The countdown is on… its officially 10 days to Christmas. I thankfully have most of my shopping done, with just a few more stocking fillers to pick up. And of course, the dreaded wrapping to do! Some people are amazing at wrapping gifts and put so much time and effort into it. I am NOT one of those people… so gift bags always come in handy for me.
Recently, Paul, Harry and myself all popped in to Arnotts for the day to experience the magic they have created this Christmas and WOW, we were not disappointed. Some of you may know that Arnotts was where I worked as a Personal Shopper for 2 years before I went on my maternity leave and eventually gave blogging a go, so it always holds a special place in my heart. If you follow me on Snapchat you would have seen clips from the day but we had a ball and it really got us all into the Christmas spirit. We wrote a Santa letter at one of the many writing stations, ate Scrumdiddly’s ice cream while taking part in a Fireman Sam sing-a-long and Harry even got to make his own Build-a-Bear at their workshop in the Christmas Wonderland.
While we were there I showed you all some gorgeous Christmas Gift ideas that Arnotts have to offer, so I’ve decided to pop them into this post too.
For the Kids –
You have to take the kids into the Christmas Wonderland at Arnotts. The ToyTown section has everything from Star Wars, to Elf on the Shelf. They have a Mr.Men pop up where you can have a book personalised or you can have a Harrow & Green Christmas sack personalised for them too. Not to mention going to visit Santa Claus at Santas Grotto which was just magical for us all. We left with some beautiful memories and stunning photos to take home.
For Her –
Arnotts beauty hall is one of the most beautiful places to shop if you’re a beauty junkie like me! They have top brands like Zoeva, Mac, Charlotte Tilbury, NYX Professional Makeup, Chanel and every fragrance under the sun including my personal fave Jo Malone. Below are some of my top picks from the day –
MAC Snowball Lip Bag Gift Set €39Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Limited Edition Cologne – Available In Store
You also can’t forget to check out the ladies fashion and shoe department. Some of my favourite brands are Ganni, Selected Femme, Millie Mackintosh and Samsoe & Samsoe.
For Him –
We can’t forget about the men in our life, and Arnotts certainly have you covered when it comes to gifting this Christmas. If he loves Star Wars be sure to check out the Star Wars section at the Christmas Wonderland. There are also some beautiful fragrances to choose from for the man in your life. In terms of clothing they have everything from Ted Baker to Levi’s, Farrah to Tommy Hilfiger. Ive popped a few of my fave pieces below –
There are also some gorgeous homewares, electronics and everything in between at Arnotts this year. Even if you have your Christmas shopping finished, I suggest soaking up the magical atmosphere that Arnotts have created this year for you and all the family. If you’re not in the Christmas spirit before you pop in, you certainly will be by the time you leave! And just a reminder, if you’re ordering online, the last date for Christmas orders is the Monday 18th December so go, go, go!!
*This post was kindly sponsored by Arnotts but as always all opinions are my own.