Christmas Presents Galore!

Here’s everything I have been gifted from others (or myself) for the Christmas season! Just like with my Birthday Haul, I wanted to share everything on my blog!

What others got me

Bunch of Food, Movie Voucher and Perfume

All from the lovely families and staff at work! This time of year is always filled with goodies at my work, and it’s such an amazing time!

Cards

cards

I wanted to include this somewhere, but I have done a card exchange with quite a few bloggers, and have this lovely little collection! I love having a physical item from these lovely ladies! It makes our online friendship feel a lot more tangible, you know πŸ™‚

Calendar

It’s become a thing now for Rory to get me a calendar for Christmas each year. This started 2 years back, when I was lamenting that another year had gone by and no one got me a calendar. So I had to buy one myself. I love calendars. I always use them to keep track of life things, on top of my phone calendar. I just love having something physical to write on too. So now, I can always rely on someone getting me a calendar for Christmas!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

harry potter

I’ve been eyeing up these books for years. I always umm and ahh about getting them, but I do absolutely love them. Rory got me this one, and the illustrations are just stunning! I love it so much!

Lord Voldemort Pop Figure

voldemort pop

It’s become somewhat of a tradition to get each other pop figurines. Last year, I got Rey from my dad. This year from my dad, it’s our favourite Dark Lord.

Duvet Cover Set

duvet covers

A practical gift as ever from my mum. Always good to have another set of blankets!

3000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

3000 puzzle

A new puzzle from my sister! I’m quite excited to get started with this, as I’ve never done a puzzle larger than 1000 before πŸ™‚

What I Got Myself

Colour Pop Shadow Palette – You Had Me at Hello

I have been eyeing up the ColourPop palettes for a bit. The one that first caught my eye was Yes Please, which is filled with bright, pastel colours. I realized though that I probably wouldn’t use it much, so I opted for this one, which has a nice mix of nude and warm colours! They are very pigmented and so easy to apply, I love that it comes with a little mirror too!

Spiral Notebooks

notebooks

I’ve been pretty good at not buying too much stationary lately, but with all the sales going on, I had to get at least some. I bought an A4 and an A5 size.

Electric Mixer

mixer

I’m actually really excited for this! I’ve never had an electric mixer, and it just felt like time to get one. I’ve been loving baking this whole year, and this will just help me with that, as it means less manual mixing!

HP Sprocket

I have been very interested in this since I heard about it from you guys. I have already started printing a bunch of photos and I’m so happy with how they come out! They’re quite small and the quality isn’t perfect, but I love the mini size. They’d be perfect for scrapbooking! The price for the paper is also way cheaper than for my Instax mini.

Clothes

clothes

Finally, I got a bunch of new clothes. The thrift store near me closed down on December 23, so I went on the final day to their closing down sale where everything was 60% off. I got quite a few things. A beige knitted cardigan. This sweet white skater dress with floral patterns all over. A silky white blouse with black accents.

How was your Christmas?

Angela.

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Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
37 comments
  1. I love your gifts Angela! Always good to remember yourself when shopping for presents!

    1. Thanks Pamela! Haha, I always make sure to buy myself a little something in the holidays πŸ˜€

  2. I love these, especially the Voldemort and the Illustrated edition of Prisoner of Azkaban! I’ll be interested to know what you make of the HP Sprocket, I fancy one but have read a lot of mixed reviews! πŸ™‚ your puzzle should keep you busy! Love that you bought yourself presents! I bought myself a present today, some travel sized adult colouring books for my upcoming holiday! πŸ™‚
    Hope you had a fantastic Christmas! (P.s, I’m gonna understand the Southern Hemisphere better in a couple of weeks and get my head round the Winter/Summer thing) πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks Hannah! I love my HP themed gifts! Jim Kay does such gorgeous illustrations! They’re really based off the book’s descriptions, rather than off the movie which is near πŸ˜€
      I’ve started my puzzle today, I’ve taken up the whole dining table haha!
      I do like the HP sprocket, but the quality of the photo isn’t as fancy as they say. It’s nice and small, perfect for scrapbooking. But you could get nice quality if you print it from a store. I love mini things though, so I’m happy with it πŸ˜€
      I hope you have a great Christmas and holiday too πŸ˜€

      1. I used to have a printer thingy for my camera which I used sometimes for the odd photo so I suppose it’s kind of a similar version of that? I gave up with the camera printer thingy cause it was cheaper to get them printed from online companies now!
        Have you got any of the other HP illustrated editions?

