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!