Christmas Wish List 2016

christmas-wishlist-2016With Christmas right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about gifts (or wrapping them if you’re organised). When it comes to receiving gifts I like surprises and I truly believe it is the thought that counts! I love to give gifts and love the feeling you get when you find something perfect for the person you’re buying for. I am not normally one to give or drop hints about the gifts I’d like but here’s what’s at the top of my list this year!


1. Canon EOS 700D

This DSLR camera has been on my radar for the past six months. Back in August when I did the Behind the Scenes Tag I mentioned I was thinking of buying a proper DSLR and this was the one I was leaning towards. I do want to improve my photography and have a nice camera to capture beautiful images with but part of me thinks, do I really need it? I don’t expect anyone would be generous enough to buy me this but I’d love to think I’m brave enough to take the plunge and splurge on it one day. I’m of the belief that photos = memories but I don’t want to part with several hundred dollars on a piece of equipment unless I’m sure it’s a worthy investment.

2. Britney Spears Private Show Perfume

I don’t claim to be the biggest Britney fan but I do listen to her music and I’ve grown up with her. She’s a popstar that has been around ever since I was a child and her songs are iconic. I’ve tried two of Britney’s perfumes in the past (one I’ve had for years) and I enjoy wearing her scents. Whenever a new scent of Britney’s comes out I always make sure I pop in store and give it a try. I’ve already done this with Private Show and it smells absolutely amazing! The scent is inspired by Britney’s favourites, including whipped crème coffee, clementine, juicy nectarine, dulche de leche, orange flower, jasmine sambac, luminous amber, and sensual musks.

3. IKEA MALM Drawers

I’m cheating a little as I ordered a set of 2 drawers a couple of weekends ago so I know I’m definitely getting them. I’ve been on the hunt for a new bedside table for ages and this is the only thing that has come close to fitting my criteria; I wanted something with a drawer and a gloss white finish. Currently, I just have a table with a glass top which has a clock sitting on it. I’m also looking forward to putting this together, I strangely enjoy putting furniture together and feel a sense of achievement once it’s done.

4. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 – Pink

Two cameras in one post – what?! These Polaroid cameras have become pretty popular over the past couple of years and it’s funny how trends come back around. The colours of these cameras are so bright and fun (of course I want the pink one – pink is my favourite colour) and the photos from these types of cameras look candid which gives them a retro feel. You’ve got to be careful with each shot you take, you can’t go back and edit if the lighting isn’t quite right or something’s out of focus – the imperfections become the beauty. I love the idea of being able to write a small caption on each photo and keeping these photos in a box or putting them on a pinboard.

Edit: I purchased this camera for myself and I can’t wait to start snapping!

5. Mermaid Blanket

I’ve cheated again, I’ve ordered one of these blankets online and it should be here in the next couple of weeks. I first saw these in either one of Zoella or Pointless Blog’s videos and I’ve been obsessed ever since! You can move your legs with the blanket instead of moving your legs and having to readjust the blanket, so convenient. I chose a beautiful purple and I’m looking forward to curling up on the couch with this!

6. External Hard Drive

This kind of ties in with the Canon 700D camera. I figured if I’m going to invest in a proper camera, I want to have somewhere to store all my images, videos etc. One of these would also be handy for storing my music and backing up my iTunes library because I’ve had the whole thing delete on me and have to be re-imported before, not fun.

What’s on your Christmas list this year?


20 thoughts on “Christmas Wish List 2016

  1. fivezero says:

    The Britney perfume sounds wonderful! I need to check that out. Too bad I can never find Britney’s testers around.

    Tech stuff makes awesome gifts! ❤ Hope you get some, if not al, the stuff you're wishing for 😀

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  2. stashy says:

    I keep seeing that mermaid blanket – ridiculous! It would take me ages to knit one though lol.
    I used to have the Ikea Malm bed along with the bedside drawers – love them! And I too, enjoy putting together furniture. It’s like grown-up Lego. 😛

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    • Chanelle says:

      I’ve been looking for a bedside table for months and I kept going back to it so decided it was the one in the end. Putting furniture together at Christmas will be interesting lol!

      I forgot you knit, I wonder how long it would take to do one of those blankets 🤔


    • Chanelle says:

      I’ve got a point in shoot camera but I don’t use it a great deal and I the quality doesn’t seem that great unfortunately. I thought with the Polaroid camera it allows me to capture images and have them right there. I don’t see myself as a photographer but it’ll be nice to be able to take memorable pictures if I want/need x


    • Chanelle says:

      For a long time I was looking at a DSLR but unless I’m sure about it, I will leave it for the moment. Yes I do blog photos and want them to look nice but I don’t want to buy something that’s not worthwhile. If I stopped blogging I don’t know what the camera would be used for, they can be bulky to carry and then if you want to print pictures it can be a hassle sometimes. It’s still on my wish list, but not the most important item if that makes sense. I hope you find a camera that suits you and your needs 😊

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  3. Nadine says:

    This is a wonderfully thought out wishlist, Chanelle! I am absolutely in love with those Ikea drawers. I have been on the hunt for something similar to complete a project of mine to turn my desk into a vanity table. They are lovely!
    I understand how you feel about taking the plunge into buying an expensive camera like that. I recently purchased a new laptop for myself and I remember feeling rather uneasy about making such a big purchase. I was glad I did though.
    I think sometimes you just need to close your eyes and pay if it’s something you really want but are nervous about. 🙂
    Those mermaid blankets are amazing as well! 😀 xx

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    • Chanelle says:

      That project sounds interesting, I hope you manage to find something and I get to see/hear how you get on. I think I have decided to leave the camera for now, I’ve recently got my Instax to play with but I’ll still keep an eye on the price incase there’s a really good deal on. I’ve used my mermaid blanket a few times now and I’m a fan! Xx

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      • Nadine says:

        I’m sure I will do a before and after blog post once everything is sorted. 🙂
        That makes perfect sense! Besides, there really isn’t any need to rush into a purchase like that.
        I shall keep my fingers and toes crossed that you find a wonderful bargain on it though. 🙂 xx

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  4. Lydia says:

    Aww I would love to see a post with you in your mermaid blanket!! So cute!! And I would definitely recommend getting a hard drive~seagate is a good brand!! Thanks for the great post! Happy Blessed Holidays!

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