Something wonderful is about to happen

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.

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  1. laura banks
    November 20, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    the computer my hubby built for me

  2. November 20, 2015 / 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

  3. kim neville
    November 21, 2015 / 10:36 am

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

  4. Catherine Reynolds
    November 21, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    tickets to see Cats the musical!

  5. leanne weir
    November 21, 2015 / 11:39 pm

    a car last year

  6. Clette Sheeran
    November 21, 2015 / 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!!

  7. Claire Willmer
    November 21, 2015 / 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 🙂

  8. claire little
    November 21, 2015 / 11:59 pm

    has to be my laptop 🙂

  9. Gemma Williams
    November 22, 2015 / 12:08 am

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

  10. Sue Harrison
    November 22, 2015 / 12:13 am

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

  11. Lynne Durkin
    November 22, 2015 / 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

  12. Paul Wilson
    November 22, 2015 / 12:48 am

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

  13. Karen Knox
    November 22, 2015 / 12:55 am

    A necklace from my husband

  14. Rich Tyler
    November 22, 2015 / 1:44 am

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

  15. Lee R
    November 22, 2015 / 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 🙂

  16. Sharon Hopkinson
    November 22, 2015 / 5:56 am

    A computer in about 1983 – it was mind blowing!

  17. November 22, 2015 / 7:10 am

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

  18. lynn lewer
    November 22, 2015 / 7:39 am

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

  19. Emma Gibson
    November 22, 2015 / 7:49 am

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

  20. Kelly Glen
    November 22, 2015 / 7:51 am

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

  21. Fiona K
    November 22, 2015 / 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

  22. EMMA WALTERS
    November 22, 2015 / 8:45 am

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

  23. Mary Heald
    November 22, 2015 / 8:46 am

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

  24. Bob Clark
    November 22, 2015 / 8:52 am

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

  25. Tracey Belcher
    November 22, 2015 / 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…

  26. Helen Gossage
    November 22, 2015 / 9:29 am

    My ipad, I love it

  27. Fiona Gillis
    November 22, 2015 / 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!!

  28. joanne phillips
    November 22, 2015 / 9:45 am

    A wedding proposal!

  29. Jo
    November 22, 2015 / 9:53 am

    My iPad last year.

  30. Sarah Rees
    November 22, 2015 / 9:58 am

    A 5* holiday to Dubai

  31. Stephanie Whitehouse
    November 22, 2015 / 10:08 am

    A suitcase full of meringues

  32. November 22, 2015 / 10:12 am

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

  33. angela miles
    November 22, 2015 / 10:15 am

    Tootise & Widget, two rescue cats – purrfect!

  34. Ashleigh Allan
    November 22, 2015 / 10:19 am

    A necklace with my childrens names

  35. claire nutman
    November 22, 2015 / 10:25 am

    A puppy x

  36. Holly Gibson
    November 22, 2015 / 10:26 am

    My kitten last year!

  37. Jackie ONeill
    November 22, 2015 / 10:27 am

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

  38. Zoe G
    November 22, 2015 / 10:32 am

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

  39. Robyn S
    November 22, 2015 / 10:32 am

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

  40. Francesca Tuck
    November 22, 2015 / 11:07 am

    Tickets to Take That

  41. Jodie Cook
    November 22, 2015 / 11:14 am

    A photobook – it was so thoughtful!

  42. liz denial
    November 22, 2015 / 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.

  43. Jo Jones
    November 22, 2015 / 11:42 am

    A beautiful piece of jewellery from my hubby

  44. November 22, 2015 / 12:10 pm

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

  45. Caroline Clarke
    November 22, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    A positive pregnancy test on Christmas morning 2010.

