Not On The High Street: Christmas in July press event!

Last Tuesday I was invited by the lovely people at Not On The High Street, to experience Christmas six months early! If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may know that Christmas is probably one of, if not THE, one time in the year where I get very very excited. Everything about the Christmas season is so magical. The fact you can spend so much time choosing the perfect gift for someone excites me, and I am always longing to put my tree up in the middle of November. So being able to attend the annual Christmas in July event was pretty much a dream come true! 

As I entered the building, it felt like I had just stepped into a very Pinterest version of Santa's grotto! I was greeted by one of my favourite christmas Cinnamon smells and I felt very excited at what I was going to be seeing. The whole layout of the rooms were so eye catching and lots of detail had been put into ensuring that things were easy to look at. It also meant that you could mentally plan for people as you were walking around! I know that I have a few edible items that I am going to be buying for family members! (Chocolate Brussel sprouts anyone!?!)

True to Not On The High Street, personalisation is a key feature to Christmas 2016. From stationary to bags you name it and you can pretty much have your name on it! I love buying personalised gifts as it show's that you have put a little bit of thought and care into the present! The notebooks are certainly going to be on my wish list!

Christmas jumper Chocolate Lolly Selection Box £22.50

Chocolate Sprout Centerpiece £48

Matte gold cutlery £28, 

I think I need to buy a few more houses to put wreaths on!

Nothing say's Christmas to me than an advent calendar! So whats better for adults than an alcoholic advent goodness!

Hanging mirrored bright balloon lights £14.95

Matte gold cutlery £28, (top of pic) Copper intertwine candle holder in violet and concrete £48,  Copper rose cocktail glass £17.99
I think pineapples are going to be a huge hit this year! This is something I am so excited about as I love a cute pineapple illustration!

Marble plate £25, Matte Gold cutlery £28,  Personalised chips £14

Candle tree candelabra £48, Marble look deep plate £25, 

Wooden tealight holder with personalised chips £14, Hexagon personalised wooden napkin ring £31, Matte gold cutlery £28,  Sherry gets me merry festive Christmas decanter £20 

'Sherry gets me merry' drink decanter £20, Wooden tealight holder with personalised chips £14, Candle tree candelabra £48, Metal flower votive holder £44.95, Personalised 'mr' and 'mrs flute set £45, Marble look plates £25

Personalised wooden napkin ring £31, Matte gold cutlery set £28
I love how these personalised napkin rings look! It adds a little bit of festive joy, whilst being a great table name place mat. 

Santa and Reindeer hanging advent calendar £21, Personalised reindeer name christmas sack £15,

I won't lie I got very excited about seeing a Christmas tree! I now have total tree-piration of how I am decorating this year! White and gold, yes please!

Personalised reindeer name christmas sack £15, 

Personalised reindeer name christmas sack £15, 

Pork crackling advent calendar £10, 

'Prosecco made me do it' soy wax candle £22.50, Geometric 'tinned' alternative personalised cracker £10
I loved this idea of different personalised crackers! I reckon, you could also use these as a table place setting. They also look really cute and different!

Stacking initial rings £30

Glitter watch £18
Coming from Essex, I love a bit of glitter! Nothing says Christmas to me than this sparkly watch. I think this would make a lot of girls happy.

(bottom third left) Zoom pure 1740 watch £120

All of the children's stuff had been beautifully crafted and laid out in a way that screamed 'Christmas Eve'. My particular highlight was the tent personalised with a child's name on the side.

Personalised unisex geometric fox baby shoes £25, Personalised brushstroke initial print £15, Wizard robot children's print £15, Personalised toy bag bundle £45, Personalised deluxe building blocks £45

Personalised children's wooden tent £175, Handmade polar bear stocking £50

How cute is this tent! I just want to snuggle up on the fluffy rug and read so many bedtime stories with my baby cousins!

Girls unicorn dress £44

Santa hat tree or bottle warmer £18
How funny is the Santa tree hat! We got gifted this in our goody bags, but love how vintage it looks.
Personalised map of the stars print £84

Solid oak personalised chopping board and iPad stand £45

So as you can see from the images above, there are lots of things to love for the upcoming season! I love that there is so much selection of personalised gifts, but also gifts that you might not think of buying which would be so perfect for someone!

I have tried to leave the price under the images that I could find although I am sure they will all be appearing in wish lists and blogposts for the months to come!

I had an amazing time at my first press event, and am looking forward to attending more in the future! Thanks Not On The High Street for putting me in a festive mood in July! You held a beautiful event!

Lots of love


  1. Ah I love the candles, notepads and that marble plate!

    Arianna x

    1. Thanks for the comment!
      I love them too! The stationary section was one of my favourite bits of the event!

      Thanks Again 💜
      Francesca x

  2. Omg this is amazing!!! I need everything on this post!!

    1. I love all of the bits too!
      I am a sucker for personalised goodies!

      Thanks for the comment x
      Francesca xx

  3. Such a great post! I need to get myself a journal with my name on it!! Gorgeous pictures aswell, looked like a great event.

    Hannah Leanne

    1. I think I need to get my name on a journal too! I love how pretty they look!
      Thank you for the comment 💜

      Francesca x

  4. WOW - looks absolutely amazing, everything is so gorgeous!! I really want a personalised notebook - they look so lovely x

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

    1. Me too! I love how pretty everything looks when personalised!
      Thanks for the comment 💜

      Francesca x

  5. OMG AM
    I SEEING THINGS !! Okay next year you are taking me here !!!! This is sooooo stunning and I'm craving winter and silly scarfs and thick socks more haha not to mention CHRISTMAS !!!! Hahah I'm loving that cake haha I need to get it to fool my mum that them sprouts are real
    ! And the feat ailing of the rooms how inspiring !!! Exactly how I see my life with my husband and children !! Lovely post babe week done !!

    Love Nat xxx

    1. Hello! haha 💜

      It was such an amazing event! I had such an amazing time 💜💜

      Oh you need to get the sprout cake! It looked and smelled amazing!

      I wish I could have all of the children's bits for my little cousins! They would love the tent! haha.

      Thanks for commenting 💜💜
      Francesca xx

  6. this looks like it was such a fun event, definitely gets me excited for Christmas this year!! Not On The Highstreet is always amazing for Christmas gifts x

    1. Thanks for the comment 💜

      I know, I love going to their site for personalised products!

      Thanks again for the comment!
      Francesca X


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