My Festive Season Essentials


It’s that time of year when all I want to do is get out of the cold, be in my cosy bed and have home comforts around me. Since completing my Masters in PR a few months ago and jumping straight into blogging full-time I’ve been really looking forward to the festive season, just so that I can take time out to relax, eat my body weight in veggie roast dinners and spend some quality time with the family watching 90’s festive movies. I’ll never get bored of Home Alone!

In the lead up to Christmas there are a few essentials I tend to buy every year, so with the help from, I’ve put together a list of just a few of my favourite items I like to have around me during the colder months.

Vegan Snacks

Snuggled up in bed watching Netflix wouldn’t be the same without a few cheeky sweet and savoury snacks over the festive period. So, I’ve opted for a slightly healthier alternative with this Vegan Goodies Basket Hamper . It comes with a dairy-free Linden Lady Dark Chocolate Bar featuring some cute gold stars and two Get Fruity bars in Scrumptious strawberry and Moist Mixed Berry. I’m guilty to say that I’ve already demolished these beautifully moreish Yorkshire Crisps in natural sea salt flavour. There is also some green pitted olives in lemon & rosemary and these addictive Organic Ginger crunches that are wheat, diary and gluten free. The hamper comes in a lovely seagrass storage cube which will look perfect on my white ladder wall rack as soon as I’ve eaten all the goodies (which will probably be as soon as I put this laptop away and turn Netflix on!).

Silky Nightwear

Who doesn’t want to own a pair of black satin pyjamas with their name embroidered on? I’ve had my eye on this long sleeve nightwear set for a while, the bottoms have an elasticated waist so are super comfy and the top has a white trim and pocket. This elegant loungewear set looks just like what you can get from Victoria’s Secret, but for just £14.99!

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Sweet Fragrances

Vanilla scented body sprays are something I’ve always received at Christmas as far back as I can remember, so I just love the scent (and anything vanilla food related!) as it just evokes special memories of a much younger Sian on Christmas morning opening presents with the family and my Maine coon cat. I’ve not received one in the past few years, so I picked this Victoria’s Secret Vanilla body mist for £11.99 as a gift to myself, the fragrance is beautiful and comes in a 250ml bottle. If you prefer perfume instead, then has a wide range of affordable top branded perfumes too!

Autumnal Dresses

To go out over the festive season, I like to pick out a few autumnal dresses that can be easily dressed up or down. Because of it getting darker earlier I like to be a bit dressier when I’m in Birmingham going to beauty events in the day and cocktail events on the night. Until recently I hadn’t checked out the top branded women’s clothing on so I picked out this Mustard and Black polka dot dress from Quiz since they have just launched on the site. It’s a wrap dress so it’s really flattering if you have a pear-shaped figure, I’m looking forward to styling it at my next event.

Eye treats

As I tend to wear a lot more eye makeup over the festive season (think buckets full of glitter and eyeliner!) I’ve picked out this Clinique Eyes Gift set to make removing my eye makeup a lot easier so that I don’t wake up with panda eyes and to soothe and refresh my black bags to improve the look of my late nights just a little. The set comes with High Impact Mascara in black, Eye Cream and makeup remover. A lot of the top branded fragrances, beauty, clothing and electricals are a lot cheaper on so it’s a good place to check out first to see if there’s a bargain to be had! Especially on the large range of Clinique Gift Sets they have.

Knitted jumpers

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Warm knitted jumpers are an essential piece for Autumn/Winter they are so easy to throw on with a pair of jeans or skirt and boots. So, I’ve picked out this pink Cable and Tie Detail Jumper perfect for keeping you warm during the colder months. also have a similar version in grey and lilac which I must get my hands on.

So, there you go, my festive season essentials from an online shopping destination where you'll find great quality products at affordable prices. If you’re a first-time customer, you can claim free delivery by using code 089.

Disclaimer: In collaboration with Studio. All photos and words my own.