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.).
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
Christmas this year should be a lot more fun now that Heath is old enough to open his presents. Last year it was great for Annabelle as she could help with the unwrapping but I’m sure she will be excited to see what he has been given and hopefully share their gifts with each other. As he is two years old, I thought he would like this selection of toys.
We wanted to buy Heath a Micro Scooter for his second birthday but I saw some toys on offer in Sainsbury’s and thought I would get those first while they were discounted. Annabelle has the pink Mini Micro Scooter and Heath enjoys riding around on hers while she is at school so it is the perfect gift for his age.
He also needs a helmet so I chose this orange one, also by Micro Scooter. I haven’t purchased this yet as I am debating getting the blue option in case Annabelle can wear it to. I might need to measure their heads to see if they can both wear the same size.
If you have read my Blogmas Day 1 post you will know that Heath is a train enthusiast. I think he would be ecstatic about the Thomas Take ‘n’ Play set with 10 die cast characters. He has Thomas and Percy already but I know he will love Captain and Diesel too.
Andy found this cute Mickey Mouse Duplo Train for Heath in Boots. He received Thomas the Tank engine Lego for Christmas last year so I am planning on combining the two to make a huge set. The great thing about this Mickey parade is that it will appeal to Annabelle too.
Last but not least, whenever Annabelle draws, Heath likes to copy. He will be able to colour in this Crayola Finding Dory book happily without marking our dining table in the process with this Mess Free Colour Wonder. Like the last gift I mentioned, it is also suitable for Annabelle and they can swap packs to their hearts content.
If you missed it, yesterday’s Blogmas post was about my Gift Ideas for Annabelle, my 5 year old daughter. I hope you like it and are enjoying my posts in this run up to Christmas. See you tomorrow for Day 21! Bx