These are things I want. So clearly EVERYONE would want them.
Outliers, the new Malcolm Gladwell book. I loved Blink and The Tipping Point, both of which are good gift ideas except that they got a lot of publicity so most people who would be interested in them have already read them.
The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir, by Patricia Harman. Some midwife memoirs are excellent and make me want to investigate midwife schools (I LOVED Delivery: A Nurse-Midwife's Story, by Jennifer Crichton); others are disappointing. I can't resist trying all of them.
Sleeveface. Photographs of people posing with album covers. It's hard to explain why I want it. I just do.
Normal Rockwell postcard book. To feed my Postcrossing obsession.
Valentine postcards card book. Also for Postcrossing problem.
Perfumes: The Guide. Recommended to me by Bring A. Torch AND Jonniker, so I have high hopes.
Chocolate-covered DRIED cherries. Like Raisinets, but cherries instead of raisins. These have to come back in stock or I will die.
The Oxford Project. OMG this looks so awesome. Peter Feldstein took a photo portrait of almost everyone in the town of Oxford---and then he went back 20 years later and did it again, and he brought a writer (Stephen G. Bloom) with him to get the stories down.
Canon Powershot digital camera. My Kodak EasyShare Z700 is giving out after almost three years of hard use, and I need another reasonably-priced basic digital camera to replace it.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook for Dummies, by Rhena Branch. I've heard a lot about CBT, and am interested---but not interested enough to actually SEE A THERAPIST.
L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe. OMG so expensive. OMG so French and nice.
See's Candies custom mix. I like about 50% Butterscotch Squares and then an assortment of ones I know I like (Dark Buttercream, Milk Buttercream, Maple Walnut, Orange Cream, Vanilla Nut Cream, Chelsea, Raspberry Cream) and new ones I want to try (Mayfair).
Mrs. Meyer's lemon verbena stuff. The Mrs. Meyer's products are STRONGLY-SCENTED (you can still smell them a day or two after you use them), but I love strongly-scented stuff. My favorite right now is lemon verbena, but I also like lavender.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...