Something wonderful is about to happen

November 20, 2015

Something wonderful is about to happen

November 20, 2015

Christmas is such a magical time of the year and for me it is as much about the build up to Christmas Day as the big day itself. I’ve teamed up with Virgin Experience Days to give you a little insight into my Christmas traditions and why I love it so much.

Something wonderful is about to happen

Something wonderful is about to happen

Best present you’ve been gifted and gifted to someone else?

My best Christmas present has to be a handbag that Mr Boo bought for me a few years ago. We;d been into ton shopping and I had been cooing over this particular bag in a department store but never bought it. Come Christmas morning I unwrapped a large box and hidden inside was the bag I’d been looking at in the store. Unknown to me he had gone back and bought it for me.

The best present I’ve ever given is a funny one – whenever I ask my Mam what she would like for Christmas I get the response of ‘oh anything‘ or ‘whatever‘ which I always say that they have sold out of those so what else would you like?. One year she said socks so I bought a gift box and filled it with around 20 pairs of different socks for her. She’s never asked for socks again and we still laugh about it now.

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Family Christmas traditions

We have a few family traditions over the festive period. One of the first things that we do is to visit our local garden centre to take a look at their Christmas lights display where we buy something new to add to our Christmas decoration display.

Our Christmas decorations go up on December 1st every year and each room is treated to its own Christmas tree although the one in the living room is exclusively decorated by myself as that is the one that any visitors will see. 

I love new pyjama’s and love an excuse to buy new ones so we are all treated to a new pair on Christmas Eve to make sure we are looking our best for Santa’s visit.

Earliest Christmas memory

My earliest Christmas memory has to be when I was about four years old,  My sister and I had opened all our presents and our dog Tootsie had been kept upstairs whilst we had unwrapped our toys. We piled up all the wrapping paper between the door and the sofa and watched with delight as he was let into the living room and was covered in all the wrapping paper. He jumped over, tore and chased the paper around the room for ages. It always brings a smile to my face when I think back to this.

Santa Claus The MovieFavourite Christmas movie

Without question my all time favourite Christmas movie is Santa Claus the movie (the one with Dudley Moore). I can remember my auntie bringing this over one Christmas to watch with my cousin and every year since I have watched this movie. Nowadays it is our Christmas Eve movie to enjoy as a family and I love that the next generation are enjoying it just as much as I do.

When does Christmas officially start for you?

Christmas officially starts for me once Roo and Tigger have celebrated their birthdays at the beginning of November. After which I feel I am able to enjoy the build up to Christmas with all the gift guides to flick through, listening to Christmas songs in the car on the school run and buying new wrapping paper and matching cards to ensure I am organised for the Christmas season.

Giveaway

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Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Virgin Experience Days

267 Comments

  • laura banks November 20, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    the computer my hubby built for me

  • Laura antill November 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    The best Christmas present I ever recieved is the news that this year hubby has two weeks off over Christmas (hes had to work the last two) so we get to have a perfect family Christmas and hubby gets a well deserved break from work x

  • kim neville November 21, 2015 at 10:36 am

    An Ipad as I use it all the time and so handy

  • Catherine Reynolds November 21, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    tickets to see Cats the musical!

  • leanne weir November 21, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    a car last year

  • Clette Sheeran November 21, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    When I was 11 I got a sewing box and a silver thimble that I had to hunt for. Took me ages!!

  • Claire Willmer November 21, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Has to be that I was expecting our first child 🙂 it was so wonderful to break the news to the rest of the family on Christmas day 🙂

  • claire little November 21, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    has to be my laptop 🙂

  • Gemma Williams November 22, 2015 at 12:08 am

    I can still remember being so chuffed with my hi fi when I was 13.

  • Sue Harrison November 22, 2015 at 12:13 am

    My son.. he was due on Christmas Eve, but was a little early and arrived on the 21st

  • Lynne Durkin November 22, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Have had lots of lovely presents but the most thoughtful and personal one has to be the Dolls furniture when I was younger. Mom and dad made them, dad did the woodwork and mom upholstered the bed and vanity stool x

  • Paul Wilson November 22, 2015 at 12:48 am

    An Ice Hockey game – as a kid I played with it endlessly.

