As promised, I’ve brought you my New Purchases Show & Tell December 2017 earlier than usual. The reason being is so that you can snoop at the the Christmas gifts I’ve got this year, for any of your last minute inspiration.
But don’t be thinking this is yet another Christmas gift guide; it’s not. I’ve bought other things for myself too (as I did last year), although unlike last year I haven’t just ‘accidentally on purpose’ treated myself to a few things I want/need… Instead I’ve bought mine and David’s first Christmas decorations!
New Purchases Show & Tell December 2017
Call of Duty WW2 on Playstation 4 – 48 seconds in
Let’s start with the boyfriend – the one who I now live with and don’t trust to NOT go looking for these presents. He probably already knows he’s getting this, well he did ask for it, but that’s not the point. I’m a bit dubious that he may read this post or watch my video too, which if he does then that’ll definitely ruin the surprise for the next present…
Men’s Christmas Snowflake Onesie – 1:13 minutes in
As he knows what his main present will be (above), I had to get him a surprise gift of some sort – otherwise where’s the fun in seeing him opening his gifts? So yep, that’s right, a Christmas onesie is definitely that kind of gift to surprise him with! Hilariously, I’m not sure what his reaction will be to it, but I’ll update you after Christmas whether he wore it or not.
Swarovski Field Butterfly Pierced Earrings – 1:36 minutes in
Back to the more serious gifts. Jewellery is always a winner, particularly stud earrings – the most wearable jewellery, if the giftee has their ears pierced of course. That’s kind of essential. Along with Swarovski being a brand that can make anyone go ‘Oooo’.
Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum – 2:16 minutes in
Along with jewellery, you can’t go wrong with gifting someone perfume either. Although with perfume being subjective it can be tricky when choosing which one to pick. I know for a FACT my sister likes this perfume, since I’ve bought this for her a few years ago. (So surely she must have used it and is in need for another one by now…)
Nina Ricci Miniature Set – 2:50 minutes in
If you’re not sure which perfume someone likes, this gift idea isn’t totally lost just yet. If you can at least remember a brand they like then you’re onto the money! For me I remember David’s mum mentioning a Nina Ricci perfume she liked, although I can’t remember which one exactly, but now she can have them all. Plus this time if I ask which one she enjoyed the most I’ll note it down for a potential present next year.
Clarins Pampering Selection Set – 3:17 minutes in
There’s a part of me that doesn’t like how beauty-influenced my Christmas gifts are this year. But you know what? At least I know people will actually use these presents. Like my Nan, who’s really not that fussy, but enjoys a nice bath. Enter a Clarins bath set, her Christmas present; done and dusted!
The Rolling Stones On Air – 3:33 minutes in
I can have a little more fun when shopping for my Dad’s Christmas presents. As we have a similar taste in music and film, I know what he likes. With us being both Stones’ fans too I know he’ll appreciate this. (Now I just hope he’ll lend me this to listen to, at one point…)
Game of Thrones House Stark T-Shirt – 4:04 minutes in
I find it both sweet and funny that my Dad likes to wear TV show t-shirts. (He has a Hisenberg/Breaking Bad t-shirt that particularly makes me giggle.) So I had to get him a Thrones t-shirt with one of his favourite quotes from the show. (Sadly though, it’s not ‘you know nothing Jon Snow’…)
Christmas decorations – 4:17 minutes in
Excitingly, David and I bought are first ever Christmas decorations this year. This weirdly feels like a big deal when you become a homeowner, as I spoke about in this post. It’s like you’re investing into future Christmas’s, because think about it; Christmas decorations are pretty much kept until they break. Could I be seeing these baubles again when I’m 40? Quite possibly, and god that’s a crazy thought.
I let out a little scream inside as I typed ‘next year’. It feels like only yesterday when I filmed my New Purchases Show & Tell for January this year! However, this just goes to show how time can pass so quickly and that I should focus on spending my money more wisely.
Next year will certainly include home-related purchases, but I also want to invest in better equipment for my blog and YouTube channel. Watch this space.
I have not been asked, sponsored or paid to review any of these products. I just like to shop!