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What I got for Christmas haul!

This is always one of my most looked forward to blog posts of the entire year, really. Despite the fact that I’m not a massive Christmas lover – I mean, it’s nice but I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite time of the year – I always love giving presents and I always greatly appreciate the gifts I receive in return. I like to showcase them on my blog, just to show that little bit of extra thanks. I know a lot of people don’t enjoy these posts and that’s all gravy baby, no offence taken here. But if you are one of the nosy sods (like me) who love seeing what other people got for Crimbo then keep reading! Enjoy.

So I’ll start with the gifts I got from my Mum and Dad, I won’t go into too much detail about each one, I’m sure my readers are smart enough to identify a pair of slippers when they see them.

So from the top down: a mustard Chenille jumper from New Look, a new pair of slippers, new leggings, a huge bar of Dairy Milk, Jack Wills cosy Winter kit, Jenson Button’s autobiography: Life on the Limit and Diamonique earrings.

The one I did wanna talk about briefly was this. My Mum wanted to get me “one last thing” but there was nothing in the world I wanted so I said I was going to adopt an animal from Born Free, so the money can go to a good cause instead. This was honestly one of the best decisions I made all year and I’m so happy with my adoption, the pack I received and the work that Born Free do is utterly brilliant. So for the next year, I have donated and adopted Kyriakos the Brown Bear who lives in a Bear Sanctuary in Greece. You can read more about him, here.

Next my friend Lynsey James (you might have heard of her, I reviewed her last book here!) got me a cute little Nivea lip care set and a box of shortbread and different types of tea from the Bumble Bee Tea Company. We set ourselves a limit of £7, so it’s always a challenge but I’ll definitely use all of these! And the short bread is definitely already gone.

Lastly, the gifts from my boyfriend. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you where he bought either of these because 1) he won’t tell me and 2) I believe they’re like ‘artist interpretations’ so not mass produced products that you can pick up in like, the Disney store. He went for a Beauty and the Beast theme because he knows how much I adore the new film. First up is this stunning canvas print with the silhouette of Belle and The Beast on. It’s so different from all other prints I’ve seen and I absolutely adore it. And secondly is this hand-made lantern with the stained glass windows from the original film in all the windows. You pop batteries in this so the stained glass illuminates and looks really pretty. These have both made wonderful new additions to my bedroom – I couldn’t be happier with either of them!

Please leave links to your own Christmas haul posts below! I’d love to see them. Or let me know what your favourite gift you received in 2017 was!


  1. Oh my god those earrings are gorgeous! I have a necklace that matches exactly to them!!! Great chrissy haul babes xx

    1. Awh lovely! They’re my favourite earrings I own, I don’t wear any others now! xxx

  2. […] item and probably one of my favourite things I own, full stop! Again, Carl bought this for me for Christmas last year and although I knew I had a print (because of how big it is), I had no idea what of and I was so […]

  3. That lantern is so cute! I’ve seen a Wicked one on the Wish App once and I’m curious to know who made it! I think lanterns like these are so neat!

    I had meant to make a Christmas Haul post but oh goodness is it too late to do that now?!

    1. I’d love a Wicked one!

      1. If I find the person who makes them I’ll definitely link you!

  4. ooo you got some great presents! I love the colour of the new look jumper

    1. Thank you xx

  5. Oh my god that lantern! How gorgeous!!! I also love your adopt a bear present, it feels so good for a gift to be doing good.
    Anna xxx

    1. Thanks so much! I love the lantern too xxx

    2. I love the lantern too 😍😍

  6. I love the animal adoption idea 😍

    1. Thank you 😘

  7. You got such a lovely collection of stuff! I really love that jumper and the earrings, plus that gorgeous Beauty and the Beast lantern! But I am so excited that you adopted a bear, that’s such a good cause and I’m sure Kyriakos appreciates it! So cute.
    Beth x

    1. Hehe I hope he does! Thank you 😘 xxx

  8. Lisa's Notebook says:

    Your boyfriend is #goals. I mean what amazing taste and how well does he know you? You are a lucky lady, haha. And I love the idea of adopting an animal via Born Free, what a great thing to do. I’ll look into this for Flora, it sounds right up her street, thank you for the tip X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. Awh that would be a lovely gift for her! If you do, let me know what you adopt and how it goes. And he’s pretty good at presents isn’t he (; xx

  9. That chenille sweater looks so soft and comfy!! 🙂

    1. It really is! SO soft 😍

  10. I loveee these type of posts!
    You got some amazing things, I especially love those earrings, they are so pretty! 😍😍

    1. Me too! Love being nosy 😉

  11. Love that you adopted an animal!

    1. Thanks, it’s an excellent cause!

  12. I love Christmas gift posts and yours is no exception! I adore the Beauty and the Beast items but also love the idea of an adoption pack too ❤️

    1. Thank you — I love these types of posts too!

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