Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Year They Stole Christmas

I have seen a lot of wish lists floating around but for some bizzaro reason there is really nothing I want, so decided to post what I was buying people I love instead ( I love love love buying presents).

BUT...it appears I am surrounded by grinches with both friends, family and fiance all banning presents. So cruel. Luckily there are a few occasions where I am permitted to buy presents in the festive season so I have gone a little nuts on those people.

A friends Birthday today and I am giving her an ysl arty ring, I actually meant to order her the torquiose one but stuffed it up and the checkout so coral it is. Jess if you are reading this act surprised!

I also have my Mum's Birthday and I have been itching to buy her this book forever. My family is very creative and painting is a great passion of my Mum's and we are lucky enough to have an amazing artirst Lord Frederic Leighton (my middle name is also leighton, but it's meant to be my last name...long story) in our lineage. Anyway we saw some of his paintings and sculptures at the Art Gallery of NSW when Mum was in Sydney last and we were both blown away by his talent.
Seeing that isn't very girly I also bought her an Elizabeth Arden Makeup Set. We lost Dad this year after a battle with cancer and both Mum and Dad were so brave and inspirational. Now she works so hard keeping the family business afloat and forgets to take time out for herself to this is a gentle reminder.
Also its my man's and I annivesary on New Years and even though he is anti me giving him presents and said "if you buy me anthing I will take it to the salvos" I am still planning a sneaky little naughty thing.


Lastly I have 2 KK's to buy for a work one and a family one with Mum's extended family who I am not actually hugely close with as we lived on other sides of the country so I have no idea for either KK. Everyong does wine and chocolates, do I play it safe or try find something fun?


31 comments:

  1. haha my name is also jess. So I'm acting surprised! haha Your friend is so lucky for getting an arty!

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  2. What great gifts!!!!! That friend getting the YSL is a lucky girl :)
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'm a grinch this year too. I've banned people giving me pressies for Christmas. But like you I love giving pressies to others! :)

    Cheers
    Maria @ http://motherhoodcareerfashion.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love that picture on the cover Leighton's book, it is called 'Flaming June' and we had a copy hanging in our house. I remember seeing it hanging in the Art Gallery of NSW , not sure if it is still there! Reminds me of my lovely mum,mainly because she is a June herself.
    Love the YSL ring, have been thinking about getting one for ages!

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  5. awww the ring is amzing, i love it!

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  6. I think it's really sweet that you love buying gifts!! <3 I wish I could say the same but I always get frazzled trying to find the 'perfect' thing :S Good choice on the pressies - who wouldn't love a YSL ring!!! xxx

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  7. i'm sure your friend is gonna love the ring! :)

    xx
    fashion illustrations: Illustrated-Moodboard.com 




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  8. i wanted that ring....your friend must love it a lot

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  9. So sweet of you!
    That ring is to die for ;-)
    xx
    Sabrina O.
    http://jardin-de-la-mode.blogspot.com/

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  10. Lovely blog!!!!!
    follow me.. I'll follow you!! <3

    http://bluenails-girl.blogspot.com/

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  11. You don't have a wish list? :O Haha, actually, that gives you more time to think about what to give other people, and these gifts are great!

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your Dad this year, it must be hard especially at these times of the year.

    I hope you manage to have a wonderful Christmas and new year Shannon xx

    Great shopping btw ;)

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  13. I love the YSL! wish i had one!

    Your blog is amazing! Love it..
    I'm following now!

    visit my blog
    www.angelinawon9.blogspot.com
    i'd be glad if u follow me back!

    xx
    Angie :)

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  14. I have the same problem, I always find present for the rest rather than me, :)
    I like the ring a lot

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  15. Hey! I just found your blog and it is amazing!

    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!

    xoxo,
    MissAnnnn

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  16. That ring is so gorgeous, I absolutely love it!!

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  17. Awesome gifts but that YSL ring is the best!<3

    ♥ kisses ♥

    http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

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  18. you got your friend a ysl ring?? what an amazing present!! you must be an awfully good friend :)

    xx

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  19. Ah! I have the turquoise version of the ring, but that rendition is just as beautiful! How lovely of you!

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  20. Lovely Post :D

    hugh serah

    http://serah-de-fashix.blogspot.com/

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  21. What thoughtful presents. I loved hearing why you thought of each one. I wish I was better at present buying but it just stresses me out!

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  22. Merry Christmas, Sweetie. I'm behind in my writing but will catch up soon. Glad to see you so happy. Big hugs!

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  23. sorry to hear about your dad. and that ring is soo pretty, hope you and your family will have a great holiday hun!

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  24. so nice of you! hope you had a nice time :)
    Merry Xmas!

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  25. God so sweet of you to buy your friend a YSL ring for her bday! I bought myself one earlier this year and rarely go a day without wearing it!

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  26. Shannon your outfit posts as of late have contained some extremeley pieces...my credit card is not impressed! You look gorgeous, as usual! xox

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  27. it's my birthday in january 1st and I actually put this wonderful ring on my wish list on my blog haha !

    Your friend is the luckiest person in the world to have you haha !! I think she'll be the happiest too !!

    Kenza xxxx

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  28. Ha thanks ladies the ring was a big hit! To the newcomers I will def check out your blogs when I'm back in Sydney.

    Haha Jenny I have done like 3 supre posts lately! please convey my apologies to your credit card !

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  29. love that ring, in that colour!!!!!!! :)))) xx

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