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01 December 2010 @ 10:52 pm
Christmas Wishlist 2010  
Yeah, I know. I bitch and moan about how much I hate Christmas presents, and then I make a Christmas Present Wishlist. It seems hypocritical, doesn't it? Yet, here we are:

Christmas Wishlist 2010

What charities do we like this year?

Central Asia Institute - http://www.ikat.org/
Builds schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Founder Greg Mortenson published a very inspirational book bout the founding of the organization called Three Cups of Tea. Great read if you haven't had a chance to check it out.

Kiva- http://www.kiva.org
Technically, this isn't charity, it's microfinancing...but I like that, because it helps people build a sustainable lifestyle rather than becoming dependent on handouts. Plus, once a loan is repaid I can give the money to another person, and then another, and then another...

Habitat for Humanity - http://www.habitat.org/
It's a classic. I like it.


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Clothes tend to sell out quickly, so giftcards to Modcloth.com and Amazon.com will always be very appreciated. (Or Etsy.com, except I'm pretty sure they don't offer gift certificates.  Lame!)  Some specific items I am very much in love with at the moment:

Modern Maid Marion Wedge, Size 8
http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Shoes/Boots/Modern+Maid+Marion+Wedge


Hidden Getaway Jacket, Size XS
http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Outerwear/Jackets/Hidden+Getaway+Jacket


Red Riding Hood Skirt, Size Small
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62750943/fairytale-forest-skirt-red-riding-hood

Red & Black Dress, size Small
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62758452/lovely-embroidered-dress

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What about TV?


Avatar: The Last Airbender Seasons 2 & 3
season 2: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QUEQ86?ie=UTF8&tag=fashpirabookb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000QUEQ86
season 3: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AI7766?ie=UTF8&tag=fashpirabookb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001AI7766


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And books?

Essence & Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1586857029?ie=UTF8&tag=fashpirabookb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1586857029

Japanese Ghosts & Demons: Art of the Supernatural
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0807611263?ie=UTF8&tag=fashpirabookb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0807611263


31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0595345840?ie=UTF8&tag=fashpirabookb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0595345840


The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at Its Peak
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1423101553?ie=UTF8&tag=fashpirabookb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1423101553


The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0691114692?ie=UTF8&tag=fashpirabookb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0691114692


Masami Teraoka
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0295976519?ie=UTF8&tag=fashpirabookb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0295976519


Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0801437202?ie=UTF8&tag=fashpirabookb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0801437202


Child of the Morning
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1569763240?ie=UTF8&tag=fashpirabookb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1569763240

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Random, miscellaneous weird stuff:

Egyptian Chess Set
(I'm not married to this particular set, although I think it's very, very RAD) I just really like the idea of an Egyptian-themed chess set made of a sturdy, non-plastic material.)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/23569776/egyptian-chess-setebony-ivory-look-75

Big Fish Umbrella (or similar bubble umbrella)
http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Accessories/Umbrellas/Big+Fish+Umbrella