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It's that time of the year again when everyone is trying to think about what to give people for Christmas, as well as making their own wishlists. I thought I'd do a quick post with a range of ideas because I know I always look for posts like this to get some inspiration!

→ Bath or shower set - I mean you can't go wrong can you, they make a great gift and can be used by anyone. I love this set from the brand Hugg that I got from Waitrose.
→ Perfume/Cologne - Also a super simple idea but it's so nice to get something new to wear. Also Fragrance Direct has 70% at the moment!
→ Bath bomb - A good bath is underrated and of course Lush is the ultimate go-to for amazing bath bombs but of course, lots of places sell some lovely ones.
→ Makeup palette - For the makeup lovers, I feel like a palette is a gift that will be appreciated and you can get eyeshadow, contour, highlight etc. James Charles x Morphe Palette is insane for those who like to experiment with colour but goo…


Less than a week to go now guys! Something that is a massive part of the whole run up to Christmas are the festive tunes that I love to listen to - in fact I've probably had them on since September time! There are some absolute classics and I would love to know what your favourite is!

I'm going to share my top 10 favourites, then a link to my YouTube Christmas playlist and various Spotify ones too if you want to have a listen and put them on repeat like me!

1) Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens

This one had to be at the top of my list because I have always, always loved it. Whenever I hear it I feel nostalgic as I associate it with Christmas at my Primary school and of course it is great song to get anyone in the Christmas spirit!

2) Last Christmas - Wham!

I couldn't go through Christmas without listening to this, it is a great one to belt out in the car I think! After the horrible passing of George last year, I feel like this one should be on repeat and definitely in everybody's playlists!

3) Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid 1984

The original will always be the best and something I really enjoy listening to. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure gathered talented artists to produce a super group to raise money for the anti-famine efforts in Ethopia so it holds a more important message as well as being a great Christmas song. 

4) Fairytale of New York - The Pogues and Kirsty McColl

So this is often one of those that people either love or hate and I have to say I never used to be a fan. Growing up I just thought it was a miserable song and could never make out what they said, however growing up I feel I can appreciate it more and it is climbed all the way up to 4th on my list!

5) Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas s You

Now this is often found at the top of many people's lists, it is certainly something I can't imagine not hearing during the festive period! 

6) White Christmas - Bing Crosby and Martha Mears

There are quite a few versions of this one, but the original is simple, effortless and my favourite of them all! It always gets me in the Christmas mood but definitely makes me envious of those who do in fact get a white Christmas where they are!

7) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Sam Smith 

Again there are plenty of versions of this song and I do have to say that I also love Judy Garland singing it too. However I could listen to Sam Smith's voice all day, it is so effortless and I was so pleased when I saw that he released this! 

8) Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade

This is just another classic that you can't imagine not hearing really can you. There's always one that shouts 'IT'S CHRISTMAS!' a bit too loudly though isn't there!

9) Baby It's Cold Outside - Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews 

Another one that has been covered endless times, however I always enjoy this version purely for Cerys' 'bloody freezin' innit' remark at the end! I also love Zooey Deschanel's voice singing this song, not just because Elf is the best Christmas film though!

10) Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Michael Buble or Darlene Love

This was definitely the hardest spot to fill and probably varies as there are always songs you want to listen to more and certain times, however this year I've found myself playing this one more frequently so had to put it on my list! I like the Darlene Love and Buble's version and listen to both. 

Now if you want to listen to my top 10 and all the other Christmas songs I have been listening to in the run up to Christmas then head over to my YouTube playlist or you can find loads of festive playlists on Spotify too!


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