Friday Favourites #4: Christmas Edition


I am well and truly in the Christmas spirit now, mostly thanks to all the festive blog posts I've been reading recently. Here are a couple of my favourites from the last week or so...

1. Sarah has put together the gift guide to end all gift guides, aptly named The Mother of All Gift Guides. There are around 130 gifts ranging from little stocking fillers to designer purses and everything in between - you certainly won't be stuck for ideas! I particularly love the Alphabet Bags Wash Bag and Accessorize Check Scarf. Plus there are lots of discount codes at the bottom of the post to help your pennies stretch a little bit further!

2. If you're in need of some festive background music whilst you're wrapping presents or writing cards, Laura's Christmas Mixtape is just the ticket. It's got a few of my very favourite festive tunes on it, including The Christmas Song by The Raveonettes, Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses and 2000 Miles by the Pretenders. I'll be putting up my own December Mixtape in the next week or so, but in the meantime you can have a listen to last year's one too!

3. Cathryn's DIY Gingerbread Wreath looks good enough to eat...oh wait, it is! I love the idea of making something like this for a Christmas party or gathering, it would act as both a decoration and something to snack on. The recipe seems really simple too, will definitely be trying this out the next time I'm having a Christmassy get-together!

4. I'm always a fan of making gifts, but if you haven't got time to get crafty yourself this year, Erin has put together a list of Handmade Christmas Gifts. I loooove the Book Scarves from Storiarts on Etsy, hint hint!

5. Alex's post on Christmas Decoration Inspiration is making me want to decorate my Christmas tree all over again. I've bought quite a few new decorations for the tree this year - hopefully it looks charmingly mismatched rather than a total mess! Alfie the Monkey from Paperchase is calling out to me... plus he's part of the Paperchase 3 for 2 offer, would be rude not to!

Have you got any great festive blog posts to share?

Gillian x


  1. How amazing is the gingerbread wreath, yummy!! <3

    Jennie xo |

  2. great blog!!!
    Can we follow each other via gfc bloglovin and g+?


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