What I Got For Christmas | 2017


First of all, I’d just like to say a huge Merry *belated* Christmas to you all! I hope you all had the most magical day!

So I wrote a ‘What I Got for Christmas‘ post last year, and it was one of the most popular posts I’ve ever done, so I really wanted to do it again this year. I love reading these kinds of posts, I feel like it give you so much inspiration for future presents and I’m generally quite nosy and I like to know what other people got for Christmas hehehe.

I’ve tried to link everything I could find, anything I couldn’t find I’ve tried to link something similar. Enjoy!


Water Bottle

Elephant Mug

Naked Heat Palette

Ted Baker Purse

Wine Tasting Experience

Hollister Tracksuit

I was so happy when I opened my water bottle. It’s made of glass and I’m so glad that I have this now, it’s so much better for the environment to use less plastic – I think David Attenborough would be proud!

I’ve had my eye on this beautiful mug from Urban Outfitters since about 2 years ago, I love it sooo much! I’m obsessed with elephants, so I was literally the happiest person ever when I opened this! The little trunk bit is where you can put the teabag (or a biscuit) – tell me that’s not the cutest thing ever!

I always get some make-up for Christmas, mostly because I never want to buy any make-up myself (have you seen how expensive make-up is?!), so I was super excited to see the beautiful Naked Heat palette underneath my tree this year. I receive a new Naked palette every year so it has also become a Christmas tradition for me.

I needed a new purse so I was very excited to open this on Christmas morning. I’m not the hugest fan of this colour combo so I may exchange this for a more classic colour, but I don’t think I’ve ever owned anything from Ted Baker so it’s a lovely addition to have!

I absolutely love the idea of gifting people with experiences or days out, it’s such a nice idea having something to look forward to later in the year. Wine-tasting is something I’ve been wanting to do for absolutely ages, so I cannot wait to try it! Something tells me I may be a pro…

I really like clothing from Hollister, but I do find it expensive for everyday stuff. I really like this beautiful tracksuit, I love comfy clothes to lounge around in, so this is perfect for me!



Benefit Brow Kit

Aspinal Card Holder

White Company Candles (Winter + Cassis)

White Company Cashmere Socks

Last year I received a lovely Brow Kit from Benefit, and I love the fact that it’s a little kit so that you can keep everything organised. It comes with a conditioning primer, a brow pencil and a high brow pencil. You also get a mapper which makes filling in brows so much easier!

I have an Aspinal passport holder which I received for my birthday this year and I absolutely love it! So I was overjoyed to receive a classic Aspinal card holder, it’s so pretty! I do love Apsinal products, they are pricey (which is why I love receiving them as gifts hehe), but they are so worth the money. The quality is fantastic!

I bloody love The White Company, and I’m unashamed to say that I hate spending money in there because everything is so beautiful and well above my price range! So when I received a few prezzies from there, I was so excited! I got two candles, one smaller votive candle in the scent ‘Winter‘, which is one of my favourite ever scents (also very apt for our current season), and a bigger candle in the scent ‘Cassis‘, which I’d never smelled but it smells bloody delightful and I cannot wait to start burning them!

As well as the candles, I also received a pair of gorgeous cashmere socks from The White Company, and I have never owned anything so soft! This is my first ever cashmere anything, so the excitement was real!


Video Light

Egg Poachers


I think I may have *screamed* when I opened this present! It was given to me because I complain all the time that by the time I get home, it’s too dark to take pictures for my blog! I cannot wait to use this, I really hope that it helps me!

Probably the most random gift I have ever received lol, I basically love eggs in the morning (who doesn’t?!), and basically when I poach them, 20% of the time they don’t come out perfectly (understatement of the century). So now I have these gorgeous egg poachers so that I can have perfectly poached eggs 100% of the time ~yay~

I love getting clothes such as this lovely black jumpsuit as gifts, because it’s so classic, and also it can be dressed up for special occasions and dressed down to be more casual. I don’t think you can go wrong with clothes like this, and it fits! Also I do apologise that I couldn’t photograph the jumpsuit, I did try and all angles just looked weird (how do fashion bloggers do it?!), hopefully you’ll see me wearing it on Instagram soon!


Elephant Friendship Bracelet

Satsuma Soap

Christmas Memories Tealights

love elephants, as I’ve mentioned before. They are my favourite animals in the entire world. So imagine my excitement when I opened up this adorable friendship bracelet. I literally don’t want to take this off ever, it’s so pretty. Whoever said jewellery had to be expensive?!

The Body Shop is one of my favourite brands, so I was so happy when I received this lovely satsuma soap. I haven’t tried anything from this range and it smells bloody delightful! I also never buy soaps from The Body Shop, I’m more of a shower gel kinda girl myself, so it’s always nice to try something new.

Need I say more about Yankee candles?! If you are an avid reader of The Dizzying Heights, you’ll know that ~a lot~ of my blog posts are about candles, so there really isn’t anything more perfect than the gift of candles. I love tealights because they’re so easy to burn and they’re perfect for baths. These also smell fabulous!


So that was everything I received for Christmas! What did you get for Christmas?

If you’ve done this kind of post, I’d love to read it so please do leave a link below!




  1. January 4, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    What a lovely Christmas you had! I enjoyed reading what you got. I totally agree makeup is so expensive haha

    • divya
      January 5, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you for reading! Haha I know, it’s so annoying!

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