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Christmas is coming…

September 25, 2017
matalan Christmas range

Let me start off by saying I know it’s still September and before children I would have tutted at the thought of Christmas prep so early but now I have a toddler who really understands the excitement, I can’t wait!

Even though we haven’t hit October yet I’m so excited to share some amazing finds from the Matalan Christmas range.

Here’s some of my favourites from their range.

Personalised sacks and stockings 

I’m all for personalisation, especially when you have two children and things can easily be mistaken, so I love these personalised stockings and sacks. 

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Amelie has an ‘A’ stocking and Evie a ‘E’ sack. The girls haven’t had personalised stockings yet, they’ve had hand me downs from when I was a child so I am really excited to use these this year. Not only do they look seriously stylish, they feel like they are a really good quality so I hope they’ll last the girls a few years.

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I love the drawstring on Evie’s sack and the pom pom detailing, it’s also HUGE! Lots of room for presents.

matalan Christmas range

Amelie’s stocking is a really warm and a cosy knit. I know she’ll love the reindeer detail and pom poms at the top.

The Advent calendar 

We also love this wooden advent calendar.

matalan Christmas range

I’m all for removing chocolate calendars, one for my waist line and two so the girls don’t associate Christmas just with chocolate and treats. This year we’ll be starting to explain the traditions to Amelie so this will be a really nice way to start to tell her stories through little bits I put in each drawer. I have no doubt each drawer will be opened on the first day, but at least with this I can add things back in if they get taken out on day one! 

matalan Christmas range

It’s also a really beautiful decoration, it’s perfect for little ones to see on the side and not breakable either!

matalan Christmas range

Christmas Eve set

We also love the Christmas Eve set which includes a Santa plate, a carrot shaped one and a Santa note plate.

matalan Christmas range

Amelie had some idea about Father Christmas last year so it will be so nice to put out a carrot and a mince pie on these together and then wait to see whether they disappear when they wake on Christmas morning…

matalan Christmas range

Even though it’s the end of September I’m really pleased with my first few bits for Christmas 2017. I can’t wait for the memories made with the girls and our family this year.

Do you start planning for Christmas early? Are you feeling excited for it this year?

Sarah x

*This is a collaborative post, we were sent the Christmas gifts in exchange for an honest view on them. We were not financially remunerated for this post and as always all views and opinions are our own*

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10 Comments

  • Reply five little doves September 25, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Oh wow I love all of these things! I love Matalan, they have such a fab range of items, those personalised bags look great!

    • Reply Sarah September 25, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      They’re so nice, Amelie’s already been playing with it and being Father Christmas! Think maybe I’ve started the excitement too early! 🙈 xx

    • Reply Sarah October 3, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      They are lovely, the girls are still playing with them ops. I can’t seem to get them away!! X

  • Reply Emma | The Mini Mes and Me September 25, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I’d never really considered Matalan for Christmas products but I love the little set and that advent calendar!! x

    • Reply Sarah September 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      It’s lovely isn’t it! Problem is I need to try and hide it away, my toddler is very taken by it! X

  • Reply Tanita September 29, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Aw I love the items you choose, I especially love the advent and Christmas eve set. So christmassy. Definitely not too early to start talking about Christmas. I am already excited xx

    • Reply Sarah October 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      Yay! Glad I’m not the only one starting to think about it x

    • Reply Sarah October 3, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Yay! Glad I’m not the only one x

  • Reply Natasha October 3, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I love Matalan at Christmas! The Christmas Eve set is just too cute! I was thinking about getting something like this. I also love the personalised Santa sacks, I need to get Darcie one as it’s her first ‘proper’ Christmas, she was to young last year at only a couple of weeks old. For this reason I am so excited for Christmas and we have started a little early (maybe not as early as we should have)

    Tasha x

    • Reply Sarah October 3, 2017 at 11:55 am

      They’re fab aren’t they. I never think of Matalan for Christmas stuff but they are so lovely and feel like good quality! X

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