When it comes to writing a post about Christmas gifts for her, it is always going to be more of a wishlist than anything else, as it is obviously based on ideas for me. When asking for gifts I tend to try and put practical things on the list, as I have quite a lot of 'stuff' already. My husband tends to do really well every year, but that doesn't mean that I can't give him a hint or two!
Simply Because it's Christmas
Christmas is my favourite time of year (in case you hadn't already realised!) and every year I love getting a new jumper. This year it was something that was also a practical idea as I have lost a load of weight and even though over sized jumpers are 'in fashion' I like the fact I have at least one jumper that properly fits me. I have a Mrs Claus one from George at Asda and I love it. It goes perfectly with the times I dress up my girls as little elves!
I have a few outfits now for Christmas, from leggins with snowmen and reindeer on to pretty dresses. One of my favourite things is being able to match my daughter (who is totally my mini me!) and this year I found some awesome Christmas tree dresses in Matalan.
The Perfect Accessories
Ted Baker Jewellery Set
Winter Ready Set
When it snowed this weekend past we just had to get outside and enjoy it; but when trying to wrap myself up warm, unlike my daughters, I couldn't find much in the way of warm accessories. I found an old scarf and Me to You ear warmers in the end but had to borrow my hubby's hat and had no gloves at all (leading to frozen hands when Squidgy insisted we needed to build a snowman! This time of year is bound to be pretty cold and
Family in a Locket
Charm for their Charm Bracelet
I have a growing collection of beautiful charms on my Pandora bracelet from the variety of love ones from my hubby, mama ones from my girls and of course the gorgeous breast milk charm from Carry My Heart Keepsakes. There is always plenty of charms to choose from and you know there will be something perfect for your lady!
For the Home
What I love about filling my house with Christmas stuff is that there is so much of it... and you can never have too much! Adding a new mug and cute plate to the collection is a great way to fill my house with Christmas cheer; (the hot chocolate and mince pies are welcome to come with the gift too!)
Next Year's Calendar
Keeping track of your schedule can be difficult for anyone, no matter what the situation is that you have at home. Whether you are a stay at home parent trying to remember which child has an event tomorrow or work full time and are liable to forgetting your best friend's birthday; a calendar is the perfect gift solution! Ben the Illustrator has created a stunning 2018 animal calendar* inspired by the amazing documentaries of Sir David Attenborough. I know I love it and there are plenty of other people who would be happy to have this hanging on their wall!
A Dash Cam
Feather & Down Sleeping Bag
Stylish Teething Jewellery
Every Lady Likes a Snack
A box of chocolates is never going to make me turn my nose at it, whether you get me a Cadbury selection box (come on, we all know they aren't just for kids!) or a luxury box of chocolate from Lily O'Brien's I will likely scoff the lot as soon as look at it; and I know I am not alone in saying that!
A Little Tipple
I love myself a fancy cocktail, although these days I don't often get to have them because in general I have them when we are abroad; which we aren't (obvs). When I came across these fabulous cocktail in a mason jar sets at B&M I knew they would be a great gift for her (or him... a pina colada is John's favourite cocktail!) and they look great too.
Gin (and tonic!)
One drink other than wine that I do like to make myself at home is a good ol' G&T. I blame my mother-in-law because she got me liking them in the first place. Gin can be quite an expensive drink to buy though; so it makes a perfect gift at Christmas! There are all different brands available so it may be worth finding out which one the lady in your life is a fan of before making that purchase! We bought my mother-in-law a set of different gins which I am sure will go down very well (I would love it myself!)
A New CD
We may be in the age of downloads and online playlists but I am a stickler for traditional music and I love having CDs to play, especially in my car. There are plenty of places to buy them from HMV, supermarkets and shops like Primark in town centres to supermarkets out of town, to online shops like Amazon. Many places will have a chart too so you can pick up something new and recent!
For more posts about Christmas, visit the Christmas category page. If you have any questions about any of the products included within my gift guide, which I have not covered in this post, feel free to ask in the comments section below.
Disclaimer: I was sent a few of the above items in return for an honest review and inclusion within my gift guide. The review words and opinions are my own. All photos are copyright property of Me Becoming Mum.
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