Wednesday, 6 January 2016
What I Got For Christmas
Christmas may be well and truly over but I finally got a chance to take photographs of What I Got For Christmas this week when the weather improved slightly. I've loved seeing what everyone else received for Christmas so hopefully this will be a post that most of you enjoy and here are the presents that I was very lucky and grateful to receive this Christmas;
As someone who loves nothing more than curling up and watching a good movie or TV show, I always make sure to ask for a DVD or two when it comes to Christmas and my birthday and this year both The Ricky Gervais Show and Trainwreck were at the top of my list. I'm a big Karl Pilkington fan so The Ricky Gervais Show is the perfect gift for me and Kevin Bridges' latest stand up DVD is just brilliant. We watched it over Christmas and it was fantastic. I've still to watch Trainwreck as it's been put on the back-burner now that I've started watching Making A Murderer on Netflix but I'm planning on bringing back my 'What I've Been Watching' style posts, with a bit of a twist for 2016, so I'll definitely be sharing my thoughts on it once I've seen it.
Also how amazing are Cadbury's Snow Bites? I only discovered them this Christmas and I'm already a little upset that I'll need to wait until December to get my mitts on more of them.
Every Christmas my Mum likes to buy me a cosy pair of pyjamas and she couldn't have picked a better pair than these Snoopy ones from Primark this year. They are honestly the softest pyjamas that I've ever owned and the inside of the sweatshirt top is completely lined in the same soft material. They definitely make getting changed out of my pyjamas in the morning that much harder.
I also received a fantastic elephant hottie for those days and nights when the warmth of a water bottle is needed but unlike a water bottle, you heat this little lovely up in the microwave.
And whilst I normally have a pretty good idea what I'll be receiving on Christmas morning, there was one big parcel where I had absolutely no idea what it was. I ripped off the wrapping paper to be met with a Build-A-Bear box and when I peeked inside I couldn't help but get as excited as I would have when I was a child. It was The Grinch! The Grinch is one of my very favourite Christmas movies and my Mum remembered me saying 'look it's The Grinch' when we walked past Build-A-Bear just before Christmas. Even though I turn 24 this year this present made me feel like a four year old in the best way.
When I opened this I honestly couldn't believe that it was finally mine. If you caught either of my Christmas Wishlist posts, either in 2014 or 2015, then you'll know that I've had my eye on this gift set for years now. Bonbon is one of my favourite scents and having it packaged in this way makes me love it even more.
And how stunning is this Models Own set? I absolutely adore their Colour Chrome collection. I would have to say that it's my favourite nail polish discovery of last year so to have the entire range in mini form is just amazing.
I also received a gorgeous large notebook, perfect for getting me and the blog organised this year, which just so happened to have a great quote and one that was etched in a wonderful copper/rose gold text. If you're looking for something similar be sure to check out the stationery section of your local TK Maxx and that's also where I found the 'My Favourite Moments Of The Day Journal'. Basically you write down a moment a day that made you smile and you can look back at how even an uneventful day or week had some great moments. This immediately spoke to me as a lot of the time my health can get me down but there's always something to smile about no matter how bad it gets. I might actually do a full post on it soon to show you exactly how it works and what I've been filling in. And how cute is the Christmas card my parents got me? A cat, a pun and a bejeweled nose = my idea of a perfect card.
I also got a new TV for my bedroom and a Roku box so I can now finally watch Netflix and YouTube in my room. It sure beats catching up on my YouTube subscriptions on my phone screen and I can now binge watch right into the early hours.
What did you get for Christmas this year? Are you a fan of these kinds of posts? And which of my presents is your favourite?
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