Wishlist: Winter at John Lewis

john lewis winter wishlist

Sick of gift guide posts yet? Yeah, me too. Don’t worry though, this isn’t a gift guide – more of a “you should buy me these things because I want them but you definitely won’t so I’ll probably buy them myself anyway”. John Lewis has always been a favourite of mine for a browse, and it’s especially good at this time of year when you want to get all your Christmas shopping (or Christmas wishlisting) done at once. A few weeks ago I went along to a press night introducing this year’s Christmas collection and I came away with lots of ideas (mostly for myself). Look out for the Croft collection and the Copenhagen collection – think rustic, country style and chic, simple European influences, respectively. John Lewis are also selling real Christmas trees for the first time this year which I think is a great idea for city dwellers!

Gone are the days when my wishlists would be full of sparkly dresses and shoes I’d never wear; now I dream of mint KitchenAids and pretty marble cheeseboards. Yes, a cheeseboard. I saw an aaaamazing one in Anthropologie but even I couldn’t justify £80 for a cheeseboard – however, this John Lewis version is almost as good and only £20. I also love the herringbone throw because you can never have too many blankets, and this one fits in with the new (well, in-progress) colour scheme for my living room. As for other home bits and pieces, I’m in the market for a new lamp for my desk and I really like the simple design of the Whitby lantern. It would look awesome with one of those vintage style filament bulbs that seem to be the in thing at the moment. The baby deer cushion needs no explanation, other than IT’S CUTE OK BYE.

I’ve had my eye on the new rhubarb Edinburgh Gin ever since it came out, and I’m desperate to try it. Their raspberry version is amazing, and I lovvvveee rhubarb so this will surely be right up my alley. Speaking of drinks, I couldn’t resist the very Pinterest-worthy Mason jar cocktail shaker.

I really am in need of a new daily handbag, I’ve been looking for months and months but haven’t found anything I like that’s big enough to fit all my stuff in. I’ve heard the Michael Kors Selma is quite roomy, so this may end up being the one I go for. I like the navy version for something a little bit different to my usual black. Might as well get a new purse whilst I’m at it, and I really like this bright pink envelope style one from Paper Thinks. And finally, couldn’t make a wishlist without include some makeup. YSL Rouge Volupté, one day you’ll be mine!

What’s on your wishlist at the moment?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


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