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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas Gifts - Some of my Favourites

Okay...if we are close in real life and you've somehow stumbled upon this page - LOOK AWAY NOW. Today I'm going to share a few of my favourite Christmas gifts that I've bought this year. 

So this is one of the things I've bought for my big sister. When  I asked her for a hint of what she wanted she told me she likes to have things to put up on her shelves in her bedroom. I found this wooden block on Etsy and I thought it would be a perfect addition to her cutesy shelf! Cats are always a winner but cats with  human clothes/accessories just give me life. 

I found this print here, again another Etsy gem. I bought this for my oldest friend. She is planning on buying a house next year and I thought this would be a nice little reminder of how far we've come and how long we've been friends for. It reads "Just a brunette and a blonde with an unbreakable bond." Cute af.

I bought this Happy Thoughts Glass Jar for a friend of mine that's had a bit of a tough time over the last year or so. It comes with little pieces of paper inside so she can note down good memories she makes in 2016 and then open it at the end of the year and celebrate those times! I got the ball rolling by writing the first card for her. I've noticed a few people include this type of gift in their hand made gift ideas posts so maybe my goal for 2016 should be to get more crafty?

WHO DOESN'T LOVE STATIONERY?! Paperchase I love you long time. Again, these are for my big sister as she is a fellow stationery digger. I was so tempted to quickly rip these open so I'd have to keep them for myself but I powered through the urge. Christmas is about giving, right?

NOPE. Well, Christmas is about giving...but it's also about rewarding yourself for making it through another year without eating your own head. No? Just me? On a shopping trip last week I went into Next to find my boyfriend and without thinking found myself detouring via the homeware section (which just happened to be at the opposite side of the store from where he told me to find him). This is just dreamy and I was buying it before I realised what I was doing. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ME. I can't find this online but maybe check out your nearest store if you wanna get some of this glittery stag action. 

So there we have it, some of my favourite gifts I've picked up for my loved ones (ahem, and me), What do you all think of them?! Also, everything on this list was under £20 so I managed to stay well within my Christmas budget. Not bad at all!

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  1. These are such great gifts :) Your friends & family are very lucky! I love the Happy Thoughts gar <3 It's such a lovely idea x

  2. I really love these! They are very cute and more special in my opinion. I myself have similar jar in which I put my best moments. I am very excited to open and look through it all at the end of 2015 :) x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    1. I just read your post and loved it! x

  3. Oh wow, you're so good at buying gifts. Get me one next year please :)

    Corinne x

  4. Wow these gift ideas are wonderful!!! I love the one of the cute brunette and blonde. I'm going to check out the Etsy page now to get one myself haha! Hope you had a wonderful Xmas!

    xoxo Emily

    1. Aha! My friend loves it, she has already put the picture up in her room :) xx

  5. THESE ARE ALL SO CUTE! I looove the friends print!

  6. I just checked out PaperChase. It's so cute! Love their stuff. :)

    And the jar is a great gift. I'm doing that this year and will probably make some myself to give as gifts. :)