A quick update #3 – Last minute Christmas gift guide

Dear diary,

time runs by so fast and I can’t believe that there are only a very few days left until Christmas and holidays. I don’t really feel ready because there is still a lot of work left for one of the most beautiful days in the year. But I am already full of joy and happiness and I can’t wait for all the beautiful days together with my family.

For me, Christmas means to eat a lot and to have a relaxed and wonderful time with my loves. This year, my husband promised me to take the part of the cook and to prepare my favorite Christmas dinner. For Christmas, I love to eat roast duck with a very tasty sauce and some delicious dumplings as the main course. Since weeks I can’t think about anything else but the Christmas dinner. I already smell the scent of all the treats. We have ordered a big duck at the organic butcher in our neighborhood. For us, the good quality of food is always very important and therefore we buy our food organic or from locals.

Christmas is always a very controversial topic concerning buying gifts. Some people like to buy very expensive presents for Christmas while other people appeal to the original meaning of Christmas and only buy small presents. I handle it like that, that my husband and I buy small presents for Christmas and in January and February we visit some cities for shopping trips. The advantage of this tradition is, that we have two times joy. The one time is at Christmas, when family and being together takes the most important part and the other time are the weeks in the beginning of the new year when we like to enjoy to buy new beautiful things we need or we want to have during city trips.

When I was studying one of my jobs I had in my leisure time was to work at my favorite beauty shop. Among others I worked there the weeks around Christmas and from this time a new tradition emerged. My favorite Christmas presents were those from the beauty shop. A beautiful scent is a very classic Christmas gift but still one of my favorites.

My very favorite last minute Christmas items



  1. Ich kann es auch kaum erwarten bis endlich Weihnachten ist, auch wenn es dieses Jahr leise im Haus meiner Eltern werden wird. Meine Schwester und Familie besuchen die Familie des Mannes im Ausland und es wird das erst Mal seit 5 Jahren ohne leuchtende Kinderaugen. Das schmerzt mich sogar etwas muss ich gestehen. Ich werde sie ganz schön vermissen.
    Liebe Grüße!

    • Liebe Jenny,
      das kann ich sehr gut nachvollziehen! Man kann da wirklich nur hoffen, dass es Weihnachten in einem Jahr wieder wie gewohnt zugehen wird!
      Viele Grüße

  2. Hello Jasmin.
    I can;t believe we are bare 6 days before Christmas. I’m really excited.
    How nice of your husband to participate in the cooking this year and offer to prepare your favorite Christmas dinner. He is really sweet. I think organic is always best and you get to support the locals too 🙂
    I like you tradition. Where I’m from usually only kids get gifts but there is always a lot of food :P.
    I like your last minute Christmas items, all so lovely.
    i hope you have a wonderful week Jasmin 🙂
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

    • Hello my dear friend Sauniya 🙂
      Oh that sounds great! I love your Christmas tradition very much too.
      Food is the most important thing 😀 Sitting together, talking a lot and enjoying good meals is always great 🙂
      Thank you very much for your lovely comment!
      I wish you a wonderful week too :-*

  3. Liebste Jasmin,
    ich freue mich auch total auf Weihnachten obwohl dieses Jahr nicht sooo Weihnachtsstimmung aufgekommen ist. Liegt vielleicht auch daran, dass im Schwarzwald kein Schnee liegt, was doch äußerst ungewöhnlich ist 😀
    Ich freue mich auch schon total auf’s Essen und auf’s Beisammensein…hachja..Bald ist es soweit.
    Ich wünsche dir einen tollen Montag!
    Viele Knutschis :***

    • Liebe Therese,
      ja, das mit dem Schnee ist leider hier genau so… mir fehlt die Weihnachtsstimmung auch ein bisschen.
      Irgendwie sind auch viele Leute zur Zeit unzufrieden und schlecht drauf. Wahrscheinlich hat der Winterblues dann doch ein bisschen sehr heftig zugeschlagen dieses Jahr.
      Dir auch einen schönen Montag :-*

  4. Dear Jasmin ❤️
    That is a lovely plan my precious friend.❤️ It must be wonderful Christmas for you and your family.? Christmas Day is not a national holiday in Japan.but usually almost all people in Japan enjoy celebrating Christmas regardless of their religion. Our way of celebrating Christmas is so simple. We enjoy puting up the Christmas tree decorations and eating fried chicken and cake.?
    May your Christmas be merry and happy.❤️
    Send you many kisses and hugs :-* :-* and Love you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ ?

    • My very precious and beautiful friend Tomoko :-*
      We have so many things in common! Me too I like to celebrate Christmas very simple but with a lot of delicious food 🙂
      I love fried chicken very much! Now I am hungry 😀
      Love you so much my lovely friend, from the bottom of my heart :-*
      Many kisses and thank you so much for your very kind comment :-*

  5. Ich kann es auch noch gar nicht glauben, dass wir wirklich gleich Weihnachten haben, aber ich freue mich wirklich schon sehr darauf 🙂 Tolle Produkte übrigens!
    Liebe Grüße

  6. Tolle Geschenkideen 🙂
    Ich freue mich auch schon sehr auf Weihnachten, habe jetzt auch endlich alle Geschenke beisammen.
    Jetzt kann ich die Adventzeit genießen 😀
    Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Weihnachtswoche!
    Liebste Grüße Tamara

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