  • Karen Knox November 22, 2015 at 12:55 am

    A necklace from my husband

  • Rich Tyler November 22, 2015 at 1:44 am

    A Sega Mega Drive – When I was 12, Sonic! eek!

  • Lee R November 22, 2015 at 1:57 am

    best present I ever received was a photo album full of pics of my daughter as she has grown through the years 🙂

  • Sharon Hopkinson November 22, 2015 at 5:56 am

    A computer in about 1983 – it was mind blowing!

  • Dee Dmonte November 22, 2015 at 7:10 am

    My first motorbike which meant – transport, freedom fun! 🙂

  • lynn lewer November 22, 2015 at 7:39 am

    An Ipad my husband bought for me a couple of years ago

  • Emma Gibson November 22, 2015 at 7:49 am

    A red bike when i was about 10, i wanted it so badly.

  • Kelly Glen November 22, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I always loved lego as a child so that whenever I got some new Lego it made me very happy

  • Fiona K November 22, 2015 at 8:13 am

    A go-kart when I was about 10 or 11. The biggest most expensive and fun present I ever received and satisfied my tomboy side

  • EMMA WALTERS November 22, 2015 at 8:45 am

    a homemade card from my son, the words were beautiful x

  • Mary Heald November 22, 2015 at 8:46 am

    A Pogo stick when I was about 8. I spent all Christmas trying to learn how to bounce on it.

  • Bob Clark November 22, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Xmas starts after my son’s birthday on Dec 1st

  • Tracey Belcher November 22, 2015 at 9:21 am

    A little ’empty’ box – wrapped with lots of ribbons and a note saying DO NOT OPEN as filled with all my love…

  • Helen Gossage November 22, 2015 at 9:29 am

    My ipad, I love it

  • Fiona Gillis November 22, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I remember being thrilled when i was about 9 and opening a huge parcel on Christmas morning, to find a typewriter! I must have been asking for one for about 6 months before!!

  • joanne phillips November 22, 2015 at 9:45 am

    A wedding proposal!

  • Jo November 22, 2015 at 9:53 am

    My iPad last year.

  • Sarah Rees November 22, 2015 at 9:58 am

    A 5* holiday to Dubai

  • Stephanie Whitehouse November 22, 2015 at 10:08 am

    A suitcase full of meringues

  • hayley berry November 22, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Would have to be my tumble dryer. Not the greatest present but its what i needed.

  • angela miles November 22, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Tootise & Widget, two rescue cats – purrfect!

  • Ashleigh Allan November 22, 2015 at 10:19 am

    A necklace with my childrens names

  • claire nutman November 22, 2015 at 10:25 am

    A puppy x

  • Holly Gibson November 22, 2015 at 10:26 am

    My kitten last year!

  • Jackie ONeill November 22, 2015 at 10:27 am

    a holiday to New Zealand to visit my sister and her family who I hadn’t seen for three years

  • Zoe G November 22, 2015 at 10:32 am

    A top of the range laptop, I still have it now

  • Robyn S November 22, 2015 at 10:32 am

    A wooden play kitchen when I was 3! I can remember unwrapping it

  • Francesca Tuck November 22, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Tickets to Take That

  • Jodie Cook November 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

    A photobook – it was so thoughtful!

  • liz denial November 22, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I’m disabled & housebound & can’t drive any more or travel on public transport so I hadn’t been able to spend Christmas with my family for 15 years so my parents gave me £320 so that I could pay for a taxi to travel up North & spend a few days over the Christmas period with all my family. It was the best Christmas ever.

  • Jo Jones November 22, 2015 at 11:42 am

    A beautiful piece of jewellery from my hubby

  • levens November 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    My best xmas present are the ones I least expect, the small, joke presents that make me smile.

  • Caroline Clarke November 22, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    A positive pregnancy test on Christmas morning 2010.

