Are you ready for advent? In one week we’ll light the first candle and celebrate the first advent. I haven’t created this year’s advent wreath, but hopefully, I’ll get it done this weekend. I’ve been using one of my Kubus candleholder for the past couple of years, but I’m actually considering going more ‘natural’ this year. I’m very inspired by some of the pictures below. However, I also love using my son’s Schleich animals, to make it more playful.
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One of the things I love about Christmas is picking out a Christmas Calendar for each of my kids. If I’m lucky, I’ll get one myself. I’ve picked out 12 different calendars this year – I wouldn’t mind getting one of them.
I’m the kind of person who would rather have a tiny piece of good chocolate than a bag of candy. The same goes for coffee – I don’t drink coffee every day at all, but when I do drink it (mostly on the weekends, I want something special. I try to teach my kids this as well. Therefore, my daughter picked a liquorice calendar two years in a row a few years back. With the little guy, it’s a bit more tricky. But like my daughter, I’m sure he’ll come around eventually. Though, she’s always been curious about different food.
This year, I’ve picked out a little bit of everything for inspiration. Underneath you’ll find dark chocolate, cosmetics, caramels, wine gums, coffee and more. I hope you find one to make those December days just a bit more cozy.
#1 Box of Wonders from bareminirals via Matas
#2 Christmas Calendar 2017 from Blocheriet
#3 Liquorice Christmas Calendar from Johan Bülow
#4 Caramel Christmas Calendar from Karamelleriet via eGastro
#5 Kiehl’s Christmas Calendar found via Magasin – but I guess it’s sold out now
#6 Chocolate Christmas Calendar from Magasin
#7 Gold Christmas Calendar from Simply Chocolate
#8 Coffee Christmas Calendar from Magasin
#9 Adult Christmas Calendar from Summerbird
#10 Wine Gum Christmas Calendar from Wally and Wihz
#11 Xocolatl Christmas Calendar via Magasin
#12 Kids Christmas Calendar from Aalborg Chokoladen
I love spending time looking for things on Etsy. There are so many cool items to be found. This year I’ve decided to do a few posts about what to buy for your family members on Etsy. First up is a selection of gifts for your man. I wanted to find items which my husband can use or look at every day. Apart for the funny x-mas socks, I think he would love the cool leather goods as well as the wooden items. We’re trying to bring less into our home these months, and only buy products of a certain quality. For more inspiration go to Etsy Editor’s Pick Page, where you’ll find more interesting gift ideas.
iPhone 6 leather case
Good Morning Handsome Coffee Cup
Life in the woods print
Gin Dictionary print
Leather Laptop Bag
Sweet X-mas Socks
Beard Grooming Gift Box
iPhone holder – wood
We only buy advent presents for the kids in our home, primarily because my husband isn’t too pleased with the idea in the first place. He thinks the kids get enough presents in December already. But I love each Sunday, because I think it’s special waking up to a small present, and then play with it afterwards. I think it’s an okay compromise, and I would rather buy four bigger presents than 24 small ones for each day.
Even though, my husband isn’t into it at all, I’ve still got a long list of things I would have bought for him – had he been into it. I hope the gifts I’ve picked out will inspire you – and hopefully your man will be happy, when he opens it on a Sunday before Christmas.
Are you ready for four Sundays of advent?
A beard grooming kit | C.O. Bigelow shaver | C.O. Bigelow shaving cream | Where chefs eat
The Christmas catalogue has landed. As some of you are well aware of, I’m quite a Christmas fan. I love decorating the house, love the cozy atmosphere, love baking with the kids and love finding small advent presents. For me it’s not really Christmas, if I haven’t been to Hamburg in late November/start december. There is something so cheesy, and yet so wonderful about all the Christmas markets and activity in the city. It’s the perfect way to kick off a wonderful season.
One of the other ‘before Christmas traditions’ that I’ve got is to go to Sostrene Grene quite a few times. I always buy something from their Christmas collection, and this year is no exception. Today I want to share some of my favourite items from this year’s collection and their Christmas catalogue.
Images: Sostrene Grene
Are you ready for some gift wrapping ideas?
If there is one thing I like it’s wrapping Christmas presents. I don’t mind, actually I love it, if the shop wraps the presents beautifully. If the owner has put some thought into the whole Christmas wrapping thing, well then I get really excited, and tend to buy my presents in that shop. I really hate it, when I’m standing in line to buy a present and then I get some messy wrapped present afterwards. It’s almost embarrassing to give such a present for Christmas. On the other hand, I get really excited when I get a beautifully wrapped present. To me that is when the you of Christmas shopping appears. It’s all about buying the personal gift, and making sure that it’s wrapped beautifully.
I’ve collected 11 different gift wrappong ideas for you today. I hope you’ll be inspired before wrapping the last Christmas presents this year.
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