My ‘All I want for Christmas’ wish list

How are you getting on with your festive shopping? After a full day of high street shopping, a second day of trawling the internet and a final day of visiting the shops in the local village, I think I have pretty-much finished my Christmas shopping. I am delighted, as there is usually a last-minute rush on Christmas eve for one forgotten gift and I’d much prefer to be resting at home with a mince pie and mulled wine on Christmas eve! Just to be sure, I’ve allocated this coming Sunday as ‘present wrapping day’ so that I can wrap, label and double-check all the gifts to be sure that I’ve got everything sorted, which will still allow me a couple of days to buy any missing gifts!

We have a tradition in my family that we all have a new pair of pyjamas for Christmas. I think it started when my brothers and I were little and even now I wrap up PJs for my husband! My brother has passed on the tradition to his children, who will each receive festive pyjamas on Christmas eve too. That’s right, the PJs will be wrapped up, under the Christmas tree, and it is the only gift that we are allowed to open on Christmas eve. I love our tradition of the Christmas eve bath, followed by new PJs and snuggling down to watch The Snowman while tracking the arrival of Father Christmas on NORAD – it really kicks off the festivities! I chose a traditional checked cotton set for hubby and a very festive reindeer fleece set for myself, so I definitely won’t be getting cold this Christmas!

You may have noticed from my previous blog posts that I am a big fan of festive jumpers and I couldn’t resist adding a few to my shopping basket. Can you believe that all of these jumpers are already reduced in the M&Co sale?! I snapped up a skating penguin jumper for hubby at 50% off (I know he’ll love it and wear it all Christmas!) and I chose a scotty dog jumper from the petite range for me. This jumper reminds me of a dog jumper that I used to wear to primary school and I’m such an animal lover that I really couldn’t resist it! While I was browsing the Christmas jumper section, I spotted these gorgeous tiny knitted jumpers for my niece and nephew – they will look so cute in them this Christmas – so I picked out a santa jumper in blue and a red reindeer shawl jumper for the little ‘uns.

AND now I’ve finished my Christmas shopping! What could be better than that?! Let me know how you’re getting on with your preparations for Christmas and I’d love to hear what you’ll be buying in the festive sales so please leave me a comment below!


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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