What I got for Christmas 2022

 Christmas 2022 has been another fantastic one and it is safe to say once again I have been spoilt. This year though gifts seem to have in themes of either practical, football or gaming with a few random gifts thrown into the mix. 2022 has been all about football and fitness and a fair few of my gifts resemble the year I have just had whilst others are just the perfect addition which are going to help me relax or even achieve goals I have set myself for 2023. So here is what I received for Christmas 2022...

It is cold here in the UK and there is nothing better than getting all wrapped up in comfy clothing for lounging around especially when it comes to lounging around in the games room. I am in love with the Oodie type of items that Primark have been selling this year and my grandparents got me this super cute Gizmo one that is nice and cosy and is going to keep me nice and warm on the colder evenings. My parents also got me a fleece lounge wear set that I absolutely love as I have had these in the past and they are long lasting and perfect for lounging in and sleeping in. I can't wait to be wearing these whilst getting some games played in 2023.

Liam got me some lovely new jewellery for Christmas too, I am really picky when it comes to jewellery and he knows that so rather getting the Spider-Man to go on my charm bracelet he made it into a necklace for me which I plan on wearing a lot and he also got me the matching earrings which I absolutely love and have worn a few times already. If you have read the blog for a while you will know I love Spider-Man so this really is the perfect jewellery for me. 

My nephew also got me a few necklaces as he seems to like the one feather one I have been wearing to death in 2022. I love the jewellery from the River Island men's department as it works so well with my style and lasts for a long time. He got me this smaller chain with a wing on it and also this thicker one with a nice little pennant on it, this one is a double chain something which I aren't used to however, I am really looking forward to styling this.

 Liam also got me a couple of games I have wanted for a while now, both on the PS5 too so I am looking forward to sitting down and playing these, gaming really hasn't gone to plan in 2022 but I am determined to get gaming a whole lot more in 2023 and fingers crossed these 2 games will help me get back into it. Sonic is a game I have been looking forward to since it was first announced and Lego Star Wars is going to be a game me and Liam actually sit and play together which I can't wait for as we never usually play anything together. 

When it comes to these Moschino perfumes I don't know how many times I have gone to buy a bottle in a bigger size but either backed out of it due to not knowing which scent I actually want or due to the cost of it. My parents got me this miniature set though with all 3 in so I can now see which one I prefer before biting the bullet and buying a big bottle. My auntie and uncle also got me this little fragrance from Marks & Spencer, this smells like a Tom Ford scent and I think I am going to absolutely love it.

A goal of mine in 2023 is to make better choices when it comes to the products I use and the impact they have on the environment which I am sure you will see me post about on social media over the course of the year as I make those changes. My mum personalised me this soap dish and did a matching one for Liam and included a bar of soap for each of us, mine being my favourite Lynx scent. This is only a small change but it is a small step in the right direction and is something we can progress on over the course of the year.

My parents restocked me with another bottle of my favourite hairspray, this has been a lifesaver as my hair has been growing out. I definitely need to find something more environmentally friendly than this but for now it is doing the job for me. My grandparents also got me a few bath bombs which smell gorgeous and I can't wait to use them. My auntie & uncle also got me a clay face mask and a gaming face mask, it has been a while since I have used a face mask but I am looking forward to using these alongside the Nightmare before Christmas ones the my parents got me.

Is it Christmas if you don't get chocolate? Especially chocolate coins? Alongside my chocolate coins my auntie & uncle got me a dairy free selection box where as my parents opted to go for the Tony's chocolate which I fell in love with even more in 2022. My auntie and uncle also got me a bottle of wine which is meant to taste just like the Whispering Angel wine which is one of my favourites.

I love a good candle and I have got a new one to add to my little collection, my auntie and uncle love getting me the Jo Malone dupes and they just make the house smell absolutely gorgeous. This is quite a big candle so it is going to last a long time and I can't wait to get burning it, maybe it will be a games room candle. 

I have got a couple of pen pots too, one for my desk at home and one for my desk at work. My mum said she got me these as Sorted seems to be something I say to her a lot and to be honest this is definitely going to be pride of place on my desk at home as I am sick of losing my pens when I sit down to sort content, sometimes I think I spend more time searching for my pen than actually use it.

Stitch is still my favourite Disney character and I have now got a great set of Stitch cookie cutters, I am trying to spend more time in the kitchen in 2023 so now I have the perfect excuse to make cookies. My parents got me and my sister a Crimpit each too and I am so looking forward to using it, you can't beat a good toastie and this is going to make having them much easier as I can use it to make them in the air fryer or toaster. My parents also got me this personalised football themed apron, I am a super messy cook so this is definitely going to come in handy for me as I do spend more time in the kitchen.

