It's Christmas time! So for this Mums NI Loves edition we are loving all things Christmas themed!
Here are our 5 most loved items.
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We just love Pandora.
At the moment they have so many new items to choose from. One of the latest Christmas range drop charms caught our eye though. It's this beautifully coloured ruby red Cosy Christmas house complete with an adorable wreath adorning the front wall just above the door. But that's not the only festive feature this stunning charm has to offer! oh no, there's so much more to it. Turn it around to reveal a traditional festive Christmas scene where you will find an oh so cosy and inviting livingroom decorated with a star topped Christmas tree, presents, garlands and a fireplace. Utterly stunning! So much detail in such a small piece of jewellery. It's delightful.
This charm would be an excellent treat for someone who thoroughly enjoys the cosiness of Christmas.
Oh the excitement at seeing this limited edition Jack Frost jar candle coming out of retirement for this Christmas was unreal!
We've been Yankee Candle addicts since being introduced to them during our stay in Boston, way back in 2002. This particular candle conjures up so many happy memories of a cold winters day in Boston when the snow was almost 3 foot deep and Watertown's duck pond was frozen over. The fragrance is one of winter freshness - peppermint candy canes with hints of vanilla. Cool! Crisp! Christmas! Aromatastic at it's finest.
We love it so much that we have put a few away for next year too as it's very rare for a retired fragrance to come out of retirement. So, if you see it and you want it, make sure to purchase it before they are all gone.
Are you looking for the perfect pre Christmas tipple? Then look no further than the Millionaire's Shortbread Cocktail from M&S - made and bottled right here in Northern Ireland!
We do usually go for Bailey's at this time of year, but we decided to changed it up this festive season and give this beauty a try. It did not disappoint. Oh my word, it's amazing. A real taste sensation. If you like sweet treats, you will love this. Although it matches the warmth of Baileys, it also outshines it with the smoothness of chocolate, dreaminess of caramel and butteriness of shortbread.
It's tasty poured over ice. But for a really luxurious indulgent drink, try it mixed into your favourite mug of hot chocolate. Mmmmm!!
The M&S Millionaire's Shortbread Cocktail would be perfect for a Secret Santa gift, stocking filler for a loved one or just a treat for yourself. It's on our list!
It wouldn't be Christmas without a festive Christmas jumper. We found this one from Joe Browns to be a really elegant themed jumper to add to the wardrobe. It's super fluffy with a beautiful image of a reindeer with bronzed sequence baubles. Perfect.
Well what can we say? The lovely folks over at the Rascal Prints & Embroidery, based in County Armagh, put up an Instagram post about their personalised Naughty/Nice Santa Certificates and we were in love. We ordered them right away for our two little Elves who, I'm pleased to say, are on the Nice List!
Our order arrived within a few days and was beautifully presented in a keep sake organza bag, which will make receiving them on Christmas Eve extra magical! The certficates are larger than they look, measuring roughly an A5 sized envelope. The quality is out of this world. The gold thread is true to colour, not yellow, but real gold signed straight from Santa's pen itself! The backing is a delightful red glittered plastic which keeps the certificate nice and study so that it lasts over the years.
We just know that these fabulous personalised certificates will add that extra special sparkle to our Christmas Eve tradition which will be enjoyed and treasured for many years to come - well, as long as the little ones remain on the Nice List!
Although their Christmas Orders book may well be closed by now, there are still plenty of non-Christmas items to choose from throughout the year, so make sure to give their pages a little visit. Remember folks, when you buy from a local small business, an actual person does a happy dance!
Social Media pages for Rascal Prints & Embroidery are as follows:
We hope you enjoyed reading our festive Mums NI Loves and found some inspiration for gifting.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas,
The Mums NI Team!