  46. Julie Booth
    November 22, 2015 / 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

  47. Frances Heaton
    November 22, 2015 / 12:56 pm

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

  48. Nicki simpson
    November 22, 2015 / 1:06 pm

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

  49. Samantha R
    November 22, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    A diamond necklace

  50. christine reid
    November 22, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    A crystal with my daughter photograph carved inside it

  51. Elizabeth Doody
    November 22, 2015 / 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!!

  52. Joanne McGawley
    November 22, 2015 / 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!

  53. Alica
    November 22, 2015 / 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!!!

  54. darren hay
    November 22, 2015 / 2:45 pm

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

  55. jennifer thorpe
    November 22, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    a kitten when I was eight years old

  56. Joanne Gibbons
    November 22, 2015 / 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.

  57. Lola Bellouere
    November 22, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    I got a niece and a goddaughter Christmas after another
    X

  58. Nicola West
    November 22, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    My engagement ring! Best present ever! 🙂

  59. Ray Becker
    November 22, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    Big box of lego when I was a child

  60. winnie
    November 22, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    a wireless vacuum cleaner

  61. Lorraine Tinsley
    November 22, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    My parents gave me money for a car

  62. YOLANDA DAVIS
    November 22, 2015 / 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.

  63. sandra rubery
    November 22, 2015 / 4:13 pm

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

  64. Ann S
    November 22, 2015 / 4:17 pm

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

  65. Rebecca England
    November 22, 2015 / 4:20 pm

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

  66. Samantha Lea
    November 22, 2015 / 5:47 pm

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

  67. Claire Tucker
    November 22, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    I still remember getting my first bike

  68. Kelly Mobbs
    November 22, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    Tickets to see the bodyguard at the theatre in London x

  69. Tamsin W
    November 22, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    a treasure hunt which led to a new car

  70. Christine Northrop
    November 22, 2015 / 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

  71. Emma Nixon
    November 22, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    A lovely bracelet

  72. Lynsey Buchanan
    November 22, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    Lovely Diamond drop earrings

  73. Jo Young
    November 22, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    The year I got a kitten was brilliant!

  74. Samantha Wheeler
    November 22, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    My Kindle – so many fab books in one place!

  75. catherine plant
    November 22, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    a four leaf clover necklace bought by my hubby to be

  76. Helen Davy
    November 22, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    A pearl necklace and matching earrings

  77. Clare H
    November 22, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    MY FIRST BIKE

  78. Marycarol
    November 22, 2015 / 9:16 pm

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

  79. November 22, 2015 / 9:35 pm

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

  80. Corinne Henson
    November 22, 2015 / 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

  81. rominy colville
    November 22, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    my BMX when I was 7 loved it loved it x

  82. Kim Roberts
    November 22, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    I got pregnant at Christmas 2011!

  83. Davina Mellon
    November 22, 2015 / 10:55 pm

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

  84. November 22, 2015 / 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

  85. Paul Martin
    November 22, 2015 / 11:32 pm

    are deposit for are house many years ago of my mum

  86. Holly Boyd
    November 23, 2015 / 12:40 am

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

  87. BEC F
    November 23, 2015 / 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

  88. caroline walliss
    November 23, 2015 / 10:07 am

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

  89. caroline walliss
    November 23, 2015 / 10:08 am

    My birthday is xmas day!

  90. Phil Darling
    November 23, 2015 / 10:18 am

    A hat handmade by my son

  91. Hilda Hazel Wright
    November 23, 2015 / 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!

  92. helen tovell
    November 23, 2015 / 10:59 am

    my Swarovski crystal bracelet

  93. iain maciver
    November 23, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    my family at home with me

  94. November 23, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    A shoe wardrobe for my Barbie doll (in 1970)

  95. MARK THOMAS
    November 23, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    A lamp bought by my mum and dad .

  96. Joanne Hutchings
    November 23, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    My firefighter husband getting the day off work!

