Christmas of 2020

Hi lovelies,

2020 is a hard year for everyone, but thanksfully we all have Chrsitmas even in the middle of the pandemic. I think if you can be with your family than you are totally lucky. Here in Hungary maximum 10 people can get together, so me and my husband have decided to celebrate the Christmas Eve with my parents and with my brother and of course the cats. On Christmas day my sister and her boyfriend joined. We went seperately to see the grandparents for like a snacks.

Here we have nearly everything

I am writing these earlier than they actually receiving the presents, but I am going post it on on Christmas Eve. So what we will gifting?

  • Grandparents: calendar (not pictured), rafaello and coffee
  • My parents: calendar and a sous-vide machine (neither of them pictured)
  • My sister and her boyfriend: Pandora charm, Uno card and a book
  • My brother and his girlfriend: T-shirt, Tie Fighter model, sented candle and the wipes holder (rabit one)
  • My mother-in-law: purse and a book (also for her birthday)
  • My husband: Monopoly, Airpods (he is using it for a month, so there were no possibility to wrap it)

We had a so relaxed Christmas Eve with so great dishes as we have totally lost in the fun and the games, so unlikely in Hungary we have left the gifts opening for Christmas Day. We even took a little walk (6km) before dinner.

What I have received for Christmas?

A Kanken bag pack, a burgundy-grey scarf (so soft), a calendar (I hope there will be more appointments to write than this year), a body lotion- shower gel- sheet mask set, a T-shirt and a new iPhone (you might realized it from my last post).

How was your Christmas?
xoxo

What I am gifting for this Christmas

Hi lovelies,

It is 24th December, the night when we receiving our gifts in Hungary. So for us Christmas is rather about that the family gets together and having a nice time eating, chatting, singing and playing, so you might think it is not such a huge gifts. A lot of people think (wrongly) it is not a great even and you can buy everthing when ever you want- that why of thinking is the key to lead us overconsumption, the costmer based society, so teach your children to wait for certain things, to be able to enjoy when they get it, not just buy them whenever they say, enjoy the wander of Christmas and no stress about the gifts, be relaxed. I do really enjoying Christmas and the Advent period, I love to think about “what they would love”, imagine what they would love and even just ask my family members to write a wishlist and then I can just choose from. Enjoy making packing is so joyful- so think ahead and so stress:). Rather not buy just give them the money you would spent on them.

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I have paired up with my brother and sister to buy the gifts together for the rest of the family- I bought only my hubby’s gift seperately.

I have homemade for everyone a small portion of sugar almond.

My Grandparents:

Like every year we have made a persolized calendar from our pictures, which they do love and have space on their wall. I have made some sweeted almonds and bought a pack of their favourite coffee, which they would buy anyway.

My Parents:

We did the same calendar, almonds and for my dad: 2 shirts and a leather belt (all of them were he would buy anyway. For my mum a Sony Sports wireless stereo headset and a book.

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My sister and her boyfriend:

They have been ask for two real leather gloves, so that is what we have bought with my brother and of course the almonds what I have done and a ticket for a theather in January. I have nearly forgot the homemade cotton pads for her.

My brother and his girlfriend:

We have made a “hugge box” for them as they told we need nothing… so the little nothing was: candle, mademade cotton pads, almonds, theather tickets and cooking class in a wire basket.

My husband:

His main gift from us was a Hama GAMING HEADSET – I think it is Urage- which my brother choose to him, also a book and a theather tickets for 3 places, which he can choose and I hope he will choose me to go to.

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How was your Christmas?

+ charity box:

Like every year we do a charity box, which was the following this year:

 

Xoxo,

 

DIY Christmas gifts

Hi lovelies,

After my luxury suggestions and my wishlist, now it is time to share some DIY Christmas gifts, which I usually do every year or just this is the first time. Enjoy:

Photo Calendar/Photobook or Printed Photo: it is like a half DIY

It is very easy to make online software by Cewe, the most hardest thing is to collect and choose the photos to use for it, yeah it is require time, but all of my grandparents and my parents loves it, as we have nearly no photo printed. Tip: you can make also digital photo books or printed picture to the wall.

Experience Box:

Do you know these Chinese cookies? So that is going to be similar and the gifts upto your budget. It is most ideal for your loved one, you can make monthly or weekly little gifts like the one on HIP2Save.

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Handcrafts:

There is nothing better than having gifted something you have made on your own. Do you have talent in sewing, knitting, doing jewels etc. knit a scarf, do some ceramics, sew something like cotton pads (as me).

