Tonight sees the unwrapping of Christmas at Long Barn in Alresford, where a sparkling reception will be laid on especially for guests along with one-night-only offers to tempt you. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend this wonderful event for all the exciting festivities, but I may have popped in twice last weekend for a little sneak peek at the incredible range of their latest products and for a slice of ginger cake (on Saturday) and a lavender biscuit (on Sunday).
Lavender of course is something that Long Barn have been growing and distilling for over a decade now from their farm based in Hampshire. So, if you’re looking for some wonderful aromatic products, then I highly recommend their candles and bath and body collection, as the smell is just amazing and they’re made entirely of pure natural ingredients.
Alongside their lavender based products, Long Barn also offers a wide range of lifestyle products, Christmas decorations and Tabitha Webb’s first cashmere collection, which you can see tonight between 5-8pm. I could go on all day about how incredible this place is, but they say a picture paints a thousand words, so prepare for exactly that.
What I particularly like about Long Barn is that a bit like the seasons, the products change to reflect the time of year and you can guarantee that whenever you drop by, there is bound to be something new and exciting waiting for you. So, if you are looking for some unique stocking fillers or gifts then make sure you put this place at the top of your nice list and maybe treat yourself to something naughty from the delicious café onsite – after all you deserve it after all that Christmas shopping you are bound to do whilst there.
You can find out more about Long Barn on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course their website.
Christmas Eve is a magical poignant moment in any child’s life, even at the age of 28 I can still remember being filled with excitement whenever I made freshly baked mince pies with my mum in preparation for Santa’s arrival and how I always insisted on a carrot for Rudolph and some fresh cold milk.
Now of course, I have the pleasure of witnessing the excitement from my nephew’s point of view. It is so wonderful seeing how a child’s imagination can truly bring the Christmas spirit and the magic that comes with it alive. Which is why, when I stumbled across these beautiful boxes from TreatBox, I knew they would be perfect for making 2017 an extra special occasion.
Each box comes with everything you could possibly need for the night before Christmas, from a delicious chocolate lollipop and coins for the recipient to reindeer food and a special bottle to put Santa’s milk in. The box also includes a reusable straw, ingredients to make a hot chocolate drink with marshmallows, a personalised print for your child and a hanger to go on your door that reads ‘Santa please stop here’. This beautiful gift comes in a cardboard festive house which is finished off with ribbon and a tag. Of course, for that extra special touch, each gift Includes a sprinkle of festive confetti.
This gift is guaranteed to put a smile on their face as well as get them involved in the Christmas preparations before bedtime. Imagine the look on their faces in the morning, when they see that Santa has been to deliver their gifts.
TreatBox also offers personalised gifts that can be added to your own unique design for your loved ones. If however you are rushed off your feet, then TreatBox can help take the stress out of finding that perfect gift for your Sister, Aunt, Mum or whoever you wish to treat via their pre-made boxes.
If you want to find out more, then all you have to do is check out the TreatBox website here.
You can also find them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
I hope you all have a wonderful week.
These images belong to TreatBox.
Wow! Can you believe it is the 1st November already? I feel like someone has definitely press the fast forward button on 2017. So this year I have decided to do something a little different for my Christmas gift guide and will be sharing one gift idea everyday in the lead up to December 1st. That is 30 gift ideas that will have you covered from beauty, fashion, technology, stationary to unique experiences. So, don’t miss this evening’s post at 6pm to find out what is behind my first door. Ahh.. I do love advent calendar’s, especially one’s that contain chocolate in them. You are never to old for chocolate right? I mean I may be 28 but it’s chocolate!
In the meantime if you would like some inspiration, then why not check out last year’s gift guides?
Stocking Fillers For Her
I also have a very exciting giveaway coming up, to help get you in the festive mood. How is everyone’s shopping going so far?
It’s official, the countdown for the most wonderful time of the year has begun. John Lewis have finally launched their latest Christmas advert featuring the rather cute Boxer named Buster, highstreets have put up their Christmas displays, Costa and Starbucks are offering delicious hot drinks in the traditional festive themed cups and Winter Wonderland is set to open it’s gates on Friday 18th November.
So, when Becky from the wonderful The Lifestyle Blogger contacted me and asked me to check out her cute little online shop for some Christmas inspiration, my inner child was jumping with excitement. From Cath Kidston inspired pieces to beautiful turquoise earrings, make sure you don’t miss out on these beautiful bargains, as they would make the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift with many products coming in for less than £10.
Floral make-up bag £6.25
Sass and Belle trinket dish £6.99 (Out of stock) similar here
Turquoise and gold enamel stud earrings £6.99
Pooches grey pencil case £6.25
Red floral printed scarf £7.99
Nautical coin purse £5.75
Feeling inspired for the most wonderful time of the year? Make sure you pay a visit to Becky and her wonderful store.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post and all the views and opinions expressed are my own. Images used remain the property of Becky from The Lifestyle Blogger.