A little while back, the fab folks at Home Sense were kind enough to send me a couple of gift cards to shop in their Brighton store for a few goodies.
At the time, it was for a collaboration on Halloween, but in all honesty Halloween came and went before I even had chance to think about it (beyond my Kryptonite costume
, at least). So, in early November me and my Mum took a trip into Brighton to see what Christmassy goodies we could find.
Home Sense is not somewhere I have ever shopped in for Christmas before – but given the gems we managed to find (and still coming under the £40 budget by a few pence), I would definitely consider it in the future. So what did we get?
I have to start with the adorable felted reindeers, don’t I? Look at their tiny faces. These will make great Christmas tree decorations, and seem good enough quality to last as well. I love getting new tree decorations every year, so am looking forward to these being a part of the collection.
Whilst on the reindeer theme, lets talk about our twiggy-looking friend, shall we? I have no idea what it is beyond the fact it looks like a reindeer and is made of some form of metal. Still, there’s something really loveable about him. He’d also make a great ring hold if I wore them!
At Christmas, we don’t hang a wreath on our door. I can’t remember the reason why. However, this star makes a great alternative and would look super cute with some lights strung around it, dontcha think? To make it even better, I’d hang the wooden Christmas bunting with it as well.
Next up, let’s discuss the mandarin and cranberry candle, shall we? I know views can be pretty divided when it comes to sweet smelling candles. Some love them, some hate them. I for one am quite the fan, as long as they aren’t too overpowering. This Colony candle sits somewhere in the middle – not too strong, not too weak in fragrance. Admittedly, it’s not overly Christmassy like some of the Yankee Candles out there, but it’s a nice (cheaper) alternative.
Another great find I managed to pick up was the docrafts DIY advent calendar. It’s yet more bunting, but has tiny pockets for each day of December for small treats. An awesome option if you’re not a chocolate eater! I think I’m going to use this next year when I’ll hopefully have a little more time to put it together.
The highlight of my haul has to be the red house tealight holder. Sad as it is, I’ve wanted a tealight holder shaped like a house (is that weird as well as sad?). I like the slightly rustic finish of the red as well – it’s been painted slightly distressed. Fair warning about this holder though: it gets damn hot so don’t try and pick it up until its cooled down!
Have you bought any Christmas decs yet? LEMME SEE ‘EM! Or, y’know, just tell me about them in the comments below.
Disclaimer: Home Sense sent me a £40 voucher to spend in their store, but all opinions are my own.