A couple of weeks back, I was offered the opportunity to visit the Ideal Home Christmas Show with Currys PC World, and I jumped at the chance. I love any excuse to get festive, and this was no exception!
I headed down to Kensington Olympia on Thanksgiving morning, where I met the wonderful Ghenet who had agreed to join me for a morning of festivities.
We arrived to the whole Christmas shebang, snow canons, christmas trees, even Father Christmas himself, complete with sleigh and reindeer waiting outside to greet everyone. Once we got inside and realised just how big the show was, we decided to start by caffeinating, before tackling the stalls.
Coffee’s in hand we realised we didn’t stand a chance of seeing everything, so we decided to stick with the food and Christmas decoration sections. There’s so much more to be seen though, they have everything from unique lighting solutions, to double glazing specialists, to teeth whitening stands. I’d definitely recommend doing a little research before going, to figure out what you’d really like to see!
For us that meant hitting up the important things, like candles and homewares! I was particularly enamoured with the Sass and Belle outlet, where I picked up a few Christmas gifts at crazy great prices, and I loved the little stalls selling bespoke Christmas tree ornaments too, it made me excited for when I have a big house to decorate!
It’s not all shopping either, we caught a Christmas cake decorating show, and were treated to a free massage too! It’s definitely a great way to spend a whole day out, providing you’re prepared for a lot of walking!
It definitely left the both of us in a seriously festive mood! I got so many great gift ideas too!