Monday, 30 December 2013

What I got for Christmas...

As always with these type of posts, you're either a lover or a hater. I personally love seeing what people got for Christmas as its a very personal thing to share. This year (as always) I was completely overwhelmed by the generosity of all my family. This year was the first year that myself and my two sisters were all in full time jobs and I think we did a little bit more than usual. I received some lovely baking items including piping nozzles and cupcake boxes, pyjamas, Yankee candle (Christmas Eve, if you're wondering) and some Barry M polishes and a beautiful charm for my Pandora bracelet.

From my husband I received a Yankee Candle tart burner, plus a few tarts, some Lush goodies and a MAC eyeshadow (cranberry) for my quad and a MAC lipstick in New York Apple. We agreed on a budget of £50 and picked our own present, so I knew what I was getting but it was still lovely getting them on Christmas Day.

The gifts I received from my parents I had no idea about. I had given my Mum a small list of items I would like to get including a new hairbrush and the Essie winter collection 2013 (I can't wait to try Toggle on Top) but the rest was a complete surprise as I wasn't expecting anything else. I got a big bottle of my favourite drink, Southern Comfort (I will be breaking this open NYE) some more baking goodies, socks, peanut butter related chocolates (my favourite) and a match box holder and Yankee Candles. It was all beautifully presented in a wicker basket which is going to house my make up once I've come round to the idea of taking all the presents out of it! (Its just too pretty to break open!)

Also in the photo is my work secret Santa present which was a 2014 rat calendar and Dr Who DVD (they must know me well) and gifts from two of my work colleagues who got me chocolate scented socks and a nail varnish kit (again, they know me too well!)

I also received some money from my parents and grandparents which has already been earmarked for something special but more to come on that soon!

I can't thank my family and friends enough for their wonderful gifts this year and I hope they enjoyed the gifts I bought for them.

Did you have a lovely Christmas? If you have a link to your post please leave it in the comments.


  1. I got a wax burner too and I love it. The scents are so strong!
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  2. OOh you have just reminded me that I need a wax burner as mine broke *sobs* x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  3. You got some lovely presents. I see a picture of Snow Fairy from Lush and I can just smell it like I've got it in the room.
    I need to buy one of those tart burners, my friend bought me a vanilla tart but I can't burn it.

    Rubi x
    The Den

  4. Looks like you received some gorgeous things! :)