As quickly as it came, it's gone again. I love Christmas time and I'm a little sad it's over, but I am now really excited for what 2019 has to bring. Before I fully dive into the new year content, I thought I'd round up my festive posts with the one you either love or hate; 'What I got for Christmas'.

I was really spoiled this year and I'm extremely grateful for everything I received. And as for the obligatory disclaimer, I'm not posting this to show off in any way at all, I just know that the majority of people who read my blog are as nosey as I am when it comes to seeing people's pressies! So here we go...
A few years ago I received the most beautiful Kate Spade handbag from Robbie, which has lived on my arm ever since. This year I was really surprised to find that he had bought me a new, updated version. I couldn't believe my eyes as I unwrapped the huge Fenwick bag containing the Thompson Street Sam in ginger tea - I just love it! It's a great size for carrying my everyday essentials, the colour is a lovely neutral with a slight hint of pink to it, making it perfect for Spring and the striped lining is so cute - Boy did good!
He also treated me to a bottle of Tom Ford's Black Orchid perfume, a scent I have always loved and spritzed as I walked through the beauty halls, but never owned myself, until now. It's a heavy, dramatic and really distinctive scent with notes of black truffle, bergamot, blackcurrant, lotus wood, vanilla and sandalwood which I love for nighttime wear, I'm so happy to finally have this in my collection.
Something I had heavily hinted at wanting was the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser and I was really lucky to find it under the tree at my Mam's house. I got the charcoal version that I wanted, with a pack of all of the different hot chocolate flavours you can make (salted caramel is the best). Having worked for Hotel Chocolat a couple of Christmasses ago, it's no exaggeration to say that I have been missing their drinks, so I'm really glad to be able to make my own whenever I fancy at home. 

A bit of a Christmas tradition is for me to find a bottle of Lush Snow Fairy in my presents and this year I received the Snow Fairy body spray too! It's one of those 'if you know, you know' smells, super sweet but really pretty, I'm going to make them both last as long as I possibly can. I also got a lovely little handbag sized Ted Baker body spray which is the kind of thing I love to get at Christmas, as I'd never bother buying one myself.

One of my favourite presents had to be the Friends Monopoly game, a remake of my favourite board game ever, all themed around my favourite TV show (you can see why I love it so much!) The counter pieces have been replaced with pieces to represent each character (a pizza for Joey, a chefs hat for Monica etc), places to buy have changed to episodes of the programme and houses and hotels are now coffee cups and sofas. We played this on boxing day night and it was so much fun.
It wouldn't be Christmas without some new cosy socks and this year I got some lovely stripey ones from Joules, they're so soft and are already permanently attached to my feet! I also seem to get Lindt chocolates every year too, so to receive four bars of their chocolate and a box of handpicked Lindor balls from the Dalton Park store was the best surprise! It's filled with flavours I didn't even know existed and they're all delicious... I'm doing my best not to eat them all too fast.

On top of all of these lovely presents and lots more chocolate, I got a new mini diary to keep in my handbag (my Mam gets me one every year and I'd be lost without it!), the new Boyzone calendar, a few notebooks - perfect for the person who always writes lists, some vanilla scented refills for my Yankee Candle plug in (the best thing ever!), a cute penguin mug (I'm obsessed with penguins!), a Magic Mirror (if you travel a lot, this is amazing!) and some Next & ASOS vouchers, so expect to see a haul soon!

What did you receive for Christmas?         
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