I’ve just eaten my first mince pie of the year, which means the festive season has officially arrived! I know we’re still a month away from Christmas, but as it’s my favourite time of year I love to extend the seasonal spirit as much as possible.
It’s been a big year for me with lots of ups and downs, but I’m ending the year on a high and looking forward to spending the festive season with my nearest and dearest.
Last minute Christmas shopping can be a complete nightmare, so this year I’ve vowed to get my gifts ticked off early to avoid the crowds. If you’re not sure what to get your loved ones, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into some of the prezzies I’ll be treating mine to…
Binky has started her Christmas shopping early to avoid the last minute rush
First and foremost, my lovely Mummy. Mummy has stuck by me through some seriously tough times this year, and now she deserves to put her feet up and relax.
Although my culinary skills have sometimes (unfairly!) come into question, I can reveal I cook a mean roast dinner – so this Christmas I’ll be doing most of the work in the kitchen and let Mummy chill out with a glass of bubbly.
Mummy Felstead can expect to be pampered this year by her daughter who plans to get her a scented candle
I’ll be treating Mummy to some pampering products so she can unwind while A-L and I get to work on Christmas dins.
The Crabtee & Evelyn Lavender Bath and Body Duo Gift Set (£25.20, Escentual.com) includes a soothingly scented bath foam and body lotion for a sumptuous bathing experience, and the luxurious Daniel Sandler In Love Home Candle (£20, Escentual.com) will add to any relaxing experience with its vanilla and sandalwood infused aroma.
LOUISE AND ROSIE
Rosie and Louise are always immaculately styled and both love to jazz up their outfits with accessories – be it bold bling or understated and elegant. While trend-led costume jewellery can go out of fashion very quickly, you can never go wrong with timeless diamond pieces.
Binky will be jazzing up Louise (left) and Rosie’s (right) outfits with some diamond jewellery
The stunning Channel Set Diamond Ring in 18K White Gold (£499, Vashi.com) makes for the perfect accoutrement to well-manicured hands, while the glitzy Diamond Heart Pendant made with 9K white gold (£199, Vashi.com) will add a touch of glam luxe to any outfit.
SPENCER AND JAMIE
After thinking long and hard about what to get the terrible twosome this Crimbo, I decided on something practical – a SmartWitness Smart i-Drive Vehicle Accident Camera (£41.66, SmartWitness.co.uk).
Spencer and Jamie are crazy about their cars, and would go mental if anything happened to their prized possessions.
Spencer and Jamie can look out for the practical gift of a car accessory this festive season
The SmartWitness camera features a high quality lens to capture full video footage of the driver’s view of the road, so if any incidents occur while driving you’ll be able to identify exactly what happened. Men and their motors eh!
STEVIE AND PROUDLOCK
Best buds Stevie and Proudlock couldn’t be more different sartorially – Stevie very much goes for the traditional look with chinos and smart shirts, while Chelsea’s trendiest resident Proudlock is more Shoreditch than Sloane Square when it comes to style.
Either way, they both love fixing up and looking sharp, so I’ll be treating them to some new garms from menswear site The Idle Man.
Traditionally dressed Stevie will be opening this festive Fairisle knit on Christmas morning
Trendy Proudlock can expect something a little more urban under the tree
As I’m sure regular viewers of MiC will know, Lucy isn’t shy when it comes to stripping to her smalls – and with her flawless figure, who can blame her!
So this Christmas I’m going to add to her covetable lingerie collection with some stunning pieces from Bluebella.
The super-flattering Emma Chiffon Teddy (£29, Bluebella.com) works equally well for lounging around during a girly night in or seducing a partner in the bedroom, while the Ariana Chiffon Tie Bra and Brief Set (£40, Bluebella.com) is a more adventurous offering, with bondage inspired straps that can be altered to create dozens of sexy designs.
Binky will be buying her pal Lucy some underwear for her to show off her enviable figure