  • Julie Booth November 22, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    My first Christmas with my husband. We were very poor and I do not know how he did it but he bought me a beautiful wool green coat all wrapped up in tissue paper in a box. I loved that coat

  • Frances Heaton November 22, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    The best Christmas present I received was the birth of my first child, a daughter who we named Diane.

  • Nicki simpson November 22, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    A charm bracelet with a baby carriage charm, it was our first Xmas with our baby daughter Daphne x

  • Samantha R November 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    A diamond necklace

  • christine reid November 22, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    A crystal with my daughter photograph carved inside it

  • Elizabeth Doody November 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    One year my parents gave me a box, inside was a necklace, I was very happy with the necklace and my parents said keep looking, under the necklace was tissue paper and under that was a bundle of cash! Best gift ever!!

  • Joanne McGawley November 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    My best Christmas Present ever was a shoe box my Mum had filled with loads of bits of stationery, like inks and stamps, stickers, coloured pens and bits of paper……I spent hours and hours pretending to be a journalist. They might not have had much money, but that gift was just the best thing ever!

  • Alica November 22, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    A pair of GHD hair straighteners! I have had frizzy uncontrollable hair all my life and now it is straight! The best present ever!!!

  • darren hay November 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    the best christmas present i ever got was a a playstation 3

  • jennifer thorpe November 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    a kitten when I was eight years old

  • Joanne Gibbons November 22, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    A lovely long warm cardigan from my husband, I’m very hard to buy for, especially clothes, but he knew just what I’d like.

  • Lola Bellouere November 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I got a niece and a goddaughter Christmas after another
    X

  • Nicola West November 22, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    My engagement ring! Best present ever! 🙂

  • Ray Becker November 22, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Big box of lego when I was a child

  • winnie November 22, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    a wireless vacuum cleaner

  • Lorraine Tinsley November 22, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    My parents gave me money for a car

  • YOLANDA DAVIS November 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    My baby was due christmas eve. Luckily she came early, on the 18th. As she was born it was almost midnight & it was snowing outside. It really was special.

  • sandra rubery November 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    my ring, I actually received it last week! its worth waiting for!

  • Ann S November 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    My best ever Xmas present was my daughter who was born just before Christmas and has been a joy ever since

  • Rebecca England November 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    My best present has been a homemade scrap book of memories and photos from my daughter

  • Samantha Lea November 22, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    My first pair of roller skates, I wore them out!

  • Claire Tucker November 22, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I still remember getting my first bike

  • Kelly Mobbs November 22, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Tickets to see the bodyguard at the theatre in London x

  • Tamsin W November 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    a treasure hunt which led to a new car

  • Christine Northrop November 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    my grand-daughter was the best Christmas present but next to that in physical terms it would be a weekend away in Eire

  • Emma Nixon November 22, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    A lovely bracelet

  • Lynsey Buchanan November 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Lovely Diamond drop earrings

  • Jo Young November 22, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    The year I got a kitten was brilliant!

  • Samantha Wheeler November 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    My Kindle – so many fab books in one place!

  • catherine plant November 22, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    a four leaf clover necklace bought by my hubby to be

  • Helen Davy November 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    A pearl necklace and matching earrings

  • Clare H November 22, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    MY FIRST BIKE

  • Marycarol November 22, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Has to be trip to New York from my hubby for the new year

  • Rosalind Sargent November 22, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Tickets to see my Idol at a concert for the first time ever and it was AMAZING

  • Corinne Henson November 22, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    When I was about 15 I really wanted these Tank girl boots with metal bits on the front of them :/ They were about a hundred pound and as my parents had divorced and my mum was a single parent she didn’t have the funds for lavish gifts like that or so I thought, I am not sure how she managed to do it but I got the boots. It was so unexpected as I had not even asked for them as I knew it would be too much to ask 🙂 My mum rocks

  • rominy colville November 22, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    my BMX when I was 7 loved it loved it x

  • Kim Roberts November 22, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I got pregnant at Christmas 2011!

