What I Got For Christmas 2017

I am so nosy and I love taking a look at what people got for Christmas. I think the gifts that you receive say a lot about a person! This year I was so lucky to get some amazing presents and so have decided to show you all some of my favourite gifts from Christmas 2017…

This was by far my favourite and most surprising present of this Christmas. This was from Johnny and I was not expecting it at all. He’d known I wanted a polaroid camera for ages and found me this one, the Rose Gold Fujifilm Instax, which is actually exclusive to John Lewis. This present was so thoughtful as not only does it show he knows me well from the colour choice but also that he knows me well and listens to me when I’m rambling about how much I’d love an album full of cute polaroid pictures. I took so many lovely shots on this at Christmas and New Year (some you can see above!) and I’m so, so chuffed with it! It was the most perfect and thoughtful gift and I am so thrilled to finally have something to capture memories so beautifully. I can’t wait for 2018 to be filled with polaroids!

Another present from Johnny that I didn’t ask for but he completely smashed it. Diva is a shade I’ve been eyeing up for the longest time and I was so happy when I unwrapped this on Christmas morning! He told me that he bought it as an accident – he meant to get me ‘Chilli’ but somehow messed up and got this one instead! However, I’m still over the moon with it and it is a shade that I’ve been wanting for ages as it is such a cult favourite. I’ve already worn it a few times and can confirm that it is very beautiful shade, extremely long wearing and comfortable (as nearly every MAC Lipstick I’ve tried has been!). Johnny did so well this Christmas with surprising me with things I’ve wanted for ages and I’m so happy.
I was kind of expecting these Vans from my dad. I’d given him 3 different pairs of shoes I wanted and told him to pick his favourite and these were the ones he chose. I’ve wanted a pair of Old Skool Vans for the longest time and so I was so thrilled to unwrap these – especially as they are pink (which if you missed it, is my favourite colour!). Because they’re quite a baby, pale pink they go with so many outfits and look so cool when I’m wearing my mom jeans. They are suede which means I need to treat them so that they don’t go funny when they are inevitably exposed to the Great British weather. I’m currently in the process of wearing them in as they have been rubbing my feet a bit but I’m sure they’ll be so comfortable soon! 

My mum got me and Johnny matching personalised Emma Bridgewater mugs this year which was so lovely of her. She’d seen my tweet saying that it was my goal in life to own entirely Emma Bridgewater kitchenware so thought she’d start us off. These mugs are gorgeous as they are hand painted, really quite hefty and just feel so nice to drink from. It’s hands down my favourite mug and I love that Johnny and I have matching ones – it’s so cute! My mum is the queen of thoughtful, tasteful gifts and she really nailed it this year with these mugs. They were hands down one of my most favourite gifts.

This was another gift from Johnny but I did ask him for this one. I’d been after one of the iconic initial mugs from Anthropologie for a while and on Christmas morning I unwrapped this one. I am obsessed with anything gold and anything personalised so this was a winner for me. It’s a really big mug so perfect for huge hot chocolates or chai lattes with lots of whipped cream and marshmallows. I love mugs that have an unusual shape to them and Anthropologie nail that trend with their mugs – they’re all so unusual and quirky. I definitely want to pick some more of their mugs up over the next few months as they have some really lovely designs but this was a great place to start. Thank you, Johnny!

The Eight-Hour Cream from Elizabeth Arden is such a cult product and I was thrilled to unwrap this on Christmas Day, even though I’d picked it (and paid for it) myself. The Eight Hour Cream is so is especially so great: I use it on my lips and heels to prevent cracking and it works like a dream. I love how mini the little hand cream is as well, means it’s perfect to go in my handbag! I have to say, though, that the 8 Hour Cream does have a very weird smell to it that I personally really like but Johnny hated. I used it on his lips because they were really cracked and he said it was disgusting and that he couldn’t get rid of the taste for hours. So – I guess it’s not for everyone!