  97. Paula Barker
    November 23, 2015 / 5:22 pm

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

  98. Jennifer Toal
    November 23, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    A coffee machine

  99. ELAINE DALE
    November 23, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    a large doll when I was 5

  100. Lesley Bambridge
    November 23, 2015 / 6:11 pm

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

  101. Alison Johnson
    November 23, 2015 / 6:33 pm

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

  102. Maggie Coates
    November 23, 2015 / 7:10 pm

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

  103. November 23, 2015 / 7:19 pm

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

  104. Sarah mackay
    November 23, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    The blanket my mum made me

  105. Freya Knudsen
    November 23, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    I love my swarovski watch from my boyfriend x

  106. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    November 23, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    A charm bracelet with Mummy charms 🙂

  107. Lynne OConnor
    November 23, 2015 / 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

  108. sarah rees
    November 23, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    a computer when I was a child, so unexpected

  109. Louise Smith
    November 23, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    Hubby bought me a designer handbag and matching shoes

  110. Louise Gardener
    November 24, 2015 / 7:30 am

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

  111. November 24, 2015 / 12:30 pm

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

  112. laura stewart
    November 24, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    i got a laptop last year i love it x

  113. Christine Constable
    November 24, 2015 / 2:47 pm

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

  114. lyn
    November 24, 2015 / 4:39 pm

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

  115. Andrea Fletcher
    November 24, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    A necklace that my son saved up to buy me.

  116. Karen hutchinson
    November 24, 2015 / 10:10 pm

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

  117. Ella L
    November 24, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    My Very first mobile phone

  118. Tammy Tudor
    November 25, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    A guitar when I was 12 🙂

  119. Kay Broomfield
    November 25, 2015 / 7:44 pm

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

  120. LIZZIE ELLIS
    November 25, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    A treasure chest full of lots of mini presents!

  121. Corinne Peat
    November 26, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    I got a lovely charm bracelet with special charms.

  122. November 26, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    A photography course my OH got me last year.

  123. Paul Towers
    November 26, 2015 / 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.

  124. caroline walliss
    November 26, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    A new car.x

  125. Emma Nixon
    November 26, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    My iPad. Best, most used present ever!

  126. Bob Clark
    November 26, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    My first train set

  127. Heather Haigh
    November 26, 2015 / 7:46 pm

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

  128. MANDY DOHERTY
    November 26, 2015 / 8:06 pm

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

  129. November 26, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    my daughter Heather born at Christmas so sweet

  130. Marycarol
    November 26, 2015 / 8:30 pm

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

  131. Christopher Campbell
    November 26, 2015 / 8:48 pm

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

  132. Emma Hawkins
    November 26, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    Spending my first Christmas with my wife

  133. Sarah Fielding
    November 26, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    Homemade lovely presents from my family!

  134. Paul Scotland
    November 26, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    My first ever PC

  135. Michelle Ferguson
    November 26, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    My kindle as I love reading

  136. November 26, 2015 / 9:43 pm

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

  137. Chirs J
    November 26, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    ZX81 with a 16k RAM pack.

  138. Bethan Evans
    November 26, 2015 / 9:57 pm

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

  139. Lillian Fisher
    November 26, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    When I was 9 and I got a puppy.

  140. Jan Beal
    November 26, 2015 / 11:33 pm

    A little sewing machine – I was thrilled with it!

  141. Mirjana
    November 26, 2015 / 11:36 pm

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

  142. katie w
    November 26, 2015 / 11:39 pm

    isle of wight festival tickets

  143. Nadia
    November 26, 2015 / 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

  144. Michaela Jennings
    November 27, 2015 / 1:12 am

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

  145. Leanne Lunn
    November 27, 2015 / 9:00 am

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

  146. Kristina Bates
    November 27, 2015 / 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.

  147. Umar Nazar Rathore
    November 27, 2015 / 9:24 am

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

  148. lorraine stone
    November 27, 2015 / 9:56 am

    My baby doll that crawled like the real baby.

  149. Paula Burnside
    November 27, 2015 / 2:03 pm

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

  150. Helen Adams
    November 27, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    A new laptop from my hubby x

  151. clair downham
    November 27, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    sindys wall of sound

  152. kay lou smith
    November 27, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    An engagement ring 🙂

  153. Debbie Gilbert
    November 27, 2015 / 8:41 pm

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

  154. Amy C
    November 27, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    Tickets to see Nicki Minaj from my amazing sister! 🙂

  155. Cheryl Pearson
    November 28, 2015 / 10:13 am

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

  156. Shivon Davis
    November 28, 2015 / 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

  157. Michelle O\'Neill
    November 28, 2015 / 5:59 pm

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

  158. Charlotte Moore
    November 28, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Week away In Scotland

  159. sam fut
    November 28, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    history books…oh, and my son

  160. jules eley
    November 29, 2015 / 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 !