  • Davina Mellon November 22, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    My favourite Christmas present has been an engagement ring from my now husband 🙂

  • Sarah Brokenshire November 22, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Last Christmas day I found out I was pregnant with my little boy and it was the best gift I had ever received x

  • Paul Martin November 22, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    are deposit for are house many years ago of my mum

  • Holly Boyd November 23, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Last year I got a zombie experience from my husband. Best present ever was great fun.

  • BEC F November 23, 2015 at 9:27 am

    My favourite present was a letter on christmas morning from my sister and my niece saying they were coming to live back in the uk

  • caroline walliss November 23, 2015 at 10:07 am

    My parents bought me a new car for my 18th birthday.x

  • caroline walliss November 23, 2015 at 10:08 am

    My birthday is xmas day!

  • Phil Darling November 23, 2015 at 10:18 am

    A hat handmade by my son

  • Hilda Hazel Wright November 23, 2015 at 10:44 am

    My best Christmas present was a snooker cue in a case. We were going through a snooker and pool phase and it was great to have my own, and it was made out of such beautiful wood!

  • helen tovell November 23, 2015 at 10:59 am

    my Swarovski crystal bracelet

  • iain maciver November 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    my family at home with me

  • Christine Dodd November 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    A shoe wardrobe for my Barbie doll (in 1970)

  • MARK THOMAS November 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    A lamp bought by my mum and dad .

  • Joanne Hutchings November 23, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    My firefighter husband getting the day off work!

  • Paula Barker November 23, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    The earrings my daughter bought me, to replace the ones I had lost!

  • Jennifer Toal November 23, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    A coffee machine

  • ELAINE DALE November 23, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    a large doll when I was 5

  • Lesley Bambridge November 23, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    My best present was a shiny new scooter, complete with brake pedal.

  • Alison Johnson November 23, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    My Hubby bought me a locket the first Christmas we were together.

  • Maggie Coates November 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    When I was a child and was given my first brand new bike.

  • Hayley Lynch November 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    When I was a kid I got a Raleigh Shopper bike … I loved it x

  • Sarah mackay November 23, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    The blanket my mum made me

  • Freya Knudsen November 23, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I love my swarovski watch from my boyfriend x

  • Claire Elizabeth Noke November 23, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    A charm bracelet with Mummy charms 🙂

  • Lynne OConnor November 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    A full size table tennis table from my then boyfriend. Unfortunately when we split up, I didn’t have the space for it so he kept it

  • sarah rees November 23, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    a computer when I was a child, so unexpected

  • Louise Smith November 23, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Hubby bought me a designer handbag and matching shoes

  • Louise Gardener November 24, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I love my big grey throw my brother bought me last year

  • Rosemary Rowe November 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Mine was a Steiff Teddy when I was 6. I kept him for nearly 40 years!

  • laura stewart November 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    i got a laptop last year i love it x

  • Christine Constable November 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    My best Christmas present was an earring and necklace set that my husband bought me for our 1st Christmas together

  • lyn November 24, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    It was a beautiful watch my husband gave my aboout 20 years ago. I still love it and wear it regularly

  • Andrea Fletcher November 24, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    A necklace that my son saved up to buy me.

  • Karen hutchinson November 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    The first one that said to mummy on the gift tag !

  • Ella L November 24, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    My Very first mobile phone

  • Tammy Tudor November 25, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    A guitar when I was 12 🙂

  • Kay Broomfield November 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    When I was 10, I was given a keyboard which was definitely my best present.

  • LIZZIE ELLIS November 25, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    A treasure chest full of lots of mini presents!

  • Corinne Peat November 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I got a lovely charm bracelet with special charms.

  • Liz Burton November 26, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    A photography course my OH got me last year.

  • Paul Towers November 26, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    A Microlight flying experience. Was the most exciting and amazing 1 hour I’ve ever had. Flew over the Cheshire countryside, including Peckforton Castle, Beeston Castle and Oulton Park.

  • caroline walliss November 26, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    A new car.x

  • Emma Nixon November 26, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    My iPad. Best, most used present ever!

