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Christmas is cancelled!

Christmas is cancelled!

Before I go any further, I want to clarify that I don’t for a second believe that Christmas is really cancelled.

“Christmas is cancelled” was the standard phrase my beloved Gramps used to say to me when I started counting down to the big day in September.

Yes, in September.


He didn’t really mean it of course, he just knew it would wind me up. And like all of my family, he was one of the cheekiest there was.

I’m a Christmas obsessive, you see.

I always have been.

Christmas jumpers

As soon as the schools went back, my internal Christmas timer activated.

These days I have to wait for my daughter’s birthday to pass first, but then we can begin.

So, November it is.

It’s not about the gifts

The truth that often surprises people though, is that I’m not in it for the Christmas gifts. Not for me anyway.

I love the music, lights, films, drinks parties, novelty food, adverts, wrapping paper, and most of all, having all of my family around me.

I love love love it.


Although I’m not bothered about receiving presents, I do really enjoy planning what to buy for other people.

And I really like to find things that are a bit unusual – especially stocking filler ideas.

The idea of a stocking has always been one of my favourite parts of Christmas. My Nan would always sneak one into my room full of novelty little gifts, an orange and some chocolate coins for me to rip open excitedly before it was even light.

So now it’s my job to do that for my little one.

Recently, I came across Uncommon Goods that sells just the things to make someone smile on Christmas morning.

They sell interesting and unusual gifts and ship worldwide – perfect for something just a little bit different.

I mean, who wouldn’t love a 3d unicorn model kit?

Unicorn kit

Their personalised gifts are definitely worth bookmarking and coming back to as you plan your Christmas shopping.

So if you’re looking for something for the person who already has everything, you should take a look at this shop.

Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post by Uncommon Goods. The opinions in this blog are my own.

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Hi, I love Christmas too- and this post made me smile. I noticed McDonalds have started their Xmas coffee selection too. Woohoo 😊 #fortheloveofBLOG

Phil & Alli

Only 46 more sleeps! 🙂 #fortheloveofBLOG


Sorry, cannot comment, too busy shopping on UncommonGoods XD
Jokes aside, I love their designs! And I love Christmas as well :). Nice post

Ali Duke

I love buying things for stockings, there are so many little cute presents you can get for them.

Sadie | Be Your Own Example

Oh my god, I love Christmas! And I’m not fussed about gifts either. If anything, I feel awkward getting them! I just love giving gifts, and all the other festive things. I can’t wait!

Aleena Brown

I’m a bit of a Christmas period fanatic too! And I love finding unusual gifts – UncommonGoods is fab for that! #ThursdayTeam


I’m pleased to read Christmas isn’t really canceled otherwise I’d have to take the girls things back to the shop. #fortheloveofBLOG

Kelly Edwards

Oh MY UNICORN. I too love Christmas, and love that unicorn! Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofblog


I am the same I absolutely love Christmas for everything, family, the tree, the food, lights it really is a special time of year. I love the look of that Unicorn and will definitely check this shop out as I have a few people I have no idea to buy for. Thanks for linking up with #thursdayteam

Jenny (Accidental Hipster Mum)

I, for one, would definitely love a 3D unicorn model kit! x

Thank you for linking up with #StayClassyMama