I must have been on Santa's (or Satan's) 'nice list' because I've been extremely lucky to receive so many lovely gifts this year (well, last year!) and I'm eternally grateful for every single one of them, especially a very unexpected surprise in the form of an Xbox 360 from my Mum and older brother ♥ So to start off this new blogging year I thought I would share some of my most treasured gifts with those of you who might be curious..
I had originally been planning on buying both of these items with the money I usually receive from my parents at Christmas, but as both of my brothers were quite lost as to what to get for me I nudged them in their direction instead! The GoT Blu-ray Gift Set includes one of Daenerys' dragon eggs in the form of a paper weight!
More CDs to add to the collection! I had once owned the NBC soundtrack but unfortunately I lost it amongst all the moving over the years.. I'm thankful that I no longer have to rely on YouTube when I want to get my fix of Jack and Co! Orchid also marks the completion of my Opeth collection ♥
More reads to tick off my book list! M is for Magic and The Boy with The Cuckoo-Clock Heart were from my beloved and Good Omens was from his parents. I first spotted The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart in a small book shop in Edinburgh, automatically recognising the cover illustrations to be that of Benjamin Lacombe! I can't wait to delve into these tales but it's going to be hard deciding which one to go for first!
I *squeeeed* when I received The Walking Dead Compendium 2 ♥ I may or may not have dropped a sneaky hint once or twice to my other half about it being released in October during the last few months leading up to Christmas :)
There isn't really much more I can say that I haven't already said about my undying love for BPAL, so to rip open these little packages on Christmas day felt like bliss! I finally got my hands on The Perilous Parlor from the Haunted House collection just in time for it to be discontinued! Pink Snowballs and The Black Temple Burlesque Troupe were Christmas releases and are still available now! I just cannot get enough of these little vials filled to the brim with heavenly scents!
I'm not really a lip gloss fan but I can definitely make an exception for this Candy Apple Carousel Gloss from Lime Crime which has been on my 'makeup wishlist' for close to a year! This beautiful deeply opaque red sparkling gloss is worthy of Snow White and her blood red lips!
These two beautiful necklaces were also gifts from my sweetie, they're from a delightful little shop called The Spangled Maker on Etsy which I discovered around Hallowe'en of last year. I was absolutely dying to make a purchase or two but as it was so close to Christmas I decided to stick some of them on my wishlist instead. I am completely and utterly over the moon with the two he chose for me! ♥ I wore the Queen of Hearts necklace out on New Year's Eve and received so many lovely compliments on it, even from a strange elderly man!
I was utterly surprised, in a very good way, to find this case of preserved creepy crawlies in amongst my presents! My other half knows me far too well when it comes to my love for oddities! :)
The Pièce de résistance has to be this. Everything about this brings me pure happiness! From the vanilla spiked rum to the Victorian-esque illustration, the shape of the bottle and the name of the drink! Just everything about it is beautiful! This dream-like alcohol is definitely going to be saved for special occasions, like joining Captain Jack Sparrow in a toast for instance!
What was your most treasured gift this Christmas?
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