What I Got For Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a fantastic day!
After the build up to Christmas being long and exciting at work I couldn't wait for the big day. The long wait is over and I had a brilliant day spent with my family, my boyfriend and his family. We spent the day eating, relaxing, playing games and drinking. It was perfect. Now I'm back to a bit of normality, before the New Year celebrations, I thought I'd share what was under the Christmas tree for me.
Every year I love to see people's Christmas pictures on instagram, videos on Youtube and blog posts sharing what they got. It's not about bragging or boasting, it's just a bit of fun and maybe a bit of inspiration for sale shopping. I've done one of these posts in 2012 and 2013 so I'm keeping up tradition by doing it again this year.

My big present this year was a bit of a cheat on mine and Santa's part. Michael Kors is my favourite designer and I knew I wanted a new watch this year. I actually bought this watch after seeing it in Las Vegas and took it back to my parents who then paid my credit card bill. It was a bit of a bargain compared to British prices. I love the two tone colour, the large face, the bling, the fact that it goes with my pandora and tiffany's bracelet... everything.

I got a lovely bundle of beauty products this year which is no surprise as my family know my love for Benefit and Soap and Glory gift sets.  I got a glow makeup brush roll in my secret santa present which is gorgeous and perfect for my travels. My brother got me the Lee Stafford Big Fat Silky Smoother brush which I'm really looking forward to trying out and becoming an expert at blow outs. Another year and another Best of Benefit set... I love these, they are excellent sized mini Benefit products and as the name suggests its all the best selling products. My boyfriend treated me to the Jimmy Choo perfume which is already becoming one of my favourites. My boyfriend's parents got me the Nails Inc Ultimate accessory kit and the Soap and Glory sleep mask. 

My boyfriend has got me well and truly ready for the winter, buying me a cosy body warmer from Superdry and over the knee boots from Quiz. 

One of the most practical but thoughtful presents that I got was this personalised iPad Mini case. My current one was cracked and the smart screen was temperamental so this was a perfect replacement with pictures of some of my favourite people on the back.

I got some lovely home-y bits and pieces like the yummy smelling Fuzzy Duck black pepper and sage scented candle, Bahama Breeze Yankee candle and some live, laugh, love hearts. My boyfriend and I also got some personalised coasters from his parents with photos from our holiday to New York and Las Vegas. They are fantastic, and such a good idea.

My brother bought my new camera a snazzy home in the shape of this TLC camera case. I love the print, it's so girly and a bit like Cath Kidston. It's an oil-cloth material so will be alright in the rain and it's the perfect size for keeping my Samsung NX300 and all it's accessories while I'm out and about.

I'm ready for the rest of the party season with my new Cocktail kit, some cocktail pouches and a lucozade for the day after. The cocktail kit looks like one from Firebox or Prezzybox and it's really quite fancy. I'm looking forward to becoming a professional cocktail maker.

I got some lovely clothing bits and pieces this year. My boyfriend got me Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pyjama bottoms (I've become quite the fan after Halloween) and a mini hot water bottle hand warmer because he's convinced I've got a cold hand syndrome. I also got a cosy jumper (which I've already worn), a glitzy clutch bag (which I've already used) and a gossip watch.

Like any year I got some funny, random and practically gifts. My favourite was a Spider Catcher. I'm always called for help when it comes to those 8 legged creatures so fingers crossed this will help dispose of them from a distance. As part of a secret santa I got a frozen jigsaw puzzle set which put a smile on my face. I'm ready for 2015 with an Eeyore calendar, my car will be smelling lovely with a new Yankee Candle car jar, I was unlucky on my Christmas scratch card but I got gift cards and money to treat myself from friends and family.

I got a mountain of chocolates and sweeties this year which will make post-festivity detoxing a very difficult task. My parents got me and my boyfriend an amazing confectionary hamper from our local ice cream shop. It's packed full of tasty treats and turned out to be much better than getting a stocking from Santa.

I got so many lovely presents and I'm so grateful for everything I received. If you've done one of these posts or videos I'd love to see it, so leave a link in the comments. What was your favourite gift you were given this year?


  1. That spider catcher is hilarious!! Looks like you got some very nice gifts! :)

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

  2. You got some lovely gifts, glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas! That spider catcher sounds perfect for me, I'm always causing a scene when one appears. Lucy at Lucyy Writes

    1. My parents definitely bought that in the hope I'll stop making a scene too! xo

  3. you got some lovely things!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

  4. I love the personalised ipad cover! so thoughtful and cute. xx