  161. shell
    November 29, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    My bicycle was the best pressie I received

  162. November 29, 2015 / 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!!!

  163. julie wainwright
    November 30, 2015 / 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!!! 🙂

  164. elizabeth ferguson
    November 30, 2015 / 11:11 pm

    my bike xx

  165. Laura-Jane Baker
    December 1, 2015 / 3:14 pm

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

  166. Jo Carroll
    December 2, 2015 / 2:00 pm

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

  167. Mandy moore
    December 2, 2015 / 10:16 pm

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

  168. Amy Rennocks
    December 3, 2015 / 11:16 am

    A marriage proposal <3

  169. Chelsea Edwards
    December 3, 2015 / 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.

  170. kate kathurima
    December 3, 2015 / 9:55 pm

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

  171. Michelle Phillips
    December 4, 2015 / 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.

  172. elle warwick
    December 5, 2015 / 10:11 am

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

  173. December 5, 2015 / 12:23 pm

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

  174. Rachel Edney
    December 5, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    A new bike when I was 12

  175. holly harmsworth
    December 6, 2015 / 12:13 am

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

  176. December 6, 2015 / 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 🙂

  177. Victoria Morrison
    December 6, 2015 / 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.

  178. December 6, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    tickets to see Katy Perry

  179. Caroline Scott
    December 6, 2015 / 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

  180. Tammy Westrup
    December 6, 2015 / 11:47 pm

    A holiday! Seeing the tickets was a complete surprise!

  181. Claire Kyle
    December 7, 2015 / 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***!

  182. Elizabeth Gurney
    December 7, 2015 / 8:50 pm

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

  183. Julie
    December 7, 2015 / 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 🙂

  184. ROSEMARY SHEEHAN
    December 8, 2015 / 12:53 am

    My set of knitting needles in the red case

  185. Gemma Massey
    December 8, 2015 / 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

  186. December 8, 2015 / 2:01 pm

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

  187. Kelly Hemmings
    December 8, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    My first iPad was my best gift…

  188. Abbie Makin
    December 8, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    A george foreman grill!

  189. Abbie Makin
    December 8, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    A george foreman grill

  190. December 8, 2015 / 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. 😀

  191. donna l jones
    December 9, 2015 / 8:44 am

    my laptop is my best present

  192. December 9, 2015 / 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 🙂

  193. Karen Lloyd
    December 9, 2015 / 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.

  194. Angie Hoggett
    December 9, 2015 / 4:40 pm

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

  195. Julie Ward
    December 9, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    A leather purse from my little grandson

  196. Lauren Old
    December 9, 2015 / 7:28 pm

    A TV from my parents

  197. Kate Knight
    December 9, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    some diamond stud earrings x

  198. A M
    December 9, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    the best Christmas present has been getting pregnant

  199. Daniel
    December 9, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    My first laptop, used it everyday from then on

  200. Lisa Wilkinson
    December 9, 2015 / 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.

  201. December 9, 2015 / 10:15 pm

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

  202. Jo McPherson
    December 10, 2015 / 7:57 am

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

  203. Sarah Bates
    December 10, 2015 / 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!!

  204. Kelly
    December 10, 2015 / 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!)

  205. Jamie Gallant
    December 10, 2015 / 10:24 am

    A Sony Hifi when I was younger

  206. Kirsti Peters
    December 10, 2015 / 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

  207. Laura Cooper
    December 10, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    A doll that walked when I was 6.

  208. Jade Hewlett
    December 10, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    My iPad because I am always using it

  209. Teresa Lee
    December 10, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    A puppy when I was a kid

  210. Suzy Mallison
    December 10, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    A photo album from my friend taken from our uni days

  211. Penny Ford
    December 10, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    Its got to be my ZX81 when I was 13.

