Christmas Gift Idea: The Kensington Necklace From Buckley London

When it comes to finding a gift for a wife or girlfriend, mom or sister, daughter or friend, let me tell you, beautiful jewellery is always a good idea. It shows thought and consideration, and, if you pick a stylish, timeless piece rather than a fashion item, it is something that can be worn and cherished forever.

Buckley London is a stylish brand of award winning fashion and costume jewellery  who re well known as the designers of the Royal British Legion Poppy Collection. Buckley’s ranges are always elegant and come in a wonderful gift box that is instantly recognisable and means that the gift inside requires no further gift wrapping, it is ready to present to your loved one.

The Kensington Necklace is a piece that has a vintage feel. It is a mixture of oval and square cut stones set in  a rhodium plated claw setting with a fine belcher chain. The pendant chain length is16″ but it also comes with a  2″ extender, so you can wear it slightly longer. The necklace is part of the Kensington collection, so you can add a a pair of earrings and a friendship style bracelet if you wanted to make this a much bigger present for someone.

I love this necklace. It has a real classic look, the addition of the square stones makes this almost Art Deco in appearance. The stones really sparkle and shine, this would just look so good against a little black dress or black top for a Christmas party, but because it is a refined, subtle design, it would also be a necklace that could be worn every day, looking just as good as a touch of sparkle with your work suit, or worn with simple jeans and a t-shirt.

It is a necklace that would suit all age groups and tastes – it really is a choice you can’t go wrong with. The Kensington Necklace costs £35 and you can find it here.

Halfords Black Friday Countdown and Competition

In recent years a new day has rivaled Bonfire Night and Thanksgiving as the most popular and famous day in November. I am of course talking about Black Friday, the date when stores and the internet are a treasure trove of bargains and savings on literally everything that come just in time for Christmas. If you are trying to bag a bargain, or have your eye on something specific, then Black Friday, and it’s friend Cyber Monday, are dates to highlight in your diary.

This year’s Black Friday date is 24th November, but motoring giant Halfords are giving you some extra special treats in the run up to Black Friday with their Black Friday countdown deals that have stunning discounts and offers on them. The deals are added to daily, so it is a good idea to bookmark the page if you already have your eye on something on the site. There are currently great savings to be made on bikes, both adults and children’s, tools, and, fittingly for the time of year, toys.

Every little helps at this time of the year, and the savings you can make at the moment are pretty substantial, with some items now better than half price. New items will be released in the run up to Black Friday, and these items can be ordered now, you don”t have to wait until  the 24th, meaning you can have them home and wrapped before the rush on Black Friday, and certainly well in time for December 25th.

Halfords are this year also hosting an incredible competition to tie in with Black Friday. The prizes are pretty amazing:-

 

  • £2,000 worth of goodies, including a seven night holiday with Eurocamp (worth £1,000) and £1,000 worth of Black Friday deals.

 

  • £800 worth of Black Friday goodies.

 

  • £300 worth of Black Friday goodies.

Entry is simple, there is a question to answer and some details to fill in. You can find the entry form here.

 

It’s Almost Christmas Jumper Time

If I was to list my favourite things in no particular order, Christmas jumpers would definitely be in there somewhere. I have such fabulous memories of them, from watching Bridget Jones Diary for the first time and seeing the delectable Colin Firth in a knitted monstrosity, to the first time I met my brother-in-law, which just happened to be on Christmas Day, and that my first words to him were ‘nice Christmas jumper you have there.’ With my boy being a Christmas baby, a Christmas jumper is a must for him, although for a long time I resisted myself.

But now it seems that the humble Christmas jumper has become a bit of a national obsession, with Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day taking place each year to raise valuable funds for charity (this year’s Christmas jumper day takes place on Wednesday 13th December.) You can find a style to suit, with cute animal designs, football inspired jumpers, and my personal favourite, Christmas slogan jumpers.

I have compiled a list of some of this years favourite designs, including a couple from Arsenal FC modelled by the gorgeous Olivier Giroud, my ultimate man crush. There are also designs from M&Co, Marks and Spencer and Dorothy Perkins. Plus, if you really don’t do jumpers under any circumstances, Boden have very kindly created a stylish Christmas Breton which will look just fabulous with dark denim and a beany hat.

Whether you like your Christmas jumper to be subtle and sparkly, cute and cuddly, or festooned with a Prosecco theme, make sure you embrace your seasonal side on December 13th.

Mistletoe Christmas jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Deck the halls embellished jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin robin christmas jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Jingle bells jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin reindeer jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

The Christmas Breton 335 Click to visit Boden

Grey Polar Bear Roll Neck Christmas Jumper
Was £28.00 Now £21.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black ‘Ho Ho Ho’ Slogan Christmas Jumper
Was £26.00 Now £19.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Charcoal Snowflake Embellished Jumper
Was £26.00 Now £19.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Grey Sequin Pearl Penguin Jumper
Was £28.00 Now £21.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy ‘Tis the season to sparkle’ Jumper
Was £26.00 Now £19.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

DP Curve Navy Sequin Robin Jumper
£28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Christmas Pudding Embellished Novelty Jumper £25.00
Click to visit M&S

Sparkle Novelty Round Neck Jumper £29.50
Click to visit M&S

And a few for the man in your life…

Stag & Lights Crew Neck Jumper
£25 Click to visit M&S

Novelty Crew Neck Jumper £29.50 Click to visit M&S

Novelty Crew Neck Jumper £29.50 Click to visit M&S

The Official Arsenal Mens Christmas Jumper £35 Click to visit Arsenal Official shop

Arsenal Mens Christmas Jumper £35 Click to visit Arsenal Official

PENGUIN JUMPER £30 Click to visit WBA Official