Tis almost the season to be merry and with the weeks flying by at a steady rate I wanted to share with you all some festive pieces which have caught my eye and left me excitedly dreaming of a white Christmas. Christmas is my favourite time of year, I just love the magical feeling of it all, the twinkling lights, the glittery decorations, spending time with family and delicious food, it's perfection. This year is even more special for me as it's my baby's first Christmas, a time to truly treasure and I want to make it extra special for us all to enjoy and remember for many years to come. I like to find all the things I need in one store if possible as from the end of October the shopping districts become overwhelmed with people gift shopping and looking for bargains and I just can't handle the crowds. A store which I've found has a wide range of beautiful products to make Christmas truly magical is John Lewis. Their Christmas shop boasts everything you need to make Christmas wonderful from fashion, cards, gifts and decorations, from the decadent to the commemorative, there's no where else you may need look, John Lewis has it all. While browsing through their range I've found something pieces which I absolutely love and would like to get for Christmas.
Buying gifts for my fiance is a hard task, he really is a man who has everything but there's one thing he can't resist, sweets! He's a big fan of Jelly Belly jelly beans and John Lewis have a hamper packed full of these tasty treats. This is the perfect gift for him and all these tasty treats come in a white box, adorned with jelly beans and wrapped with a red ribbon, gorgeous.
When I saw this wooden advent calender I thought it was so quaint and charming, each of it's drawers is decorated with a Christmas themed design and it's shaped like a Christmas tree, so sweet! This is something you can use year after year unlike cardboard calenders which just get thrown out. This advent calender boasts individual drawers which pull out and can be filled with anything you may want to treat your little ones with for advent.
When it comes to Christmas you can't forget the party wear, for all those fabulous festive occasions you need to attend you need something special and no one can resist a bit of sparkle at Christmas time. I've fallen in love with this black Miss Selfridge embellish skater dress. I love the shape of skater dresses and the embellishment is sure to leave you sparkling in style, it's so stunning and is sure to leave you being the belle of the ball.
As I've said it's my baby sons first Christmas and we want to celebrate that in our decor. This 'My 1st Christmas' snowglobe is so adorable and is sure to leave my son in awe when I shake it and all the snow and stars fall. It has a happy looking Santa, penguin and a Christmas tree and is a sweet little item to commemorate this first lovely festive season in a baby's life.
Silver and gold are the colours which I decorate my home in at Christmas time, I think they're so luxurious and have a cosy feel. I also love to light candles and tealights in the evening so this Anglaspel Star Carousel Tealight Holder would be a lovely addition to my festive decor. I think the design of this is so beautiful and intricate and the best thing about this is that the star carousel actually moves around as it's propelled by the heat of a burning candle, so lovely! I need this!
Finally the last pick on my wishlist is the John Lewis Family Fun Hamper. This scrumptious hamper comes presented in a wicker basket and is filled to the brim with thirty-two mouth-watering and fun treats for all the family. This hamper boasts treats such as strawberry jam, butter fudge and even comes with crackers, an ice fountain and a game of Uno, the chocolate edition. Christmas is a time for family and I couldn't think of anything better than having a cosy Christmas Day evening in front of the fire enjoying these tasty treats with my loved ones.
These are just a few of my favourite picks from the wide range that John Lewis have to offer in their Christmas shop. They really do have the most beautiful decorations, thoughtful gifts and everything else you may need to make your Christmas truly magical this year.
John Lewis Family Fun Hamper - £200.00
Jelly Belly Selection Hamper - £30.00
You can browse these pieces and others from the John Lewis Christmas range on the John Lewis website.