Tuesday, 16 December 2014


Hello everyone! I'm finally home from university and I couldn't be more excited for Christmas if I tried. I'm feeling particularly festive this year, probably because I've been celebrating since mid November! The shops are filled with so many lovely things at the moment, and so this week we've been doing quite a bit of Christmas shopping. I'm loving all the cute decorations and displays everywhere, and I can't wait to start wrapping presents!

(From top left clockwise)
Waitrose Christmas Packaging Twine - John Lewis (£2)
Reindeer Christmas Decoration - B&Q (£1)
Waitrose Hand-finished Charity Cards - John Lewis (£5 for 8)
Waitrose Gift Wrap - John Lewis (£2)
Waitrose Gift Tags - John Lewis (£1)
Waitrose Candle - John Lewis (£4)
Pastel Pink Polka Dot Christmas Tree Decoration - B&Q (£1)

This candle smells amazing! It's spiced and literally smells like Christmas in a tin. I've been looking for a new candle with this exact scent for a while now and so I was really happy when I found this. It's absolutely perfect for my room, the packaging is super cute and I can't wait to burn it. 

How cute is this little guy? Every year we pick up one or two new decorations for our tree, and I think it's fair to say that our family have a bit of a soft spot for little animals. He's going to love living with our menagarie of robins, foxes and other assorted creatures!

For some reason I was drawn to this little tree decoration and I couldn't bring myself to leave it in the shop! I think it'll go well with the colour scheme in my room and I reckon I could get away with leaving it up all year round. 

I really want to make an effort with my wrapping this year, so I thought I'd invest in some cute wrapping paper and accessories. Call me sad but I'm really looking forward to sitting down and wrapping all my gifts this year! These cut out cards also really caught our eyes when we were in Waitrose. I love little clever touches like these cut out windows when I'm choosing cards - they really inspire me to make my own.

Have you bought anything in preparation for Christmas yet?
Elly xxx

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  1. Those pieces are awesome! There's something about gift wrapping that just makes you feel good! Love doing it too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  2. I'm making an effort with my wrapping this year too! It's the extra details that make a difference! Lovely picks x


    1. It really is! The presents look so much nicer with a few extra touches xxx

  3. Cute post! I love the wrapping bits you picked up! I love wrapping too we have that in common. I’ve bought my wrapping items from Paperchase but John Lewis is supposed to be really good! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Aww thanks! Omg yeah I love paperchase so much :) xxx

  4. lovely blog :)


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