CHRISTMAS: Bowies Christmas Eve Box 2018

So when I went up in the loft and got down Bowies Christmas Eve Box from last year I was amused to see that half of its contents was still untouched inside it which confirms that for a toddler it really is a waste of time, but have I gone and put just as much money and effort into it, if not more, again this year? you bet I have! and will I probably find half of it still in the box come next December, most likely!

I had this Christmas Eve Box handmade last year by Katrina at Whimsical Wishes and the V in Eve actually fell off before Christmas Eve, this year I said 'I'll replace the V it will be easy' but I'm a Mum and so that never actually happened, instead I left it until last minute and thought 'meh' and just ripped off the two E's so it says 'Christmas Box' instead... Genius. 

I'll probably just get a new box next year.. 'probably'.

Soldier Lolly- M+S- £1.50

This Chocolate Lolly is where it all started, I was in a Petrol Station with a little M+S store and saw this and just thought 'oh my god' I then found out how much it was at the checkout and said 'OH MY GOD' £1.50 for a Lolly that he will spit straight out and tread into the carpet, lovely. But I got it anyway because how cute is his little face..

Soldier Chocolate Tin- M+S- £4

Later on I went into my big M+S in town to see if they had anything that matched the Lolly, I didn't want too much Chocolate in his box as he's only just turned 2 and 80% of the Chocolate will end up as regurgitated dribble all down his front anyway but I thought this Tin just had to go in the Box as it matched the Lolly perfectly. 

Soldier Pj's- The White Company- £24

The most important part of the Christmas Eve Box is the Pjs! Last year he had two different variations of Cath Kidston polar bear Pjs and this year I was patiently waiting for Cath Kidston to whip out some cute Christmas Pjs for the babies but Hello Cath? where are they? So I decided to go with The Little White Company instead and chose these Glow in the Dark Soldier PJ's. I thought they were a good pair to go for as they don't scream Christmas so he can wear them all year round and then I can justify spending £24 on a pair of Pj's more. I also ordered the London Bus Slippers from the Little White Company which came in Pocket Polly size? Bowie couldn't even fit his big toe in them let alone his foot and they were a size bigger than his regular shoe size *rolls eyes* I returned asking to exchange for a bigger size and just received a refund instead so I gave up. 

Soldier Cup- Cath Kidston- £5

By now I felt like I had a bit of a theme going on with Soldiers so I popped into Cath Kidston for a little browse. If there is one thing Bowie definitely doesn't need its anymore of those little Cath Kidston plastic cups as he already has at least 5... so naturally I picked up two more. One of them was this little soldier one for his Christmas Eve Box because... Soldiers *shrugs* 

Christmas Socks- Cath Kidston- £5

This is where I panicked and went completely off theme, seeing as Slipper-gate happened (I was still fuming over Slipper-gate) I was searching Lakeside for some London/Soldier themed Slippers or Socks whilst ducking and diving to hide from my Mum who was saying 'JUST GET HIM PRIMARK SOCKS' and just didn't understand the importance of the THEME. In the end I saw these in Cath Kidston and my seriously fed up brain convinced myself that because the tag said 'London' that they were acceptable and definitely fit in with the theme. 

Harrods Matchbox Car- eBay- £5.94

Most of you know my Uncle passed away in October, he collected Matchbox Cars and did old ones up. I wanted to get Bowie a Matchbox Car to pass on my Uncles hobby and wanted it to fit in with the London theme so Harrods was an obvious choice! I got this off a little shop on eBay

Christmas Jumper- Dudes and Divas Boutique- £6.80

Finally I needed a cute little Christmas Jumper for him to wear Christmas Eve to finish the box off and got this perfectly Festive AND London themed one from Dudes and Divas Boutique. Couldn't get much better than this!

So thats Bowies Christmas Eve Box this year! I'll of course be slipping in his yearly letter from Father Christmas when it arrives and hopefully none of it will end up in the loft this year! fingers crossed.