posted on November 18, 2014 by Jaycie Cash

To Wish Upon a List . . . or Not?

By Jaycie Cash

wishlistMy friends and I have a habit some people find appalling . . .

We give each other birthday and Christmas wish lists.

Since my birthday falls in December, I just make one LONG list a year. And you know what? I love it. I adore the whole wish list concept; In fact, I’m absolutely addicted to it.

That’s right, my name is Jaycie and I’m a wish listaholic. And, Lord help me, I have no desire to change.

I love making wish lists because I know they exponentially increase the chance of my receiving gifts I’ll really like and use.

By the same token, I love having my friends give me their lists. Having something to refer to while I shop makes the chances of my friends’ faces falling when they open the packages I hand them pretty darn close to zero.

Plus, lists don’t stifle gift-buying creativity, at least not with my friends. We go rogue and buy each other unrequested items all the time.

After all, none of us knows when we’ll come across the perfect item for someone we love that they don’t even know exists. When that happens we buy it. We might pair it with something on the list . . . it just depends on the circumstances and the costs of the items involved.

Lists are just starters, really. They’re tools. They give us the ability to get the gift-buying process rolling. And as busy as everyone is these days, how can that be a bad thing?

HOW ABOUT YOU, DO YOU LIKE TO GIVE AND RECEIVE GIFT LISTS?  IF NOT, DO YOU FIND THEIR USE TACKY? WHAT’S THE BEST GIFT YOU EVER RECEIVED? HOW ABOUT THE WORST? A FREE COPY OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, MRS. GOODFELLER WILL BE RANDOMLY AWARDED TO ONE PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT BELOW BEFORE THE NEXT WRITERSPACE BLOG IS POSTED.

 

 

2 thoughts on “To Wish Upon a List . . . or Not?”

  1. Donna _A says:

    I love wish lists it makes my shopping much easier and I know they will like what I’ve given them on the other hand I never know what to put on my lists. Most folks know to give me gift cards to book stores

  2. Suzette F. says:

    Love lists! Prefer lists! I agree with what you wrote. My kids give me lists to make life easier. They will get things they wanted and I don’t have to guess. We still buy things they didn’t ask for if it’s something we think they will like. Best gift I’ve gotten was 2 years ago. My daughter recalled me talking about my one and only barbie doll which I loved when I was a girl. So, she bought me a Peaches N Cream barbie! I cried.

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