  • Bob Clark November 26, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    My first train set

  • Heather Haigh November 26, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    My son – who was born a few days before Christmas but I got to take him home Christmas eve

  • MANDY DOHERTY November 26, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    A Tefal One Cup Kettle from my son several years ago x

  • Lynn Mitchell November 26, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    my daughter Heather born at Christmas so sweet

  • Marycarol November 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    A new bike! Up to then I had hand me downs from my sister & brother so couldn’t believe it xx

  • Christopher Campbell November 26, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    The best present I ever got was a skateboard when I was 9

  • Emma Hawkins November 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Spending my first Christmas with my wife

  • Sarah Fielding November 26, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Homemade lovely presents from my family!

  • Paul Scotland November 26, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    My first ever PC

  • Michelle Ferguson November 26, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    My kindle as I love reading

  • Jennifer Bruce November 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    My necklace with three diamonds in… One for each of our angel babies xxx

  • Chirs J November 26, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    ZX81 with a 16k RAM pack.

  • Bethan Evans November 26, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    My mum made me a belle dress from beauty and the beast- best present ever!

  • michelle walford-bratton November 26, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    my first camera at 13 as my mum knew i love photography

  • Lillian Fisher November 26, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    When I was 9 and I got a puppy.

  • Jan Beal November 26, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    A little sewing machine – I was thrilled with it!

  • Mirjana November 26, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    The best Christmas present I have ever received was new laptop 🙂

  • katie w November 26, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    isle of wight festival tickets

  • Nadia November 26, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    The best Christmas present I have ever received was my son. Words can’t explain how beautiful a gift of life is; whether it be your own or someone else’s. But no matter how precious they are, one still needs a little escape! Hope I win this , we deffo need a break and a baby sitter! Lol X

  • Michaela Jennings November 27, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Finding out I was pregnant with my little girl 2 days before Christmas after trying for a long time

  • Jessica Powell November 27, 2015 at 3:46 am

    A dolls house! 🙂

  • Leanne Lunn November 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    My first mobile phone aged 16 it was the best thing ever.

  • Kristina Bates November 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

    After an awful pregnancy, long labour and 6 days in intensive care I got to bring a healthy little boy home a few days before Christmas. After 9 months of constant worry sitting down to eat Christmas dinner with my family while my first child lay in his Moses basket under the Christmas Tree was the most amazing feeling possible.

  • Umar Nazar Rathore November 27, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Best Xmas present..hmmm.. Nintendo of course..

  • lorraine stone November 27, 2015 at 9:56 am

    My baby doll that crawled like the real baby.

  • Paula Burnside November 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    My husband bought me a Pandora necklace and bracelet last year. It was a complete surprise and so lovely.

  • Helen Adams November 27, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    A new laptop from my hubby x

  • clair downham November 27, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    sindys wall of sound

  • kay lou smith November 27, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    An engagement ring 🙂

  • Debbie Gilbert November 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Without doubt my children and they have made every christmas special ever since!

  • Amy C November 27, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Tickets to see Nicki Minaj from my amazing sister! 🙂

  • Cheryl Pearson November 28, 2015 at 10:13 am

    a shaving fun ken doll. I was 26 years old, but I reallly wanted him!

  • Shivon Davis November 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    A toy kitchen i always remember my mum and dad wrapped it in Pink ribbon and i spent Christmas Day making people fake food and drinks i loved it 🙂 x

  • Michelle O\'Neill November 28, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    ive just been given a ghost hunting experience, i think thats pretty awesome x

  • Charlotte Moore November 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Week away In Scotland

  • sam fut November 28, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    history books…oh, and my son

  • jules eley November 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    My Best present I ever got was my NKOTB VHS video, I was (ahem) a huge fan and i really wanted it so badly. I was so happy that Christmas !

  • shell November 29, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    My bicycle was the best pressie I received

  • Breanne Fleat November 29, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    My favourite Chirstmas present was the make up brushes I received 3 years ago…i still use them, and I love them!!!

