It’s here! My Win Christmas competition is here at last! Crack open the sloe gin and cherry liqueur chocolates and feast your festive eyes on the amazing array of prizes I have lined up for you.
I really am very excited about this competition as I am a massive fan of Christmas. With a view to spreading the Christmas love I have been very busy over the last month getting dozens of companies on board and gathering prizes in what I now like to call ‘the Christmas room’. (Sorry Bee. It will be all gone by the time you come home for Christmas I promise.) It has been a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit without having to actually spend any money. Sure I don’t get to keep any of the prizes, but that’s OK, I’m just thrilled to be able to offer such a fab collection of goodies.
Every day for weeks now prizes have been arriving and they are all officially AWESOME. In the end I had so many generous donations – over £800 worth of food, drink and gifts – that I decided to split the giveaway into two prizes. First prize is worth around £500 and second prize approximately £300. Lots of the companies involved are small, independent retailers so please do take time to have a good look at the list and visit people’s websites – you’re sure to find inspiration here for Christmas shopping and passing on some new customers would be a fantastic way to say thank you to everyone for taking part.
So, I’ve rambled on long enough, I bet you want to see what I’ve got in my stockings don’t you?
First prize – RRP over £500
Here’s what you could win:
Beautiful silver hummingbird earrings from Lily Charmed. I have a pair of their earrings (a teapot and teacup) and the quality is fantastic.
A Buzzing Brains Rockstar Keyboard and Stool for mini music lovers from Kiddicare.
A gorgeous scarf and pink clutch bag from independent fashion store The Dressing Room. The Dressing Room have run a competition with me before and are lovely people.
A bottle of home made sloe gin from Heavenly Hedgerows. I spent some time recently foraging with Chris, the lovely lady behind Heavenly Hedgerows, and can vouch for the tastiness of her gin. (You have to try these things in the name of research).
For a cosy Christmas morning you’ll get a voucher for a pair of kids’ pyjamas from Ava and Luc, so that you can pick your very favourite design.
A present for your favourite baby – a super cute pull-along puppy from Nel a Ned.
A selection a five fab children’s books from The Scottish Book Trust. I really wanted to keep ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ for myself but Boyfriend said I wasn’t allowed but that he would buy it for me for Christmas instead. (Phew!)
Christmas table decorations including place mats, festive napkins and an angel chime from Dotcomgiftshop. I love the sound of an angel chime at Christmas.
A wooden phone charging stand from The Oak and Rope Company. (iPhone not included I’m afraid.)
One for the boys – organic cotton boxers and t-shirt from Cock & Bull menswear, ethically and sustainably produced in the UK.
Vanilla body scrub from Lulu and Boo – it smells so good you will want to eat it. Don’t.
What Christmas would be complete without cake? I’ve had lots of treats from Betty’s before and they have all been delicious – their jewelled cake is beautiful.
When you’re full of cake, mince pies and After Eights, you’ll need some Corkers Crisps to balance it out. (I like to believe it cancels out the calories.)
A treat for toddlers – a super silky soft reindeer towel from Cuddledry. I have worked with Cuddledry for years and have stroked many a towel. They are amazing.
A hamper! Oh yes, a hamper. Christmas has truly arrived. This hamper from Spicers of Hythe contains all sorts of treats from plum pudding to chocolate dipped shortbread.
I LOVE this cloud and raindrops mobile from Claireoncloud9 at Loubilou. The raindrops have just the cutest smiles.
And finally, very cute Monday – Sunday bamboo socks from Seasalt Clothing. Because everyone has to have socks for Christmas…
Second prize – RRP over £300
Second prize includes:
Lovely goodies from Neal’s Yard Remedies, including a very festive ginger and vanilla body lotion.
Funky shoelaces to spruce up your old trainers from Aces Laces.
A stylish hat and glove set from Joe Brown’s. I can quite imagine Nancy Drew solving a mystery in this hat.
A Tik Atak game from The Qool Club – something to keep everyone amused at the dinner table between courses.
A splash of Christmas colour in the form of a gorgeous cushion from Little India Boutique. (I quite wanted to keep this too.)
A snuggly and stylish starry scarf from Mint Velvet. (I am wearing one of their jumpers as I type and absolutely love it.)
A baby blanket from Mini Wardrobe that’s so soft you’ll almost want to have another baby, just as an excuse to own one. Almost.
It really wouldn’t be Christmas without treats from M&S, so second prize includes some yummy wine and chocolates.
Wondering what to have for your Christmas breakfast? Forget about the Bucks Fizz, get some Lizi’s granola down your neck instead. I’ve been eating it all week (from my own bag) and it’s delicious.
A handbag from Barratts that can’t fail to make you the centre of attention at all your Christmas parties.
Tasty traditional meze from Pelagonia. Need I say more than YUM?
A beautiful girls’ dress from Rocket Muffin. I’m very sad that these don’t come in my size.
I’ve been told that local rapeseed oil from Bath Harvest is the oil of choice – this set includes two infused oils parcelled up in a lovely box.
When Christmas is over you can use your very last prize to capture your special festive memories – a voucher to create your own personalised photo book from 23 snaps!
The competition will run throughout November so that the winners will get their prizes in plenty of time for Christmas. I’ve tried to keep entry as simple as possible – I’m not a fan of competitions that offer a squillion different ways to enter every single day. Commenting on this post wins you three entries into the hat and there are a few other extra options, each worth one entry. If you’re feeling social, sharing the competition with friends can also win you bonus entries.
And that’s it! I really can’t wait to pick my winners!
Disclosure – each of the brands involved with this giveaway have donated these products free of charge. I haven’t charged anyone to take part or anything, I just wanted to be able to offer a really fantastic competition. Christmas spirit and all that.