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Thursday 4 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide | Flamingo Gifts

Hello My Lovelies, 

I hope you are all doing well and are having a fabulous week so far. So, this is my 4th day taking part in #blogmas and I am really enjoying posting daily. It might just have to become a regular thing. I think it will definitely be one of my New Years resolutions to post more consistently on my blog...although with me starting my new job in the New Year we might not get off to a flying start...but we'll see, I'm always up for a little challenge haha. 

Surprise surprise (I felt like Holly Willoughby writing that - squeal), I am bringing you another Christmas Gift Guide post today. I was recently introduced to a website called Flamingo Gifts and true to their name they offer one of the largest selection of gifts I have ever seen. They recently got in contact with me and I got to pick a handful of items to share with you all. Their mission is simple, to provide amazing gifts to everyone at a great price and quickly, and to deal with any problems even faster so you enjoy your splurges! What a great mission. 

In a nutshell Flamingo Gifts stock a varied and unique range of gifts to suit everyone and all occasions. From kitsch to traditional, from adults to children, they have everything you could ever need. They are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting gifts to add to their Aladdin's cave of treasures and I have to say I found some beauties whilst browsing through the website. As they cater for any budget, and offer the lowest possible prices possible for their high quality goods, so I thought what better time to review their services than at Christmas. I received these goodies a few weeks ago now and since then they have already stock a huge range of new items on their website...and I have already added a few to my own Christmas list! When I as browsing through I wanted to select a good range of products to share with you all. Initially I was going to pick a few his and hers products but I kinda, sorta, accidentally added only girly items to my basket (I didn't mean to I swear - shhhh). 

Ted Baker has been my obsession lately, so when I saw that they stocked a few Ted Baker goodies I knew I had to dive right in. If you know me really well then you will understand my obsession with stationary so this is right up my street. To some it will look like you average pen but to others it is a total investment and I feel everyone should have a nice pen on hand. This gorgeous set comes in a variety of different shades, however, I decided to opt for this stunning pink nude colour. What I love about this pen is that it is multifunctional and can be used as a traditional pen but also on any touchscreen product by using the stylus on the opposite side. Not only do you get this fabulous pen, but it also includes a matching pen case (also great quality) that is perfect to store your pen on your desk or in your handbag on the go. 

I did have a little problem with the first pen that arrived in the post, the nib actually fell out of the barrel and would not go back. I am not 100% sure what happened but I think it had something to do with the glue inside the nib? Never-the-less, I emailed Flamingo Gifts straight away and they sorted it out hassle free and sent a replacement in the post straight away. 

When I saw the ball point pen I noticed they had a matching A5 brogue notebook...I am not ashamed to admit that I literally fell in love with the pen and notebook set instantly. This nude pink brogue notebook from Ted Baker is a must, the pretty patterns on the exterior, the elegance and the colour are just stunning. In addition the notebook also comes with a luxury gold gilding, two satin ribbon book marks and gold foiling on the spines. On the inside of the front cover are an array of pretty little birdies on printed paper that read 'Bird is the word' - I think this is such a lovely added feature. The A5 size is perfect on your desk and also on the go to throw in your handbag and there are enough pages to house all of your creative thoughts.  I love gifting notebooks but if you fancy creating a little set you could also include the above Ted Baker pen to create the perfect gift. At the time I added them to my basket to fuel my stationary addiction, however, I actually start my brand new job in the New Year so these will come in super handy in my work bag and on my desk. 

I was introduced to Flamingo Candles earlier this year and ever since then I have become completely hooked. This is actually my third candle from the brand and I cannot wait to expand and try more because they are simply amazing. I posted my Macaroon & Almond High Tea review here and I also have a Christmas Flamingo Candle coming your way within the next few days. This sweet and tempting Cheesecake Crunch candle stood out to me almost instantly, the flavouring is so delicious and I must admit I was drawn to the glittery flamingo encrusted on the front. This Cheesecake Crunch is a luscious medley of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, maple, walnut, citrus and caramel - if you like sweet smelling scents then this is the candle for you. I will be posting a full review of this candle soon. 

What is a Christmas gift guide without a fun mug or two?! This retro finish mug features the ever so famous Miss Piggy covered in jewels, with one of her famous quotes "Kissy Kissy". For £6.99, this bright pink mug is sure to go down a treat with anyone who is a fan of the Muppets or Miss Piggy herself. They can brew up and relax with this Kissy Kissy mug from the coolest pig in the business. Let's face it...she is a legend! 

This was actually a surprise product added into my goodie box by the Flamingo Gifts team. I thought this was such a fun and creative product that I am sure will go down a treat with pretty much anyone. This cushion is extremely unique as you can doodle, write and draw absolutely anything you want on it using the pen supplied...then when you are done you can wash it off with cold water - simples! The closest thing I have tried to this would be those retro 'Doodle Bears' from the 90's...let's face it they were pretty awesome and now this pillow is a modern twist on a great classic. You could use the pillow to write lists, inspiration, write a quote, doodle or even leave secret messages - the possibilities are endless! 

Overall, I am really impressed with the Flamingo Gifts website and their customer service. Do you like the selection I chose? Which products would you choose from Flamingo Gifts? I absolutely love the selection of goodies I received and I have already been on the website again hunting down the next best thing. I am even thinking of picking up a few pieces for myself and my new room once it is all done. If you are still on the hunt for that perfect gift for someone I would highly recommend you taking a browse through the website...once you start you literally cannot stop! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

Lots of Love
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  1. Loving the Ted Baker pen & the Miss Piggy mug, too cute :3

  2. You got some great pick here :) I love the Ted Baker pen <3

    Pink Frenzy

  3. I really love the sound of the flamingo candles!

  4. What amazing gifts, totally loving the Ted Baker pen x

  5. The notebook is beautiful and I really love the sound of the candle too! The glittery flamingo is super cute :)

    Jess xo


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