        1. I haven’t got any of the other HP illustrated editions, but I definitely plan on getting them all πŸ˜€

  3. I saw that Harry Potter book at the store the other day and wanted it so badly! It would be so precious to read to kids as a bed time story with all of the illustrations. I’m glad you had a Merry Christmas! <3

    1. It is definitely precious! That is lowkey why I want the illustrated editions of Harry Potter, it’d be great to read to kids (one day lol)
      I hope you have a Merry Christmas too! πŸ™‚

  4. Lovely gifts you got there! Been eyeing that HP sprocket but maybe will get it someday.

    1. Thank you Maha! The HP sprocket is definitely a lot of fun πŸ™‚

  5. I love the new clothes πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Sarah! I love them too! ?

  6. I’m glad I’m not the only one who gifts to themselves at Christmas πŸ˜› That palette looks so pretty, I want to try ColourPop too. Did you get customs charges? The Sprocket looks awesome, you can see the pictures before you print them and as you say the film/paper is far cheaper πŸ™‚ The illustarted Harry Potter books looks fun as does the puzzle, I got a couple for Christmas myself πŸ™‚

    1. Haha, it’s always fun to get little gifts for yourself too! I have no idea about Customs, as I bought it from Trade Me unused. So it was a little cheaper as I didn’t have to pay for shipping. But, when I ordered my Tarte palette from the US, I wasn’t charged for Customs at all!
      The Sprocket is definitely fun, it makes me want to start scrapbooking again!
      I’ve been having so much fun doing my 3000 piece puzzle. It’s so huge! πŸ˜€

      1. I didn’t even consider Trade Me! Scrapbooking sounds such a fun hobby, being crafty and having lots of memories to look back on πŸ™‚

  7. What lovely gifts you got for Christmas!! I love the colour pop pallette the colours are so pretty ? xx

    1. Thanks Amelia! It really is so cute! Colour Pop has so many beautiful palettes! I’m definitely tempted to get more πŸ˜€

      1. Its okay and I would be ? xx

  8. You scored big time Angela! πŸ™‚ Lovely gifts. Best wishes to you and your family in 2018. πŸ™‚

    1. Haha, thank you Cherylene! There were so many lovely gifts! All the best to you and your family as well πŸ˜€

      1. Thank you Angela! ?

  9. Such great presents! I saw the Harry Potter book and have my eye on it! The illustrations look incredible! I love your new clothes you are going to be a beautiful fashionista! I am glad β€œSanta” and all your friends and family spoiled you! You deserve it! ?

    1. It’s such a beautiful book! I definitely plan to get the rest of them aswell πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much Kate!! πŸ˜€ <3

      1. They really are! You are so very welcome hun!?

  10. Omg that colorful pallette!!

    1. Colour Pop have such amazing palettes! πŸ˜€

      1. I need to check out their products

  11. omg I got that giant ferrero rocher for myself and it was sooo good! πŸ˜€
    and I’ve never seen those HP illustrated books, perhaps I haven’t looked closely enough, then again, I never get any books for myself (no where to put them)
    puzzles are so fun! i was constantly working on one when I was pregnant and after he was born πŸ™‚ I believe I have 1,000 (polar bears) and 3,000 (sea animals). I actually really want to make them but my kiddo is NOT going to let me build them lol.
    and I literally laughed because I got an electric mixer too! πŸ˜€ I’ve been needing one and I told my father to get me one, he also gave me a pot πŸ˜€

    1. I love how there is a giant ferrero rocher inside, with two bonus ones inside! It was so yummy πŸ˜€
      I’ve always loved the HP illustrated books! They’re so beautiful, and i love to flick through the pages πŸ™‚
      I’m still making my way through my puzzle! So much cloud and sea to sift through haha!
      Kitchen appliances are always going to be needed πŸ˜€

      1. It was πŸ™‚ Alex and I shared the big one lol
        I’ll have to find them at Barnes & Noble or Amazon. I’d love to take a look inside.
        I will probably ask my dad to get me more kitchen appliances for Christmas LOL

  12. Is there someone in this world who doesn’t love Ferrero Rocher? There can’t be. It’s just heaven. I got a box of them and may or may not have eaten them all at once. Girl, I can’t believe you didn’t have a mixer!! I stole my mother’s about 2 years ago πŸ˜‰

    1. Ferrero Rocher is the most amazing chocolate! πŸ˜€
      Haha, I know! I don’t know why I haven’t gotten a mixer sooner considering how many times I’ve baked this year!

      1. I’ve seen so many treats on your blog!! You’ve spent about 3 months mixing everything by hand

        1. I’ve spent my whole life mixing things by hand. Mum never had a mixer growing up either, so I just assumed everyone mixed by hand haha! She has one now too though πŸ™‚

          1. I sometimes do, when I’m too lazy to get all of the parts of the mixer

  13. Wonderful post, Angela! My brother got one of those big Ferrero Rocher candies, as well – I was slightly jealous, haha! Ooh that copy of Prisoner of Azkaban is gorgeous!! I’d love to read it in that format at some point (: xx Loved seeing all the Christmas cards you got from bloggers, hehe! <3

    1. Thank you Maggie! Haha, I’d never seen such a big Ferrero Rocher before! I love the illustrated editions of HP! They’re so beautiful! I plan to get the others too πŸ˜€
      I’ve never had so many Christmas cards from all around the world! πŸ˜€ <3

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