Our Wishlists

I’ve been questioning our relationship to Amazon lately and their questionable practices regarding small(er) businesses, their workers, and their overall business practices. And while I won’t sneeze at the cheaper prices there versus other places, I don’t want to give them more data and business than I need to. So, that being said, everyone’s wishlists are going to be on the blog. You can purchase what you want/can through Amazon, but I hope you’ll find a different company/go straight to the source. If I can, I’ll provide links to the sites/products/companies.

So far, I have:

  1. Better World Books:
    • I have only ordered one book from them, but the process was painless; they have a handful of different buying options which was a little confusing (what was new versus used, was it all through them) and I haven’t done a deep dive into their prices, but I didn’t pay over the sticker price and I don’t think I paid shipping. However, their business practices are super impressive. If their prices are higher or aren’t as highly discounted as Amazon’s, take heart that that money is going toward promoting literacy, donating a book for every book purchased, offsetting the carbon footprint of the delivery of your item(s), and recycling books. In that sense, the prices here are probably a bargain.
  2. Newegg:
    • This is for electronics of every kind (though, I guess they now have apparel -so weird). James has been using them for ages. He builds our computers and this is where he gets all the pieces.
  3. Paypal
    • This isn’t exactly shopping, but it’s a place to enter your payment information just once. It makes me feel a little better that my information isn’t at a million sites, and it makes it easier to checkout at all those different sites since I’m not reentering all of my information each time. I’m not saying this is a perfect solution, but it’s no worse/unsafe than giving your information to Amazon.


  1. Gift Cards
  2. Books
  3. Other
    • Nice Headphones


  1. Cookware
  2. Books
  3. Gift Cards (in no particular order)