Now that we are on the countdown to the fat man visiting, it’s time to start thinking about what to get our loved ones. Or the people you have to get gifts for. I’ve seen a few gift lists getting around already but I haven’t found one that is in the budget of struggle street. I couldn’t give Devil Spawn the gifts I do without the joys of Christmas Layby. For everyone else, I usually do a mad dash in the month before Christmas by trying to find shit that is cheap but doesn’t look it.
For the Devil Mama:
Retro Slushy Machine, Kmart: $39
As soon as I saw this baby in Kmart I knew I had to have one. So I could share with the whole family. Ah hell who am I kidding, my first thought was ‘Woo vodka slushies’.
Slushy Magic, Big W: $14.86
Slushy without the mess? You had me at hello. This bad boy would be great for more vodka slushies. Nom nom nom
Mighty Peep-Toe Heel, Target: $50
I love a hot pair of heels. Sadly they do not love me. I would buy these just to walk around the house in!
A6 Patten Journal, Typo: $6.95
It’s no secret that I love notebooks. When Typo opened up near me I nearly wet my pants with excitement. It was a porn shop for the stationary lover. I could spend hundreds in there. Then my bank balance kindly reminds me, calm down fuck head you haven’t got enough money to buy all the things.
For the Devil Papa
West Tigers Jersey, Best and Less: On sale for $40
Devil Papa is a mad West Tigers fan. I usually buy him something footy related for Christmas. Last year him and Devil Spawn got matching footy shorts. They look a bit cute.
Dogfight Double Gift Set Spitfire MkVB/Messerschmitt Bf109-F 1/48 Airfix from Mega Hobby: $29.74
Devil Papa loves making model airplanes. In fact he loves all things war planes. This is definitely a go to gift for us. It’s something that he will use and he enjoys.
Galway Pipe, Dan Murphy’s: $29.45
Devil Papa loves a good drop of Port. Me personally I think it tastes gross. This is his favourite kind, so it’s an easy, inexpensive gift.
Gifts for the Devil Spawn
Hot Wheels Colour Shifters, Kmart: $15
I always wanted one of these when I was kid. So of course what use is having a kid if you can’t live through them. No doubt I will get sick of picking up the pieces after a week but it will be fun while it lasts.
Despicable Me, Kmart: $13
This movie never gets old. Even after Devil Spawn watched it 4 times in a row while I was sick. Sadly our copy has died so this is on the wish list. One of my favourite things to do on Christmas Day after stuffing yourself with too much food is to lay around and watch a movie. So I try to get Devil Spawn a DVD in his massive Christmas Haul.
Rectangular Family Pool, Big W: $30.
Australia is known for it’s stinking hot climate. Rockhampton Christmas Day is usually no exception. There’s nothing better than getting rip roaring drunk and lounging around in the kiddies pool. Best thing is that this can be used by the whole family.
What’s on your Christmas wish list this year? Do you leave your present buying to the last minute or are you super organised and have it all done already?
Note: This is not a sponsored post I just really like all this stuff.