January 22, 2018

My Top 5 Christmas Presents 2017

I know I know, Christmas feels like a distant memory but I couldn’t miss out on sharing my ‘best bits’ from christmas 2017. I’ve been very torn as to whether to post this but I’ve chosen to write this blog post as I absolutely love other people’s hauls – it not only gives me inspiration when searching for items to buy (whether for myself or gifts for others) but it also saves me TIME! This is by no way a post to show off. As a busy mum to three lively children, I do not have the time or the patience to trawl around shops with the kids in tow. I find it much easier to online shop and instead of being overwhelmed by the amount of choice on some online stores, I can now immediately find something after spotting it on someones blog or vlog! Easy…

So here are my top 5 faves!!

Unicorn shoes (Faith)
Ok so these shoes! Yes I’ve named them my unicorn shoes.  Oh my god. I asked my mother and father in law to buy me these as I instantly fell in love with them. They are not only super comfy (I know, when are stilettos ever comfy?!) but are at a really reasonable price too. I love the mix of pastel colours and the pop of silver on the heel. I have had many comments on them so I just know they are some I NEED in my life! You can find them here with a matching bag.



Ana Sui Sui Dreams perfume
This perfume is my all time fave as not only is it my wedding perfume but a perfume I wore when I met my husband many moons ago when I was 16 ( It brings back so many memories and I still love the scent more than ever).  Its full of warmth, vanilla and sweet citrus scents. Sold in most perfume stores but found it cheapest here


Nespresso Coffee machine
I’ve recently become obsessed with coffee and coffee pods (sad I know! But we all need that coffee hit don’t we!) I had been checking out a few on amazon and one of them was the one I received for Christmas – Nespresso Inissia.  It came with a sample box of pods so for the past few weeks I’ve been getting to know the taste and flavours of the different pods Nespresso offer. Some of them are so strong they take like cigarettes…..not for me!
The bonus about this coffee machine is that it takes alternative pods so no need to necessarily purchase the Nespresso range! Bonus.


Ted baker make up bag
So I’ve had the same makeup bag for 18 months. I love it as its huge but this is also one of its fall backs as I just shove everything in there, including pencil sharpenings, hair bobbles – its become a mess. So I was in desperate need of a new bag and this one is just divine. Love the gold colour and cute bow design and is the perfect size so I don’t overfill. You can find a similar one here.


Who doesn’t love to wear a onesie or a twosie. I have to say I just LOVE loungewear. When I am at home I want to be comfy especially if I am running around after the three kiddies. I need to be comfy! So this was a lovely surprise as I just love Disney. Super soft material and cute design. You can find it here.


What did everyone else get for christmas that they just love and have to share?!


12 comments so far.

12 responses to “My Top 5 Christmas Presents 2017”

  1. Vicki says:

    Those shoes are amazing! Ive been looking into doing a post like this so might sit down when titch in playgroup tomorrow and write something!

  2. Jenna says:

    Oh those shoes are amazing! I also need the make up bag. Love! x

  3. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops says:

    Oh those shoes are just gorgeous. I was totally spoilt this year – I got so many lovely books this year for Christmas it was fab!

  4. Kirsty McManus says:

    I have the exact same coffee machine and it is aaaaamazing. The pods are bloody expensive though, I’ll definitely need to find a cheaper alternative, but I’ve not managed to yet!

  5. MummytoDex says:

    What gorgeous presents! My favourite present was my Anastasia Beverley Holls dipbrow and brush!

  6. georginaclarkeblog says:

    Those shoes are amazing! I am desperate for a coffee maker.

  7. Lounge wear and a coffee machine? Count me in! Sounds like you have some great holidays!

  8. Ms Via says:

    Lovely post. The shoes and the clutch are so pretty and yes everyone needs some coffee and love the Disney print on your loungewear 🙂

  9. The unicorn shoes are absolutely beautiful!! I got a beautiful ring from L’Atelier d’Amaya which is a French store from France that I totally recommend and tons of makeup 😍 Great post and great presents! x

  10. I’m with you on loungewear, definitely a must for Christmas!

  11. The Pramshed says:

    Great list, and it’s nice to share what you got for Christmas. It must seem like ages ago now! I’m in love with my Joules poncho, keeps me nice and warm. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

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