So I’m not one for showing off and sometimes when I see these blog posts or videos on YouTube of what people got for Christmas I worry that they can come across as a bit ‘showy -offy’ which is not a word but you know what I mean. However this is Edwin’s First Christmas and we both got some really nice presents. So I thought I would share this ‘What I got for Christmas’ post with him. I will not list everything however as we would be here a long time but I will list a few favourite bits.
1) Edwin’s Play Mat
I asked my parents for a play mat for Edwin as he is nearly 8 weeks and he has just started discovering his hands and how to reach and grab. They bought him this amazing Fisher Price Jungle mat with battery powered singing and light up toucan. Edwin loves his mat and has already started reaching out to grab the animals and it keeps him entertained for 20 minutes at a time.
Edwin has got so many books this year. His Grandparents bought him a gorgeous pet animal sound book which has guinea pigs in. (A must!) And one I love to read to him which is Ten Little Fingers it’s such a gorgeous book and perfect for bed time. We bought him The Jolly Christmas Postman as that was my favourite when I was little and his Godparents bought him a bag of Gruffalo books which are also lovely. He likes books already and we both love reading to him.
3) Disco Light
One of his Aunty’s bought him this disco light. It’s like a kaleidoscope and it shines colours and patterns on the ceiling and Edwin loves lights and he just stares and stares at them.
4) Ollie the Owl
We were bought Ollie the Owl by the Gro Company. This is a night owl that plays sounds like white noise, heartbeat, lullaby and rain sounds. Its tummy also lights up. It also has a cry sensor and you can activate this for 3 hours so it will hear when he is crying and play the sound again to sooth him to sleep. Hopefully this may work and he may be sleeping for longer in the New Year.
This is a special gift. My Grandma made this bear for me when I was a child. It was Paddington even though it’s a white bear and he had been a bit forgottrn so my parents gave him a makeover. My Dad managed to make him a new felt red hat and find him some new wellies. He also made him a label and a suitcase complete with Marmalade sandwich. It’s gorgeous and very special as I miss my Grandma very much.
1) Topaz necklace
I got a very special gift from my husband. It’s a blue topaz necklace. This is because Edwin was born in November and topaz is a November birth stone. My husband was also born in November so it is a very important month to me. I love the necklace so much and it such a thoughtful gift to mark the birth of Edwin.
2) Gabrielle Chanel Perfume
As my name is Gabrielle it is inevitable that I would want this perfume. I normally get Chanel No5 at Christmas but this year I got this instead. It is not as strong and as floral as Chanel No5 and is a bit lighter and more like Chance but it’s a really lovely fresh and floral smell and I love it. The bottle is gorgeous and it’s also called Gabrielle of course I was going to like it.
My Mum and my sister bought me a jumper each as I have been really short on clothes since I had Edwin and put my maternity stuff away. My mum bought me a jumper dress from Fat Face with a Nordic sort of design on the top which is lovely. And my sister bought me a maroon cable jumper by Pull and Bear and it’s so cosy and soft.
Now I love Lush. And for Christmas I got a lot of Lush. I got the Snow Fairy Gift set (which is my fave Christmas scent!) From my Mum. A huge bottle of Snow Fairy Shower gel, the Magic Wand and the Butterbear lush bath bomb from my husband. I then also got the Night Sky bath bomb, another Magic Wand, the Maypole soap and a jelly face mask! Very spoilt. The jelly face mask is new as I have never tried this before so I’m excited to try this out.
I have got two gorgeous books this year that I have picked up and put down numerous times in Waterstones. We got Nigel Slater’s The Christmas Chronicles which has a gorgeous cover and is full of lovely wintry recipes for each part of the Christmas holidays and anecdotes. My husband also bought me a book about Marilyn Monroe’s Costumes. I love Marilyn Monroe and her costumes and looks are beautiful.
So that is our Christmas pressies for me and my son in his first Christmas. It’s been a hectic but wonderful Christmas and I’m looking forward to what 2018 will bring my little family.