Christmas| John Lewis Secret Santa 2016

Ryan woke me up early yesterday morning, I say early but it was like 10am to tell me my John Lewis Secret Santa gifts had arrived! At the moment I’m awake most of the night thanks to the general end of pregnancy problems so I’m lying in quite a lot! Anyway, he knew how excited I was about this collaboration so I didn’t mind him waking me up. I’d already been told I’d been teamed up with Cash from The Comeback Mum and I couldn’t wait to see what gifts she’d picked out.

John Lewis Secret Santa

John Lewis Secret Santa

John Lewis Secret Santa

John Lewis Secret Santa

First up was this gorgeous Vera Wang ‘With Love’ trinket box*. I think this is such a lovely gift to receive as I would’t think of purchasing and spending that much on a gorgeous designer item like this. Sometimes it’s just so lovely to receive an item like this that I’ll cherish and it’s super luxurious, I love the pearl effect on the lid! I’ve never owned anything from Vera Wang, infact I didn’t even realise she had a homeware range like this. The Vera Wang for Wedgwood range also includes homeware products like plates, glasses and frames which all make gorgeous gifts!

I’ve heard so much about the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish* so I’m really excited to use the Christmas version with Orange and Cloves! This really is Christmas in a bottle, it smells so nice and festive. The set includes the limited edition Orange and Clove Hot Cloth Cleanser 150ml plus 2 pure muslin cloths. This has amazing reviews on the John Lewis website with many saying it’s even nicer than the original. I love the festive packaging too and really is a perfect gift idea for that special lady in your life (or just treat yourself!)

My final gift from Cash was a set of 4 Joules mugs*. These 4 eye-catching mugs are definitely enough to brighten the mornings and will come in particularly handy for my cravings of raspberry tea at the moment! They come in a cute box so are perfect as a gift too. I love the Joules collections and products, the sausage dog ones are super cute too!

I thought I’d also let you know what I bought for Cash incase you’re struggling for gift ideas. I did a little stalking of her blog to see what she would like and spotted she had a little girl so I thought she’d love the Buster teddy! I also picked this cute gingerbread man kit which I thought Cash and her daughter could enjoy together over the Christmas holidays! Beauty wise, I opted for a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Miranda May (who doesn’t love a bit of CT!?) and the Kiehl’s Jeremyville body gift set. I’m hoping Cash is a chocolate lover as I also chose a hot chocolate set and some Charbonnel et Walker White and Champagne truffles. Finally, I picked this stunning Ted Baker notepad and pen which I think is an absolute bargain at £15, it’s so pretty! There’s still time to click and collect orders to John Lewis or Waitrose stores. There’s also an option for next day delivery if you order by 8pm tonight too and if that fails you can still brave the stores.

I hope this post has given some more gift inspiration if you’re feeling last minute! This is probably going to be my last post before Christmas now so I want to wish readers a very Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy the time with your families. Who knows, we may have a new addition to our family the next time I post!

Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Ta Ta for now,

*This post contains PR samples