We can’t believe that it is November already and just like most people, we are slowly getting ready for Christmas. We have decided that we will aim to be more organised by making sure we have purchased all our Christmas gifts for our loved ones, family and friends instead of rushing around last minute for presents. Hence, we are starting to share Christmas themed post so that you have enough time to read our suggestions and order your presents in time. We are kicking off our countdown to Christmas by starting with items such as the Yankee Candle Advent Calendar to get you in the mood for Christmas, Kobold VK200 & SP600 Vacuum set to help you with your spring / winter cleaning, the Vintage Santa Sack to make this Christmas extra special for little ones, Wilton’s Countless Celebrations Letter and Number Cake Pan Set so you can start baking your unique Christmas cake as well as drinks from the English Drinking Co Gin and an nonalcoholic version of Qcumber Mixers. Do remember to follow our Facebook page and Instagram page as we will share more photos of our gift items on it. So hold on tight and enjoy the read….hohoho…
Wreath Advent Calendar
If you are not too keen on chocolate but still love the thrill of Advent Calendar during Christmas then the Yankee Candle’s Wreath Advent Calendar is a must have to add some festive sparkle to your holiday countdown. The box is so festive and grand with its image of gold and silver ornaments and holiday lights. The calendar is shaped like a wreath and each window opens to reveal not a chocolate but a scented tea light candle. There are 3 Icy Blue Spruce, Glittering Star, All is Bright, Crackling Wood Fire, Snowflake Cookie, and Sparkling Cinnamon candles. There is also a clear glass tea light candle holder to completes this festive Advent Calendar. If you want your house smelling of nothing but memories and scents of all things Christmas then this Advent Calendar is perfect to get you into the Christmas mood. Priced at £24.99, we would totally recommend getting this for a special someone in your life or your BFF to say how much you love and care for them. The wreath advent calendar can be purchased here.
Kobold VK200 & SP600 Set **
We find that we do a major clean-up just before Christmas every year, from clearing up the living room, making space for the Christmas tree to wiping down all the dusty bits and cleaning floor corners. For those who need a little help with their cleaning, we would like to share with you about the Kobold Vacuum VK200 & SP600 Set. What’s so special about the Kobold Vacuums? Well, did you know that Buckingham palace housekeeping staff have their own Kobolds? The Kobold vacuums automatically detects the floor and work well on all sorts of surfaces such as parquet, laminate, tiles or event stone floors. The vacuum is ideal for allergy sufferers and cleans thoroughly and effortlessly which means it actually saves up 50% of your cleaning time. The VK200 & SP600 set retails at £849, this is a fabulous gift to give to your other half or yourself. Order your set here just in time for your pre-Christmas clean-up.
The Vintage Santa Sack
This is such a great idea especially if you have little kids of your own or even for your Godchild or nieces/nephews. Imagine waking up to Christmas morning and seeing a sack filled with presents with our name on it from Santa! I am sure the feeling is fantastic and would certainly impress little ones this Christmas. The detailed screen printed design on the sack has the look of a vintage Royal Mail postage bag, and wouldn’t look out of place on the set of an adaption of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. We were sent two sacks for both our kids, to see more of these photos, head to our Facebook Page. The Hessian Sack which is now on discount can be purchased for £10 each, it arrived beautifully folded and with a ribbon on it, once opened the sack measured up to 80cm in length and can fill in a lot of presents. Don’t worry if you don’t have that many presents to fill, just use the same ribbon to tie a bow at the top of the bag. You can order your personalised sack here.
Wilton Countless Celebrations Letter and Number Cake Pan Set
Making our yearly Christmas Cake is a big deal in our household, this is something my mum and I discuss and bake, and it does not matter if we live thousands of miles apart, we tend to bake the same recipe and this somehow connects us. The Wilton Countless Celebrations Letter and Number Cake Pan Set is very special as you can use it during Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries or even just for normal baking! The non-stick cake pan set includes everything you need to bake shaped cakes in all 26 letters of the alphabet and cardinal numbers 0-9. The number and letter tin set includes a non-stick 14.5 x 9 inches tin and 8 interchangeable inserts. Grid-guide pattern imprinted on the bottom holds each insert into place to prevent the cake batter from leaking and ensuring the shape stays in place. Priced at £22, this is a lovely present to give to someone who totally loves baking, you can purchase it from any Hobby Craft store or online here.
The English Drinks Company Gin and Qcumber Soft Drinks
What better way to get in the festive spirit than with a tasty tipple? I sampled a selection of handcrafted and copper-distilled gins from The English Drinks Company. The first to grace my glass was ‘The Orangery’, a gin infused with Valencian oranges. Poured over ice and mixed with tonic, it was delicious. I’m a fan of orange flavours, so this one was always likely to be a winner. Next, I tried the ‘Pink Gin’, a blend of gin with the subtle flavours of pomegranate and cinchona bark. And finally, I tasted the ‘Cucumber Gin’, the most refreshing of the trio. These drinks would all make ideal Christmas presents for the gin enthusiast in your life. Plus, as well as gin, the English Drinks Company produces Qcumber, a blend of natural cucumber and gently sparkling spring water. This versatile drink can be enjoyed on its own or as a mixer with gin, vodka or Pimm’s. And while you may think Qcumber is most suitable for a summer barbecue, it’s also deliciously refreshing when enjoyed at a Christmas party, especially if you’re looking for an alternative to lemonade as a non-alcoholic drink. An English Drinks Company Gin Gift Box, which includes 5cl bottles of Cucumber, Pink and Orangery Gins, is priced £18 and is available here. Meanwhile, 24 x 200ml bottles of Qcumber Mixers are priced £21.60.
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* We were sent these items in return for a review. All opinions are our own.
** This is a collaborative post