Each year we have to make a wish list for Christmas, so that the chance of getting an ugly or useless gift is brought to a minimum. Mine included:
-a good hairbrush.
-or these cool glow-in-the-dark pins. (which at first I found hilarious, because who sews in the dark?! Later I found out they glow so you can find them easier when they fall on the floor. Quite clever really. In the dark.)
-I also put Gütermann thread on it and look at what my mum gave me:
It was one of the best gifts.