Halifax Giving Extra Campaign

Friday, December 27, 2013
I was contacted just before Christmas to see if I wanted to take part in an amazing campaign by Halifax, whereby I was kindly given a *£50 Amazon gift card and I had to buy presents for someone important in my life as a extra gift at Christmas. I think the campaign idea is very generous and I am grateful for being contacted. I picked my younger sister as the recipient of my extra gifts as she is living away at university and as I have just graduated I know how stressful it can be. 

Here are the gifts I picked as a giving extra hamper at Christmas. I made this small hamper up with items that I knew she would love and also that we could share together and she can take the items back to university with her too. My theme for the hamper is: movie/tv night in. Myself and my sister love movie nights with family and friends so I put together a selection of tv/film, food and home ware picks. 

The tv pick is Sherlock, we both love the BBC tv show Sherlock (so excited for season 3). For the film pick, I knew she wanted this film for a while so I chose The Impossible dvd. Both picks are not very christmasy I know! As for food I chose popcorn, well you can't have a movie/tv night in without popcorn. I also saw these cute popcorn boxes (eight in pack) on Amazon and I just thought they were so cute! I added a novelty mug to the hamper as  we both have a small large mug obsession and this one with the little pocket at the front for biscuits is adorable! Staying with the cute, food theme I added some Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie tea lights which smell amazing, Aimee loves anything that smells like cookies and baking (as do all of us I think!). Movie/TV nights in are all about cosiness, I added a couple of pairs of Sleeperzz soft bed socks which are incredibly soft! The last couple of items are more home ware, generic additions - the wicker basket that I used to store all of the goodies in is obviously really practical and also well made and cute. Finally, a patriotic cushion - Aimee loves my union flag cushion so I bought her a 'british & quite relaxed' cushion cover for her room at university. 

Here are the links to all of the items I bought from Amazon UK (the prices have changed since I bought these items, I have put the prices I paid): Sherlock seasons 1 and 2 (£9), The Impossible dvd (£5), Orville Redenbacher popcorn (£3.79), Popcorn boxes x8 (£3.50), Biscuit pocket mug (£5.59), Yankee Candle Christmas cookie tea lights (£6.05), Sleeperzz socks (£3.98 for both), Wicker basket small (£5.59) and the British cushion cover (£7.99)

There is my cute (although not very festive) giving extra gift hamper - thanks so much to Halifax! Such a great campaign and my sister was over the moon with her extra gifts on Christmas day! x


  1. I love Sherlock like your sister too!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Keep in touch! XOXO


  2. Wow such a great campaign! Really love the gift idea, very imaginative!



  3. Aw what a lovely idea! That mug is adorable. Hope you had a fab Christmas



  4. That's a great post! It's always nice to give gifts to someone you care about. Thank you for your comment. Let me know if you want to follow each other to stay in touch. Happy new year.


  5. This is such a lovely idea, those Sleeperzz socks look so cosy!

    nlmorgan, lifestyle & beauty x

  6. What a wonderful campaign idea! I bet everyone loved their extra gifts :)

    My sister would have loved the Sherlock box set too haha!

    Laura x

  7. omg we love your blog, it's fabulous :)<3

  8. I LOVE SHERLOCK! The hamper is so cute what a nice campaign:) Cute post, follow for a follow? Let me know! x


  9. Great post! And lucky you for getting 50 pounds to spend on your loved ones and yourself! <3 Thanks for your comment on my blog, just followed you love!

    xoxo, Mango ❤
    MangoRabbitRabbit's Blog | Christmas Outfit:Date Night!

  10. Aw such a nice sisterly thing to do xx

    The Belle Narrative

  11. Such a great idea! The cushion cover is adorable :)

    Alannah | www.alannahmargaret.blogspot.com

  12. Wow, what a great idea! She is very lucky! :)


  13. Awh this is such a fab idea! Love the mug with the biscuit pocket! I'm a new follower, YAY! xo


  14. That is a great campaign! I love the show Sherlock, and I need to watch more of it! That pillow is really cute too. :)



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