Over the years I have learnt by experience - if you want something specific for Christmas - just tell them, otherwise it won't materialise on Christmas Day.
I am lucky enough to have two grown up daughters who always ask (on the quiet), what would you like for Christmas so I can tell Dad. I never really ask for much but I have realised that if I don't say something I end up with presents that cost a fortune and never see the light of day.
This year is different. I have actually seen something that I really want (but wouldn't buy myself) and in the big scheme of things doesn't cost an arm and a leg! So just to ensure that I don't get sparkly nail varnish or red socks - this is what I would really, really like.
If you are reading this dear daughter - not necessarily this particular set (I will leave that to your discretion) but even one of the above items would be very gratefully received.
Do you end up with presents that are expensive but never see the light of day after Christmas Day itself? Do you make a list? Leave a comment to let me know and if you are a blog follower, I will enter your name into the draw. Draw for the Halloween goodies will take place tomorrow. Good luck everyone.