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Saturday, 22 September 2018

Christmas is coming....


It's 100 days until Christmas. Less by the time you read this.
What?
Where did 2018 go?
So, when I saw there was a free gift with purchase, I decided to start my xmas shopping.
I have a friend having rather a rough time at the moment through no fault of her own, we are just at the age where life can become exceedingly difficult. So while I don't normally get her a big gift, I headed to L'Occitane and got her their advent calendar. So every day in December, she'll have a little treat and hopefully a little pick-me-up to make her smile.
As for the free gift? It will be my MIL's present, as it's perfect for a traveller like her. I consider part of what I paid for the advent calendar the cost of the 'gift with purchase' so I don't consider it a free gift at all (in case that makes me look bad)*.

Do you like Advent calendars? Have you started thinking about Christmas?

Linking with #Lifethisweek and #Nanahood
*and we did just buy her a $100 pillow for no reason at all. I'm worried I look like a terrible person!!!

9 comments:

  1. That is such a nice idea. Lucky friend :)

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  2. Not even close to a terrible person! Lucky friend and MIL, they're going to be happy gift recipients this Christmas. Also, arrgh, Christmas already? How?

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  3. Your friend and MIL would appreciate your thoughtful gifts.

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  4. I'm sticking my fingers in my ears and singing a loud "lalalala!" about the whole Christmas thing but this is so grogeous of you. I am sure your friend who is struggling will be so appreciative and your MIL will be thrilled.

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  5. Fabulous idea! And the free gifts are usually pretty good there...as for Christmas is coming? lalalalalalala

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  6. Sold! Getting the L'Occitane advent calendar this year. And a Lego one for my son.

    SSG xxx

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    1. I think we're all grown out of lego ones in this house - I loved them. And the playmobil ones....now it's trickier.

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  7. I love that you did this. Advent calendars were part of our Christmas fun for our kids, and then they do the same with their kids. I love seeing my traditions live on.

    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt is Share Your Snaps! Denyse

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