Whenever people ask me what I want for Christmas, I really have to think long and hard. It’s not that I have everything that I want (because I don’t), but trying to figure out which items are on the top of that list can be challenging. In my opinion, your holiday wish list should include things that you can enjoy when you’re alone and in my down time I read books, look at photos, listen to music and watch television. My Christmas wish list reflects those interests.
Sony – Alpha a7R Compact System Camera ($2299.99, Bestbuy.com)
I need a camera and this camera has my name written all over it. It features a full-frame, 36.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor that allows you to shoot stunning images. The 3″ Xtra Fine tiltable display enables clear viewing, and the small body simplifies portability.
Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation ($22.50, Amazon.com)
There’s something intriguing about coffee table books and when you combine my love for books and music, the Soul Train book is the perfect combination. Authored by Questlove of The Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train—the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, and Aretha Franklin.
“For Kinks” Hair Collection ($139.00, Heatfreehair.com)
I know this gift isn’t a typical Christmas gift but receiving this would make me very happy come Christmas morning. Under my wigs and weaves is a beautiful head of natural hair. This hair weave would allow me to wear my hair in a protective style while embracing it’s natural texture. This collection is made to blend with 4b-4c hair and is made of 100% pure virgin hair.
The Wire: The Complete Series ($89.99, Amazon.com)
When The Wire was on television, I wasn’t a watcher. However, after hearing about it and seeing a few episodes, I want to see more. This box set includes the complete series; seasons one through five. It also includes bonus features, audio commentaries and three prequels exploring the life before The Wire. It can be purchased at Amazon.com.
iTunes Gift Card ($100.00, Apple.com)
You can never go wrong with an iTunes gift card. I consider this the gift that keeps on giving. Regardless of your budget, they’re available at different price points.
Burberry Ledbury Heritage Hobo ($1295.00, Saksfifthavenue.com)
I’ve always been a fan of a great hobo bag and this hobo bag fits my style. It’s functional, stylish, and I love the two way top zipper. The versatile detachable shoulder strap is what makes this one the perfect gift for me.