Dear Santa 🎅🏻 ...How to Write 📝 a Grown up Christmas 🎄 List ...

Lists are crucial to make any shopping trip go smoothly. When you're little, it was necessary to make a wish list so your parents would know exactly what toys to get you. Now that you're an adult, get creative with your list. Write more than your typical gifts with these top gift ideas for your wish list.

1. It's Time to Upgrade

If you're tired of using broken dishes and sheets from your college days, this is the perfect time to ask for adult versions and upgrade. It's easy to overlook because you already have these items, but you and I both know it's time for a change. Gift registries are great places to start if you don't know what kitchen essentials you'll need, or how many sheets and pillows you'll need for your bedroom--people working in these departments will be extra helpful in showing you what the top items are for each part of your home.

2. Personalize Your Space

Make your house a home. If you have empty walls, shelves, and have lackluster decorations, why not ask for some new artwork, a wall hanging, or a rug? Having personalized touches to your home is one of the best gifts. It'll make your space feel brand new.

3. Experiences

If you can't think of any monetary items, why not ask for tickets to a festival, brewery tour, or museum? If you know that what you want is too expensive, ask for cash to put towards the experience of your dreams. You'll also need cash for more than just the tickets--a hotel and food is also needed, so every little bit counts! You'll be that much closer to your dream trip!

4. Think of Yourself

Asking for gifts that fit in with your daily routine are the gifts that keep on giving. Maybe you want a massage or yoga classes to help you unwind. Bath bombs, robes, throw blankets, and candles are also great relaxers if you don't want to leave the house.

5. Bling

You've been eyeing that special something--you know, not an engagement ring, but that new pair of earrings, a necklace, and bracelet. You'll keep timeless pieces of jewelry around forever, so go ahead and add it to the list!

6. Books

Books as gifts are great because it's easy for your friends and family to get you and it's hours of entertainment. Pull out your reading list and include everything you've been wanting to read. If you don't have a clue of where to start, look online at websites like Goodreads, which will give you recommendations based on books you enjoy.

7. Childhood Throwbacks

Have some fun and bring out your inner kid! Adult coloring books, puzzles, and gadgets are just as good to give kids as they are adults. There's nothing to be embarrassed about here.

8. Subscriptions

Bring everything right to your door--groceries, makeup, books, etc. Ask for a subscription to your favorite things, like video streaming and music. Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon are top subscription services that are a must.

Don't wait until the last minute to make your list! What are you asking for this year? Comment below!