Decisions, decisions….need your help!

Opinions, people.  I’ve been given a certificate of recognition from my company which basically allows you to go pick a gift from a website.  There are so many good ones, I’m not sure what to choose.

SO…I’m going to give you my top choices and why I’d want them…and you tell me what you think I should get!  Easy, right?

KitchenAid Artisan Mixer

So some of you may be laughing…I’m not much of a baker or a chef in general, but I’ve cooking a lot more recently and I’d love to have a kitchenaid!  It retails for about $200 and it would be perfect for baking.  I have an electric blender but it’s obviously not as nice as having something like this.

Wine Enthusiast 35 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

Most of you who know me know that I love wine.  My collection has been building up over the past few years and currently sits in a wine rack.  This retails between $300-400 and would be great to have.  The downside is that I’m not sure I have much room to put it in my current apartment.

Wii Nintendo Gaming System Bundle


I don’t have any gaming systems currently and I was just saying it would be fun to get a Wii Fit.  I’m assuming that’s just another add on to this.  Retails around $270.  Downside is again, not a ton of room to play but I could make it work.  I guess the question is would I use it enough to warrant choosing it as the gift.

Bose Headphones w/Nikon Digital Camera


So I have a pair of noise canceling headphones aleady (not Bose) that I hardly use because they’re not very comfortable.  However, my small camera did just break and the only digital camera I now have is quite large and inconvenient for things like concerts, nights out, etc.  Headphones retail around $200, camera is a Nikon Coolpix 8.0 megapixel, 3x zoom.  Retails around $140.  Not sure if it’s worth getting this package when it’s mainly for the camera.


MP3 iPod 32GB iTouch with JVC Speaker Black

Since I don’t have an iPhone, I’d be excited to have the iPod Touch to be able to use many of the applications that you can use on an iPhone (although I have been told the song recognition apps are a no go on the iTouch).  Retails around $300.  The speaker is a portable stereo speaker system that “can fit in your pocket”.  Works with or without batteries and can be used with any unit that has a mini pin headphone jack.

Michael Kors Braided Grommet Shoulder Tote

Okay, this would be a total splurge-y type of gift.  Cute purse, but only comes in this color.  Retails at $500 so it’s one of the more pricier gifts that I’m interested in.  Downside: how long will I use it and how often?  Not sure but it’s cute.

There were a few other gifts I was interested in (hybrid Trek bike, Garmin Nuvi GPS) but these were the ones that stuck out the most to me.

Let me know what you think!

6 thoughts on “Decisions, decisions….need your help!

  1. We have a Wii and unless you have people all the time, it gets old pretty quickly. Ours just sits there collecting dust.

    KitchenAids are nice. We have one. But unless you have the counter space, you’ll end up putting it away somewhere and it gets to be a pain in the ass to bring it out. Also, you can often find a used KitchenAid at a garage sale or thrift store. They are built like a tank and last forever. I’d go that route.

    If I had to pick, I would go with the iPod Touch or the wine cooler.

  2. I would go with the wine fridge – you will find room!! It’s one of those things you really don’t need but it’s great to have. Otherwise the Kitchenaid…

    I think the iPod you can get for a “better” discount 🙂 if you really want one. I also think you can buy a better digital camera than the one they are offering.

  3. Wine fridge is cool but it seems to be “only” a fridge and not an “electric cellar” or whatever you call it in English. What I’m trying to say is that it’s not something to keep and make age your wine but “only” a better way to keep them than regular temperature. Still great though (hence the “”, i’m not saying it’s crap, just that it’s the step 1 of keeping wine safe :oP).
    But yeah it takes some spaces and makes some noise (well it’s not noisy but you know, it’s like a fridge)

    The kitchenAid is quite cool too as it’s not necesseraly something you’d buy otherwise. As opposed to the other gifts. I mean if you want/need an ipod or a camera you’ll look for the one you want at the best deal and you’ll get it, when for a kitchenaid you’ll be delaying it after other buys and will probably overthink the fact that you’ll use it or not, enough or not, etc…
    Cos once you have it you do use it, of course not everyday but once in a while it’s quite useful nonetheless.

    So I’d vouch for the kitchenAid in #1 and wine fridge in #2.

  4. Congrats on the gift! Lots of tough choices, to be sure.
    I know a lot of folks who love their Wii fit and use them regularly. The KitchenAid is great to have…but from my experience, unless you already have the habit, buying the equipment won’t make it so. Maybe that’s just me 🙂

    I love having a wine fridge. Even though I’m not a super connoisseur, I really enjoy having wine at the perfect drinking temp, and knowing that a really good bottle won’t get ruined in the next heat wave. Heh.

    I guess I’m voting for Wii or wine!

  5. The Wii. Or the touch.

    Proper red wine doesn’t need refrigerating.

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