I'm making a list, and checking it twice - and hoping that Santa thinks I've been nice!
My Christmas lust list for gurls is bee-you-tiful, even if I say so myself. Check out these festive treats on the site!
- Navy and champagne purse by Take Charge
- Know your chairs print by Know Your Stuff
- Arum lily print by Gabrielle Swimwear
- Vintage roman wall clock by Hallo Jane
- Road trip bamboo bluetooth speaker by Shibby Beats
- Ceramic mini pot by Simply House
- Hexagon tray by Drift & Pine
- Gold foil print by Seven Swans Stationery
- Brothers in arms bangle by Meraki Jewellery
- Gin and a set of cork honeycomb coasters gift set by Leg Studios
Gorgeous! Get at 'em Pretties!
We all hate it. And we all do it. Last-minute Christmas shopping! It is the worst, and people are the worst. We are the worst.
But, I'm going to share some sage words from my sister a few weeks ago:
It's a no-brainer, people. Look no further for your Christmas shopping. There are beautiful things for every taste and budget, right on this website. But don't believe me - go see for yourself.
So yes. Today is Tuesday, which means it's newsletter day! As we mentioned before, subscribing to our newsletter is a good way to stay ontop of sales, giveaways, freebies and special discount codes! Here's a little 40%-er from this week's newsletter:
Today we mostly featured things with a general Christmassey and gifting vibe, and some holiday goodness. I've put up a taster below.
Listed up at the top is my personal favourite from Lovilee :-)
There were literally dozens and dozens more things I wanted to include (but didn't, because gmail chops off content that is too long).
Be sure to sign up, if you haven't already.
I recently waxed lyrical about Kelly from Sunflowers and Spears’s #bloggersecretsanta, and our fab gift from citygirlsearching’s Roxy. But I do have to blow our own horn a little too! Before I had any idea of the amazingness that was on it’s way to us from Roxy, I was more excited to send our gift than receive one - it was so much fun sourcing all the goodies, and I even knuckled down and did a spot of DIY (you can take my word for the fact that I’m no Martha Stewart, and that as a result you should all be impressed).
I decided to do a yellow and gold themed gift, and scoured the site for small but lovely and useful items to include. After finally narrowing down my gigantic list of potential gifts, I settled on these:
Inspired by Lovilee’s “Christmas in a Bottle,” I grabbed a sweet customised Consol jar that I bought at iheartmarket (and made by Sk8shade’s lovely mom), and jazzed it up with a lick of gold spray paint. I quickly became addicted and spray painted everything else, myself and parts of my dog too.
Our recipient is the very gorgeous mom-to-be Samantha, from everythingsamanthahearts, and since soon she will be gifted with a bouncing baby girl, I threw in a cupcake flavoured Yankee Candle for a few moments of indulgent “me-time” every now and then in between the new baby madness. (For all their many many pros, rumour has it newborns don’t sleep much. Mom deserves a candlelit bubble bath every now and then while Dad babysits!)
After a while spent dealing with nail destroying post office anxiety, the glitter and polka dot Christmas box eventually arrived, and I am so happy to report that Samantha loved it. All of us at Hello Pretty wish you the most wonderful Christmas and you have our most heartfelt congrats on the pending new addition to your family. We hope the arrival of baby Olive is the first happening in a long line of other great things that make 2014 your best year yet.
So we like getting presents. Our whole job is proof of that. (Plus buying online and having your stuff arrive all packaged up is kind of like mini me-to-me prezzies)
So we eagerly jumped on the #bloggersecretsanta bandwagon, organised by Kelly of Sunflowers and Spears, and I am SO glad we did.
When our package arrived, I squealed like a lunatic in the Post Office - which is fine because it was a Christmas rush kind of day, and everyone in there was feeling kind of crazy anyway - and stormed out, fighting the urge to rip it open in my car while I was still in the parking lot.
Over and above the excitement of receiving a Secret Santa gift, there was also the added excitement over that fact that it had come all the way from South Korea. I mean. How cool?
Roxy Hutton of citygirlsearching was our Santa, and boy did she hit the nail on the head. Aaaalll of the cute pink cat stationery in the world seemed to spill from that envelope. Every single detail was given thought and a great deal of love, and as a result it took over half an hour to unwrap (I had to take photos of everything to show you all, otherwise there’s no proof it actually happened. You know, like yesterday’s latte art or this morning’s Eggs Benedict.)
Many thanks Roxy - you are a gift giving genius and I am in love with everything you sent and the considerable effort you put in. *hug*
To all of our dearest supporters, we wish you the most amazing Christmas, filled with love and blessings (universal ones - we’re all about diversity here), and that it’s everything you could hope for.
Stay safe, be merry, and keep a large stash of heartburn medicine and liver tonics near by!
(And we hope your loved ones were smart enough to gift you with a lil something something from Hello Pretty!)