Wish lists and bento boxes

Wish lists and bento boxes

If you have an Amazon.com wishlist, how do you use it?

  • As a list for you to remember stuff you want to buy?
  • As a wishlist for friends and family to peruse when it’s your birthday or Christmas?
  • As a list for you to use when buying gifts for other people?
  • Do you just use it stash away links to interesting items you find on Amazon that you’ll probably never buy?

I’m kind of curious. I think I mainly use it for stuff I want to buy eventually, but which friends and family could use as a guide for gifts too. For example, my wishlist has quite a few books, including some that went on the list years ago that I might read eventually but have never risen to the front of my must-read consciousness.

I’ve also added several different digital cameras, one of which I might like someday, but only one of them. They’re just there as a reminder or placeholder.

There are a few rare (and expensive) Tolkien books, I’d love to get someday, but can’t justify buying now.

Some DVD sets of Horatio Hornblower and Star Trek and old movies; some kitchen gear too.

One thing I may get sooner rather than later is the Zojirushi Mr. Bento Stainless-Steel lined Lunch Jar, Silver It’s a Japanese-inspired lunch box, a series of insulated microwaveable bowls that nest inside a larger container about the size of a large water bottle. You can pack four different food items, keep them separate, heat the ones that need to be heated and keep the cold ones cold. It’s certainly more convenient than my “one-container-holds-all” Tupperware lunch box. And maybe I’ll bring my lunch more often instead of going out to buy it.

Anyway, so how do you use your Amazon wishlist?

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Domenico Bettinelli