Bake or cook:

If you love cooking or baking, let’s shine your hidden talent. In the basic case I would to start with Ginger bread or Cinnanom sugar almonds, which is my absolute must have. Or just create your own spice mix…

 

I hope you have enjoyed. Merry Christmas baby!

Xoxo,

P.S.: You might wonder why I did not suggest DIY cosmetics? First I have never ever done, second every people skin is different and third I am not a Chemist.

 

 

My Christmas wishlist and Black Friday

Hi lovelies,

Christmas is just on the doorstep, so let’s see my Christmas wish list! Yes, it is better to give then to get so do not forget about the charity boxes! As you might know we are  in a middle of moving to our first own FLAT so there will be some homedecor on my list.

Lancome- Midnight Rose perfume: my ever favourite parfume, so I really would love to get a new one, because I just miss it from my life.lancome

Letterboard- write messages or moods to our kitchen wall and it is so nicely decorative.letterboard

A nice minimal ear-ring, like these:

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick or powder : this band is so adorable: luxurious, quality, nice package and CF. What else a girl can ask for?

Velvet sky armchair would be my dream, but it is a bit expensive mid-century design, but would be ideal for my dressing table.

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How I feel about the BLACK FRIDAY? I hate overconsumption, when people do not think and just running to buy something, while companies advertise their products with a price tag,which seems like a sale( higher up the base like it never been). So I am considering myself as a heedful shopper: only purchased those things, which I wanted to buy as a gift and where they give the sales from the original price, like Oysho or Calzedonia. So I have made only a teeny tiny shopping only and rather cleaning our flat-to-be today.

Xoxo,

Valentine’s day

Hi everyone!

Me and my husband do not really celebrate Valentine’s day as 14th February is his birthday… so he hates that all the cakes are heart-shaped and red hearts everywhere. Valentine day celebration comes from US, still not the most common in Europe… so we only get flowers or bonbons.

So even it is his day, we often have a slightly hint of Valentine:

No men on the Earth would say no to a nice black lace lingerie. This year I am looking for a Triangle bra and some nice panties:

perfume: a perfume has to be sexy, mysterious and classy for the night. I love Lancome: Tresor Midnight Rose or Carolina Herrera 212 Rose- I think I will choose that this year.

Red lipstick: my hubby does not fan of makeup, but he really likes the red lips with nothing else (honestly: seems like nothing else) I will go for my classic MAC: Ruby Woo

Rosé: we do like wines, drinking a glass of quality wine is just our way to finish up a nice day. Dry, fruity (berries) rosé always a nice choice for Valentine’s here my choices from Hungary (if you visit our country you should taste our wines as well).

If you are in Budapest on the 14th February, here is my top Concierge recommendations for Restaurants with special menu:

  • Legenda Dinner Cruise: two and a half hour candle lit dinner with your loved on the World Heritage Site of Danube Banks.
  • Zona Bistro by the Chain Bridge with a spectacular view, amazing food (even selected by her side and his side) and my favourite Kristinus wines.
  • Callas Café and Restaurant: if you wish to have something more classical in the city centre by the Opera

Xoxo

What I got for Christmas

Taking back to my Christmas wishes check Here what was on my list 🙂 and read here which I received. This is a really must-to-write post, eventhought it will be short.

  • We received some nice wines, which we actually love: Gere Rosé and a rare red one.

  • Finally not only my husband, but also me:)). There were tons of chocolates of course, calendar to our wall like every year. We really loved that beautiful tea selection from my brother, cos nothing better than enjoying tea together on our day off. And guidebook to our Honeymoon… stay turned for its upcoming stories!
  • From my parents I have got a pocket calendar with little prince- well they really know I love that book eversince and bathrobe with bear face and ears… so so soft and cute and really cool ( I think my husband’s hands in it- he really hates my old one). So much thanks.
  • From my grandparents ( really my grandma is the classiest woman I know) silk Wyf scarf, my fav Clarins Eclat Minute- she has known that I was out of it- and Greek&Georgeous Bha- I was told her that I wanna try, just a bit expensive- how cute she is, really remembering these things?
  • From my sister my biggest wish: Longchamp Le Pliage … no words to be described…

  • From my hubby, I am really greatful to him, as my beloved luggage was broken, despite the guarantee they were unable to repair it, even they offered to buy it off, half price of Samsonite was a way too expensive just right before Christmas and Honeymoon, so he is just awsome, previously he also bought me a kitchen mixer.

In summary, gifts are really cool, even to receive, even to give. I am really greatful to my family that we really care so only bought things that are needed to each other, but love and to be together is more important than gifts. Read my next post of our Christmas: outfit, menu and the Hungarian traditions.