I had such a lovely Christmas with my family and am so lucky to have received some of these amazing gifts from them. I’m so nosy and I love reading these posts so am by no means bragging! Tell me what you got for Christmas! 


  1. January 4, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    After reading this I think I'm about to add lots of things to my wish list! Both of your mugs are so so adorable, especially the personalised spotty ones! Also, the pink vans are lush! Hope you had a lovely christmas x

  2. January 4, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    What a lovely post! Iโ€™m a huge lover of my polaroid camera and took loads of lovely snaps when I was on holiday and every now and then here and there, Iโ€™m sure you will enjoy your polaroid camera and other gifts too! Ayse x

  3. January 4, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    Can't get over how gorge those vans are Chlo!! I've just ordered some new ones but I went for black suede since they will go more with my outfits. You got some lush stuff xx

    Gemma Louise

  4. January 5, 2018 / 4:16 am

    You got so many great gifts! Especially the vans, such a cute color! I would love to get an instax camera too, but I have no idea if I want a camera or just a printer. Hmm…

    Heidi โœจ | Heidiโ€™s Planner

  5. January 5, 2018 / 11:48 am

    Oooh that camera is so pretty! I really want it! I got my very first Mac lipstick before Christmas and now I really, really want another one! Love reading these posts! x

  6. January 6, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    I am obsessed with your polaroid, it is so pretty!! I have had my polaroid for quite a while now and I love it! I have a polaroid wall in my room, and I love looking at my memories.
    I swear by the Elizabeth Arden set, I have at least 3 on the go! aha
    Hope you had a good Christmas!!

  7. January 6, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Aww what lovely gifts you got! My favourite has to be that polaroid camera – IT'S ROSE GOLD! ๐Ÿ˜ Hope you had a lovely christmas and happy new year!x

    Francesca | everythingchessie.co.uk ๐ŸŒฟ

  8. January 7, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    I am also super nosy and love reading these kind of haul posts! My sister has a Polaroid camera and absolutely loves it, I'm really tempted to ask for one for myself as a birthday gift because Polaroids are such lovely keepsakes and although digital photos will always be better quality, sometimes it's just nice to have something that you can hold in your hand! you can never go wrong with a big box of Heroes either, they are among my favourite Christmas chocolates, so I hope you enjoyed yours!

    Abbey xx

  9. January 8, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    suuuuper cuuuute! I love that instax mini I've never seen that design before ๐Ÿ˜€ Xxx

  10. January 8, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    Gorgeous images! I also enjoy reading about the gifts other people have received. It's fun and interesting for me. The anthropology mug is just too adorable, I've seen them everywhere online! Love the colour of the polaroid camera too, definitely a colour I would pick for myself.

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfumeย 

  11. Debra-Bow
    January 10, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    You got some beautiful things for Christmas… how I wish we could rewind and spend Christmas day all over again haha. I love seeing everybody open their presents. We also got a FujiFilm camera, my parents bought one for me and my boyfriend. I love your Emma Bridgwater mugs too, I’ve always wanted a personalised one like that… maybe it should be the next thing I ask for when my birthday comes up!

    • Chloe Rennard
      January 11, 2018 / 10:19 am

      Yes – they’re so cute! You should 100% ask for one!

  12. January 14, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    This camera looks amazing! I have a Polaroid myself and absolutely love taking photos with it, theyโ€™re so cute! Its a gorgeous colour too….

    I also love the lipstick – what a lovely shade! Iโ€™ve never tried Mac myself but I may well have to go and make a few purchases now ๐Ÿ˜

  13. January 16, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    Got some lovely bits then. The personalised mug is beautiful!! Might hint at getting one for my birthday haha.
    Those vans are cute too and so sweet of Johnny to surprise you with the Polaroid camera!! Xxxxxx


  14. January 21, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    This flatlay ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I really love the Polaroid camera !! X

  15. March 2, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    You got some fab pressies! I received a Polaroid for Christmas and I love those mugs x

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