Last update · 5 January 2017

Sparklies serves two purposes, primarily to curb my own spending and keep my targets in sight. When I know what I'm saving for it makes it easier to avoid impulse buying and I get the stuff I need/want quicker :D
The other purpose, I guess, is to point people at when Christmas/birthday is on the horizon and said people have no idea what to get me. I think I'm easy to buy for, though, so this probably won't come into it much. You all know the sort of stuff I like!

Kitchen

If you do get any of this stuff for me, harsh as it sounds, please don't halfarse it =( I'm going to get all this stuff for myself properly, so if I get dodgy plastic chopsticks or tongs that will scratch my Teflon coating they'll just get chucked out and I'll buy something better. Always quality over quantity--I'll always appreciate one awesome rubber scraper over three dodgy implements that'll break in three months. If colour is an option, green is always preferred. Especially lime green.

  • Carving Board
  • Food processor
  • Funnel
  • Glasses: beer x6 specifically these because I got six of them already
  • Ice bucket/tongs
  • Measure (for spirits)
  • Outdoor setting (plastic plates, glasses, wine glasses)
  • Wüsthof knives (Utility knife, Cook's knife, Carving knife, Knife block)
  • Baking tins (especially for banana cake)
  • Baking trays x3
  • Basic cutlery
  • Blender
  • Bread knife
  • Can opener
  • Cheese grater
  • Cheese stuff (board, knives)
  • Chip bowl
  • Chopping boards x4
  • Chopsticks
  • Citrus juicer
  • Cocktail muddler
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Colander
  • Cooking rack
  • Copper-based saucepans (huge, big, regular, mini, steamer)
  • Egg flip
  • Fry pan
  • Glasses: red wine
  • Glasses: white wine
  • Glasses: champagne
  • Glasses: liqueur
  • Glasses: martini
  • Grill pan (cast iron Le Creuset)
  • Hand Mixer
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen shears
  • Ladle
  • Marble rolling pin
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing bowl set
  • Mouli
  • Muffin pans
  • Noodle spoon
  • Plates/bowls
  • Potato masher
  • Potato peeler
  • Pyrex measuring jug
  • Roasting... thing. Tray? Pan? Big thing with a lid that you can fit a chicken or a leg of lamb in
  • Rubber scraper x3 (including mini one for small jars)
  • Salad bowl
  • Salt and pepper grinders
  • Sandwich press
  • Serving spoons
  • Sieve
  • Steak knives x8
  • Stick whizz
  • Strainer spoon
  • Tongs x2
  • Waiter's friend (but I still kinda really want this thing. Not that I could justify buying it myself but IT'S SO PRETTY.)
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoons

Lounge/Dining Room

  • Modular couch
  • TV
  • Home theatre system
  • (Coffee table? idk. See if the current one fits with what I eventually buy)
  • Dining table and chairs set to seat 6
  • Bookcase/shelving for media
  • Glass doors for the cupboard in the living room

Garden

  • x2 Acapulco chairs
  • Daffodil bulbs
  • Remove all the crap that's there and get it to 'blank slate' stage
  • Rainwater tank
  • Pallets & stuff with which to line them
  • Dirt
  • Plants for vertical gardens (mostly ferns and cyclamens.)
  • Vertical herb garden, including skid, two wooden crates, a pallet to dismantle, and herbs
  • Citrus, including two half wine barrels, a lemon tree and a lime tree. Probably more dirt by this stage, too.
  • Table and chairs to seat 6
  • Partition between me and neighbours
  • Garden workbench & storage
  • Front garden

Bathroom, Laundry, Toilet

  • Bath mats
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Retile all three
  • Bath
  • Shower screen
  • Paint bathroom
  • Dryer

Wardrobe

This is all conditional. I'm aiming for a size 12 before I start buying clothes again. In the process of losing weight, so anything I buy before I've reached my target will just stop fitting, and that's not cool.

  • Green jeans
  • Standard denim jeans
  • Black jeans
  • Shorts x3
  • Work skirts x3
  • Work pants x3
  • Shopping spree for tops cos tops are always fun
  • This as a hoodie

Books, Media & Tech

  • Anything but the Braided Path trilogy (cos I've already got that one) · Chris Wooding
  • Terry Pratchett. All of it. Kindle purchase that lot.
  • Derwents Drawing tin of 24
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Wii nuncuck x1