  • julie wainwright November 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    The best Christmas present that I ever received was an 8 year old black and white rescue cat called Bobby. Still have him 10 years later and he is the best thing that has ever happened to me! Great company and such a great personality – there is never a dull moment!!! 🙂

  • elizabeth ferguson November 30, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    my bike xx

  • Laura-Jane Baker December 1, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    My hubby bought us a weekend getaway to Paris for Christmas last year – it was the best present ever.

  • Jo Carroll December 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    I think it was my first computer when I was younger? A ZX81 – I was an original geek! 😉

  • Mandy moore December 2, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    A ring from my partner. Was abstract gorgeous! Love it

  • Amy Rennocks December 3, 2015 at 11:16 am

    A marriage proposal <3

  • Chelsea Edwards December 3, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    The best present I’ve ever received is my Family came for Christmas, after initially not being able to. No presents can make up for missing family at christmas.

  • kate kathurima December 3, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    My husband brought me a kindle nearly 3 years ago and I still use it most days

  • Michelle Phillips December 4, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Hilary Duff tickets when I was 8 years old and loved her! I didn’t even ask for them so it was a complete surprise.

  • elle warwick December 5, 2015 at 10:11 am

    my favourite xmas present was driving lessons 🙂 no car though!

  • Lyndsey December 5, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    my favourite chrimbo pressie was when i was a little girl and i got this doll called cricket

  • Rachel Edney December 5, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    A new bike when I was 12

  • holly harmsworth December 6, 2015 at 12:13 am

    tickets to harry potter studios 🙂 i am a big harry potter fan

  • Amanda Johnson December 6, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    A bar of Dark Chocolate from my son last year he bought himself. It was extra special because he hates dark chocolate so I know he bought it because it’s my favourite knowing he wouldn’t be able to ask for any himself 🙂

  • Victoria Morrison December 6, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    When i was about 5 my mum saved up tokens from Andrex and got me an andrex puppy toy. I was so besotted with the puppies on the advert it was the best present ever.

  • Victoria Shiel December 6, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    tickets to see Katy Perry

  • Caroline Scott December 6, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    the necklace my husband bought me for our first Xmas together. It was the first piece of diamond jewellery I ever owned and I wore it on our wedding day, which made it even more special

  • Tammy Westrup December 6, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    A holiday! Seeing the tickets was a complete surprise!

  • Claire Kyle December 7, 2015 at 9:30 am

    short break to Barcelona booked by my husband on Christmas eve, he panicked when he realised the cactus and lamp he`d bought looked a bit s***!

  • Elizabeth Gurney December 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Tickets to the musical Jersey Boys which I really wanted to see and thought had sold out!

  • Julie December 7, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Best present was my laptop, I’d never have bought one for myself, but so liberating not being shackled to a PC 🙂

  • ROSEMARY SHEEHAN December 8, 2015 at 12:53 am

    My set of knitting needles in the red case

  • Gemma Massey December 8, 2015 at 1:15 am

    My furby the original one was so chuffed when my nan managed get me one for Christmas when I was 10 x

  • Francesca Gott December 8, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    The best christmas present I ever got was a proper camera to take photos of my beautiful little boy 🙂

  • Kelly Hemmings December 8, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    My first iPad was my best gift…

  • Abbie Makin December 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    A george foreman grill!

  • Abbie Makin December 8, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    A george foreman grill

  • Anni Large December 8, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Extension tubes for my Nikon D40 from my in-laws. I had wanted some for years but the auto-focus ones are quite expensive. My FIL is a photographer too and managed to source some at a reasonable price for me for Christmas. 😀

  • donna l jones December 9, 2015 at 8:44 am

    my laptop is my best present

  • Beverley Cousins December 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    A microwave that cooks full size turkeys as mine quit on me 2 days before christmas, so my other half thought it would be a good idea…Well we don’t want to go without christmas dinner do we 🙂

  • Karen Lloyd December 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    My best ever Christmas present was my Kenwood Chef. I’d wanted one for years and I use it almost every day.

