It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Excuse the cheesy line...but SERIOUSLY, it genuinely is!!!
I know it's still only November but now that Bonfire Night is out of the way I officially do not care and I am not holding back anymore....as far as I am concerned, the festive season is now upon us and I am going to shop until I drop!!
I already have my calendar filled up with various Festive events going on - Christmas light switch ons, Father Christmas and his Reindeer visits, Street market nights, etc!
I absolutely cannot wait for it all to get started!
Whilst totting up my list of Christmas gifts to buy a few nights ago, I was actually pretty shocked to see how much I have already bought and put away for Tyne's 1st Xmas.
I already have his personalised Christmas sack
I bought it on Ebay for the bargain price of £12.99! I wanted a traditional Christmas sack with his name on, and one that was big enough for him to use every year - even when he's older and likely to be asking things that come in bigger boxes!
I also already have personalised Christmas decorations all ready for him....some of which I have even made myself!
And I have already got his personalised Christmas bibs....
And a wide array of Christmas clothes for him to wear!
All I need now is his Christmas day outfit....unfortunately I can't seem to find anything that I like or think is special enough for his first Christmas, but I'm not too worried as I know that I am going home to Liverpool soon and I KNOW I will have much more luck shopping there!
Don't get me wrong, I like living in the South West but it has to be said that it is not the best place to live if you're a bit of a shopaholic like me!
Yes it has all the usual high street stores, but the shops are much smaller and don't carry a huge selection....
Also Liverpool has much more in the way of independant childrenswear boutiques and dedicated childcare product specialists - One of my favourite places to shop in my hometown is My Crib Rocks, a pram and accessories shop which stocks such an amazing range of items - it really is worth a visit if you're ever in the area!!!
Or if not, check them out online - http://www.mycribrocks.co.uk
As for what Tyne will be receiving from Santa this year....here are the items we have bought for him!
Thomas The Tank Engine Sit & Ride Train & Track
Happy Hopperz Reindeer Bouncer
Giant George Pig Cuddly Toy
Neil The Seal
Lamaze Frankie The Hanky Whale
Dancing Winnie The Pooh
Fisher Price Lion Walker
Fisher Price Go Baby Go Poppity Pop Dino
Room On The Broom Sound Book
Gruffalo Touch & Feel Book
'Twas The Night Before Christmas Soundbook
Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
V-Tech Babies First Smartphone
Laugh & Learn Love To Play Puppy
Tomy Aqua Print
Eeeeeek! I realise I may have gone a bit wild....especially considering its only the beginning of November and I have already bought all of this!! But I am just SO excited to see him open his pressies on Christmas morning! :)
And I think I`m allowed to go a bit mad - my first child will only have his first Christmas once!!!
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Do you prefer to leave it to the last minute? As always, I'd love to hear from you!