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Just David by Eleanor Porter
Five Little Peppers Midway
Draw and Write through History (any in the series)
Drawing for Older Children & Teens by Mona Brookes
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll 
-Cute accessories (she likes cute hats and hair accessories)

-A whittling book or supplies (he has a pocket knife and a sharpening stone)
-A Telescope
-A "real" basketball hoop (not the little plastic kind)
-Book Ideas:
The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess
The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess
Secrets of the Woods by William J. Long
Nature Friend Magazine
G.A. Henty books
School of the Woods by William J. Long
-BYU paraphernalia (useful things like a mug, water bottle (not plastic), notebook, pen, etc)

Little Miss:
Book Ideas:

Nonsense Poems by Edward Lear
Draw Write Now (any in the series)
-Cute hair accessories

-Book Ideas:
Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose Coloring Book by Kate Greenaway
Holing C. Holling books
Water Babies by Charles Kingsley  
-BYU paraphernalia
-His own small-sized basketball

The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich
The Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers
The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour
Jane Austen Oxford Illustrated Set or any in the set
The Other Eminent Men of Wilford Woodruff
Oxford Illustrated Charles Dickens hardcover (any in the set)
Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling Series
-Dutch Oven
-Camping Stove

Long Biking Pants or other biking things
Music Download Gift Cards
iTunes Gift Cards
BYU paraphernilia


  1. Great ideas. We asked for things similar to this including camping gear and emergency preparedness items. We also added some family games to play together and some animal habitats like ant farms, butterfly habitats, etc.

  2. This is an awesome wish list. Great ideas!

  3. Oooh...have you tried Hobby Lobby?? If Spice likes Joann's and Michael's, she's bound to LOVE Hobby Lobby!

  4. I still have not made a wish list these coming holidays. I think this is the right time to start making one.
    gifts for hard to shop for