05/12/2014

Next Christmas Wishlist


A few days ago, an email from Next pinged into my inbox. Now, I'm not usually one to even consider doing a post like this. I'm rather lazy, and not super competitive. But, I love Next. For myself, for Caelen, and for this little house we call home. So, since I already had more than a handful of things filed away in a mental wish list, I thought it might be fun what I had chosen. I've based this wish list on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, because who doesn't like nice things at this time of year, especially at its most festive.



This Christmas marks our first as a family, of sorts. While Tommie will be spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at home with his family, we've decorated my house as a family. I'm in the middle of trying to plan a little Christmas evening for the three of us, to exchange presents, since we won't be able to do it on the day. I'm thinking Christmas lights and more than enough candles everywhere, pyjamas and warm throws, hot chocolate for three, a pizza instead of a formal dinner, and a movie before bed. It's the little things, eh?


I love the idea of new Christmassy pyjamas. When I was a child, my grandparents would buy me a new pyjamas, dressing gown and slippers for Christmas. I've brought that with me to my adult years, and every year, I buy my own. These red and cream Snuggle pyjamas fit the bill. They're festive looking, and more importantly, they're warm! For Christmas Day, I prefer comfort over style, so a snuggly oversized jumper like this beautiful berry toned one is key. Paired with black skinny jeans and some boots (perfect for hiding those thick cosy socks) should be comfortable enough to eat everything all day.

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I get really excited about shopping for Caelen these days. I've always had a grĂ¡ for boys clothes, but the older he gets, the better the clothes are. He's been wearing so many comic book tshirts and hoodies recently, I'm looking forward to getting him something smarter. This little check shirt with bow tie is adorable, especially paired with the leather biker jacket. Add to that some jeans and Converse, and you've got one dapper little dude.

I've been putting together a little Christmas Eve box for Caelen, filled with things to make it magical. Some snuggly Christmas pyjamas, a festive movie, and a nativity book, hot chocolate mix and some marshmallows, along with some more treats. 

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Even though Tommie won't be here on Christmas morning, it wouldn't feel right not to include him in a wish list of nice things for all the family. And so, a smart new quilted hoodie and graphic tee are just the ticket. For as long as I've known him, that's all I've seen him wear, bar the odd shirt and tie combo. While he looks incredibly handsome dressed up, nothing beats seeing your man at his most comfortable. And the Hulk t-shirt was a no brainer, after seeing a photo of him as a young child during the week, wearing a pretty similar one. 

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Christmas morning itself will be a busy one, hosting my family. Since Santa no longer visits my parents house, they're coming to mine on Christmas morning to see what Caelen has under the tree. Which means I'll have yet more hot chocolate on standby, and maybe some sweet treats to wake us all up on a cold winters morning. These mugs and treat jar would be perfect additions to the morning, as everyone enjoys the excitement of that sweet son of mine.



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Needless to say, I'm pretty excited for Christmas this year. Caelen is more and more aware of what's going on, and has the whole Santa story down to a tee. He's getting really excited about Santa leaving presents for him under the tree, lets just hope he doesn't disappoint!


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