  212. Julie Smith
    December 10, 2015 / 6:36 pm

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

  213. Kerry Lock
    December 10, 2015 / 6:39 pm

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

  214. Nazrana Haque
    December 10, 2015 / 7:47 pm

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

  215. helenRMad
    December 10, 2015 / 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

  216. Helen
    December 10, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    my first bike

  217. Angela Paull
    December 10, 2015 / 8:57 pm

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

  218. katrina walsh
    December 10, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    Mousetrap – loved that game

  219. barbara Madden
    December 10, 2015 / 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

  220. Kristy Brown
    December 10, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    A beautiful necklace from my hubby

  221. Karen Howden
    December 10, 2015 / 10:15 pm

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

  222. December 10, 2015 / 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)

  223. LAURA ELIZABETH DAVIES
    December 10, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    Aracer bike when I was 9!

  224. Jane Middleton
    December 10, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    my camera, I love taking pictures

  225. David Wilson
    December 10, 2015 / 11:18 pm

    a predator made out of scrap metal

  226. Ruth Hunter
    December 10, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    a wild boar sculpture

  227. Jessica Hutton
    December 10, 2015 / 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.

  228. Tess D
    December 11, 2015 / 1:05 am

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

  229. daniel pol
    December 11, 2015 / 1:22 am

    finding out id be a daddy 4 years ago

  230. Mark Johnson
    December 11, 2015 / 1:57 am

    my best present was an apple ipod

  231. jamie millard
    December 11, 2015 / 1:57 am

    A BIG box of fireworks!

  232. CHRISTINE SUTHERLAND
    December 11, 2015 / 1:57 am

    The best present was a laptop from my children

  233. Shelley Jessup
    December 11, 2015 / 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.

  234. antonia j richardson
    December 11, 2015 / 7:46 am

    ting a ling trudy

  235. Charlotte Jones
    December 11, 2015 / 8:21 am

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

  236. kelly morgan
    December 11, 2015 / 10:15 am

    a trip to new York from my partner

  237. Sarah francis
    December 11, 2015 / 10:22 am

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

  238. Sarah Lewis
    December 11, 2015 / 10:34 am

    Signed limited edition Damon Hill print

  239. Melanie Burton
    December 11, 2015 / 10:42 am

    A marriage proposal!

  240. leanne
    December 11, 2015 / 10:43 am

    my best present was my kids not argueing christmas day 🙂

  241. Lesley
    December 11, 2015 / 10:50 am

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

  242. Rennene Hartland
    December 11, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Mine was a diamond ring – couldnt believe it

  243. Emilia nastaly-howard
    December 11, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    Must be Spa vouchers 🙂

  244. Nikki Hunter-pike
    December 11, 2015 / 12:21 pm

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

  245. Hannah Cummings
    December 11, 2015 / 12:37 pm

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

  246. James Hamilton
    December 11, 2015 / 12:59 pm

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

  247. susan surgeoner
    December 11, 2015 / 1:20 pm

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

  248. Rachel Bonness
    December 11, 2015 / 1:29 pm

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

  249. Maria Jane Knight
    December 11, 2015 / 1:41 pm

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

  250. sandy
    December 11, 2015 / 7:40 pm

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

  251. Mia Clarke
    December 11, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    A silver cross twin dolls pram

  252. December 11, 2015 / 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.

  253. Emma
    December 11, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Probably earn I received Pandora charms

  254. December 11, 2015 / 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

  255. Sarah Buckley
    December 11, 2015 / 8:24 pm

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

  256. Lisa Upton
    December 11, 2015 / 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.

  257. alison clark
    December 11, 2015 / 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 !!

  258. Julia Linsley
    December 11, 2015 / 9:36 pm

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

  259. December 11, 2015 / 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…..

  260. Rachel Marie Clynch
    December 11, 2015 / 10:01 pm

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

  261. Louise Evans
    December 11, 2015 / 10:05 pm

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

  262. Amy Lambert
    December 11, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    my little sister when I was 7 years old 🙂

  263. Tina Cleveland
    December 11, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    A Bontempi organ when I was little

  264. Tammy Neal
    December 11, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    this would be amazing! xx

  265. tishist
    December 11, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    A tangerine in my stocking!

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