What Barkers staff really want for Christmas
As we get close to D-day for Christmas shopping, we asked three Barkers guys what they’re not so secretly hoping Santa will bring them.
Luan Cedrowen, Barkers Wellington
Christmas day will be a chill one with my girlfriend. Eating a honeyed ham, drinking and hopefully taking in some sun in the Wellington CBD. I'll be wearing my bright red Parisian bow tie, which has recently become a Christmas tradition.
After the Christmas craziness is over, there’s just the small matter of the Boxing Day sale to tackle first. It’s a challenging, fun and exhausting day at Barkers, but we always pull together as a team. My payoff will be days in the sun up north. We are headed to Rawene to connect with family for New Year's. I can't wait to see my little cousins.
On my Christmas wish list:
A Baxter double-edged razor, because I want to try shaving properly.
A bottle of cognac. It’s a tradition.
Barkers Fletcher sunglasses, with the clear frames
Ryan Lightfoot, Barkers Ponsonby
My family are down in gorgeous Motueka, my hometown, but my partner and I rotate between families each year and this year it will be an Auckland Christmas. We’ll Skype family in the morning and then head to the Grill by Sean Connolly for a Christmas dinner. I’ll probably wear a shorts suit to dinner — shorts are what summer is all about!
Come January, when trade calms down, I’ll get to Motueka and I’ll also be spending time at the Victoria Park skatepark and in my garden. Our house is going on the market soon and needs some work!
Things I want for Christmas:
A new helmet for riding my BMX bike
Lee Scarratt, Barkers High St (Auckland)
This will be my first Christmas in New Zealand and my second one away from my family in the UK. I’ll be at home with my girlfriend opening presents and drinking coffee with Baileys, then we’ll join some old friends for a Kiwi Christmas BBQ. I’ll take a few days off before New Years Eve to visit the Coromandel for some sun, sea and surf.
One thing I love about Christmas is binge-watching Christmas films: Elf, Bad Santa and Die Hard really get you in the Christmas spirit.
What I’d like from Santa:
The Crusade Weekender bag, as I travel quite a lot.
The Sentry leather Nixon watch to complete my traveller look (and make it to flights on time)
A DJI Mavic Pro Drone, for the best aerial photos of stunning landscapes and backdrops so I can make everyone at home jealous.