  • Angie Hoggett December 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    When we were kids we got an Amiga Computer for Xmas one year, we thought that was brilliant!

  • Julie Ward December 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    A leather purse from my little grandson

  • Lauren Old December 9, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    A TV from my parents

  • Kate Knight December 9, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    some diamond stud earrings x

  • A M December 9, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    the best Christmas present has been getting pregnant

  • Daniel December 9, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    My first laptop, used it everyday from then on

  • Lisa Wilkinson December 9, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    My mum bought me an A La Carte kitchen for Christmas once after I was so obsessed with the advert where the little girl makes her dad a swiss roll with beans.

  • Sheri Darby December 9, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    A hand made card from my daughter when she was very little

  • Jo McPherson December 10, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I am easily pleased, perfume, candles and chocolates always my best presents

  • Sarah Bates December 10, 2015 at 9:39 am

    A notebook from the husband. One side is to write nice things I want and the other side for jobs I want doing!! Love it!!

  • Kelly December 10, 2015 at 10:12 am

    It’s hard to think of the best as I’ve received so many wonderful presents! I remember when I was younger I really wanted a gameboy and was over the moon when I got it (2 years later!)

  • Jamie Gallant December 10, 2015 at 10:24 am

    A Sony Hifi when I was younger

  • Kirsti Peters December 10, 2015 at 11:50 am

    The best present I have ever been given was a membership to a Golf Club which was worth £1700 and a marriage proposal x

  • Laura Cooper December 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    A doll that walked when I was 6.

  • Jade Hewlett December 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    My iPad because I am always using it

  • Teresa Lee December 10, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    A puppy when I was a kid

  • Suzy Mallison December 10, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    A photo album from my friend taken from our uni days

  • Penny Ford December 10, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Its got to be my ZX81 when I was 13.

  • Julie Smith December 10, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    A weeekend away in Athens – had a lovely time ! Presents have definitely gone downhill since then !

  • Kerry Lock December 10, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I always remember getting my first bike when I was 6 …. it was the best present I’ve ever received!

  • Nazrana Haque December 10, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    husband bought a really nice radley watch last birthday 🙂 he actually remembered my birthday, i was more chuffed with that! x

  • helenRMad December 10, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    when I was young a tiny tears doll and a pram

    more recently the results of an amnio test telling my baby was fine

  • Helen December 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    my first bike

  • Angela Paull December 10, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Ker Plunk – I was about 10 and had wanted it FOREVER!!!

  • katrina walsh December 10, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Mousetrap – loved that game

  • barbara Madden December 10, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    it was my first mobile phone it was such a shock and so helpful has my husband was ill at the time was so good for when he was in the hospital

  • Kristy Brown December 10, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    A beautiful necklace from my hubby

  • Karen Howden December 10, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    my best christmas present was a tape recorder, it was really expensive for my mum and dad to buy

  • Rebecca Howells December 10, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I always like all my gifts I am given. It is hard to choose…Probably a trip to Center Parcs including a spa trip! (@PeanutHog)

  • LAURA ELIZABETH DAVIES December 10, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Aracer bike when I was 9!

  • Jane Middleton December 10, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    my camera, I love taking pictures

  • David Wilson December 10, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    a predator made out of scrap metal

  • Ruth Hunter December 10, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    a wild boar sculpture

  • Jessica Hutton December 10, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Last christmas I was feeling down because of a medical diagnosis until I got the best gift ever. A 10 week old newfoundland puppy. She has been my saviour, stopped me getting depressed and has been my recovery partner.

  • Tess D December 11, 2015 at 1:05 am

    A necklace from my daughter spelling LOVE which she saved all year for with her pocket money

  • daniel pol December 11, 2015 at 1:22 am

    finding out id be a daddy 4 years ago

  • Mark Johnson December 11, 2015 at 1:57 am

    my best present was an apple ipod

  • jamie millard December 11, 2015 at 1:57 am

    A BIG box of fireworks!

