Blogmas | Christmas Bucket List | Day 1


It is officially 25 days until Christmas which means it's now acceptable to put up the decorations, watch Love Actually and get buying gifts for your loved ones (if you haven't started already doing that like I did weeks ago...). I am so excited for Christmas this year as we have a new addition to the family! Pepper is our long-haired dachshund puppy and she is the sweetest little thing. She's only a few months old at the moment and still needs her last jab but I can't wait to take her out on her first walk around Christmas and on Christmas Day. If you are following me on social media then expect to see A LOT of photos of her as she is just the cutest little thing and I must share her with the world. 

To get into the Christmas Spirit, I have composed a bit of a Christmas bucket list for not only myself, but for you to join me if you wish too! 

1. Light some candles for advent. Nothing says 'Christmas is nearly here' more than candles. 

2. Christmas Lights! Head to your local Christmas market, town or village, snap some photos and share them on the gram for everyone to see.

3. Get Baking. Bake some gingerbread cookies, chocolate cookies, anything Christmassy!

4. Make a Hot Chocolate. My favourites are Baileys hot chocolate (which I will be sharing with you on the blog soon!) and Options orange hot chocolate - yum yum.

5. Build a ginger bread house! I've not done this before and can't wait to build my own and decorate it this Christmas.

6. Have a no 'screen time' day. Get writing those Christmas cards or start on your Christmas wrapping, follow this with a nice wintry walk.

7. Eat a mince pie with cream.

8. Go out for dinner at one of your favourite restaurants. December is THE month to indulge yourself.

9. Have a drink with friends. Hit the town or have a cosy night in by the fire, just make sure there are plenty of Christmassy cocktails to be had!

10. Have a pyjama and Christmas movie day. Not gona lie, I've done this a couple of times already towards the end of November but I have saved a few for December.

11. Read a book on Hygge. Hygge feels are at their peak for me over Christmas.

12. Have breakfast for dinner. Who doesn't love pancakes or an English Breakfast for dinner?!

13. Donate to a food bank. A simple, inexpensive and thoughtful thing to do this Christmas.

14. Wrap some presents! (if you haven't already)

15. Post Christmas cards.

16. Throw your own Christmas party with friends and go all out on Christmas themed snacks. I spotted some candy cane flavoured crisps in Tesco the other day...

17. Go ice-skating. I haven't done this in years so this will be fun!

18. Go to a carol service. I have been invited to our local church's carol service by the Mayor as my boyfriend is good friends with him and I am really looking forward to this.

19. Make a Christmas decoration. I've seen so many being made by the other bloggers I follow so I am full of inspiration for this!

20. Buy some new Christmas Pj's and slippers ready for Christmas morning.

21. Make the house smell like Christmas. I can't wait to start burning Christmas candle scents!

22. Do a random act of kindness.

23. Bake a pavlova for Christmas Day. My pavlovas have become a bit of a tradition and are such a nice, light dessert after a big Christmas dinner.

24. Bake a Camembert and share it with friends. This is one of my favourite Christmas snacks.

25. Buy lots of Christmas presents for Pepper!

What's on your bucket list this Christmas to get you in the spirit? Do you think you will be participating in any of my list? 

Love Amber x

24 comments

  1. I have tried to do myself a Christmas bucket list and have sort of done one as my first Blogmas post. I have bought myself some Christmas pyjama bottoms but not a matching set. I should get myself one! I also want to plan a movie night with friends - just Christmas films. This has made me so festive!
    Lois x
    www.lifeasloismay.com

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    1. I've just read yours Lois, loved it! You should definitely get yourself a matching set, my mum always gets me one around Christmas time. Not gona lie, I've already had a Christmas movie day with one of my friends with Baileys and the lot! It was fab.

      Love Amber x

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  2. Couldn’t finish the post cause the picture at the beginning made me die of cuteness! Only joking, but this is a really great idea for a post I love it! Xx

    Itsallzara.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Zara. I know isn't she just the sweetest little Christmas Elf?! I have a feeling she will be featuring in a lot of my posts!

      Love Amber x

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  3. Oh I love this idea! I definitely want to build a gingerbread house too as I’ve never done that before, and I can’t wait to start doing some Christmas baking!

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    1. Thanks Amy, baking is one of my favourite things to do over Christmas too, I am really looking forward to it.

      Love Amber x

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  4. I LOVE this post so much! Definitely going to be following your list! Your dog is ADORABLE.

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    1. Thank you Louise! Aw I'm glad :)

      Love Amber x

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  5. Pepper is SO bloody adorable oh my god! Watch out for them being naughty this year as puppies tend to get over excited and knock over the Christmas tree! ( I know from experience )

    looking forward to the rest of your blogmas!

    Hayley
    xo
    https://mermaidmoonchild.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks for the advice Hayley! We are putting up the tree tonight so we will see how she goes!

      Love Amber x

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  6. Read the first line and despite studying at the moment, I am in the festive mood 😂🙌🏽 Also your dog is the cutest!!

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    1. Haha sorry not sorry for distracting you Sophie! So glad I got you feeling festive. And thank you very much :)

      Love Amber x

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  7. Mince pies and ice cream, name a better duo, I'll wait haha!
    I also want to do so much baking this month! I actually have a couple of Blogmas posts dedicated around baking!
    I hope you get to do everything on your bucket list girl!

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    1. Haha, I love mince pie and cream! Me too, looking forward to getting my bake on. Thanks Katie.

      Love Amber x

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  8. I love all of these ideas!! I need to read a book on Hygge I think it'd really help my anxiety!

    Shauna | http://diariesofadramatic.com

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    1. It helps with my anxiety so I would definitely recommend reading one or creating a hygge pinterest board, it's very relaxing.

      Love Amber x

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  9. Your puppy is so adorable!! I love your bucket list so many things I'd love to do to, I always get Christmas pjs for Christmas morning or try to anyway!

    Vikki | planetvikkiblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Vikki. I'm looking forward to spendingost of the day in my Christmas PJ's!

      Love Amber x

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  10. this is such a fun idea for a post, i love it!! hope you get to tick everything of your christmas bucket list!

    Love, Melissa x
    lovemelissax.co.uk

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  11. Thank you! Me too! Though that may be a challenge itself!

    Love Amber x

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  12. This reminded me that I wanted to build a gingerbread house this year! I need to pick up the stuff to do so! lol
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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    1. Haha me too! Think I just need the ginger (not that it's the main ingredient or anything... lol)

      Love Amber x

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  13. This is such a good idea! I hope you manage to complete all of those amazing, festive things.

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk x

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