What I Got For Christmas 2016

17:16 Kelly Wheelhouse 2 Comments

I know it may be a little late for a 'What I got for Christmas' post, but I've been a little too busy to write this one up, with wanting to write about my goals for this year along with working 30 hour weeks and having a busy lifestyle. I decided not to include every single little present in this post or it would get a bit tedious, so I'm just showing a few of my favourites from Christmas 2016!
My first and main present was an iPad Mini 4 32GB. I used to have an iPad Mini 3, and I always missed having it around. I did purchase a couple of different Android tablets last year but none of them faired up to the iPad. So this year I decided to put my Christmas money from my family together with some of my own money to finally purchase myself the new iPad.
I purchased it from Currys PC World and they happened to have a discount of £20 off any iPad on the day I went in, so I bought myself a fancy £20 Targus smart case to go with it. The case doubles up as a stand and it locks and unlocks the screen as you open and close it.

The next thing I received was 'Ari' by Ariana Grande perfume. I remember before Christmas going around shops smelling perfumes and aftershaves with Justin and this was by far my favourite scent. For the rest of the day, I kept commenting on how amazing the scent was and he must have remembered that it was my favourite as he bought it for me. The fragrance is described as sparkling fruits with floral undertones and a hint of marshmallow. I think I'd pretty much agree with this description and it's officially my favourite ever perfume.

Next was this Blooming Gorgeous duo- a set of bath fizzers and a double pack of lotion. I absolutely adore all kinds of floral smelling bath products like bath bombs, salts, bubble bath; anything to relax in the tub.  I've not actually used either of the products yet so I can't comment on what they are like, but the packaging is beautiful and I really look forward to using them.

I also received this super cute pug puppy cushion! I think anyone who knows me properly is very well aware that I adore pugs and I'd love one of my own someday, but until that day I can look at this little cutie in my living room.

This Pretty & Witty gift set is absolutely adorable, but what makes it more special to me is that the little cat whose face is plastered all over the set looks just like my own kitten, Billy. The sets contain body butter, lip balm, body spray, bubble bath and shower gel. All the items have different scents e.g. the body wash smells like bubblegum and the body spray smells like strawberries.

Christmas isn't complete without receiving at least one book! I've not actually seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them yet, and with this being the screenplay I'm super tempted to wait until I've seen the movie before reading this. I've always been a Harry Potter nerd for as long as I can remember, I grew up reading the books and watching the films and remember the excitement of a new book coming out. I'm not quite as excited to read this one as I was to read the others because I personally feel that JK Rowling is making up more and more stories and sidelines for the sake of it. But being a diehard Potter nerd I have to read the book, for curiosity's sake.

I'm forever losing lip balms and I tend to like having lots of different ones so I can keep one in each bag and pocket just in case I end up forgetting to bring one with me. I have seen these Coca-Cola inspired 'Lip Smacker' before in shops and it's something I've always wanted for the novelty of it. This year I received a little gift set containing Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and Coca-Cola vanilla. So far I've only tried the classic Coke flavour and it does actually taste like the cola, except with a very plastic after-taste.

As I mentioned above I absolutely love bath products, and that certainly includes bath salts! They are made by Joules and not only are the salts in the most gorgeous looking jar, but they also come with a really cute scoop for you to measure the perfect amount of bath salts. They smell very floral and are so relaxing when used with a bit of bubble bath (they go really well with the bubble bath from the Pretty & Witty set).

The last thing I'm going to mention in this post is a Yardley London English Rose gift set. This wasn't exactly a Christmas present, but Justin bought it for me in the Boxing Day sales. The set contains a body spray and a perfume, both have the scent of garden roses in the summer time. It wasn't expensive at full price, so I was very happy to have found this at half it's marked price. I'm hoping I'll be able to find this gift set again next year as I'd like to buy some for my friends.

That isn't everything I received for Christmas, but I don't want this blog post to go on forever! I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I got- as I know people are nosey and like to see these sorts of posts (I know I do!).
Feel free to let me know what you got for Christmas, I'd love to hear about it!


  1. I got the screenplay to Fantastic Beasts as well! I loved seeing it in the cinema but it´s a bit overwhelming so I´m reading it now before seeing it all again!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

    1. I'm really looking forward to seeing it, but not as excited as I thought I would be! xx