  • CHRISTINE SUTHERLAND December 11, 2015 at 1:57 am

    The best present was a laptop from my children

  • Shelley Jessup December 11, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Best present I was gifted from my parents was a rest & recover holiday on a small greek island where all my friends were staying which was a massive surprise.

    Best gift I gave would of been last year to my parents a 5* country retreat weekend away with spa treatments.

  • antonia j richardson December 11, 2015 at 7:46 am

    ting a ling trudy

  • Charlotte Jones December 11, 2015 at 8:21 am

    My best present was lots of relaxing bath goodies when I was 8 months pregnant – bliss! 🙂

  • kelly morgan December 11, 2015 at 10:15 am

    a trip to new York from my partner

  • Sarah francis December 11, 2015 at 10:22 am

    My Pandora bracelet from my husband, each charm I have holds a very special meaning x

  • Sarah Lewis December 11, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Signed limited edition Damon Hill print

  • Melanie Burton December 11, 2015 at 10:42 am

    A marriage proposal!

  • leanne December 11, 2015 at 10:43 am

    my best present was my kids not argueing christmas day 🙂

  • Lesley December 11, 2015 at 10:50 am

    A surprise holiday to Prague, we left on Boxing day 🙂

  • Rennene Hartland December 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Mine was a diamond ring – couldnt believe it

  • Emilia nastaly-howard December 11, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Must be Spa vouchers 🙂

  • Nikki Hunter-pike December 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Tickets to disneyland paris from my nan and grandad when i was 9!

  • Hannah Cummings December 11, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    My engagement ring was my best present when my hubby proposed on Christmas morning x

  • James Hamilton December 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    My best present was a PS4 last Xmas I love it!

  • susan surgeoner December 11, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    A pair of Cinderella slippers when I was about 5 years old

  • Rachel Bonness December 11, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    My best present was a tea strainer tea pot for loose tea 🙂

  • Maria Jane Knight December 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Mine was my first digital camera, it started a hobby which later became my business!

  • sandy December 11, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    a bird of prey experience. I didn’t go until easter but it was brilliant

  • Mia Clarke December 11, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    A silver cross twin dolls pram

  • Kate Sabin-Burns December 11, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    When I was about 10 I wanted a typewriter, and actually got one! The first time I remember actually getting what I asked for.

  • Emma December 11, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Probably earn I received Pandora charms

  • Caroline Signey December 11, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    For our first Christmas together my now husband took me away to Dublin for the weekend, it was so lovely and the hotel was gorgeous all decorated with a lovely tree and lights

  • Sarah Buckley December 11, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    A coaster declaring me the “Queen of AWESOMENESS”!!

  • Lisa Upton December 11, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    the best Christmas present I ever received was a total surprise, we had set a limit of £30 each for myself and hubby as we didn’t really need anything. he surprized me with a big box and it was a kitchen aid, I love baking as my grandma taught me how and id wanted one of these for about ten years, it made me cry at how thoughtful he’d been and it said it was the only time he’d be able to surprise me.

  • alison clark December 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Ive already received it this year – my mum was having chemo this year and was hospitalised many times throughout the year – 3 weeks ago we were told shes in remission – I can’t begin to tell you how that felt for us all but it is the greatest gift I ever dreamed for aand I thank the whole of the Nhs for granting it. It will be compleated on christmas day when our entire family will be sitting around my dinner table I can not wait !!

  • Julia Linsley December 11, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    My Engagement ring. We will have been married 25 years next year !

  • Carol C December 11, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    You know what? I can’t even remember my best Christmas present! Which just goes to show, all the fuss and stress, and do we even create many special memories? I remember much more the things we did, places we went, people we visited…..

  • Rachel Marie Clynch December 11, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Mine would be anything made by my kids I keep them all in memory boxes

  • Louise Evans December 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    The best christmas present i ever received was a pinball machine when i was a child

  • Amy Lambert December 11, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    my little sister when I was 7 years old 🙂

  • Tina Cleveland December 11, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    A Bontempi organ when I was little

  • Tammy Neal December 11, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    this would be amazing! xx

  • tishist December 11, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    A tangerine in my stocking!

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