As you're all aware from my last post, Christmas was a little different for me this year and as a family our time was spent between our house and visiting my nanna in hospital! We took her presents in to her and we spent a lot of time which was really nice as we got to cheer her up and were together for Christmas :) Although it wasn't in the usual way, we made the most of what we had and somehow made it work! I value my family so much and Christmas is always time for spending time together and appreciating what you got. You found out the way I spent my Christmas day here!
Christmas has to be my favourite time of the year and I just love buying presents for people and handing them out to people/watching others open their gifts as I love to see their reactions. I love the decorations being up in the house, everybody feeling festive, eating lots of delicious food and trying to guess what Santa has brought! We're all huge kids in my house and we all get far too excited for Christmas - people who say it's just another day really annoy me; boring!!
This year, we were all spoilt and we really must have been good as Santa brought us lots of amazing presents! I was over the moon with every single one of them. I actually cannot stop looking at them and yesterday I went a little Instagram crazy posting pictures of a few things ... So if you follow me on there you will probably have an idea of some of my presents!
Wow, I must have been a good girl this year!!
My HUGE perfume haul - a girl can never have too many fragrances!
Possibly the nicest perfume ever! I actually knew I was getting this -
my auntie blabbed!!
The essential beauty products!
Pampering, cosy and sweet treats!
Sweet treats - delicious!!
Cosy presents and money from my Auntie!
I am so in love with every single one of my presents and they were all in my sack together but there were two gifts that really stood out this year. This doesn't mean I value any of my other presents less, it's just because one of them was something I needed and another one of them was a gift I will treasure forever and take care of for as long as I have it - I have always wanted one!!
I am so happy I got some new UGG boots as my other ones are a bit past it now -
although they're a love or hate kind of shoe, I happen to love them and
wear them all of the time!
As you can imagine, I was beyond excitement to unwrap this yellow bag!
The writing on the tag isn't very clear but I
wonder if you can guess what I got...
Oh my gosh!! I have wanted one of these beautiful scarves
for such a long time - happy chappy!! Thankyou!
Every family has their christmas traditions and my family is no exception. We have a few traditions based around the festive season and one of them is that we get 'special presents' on Christmas day. These presents don't go under the tree or anything (none of our presents do - we have sacks to put our presents in as we like our tree to be clutter free and classy!). Our 'special presents' are things we do not know about (there is always someone in the house that lets a few of your presents slip - haha!). I was given two this year and they were so thoughful ...
A genuine sterling silver pill box - such a lovely and thoughtful gift. I
love how this looks antique and is a twist on a typical old fashioned
pill box. Now carrying my tablet won't be such a chore!
A new genuine crystal Shamballa bracelet - yay!
As you can tell I was one spoiled little sausage this year and as well as these beautiful presents I was given some money from family for when I go back to university. However, I don't really like to take pictures of money - personal preference I guess! I love all of my gifts and I wouldn't change them for the world!
My family also got really spoilt and their special included a WiiU for my mum, an iPad mini for my nanna and an Alexander McQueen scarf for my auntie - I keep joking with her that she's a copy cat haha!! We had to being the iPad mini home for my nanna as she wanted us to set it up for her and take it back to the hospital
My nannas iPad mini compared to my iPad - it's so small
My auntie and her new zebra slippers - she wanted me to include
a picture of these on my blog and on Instagram haha!
Daisy having fun in the wrapping paper!
I hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas day and boxing day! I hope you have enjoyed your time over the festive season and were spoilt rotten by family and friends. I really haven't been impressed by this years boxing day sales but it really does take a lot to impress me with a sale - they never really interest me as they're usually full of tack or even if you find something decent they never have your size :(
What did you get for Christmas? Did you have a good time with your friends and family?