The Christmas season is a time when families enjoy many different traditions and mine is no different. We love the big build up to Christmas and enjoy all the preparation involved. This year I have done a lot of my shopping locally in Ealing, as I have found that I have been able to fit it around my work schedule and the school run. I was delighted when I heard that Cath Kidston would be opening a new store in Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, just in time for Christmas! The new store is next door to Wasabi and opposite to Marks and Spencer. I was there on the day the new store opened and couldn’t wait to start my Christmas shopping!
In our house we like to open a couple of presents on Christmas Eve. I think that way you can enjoy a few small gifts the night before. On Christmas Day it can be a bit over whelming for children (and adults!) as there is so much going on.
I often like to buy some new nightwear for Christmas Eve. I couldn’t resist getting us matching PJ’s (we did it last year too). The Christmas cushions are a great way to make your bedroom or lounge look more festive!
Ladies snowman brushed flannel long PJ set – £55.00
Kids snowman PJ set – £25.00
Polar bear sack – £12.00
Polar bear cushion – £12.00
Snowman cushion – £12.00
We always have a stockings for both children as well as adults! I enjoy choosing the stocking fillers and like to include smaller more personal items. This year Cath Kidston have a lovely range of smaller gifts which are perfect stocking fillers. These are the items I decided upon:
Pets party 6 pack pencils – £4.50
Ballerina kids diary – £6.00
Junior metallic clasp purse – £8.00
Lucky rose kids two pack hair bows – £5.50
I always like to have a relaxed breakfast on Christmas Day, usually smoked salmon and scrambled eggs is on the menu. Cath Kidston does some lovely china wear and there is nothing like making a pot of tea and relaxing on Christmas morning while watching the children unwrapping their presents!
Alphabet mugs – £7.50
Pets party teapot – £28.00
I always enjoy choosing a special outfit for my Daughter for Christmas day. I absolutely love this floral print dress. I think it makes an adorable Christmas day outfit if you wanted an alternative to a Christmas print or jumper.
Northcote flower dropped waist dress – £26.00
Junior medium double zip rucksack – £28.00
Hankie Rose fairy rag doll – £18.00
What traditions do you have in your family for Christmas? Let me know in the comments, I would love to know!
This is a collaborative post.