My Christmas Wish List

I don’t know about you, but I always struggle to think of gifts ideas at Christmas. I tend to buy things as I need them so when it comes to Autumn, I am doubly stuck as I have my birthday and then the festive season not long after. I find Pinterest useful to compile a mood board of presents that I would like to see under the tree. This is my Xmas gifts for her wish list but I may need to do a ‘his’ of the special men in our lives too (no, not my bit on the side! One for fathers, uncles, brothers etc.).

Gift ideas for her

I use flasks a lot as I have been conscious of the environmental impact of using disposable cups and bottles etc. since I received a ‘reduce waste/save the planet’ book at the age of 10. This book had a huge effect on me and I have always tried to recycle and minimise waste. I saw this gorgeous rose coloured travel mug from Anthropology which would be perfect for me to take my coffee to drink at after school clubs.

Forget the year of pig! 2019 has been the year of gin. I tried it in previous years and didn’t like it until Andy bought a bottle of Hendricks and it was a total game changer. Since then, I now love Whitley Neill’s flavoured gins, Tanqueray Seville and Gordons Pink Gin. I don’t own a gin glass but this rose and gold rimmed one from Anthropology is super cute.

I recently discovered the luxury brand Diptyque. This is definitely not a company I buy many candles, perfumes or body washes from as it is very high end. I treated myself to the Philosykos eau de parfum for my birthday because it smells amazing. It has a fresh fragrance with fig notes and it is the ultimate perfume. The Figuier scented candle is a perfect gift for ladies, who like me love Greece and any scents that remind me of my holidays there.

All the links to my gift ideas for her and more are on my Pinterest page so click on the link if you see anything above but I haven’t mentioned it in this Wish List post. What is on your ultimate Christmas presents wish list? Bx

What I Got For Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you had a lovely day and are enjoying New Year’s Eve. Before I start writing about the New Year, I thought I would share what I got for Christmas.

bare minerals

The first thing I received was this amazing Bare Minerals Happy Glow Lucky gift set. I really need a decent Winter skincare routine and this should help me achieve a clearer complexion.

naked palette

I have been lusting after a Naked Eye Palette from Urban Decay for as long as I can remember. Andy bought me the original set and I am in love! Annabelle has been desperate to use it but it is definitely going to be hidden out of reach.

oliver bonas

On my Christmas Wish List post, I mentioned this Oliver Bonas Cookbook Stand. It is now sold out but I have added the link in case they restock it. It is described as copper coloured but looks rose gold to me so it is a thing of beauty!

snow fairy

If you know me, you will know that I think Snow Fairy is one of the best scents ever! It is only fitting then that I was given this box from Lush from my brother-in-law. If you haven’t smelt this before it reminds me of eating Wham sweets when I was a child.

Finally, I was given lots of treats and little goodies including a pair of black gloves from Marks and Spencer, Lindt chocolate and Cornish Lust. The latter is a strawberry flavoured creamy liqueur. It is just like Baileys but nicer! It is also available in Tesco so you don’t have to go all the way down to Cornwall to get your hands on some.

What did you get for Christmas this year? Let me know in the comments below. Bx