If I’m being completely honest, I haven’t really felt festive at all this year. So far, I’ve watched 0 Christmas films, made 0 eggnogs, decorated 0 Christmas trees and sung at the top of my voice in the car to 0 Christmas songs. I’m not exactly Scrooge but it’s been really hard to get into the swing of it this year.
Then, the lovely folks over at Jet2.com sent me a gorgeous Christmas filled hamper and, safe to say, it’s finally got me in the Christmas spirit!! All the products they sent me can be found among the many amazing European Christmas markets that make up some of the top destinations on their website (like Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Krakow).
So what did I get in my hamper? Foodwise, I received an advent calendar to count down the days (which J and I had to eat in bulk to catch up, what an absolute shame), a gorgeous-looking handmade heart-shaped cookie, a box of miniature mince pies, a chocolate caramel Yule log baking kit that I’m definitely trying out asap, plus some milk chocolate balls, two massive chocolate coins and a bauble filled with pralines!!
If that didn’t make me feel festive enough, there was a massive tin of hot chocolate and a bag of mulled wine spices so we can make our own mulled wine (from Fortnum and Mason no less!) Plus there were even two beautiful Christmas-themed mugs to drink our hot chocolate in!
Finally, it wouldn’t be Christmas without all those little finishing touches. I got a gorgeous hot water bottle with a very Christmassy design on the cover, some nutcracker tree decorations (I still can’t work out if I think they’re amazing or super creepy and likely to come alive at night), a set of copper string lights to put round the tree or the living room mirror, a portable powerbank to make sure I never run out of phone battery while taking Christmassy pics for the ‘gram, a Christmas Spice candle (cinnamon and clove), plus some Christmas crackers for J and I to pull on Christmas Day, after the goose has been eaten of course!! (Do you do your crackers before dinner, after dinner or before pudding?)
So, if you need me today, you can find me happily ensconced on the sofa with a blanket and my new hot water bottle, drinking a mug of delicious hot chocolate, eating a mince pie for the first time in years and scoffing all the chocolates, while watching The Holiday on catch-up! Oh, and not only is there a Yule log baking in the oven, the Christmas tree is now up and decorated too!!
After spending the last couple of days rushing around to get everything feeling like Christmas, I think I need a holiday of my own, preferably somewhere warm and relaxing next to a pool 😂😂
If you’re in need of a holiday in 2019, why not check out Jet2holidays? Where’s on your travel list for 2019? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x
*This hamper was very kindly sent to me by Jet2.com but views and Christmassy feels are my own.