My nephew also got me a personalised pair of best auntie socks but possibly the best gift is this picture he made at nursery and framed for me. I have a huge phobia of birds so he took great delight in saying this was just for me, this picture is frightening but of course I love it as he made it, now just to find a home for it.

Socks, socks and more socks, these will certainly last me a while and I have a nice mix. I absolutely love these Nike ones in such crazy colours and I think I might save these for summer as with shorts I think these would look great. I also love these white and grey Van's ones too as they are great quality and will last me for a while. Then I have plenty of pairs of Xbox ones which mean I can have my love of gaming with me daily.

Me and Liam started going to golf in 2022 so my auntie and uncle have got me my own golf towel which will be great as I always get told off for not wiping the club before putting it back. I also have my own golf glove too which I am looking forward to wearing as I always hit better shots when wearing a glove.

The parents have really got on board with my fitness journey in 2022 and I think it is safe to say these gifts are going to help me when it comes to aiming for my 2023 goals. These ice towels are going to be perfect for summer and cooling me down after workouts in the warm weather as I am usually a mess after these, they will definitely be put to good use. I love a good 1/4 zip top and this Spyder one is going to be perfect for boxing or outdoor workouts whilst it is still cold. I have gone through countless bags of these bath salts throughout 2022 so this 2kg bag is probably going to last me two minutes after football and boxing as it really does help with muscle aches.

These trainer cleaning wipes are going to come in very handy as I am determined to keep my trainers looking fresh as much as possible in 2023 as they are something I pride myself on and they help make or break my outfit. Theses shoe deodorizers are going to come in super handy for my football boots too as with me wearing them a lot more they can start to smell but these should help keep those smells at bay.

Now onto the football gifts which there are plenty of this year. My sister got me this Bradford City chopping board however, I have been given specific instructions not to use it as a chopping board as it is too nice. My sister also got me this brilliant wooden football on a stand and it is safe to say I am going to be moving some things around in my office to make sure this is pride of place as it looks absolutely fantastic. My parents got me another Lioness coaster to go alongside my Leah Williamson and they got me the perfect addition with it being one of my favourites Beth Mead, I also got a new key-ring in the same style of the coasters and I am now going to have a Lucy Bronze attached to my keys which I definitely can't complain about. 

As I just said Beth Mead is currently one of my favourite footballers and I don't see that changing anytime soon so when I saw she was releasing a book I asked my parents for it straight away and in the end I received a signed copy of the book which I really can't wait to sit down and read. My grandparents also got me Christine Sinclair's book which I really can't wait to read as Sinclair is by far one of the greatest women's footballers around and I can't wait to hear more about her time so far in the game. I have plenty of reading to tackle so let's hope I can get through it easily.

I am really focusing on getting in shape these days and that is something that I am continuing for 2023 however, I have been struggling for a bag when it comes to fitting everything in for boxing. My grandparents got me this Man Utd bag and I think it is safe to say this is going to be perfect for me as it is huge and has separate sections so I shouldn't end up with anything missing. I am sure it will be used for football too though as it is Manchester United after all.

To say how much I love football I have never owned a Subbuteo game up until now. My parents have really supported my love for women's football this Christmas and they got me this Lioness version of the classic football game. I had seen this on Facebook ads a fair few times and it looks great so I am really looking forward to playing this with Liam, it is so good finally being able to buy Lioness merchandise. 

Liam got me my first Arsenal shirt to add to my growing collection of football shirts and he picked the perfect name to go on the back of it by opting for Williamson, another of my current favourite players. It is funny really because in previous years I have said I would never own an Arsenal shirt however, now the majority of the team make up my favourite players so I had to have a few of the shirts in my collection and what better way to start than with Williamson who is Arsenal through and through, he even got me the WSL badge on the shirt which is always a nice addition to the shirt.

I have wanted some new boots for a while now and my parents surprised me with a pair of Nike Phantom Elites which are top of the range and if I can't play well and score in these then there is something seriously wrong. I have had my eyes on these boots for a while now as they are what the likes of Jordan Nobbs and Georgia Stanway and with Nobbs being my overall favourite player I was going to end up with them one way or another. I really can't wait to get back on the pitch in the new year and wear these as they are just so good.

So there you go that is everything I got for Christmas 2022 I have definitely been spoilt and it is safe to say with those new football boots I can't wait for getting back on the pitch in the new year. I am really looking forward to some cosy nights gaming & reading too as I need to learn to balance my time much better and have some more relaxed nights in 2023. 

What did you receive for Christmas 2022?

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