Flamingo candles in: Darjeeling Tea, Vanilla Milk Bottles and Parma Violets*
Cat chalkboard* and Folklore Tea Pot*
You may have noticed, especially if you follow me on instagram (@sara_waiste by the way) I'm obsessed with candles and my flats fireplace is full of them. So when Flamingo Gifts asked me to choose some items from their website to review, along with a few kitchen bits which I'll get onto, what I really wanted to try out was some of their unusual candles scents. I picked darjeeling tea, vanilla milk bottles and parma violets. I've got such a sweet tooth and used to love pic and mix when I was little, sadly not so much anymore being veggie/they're really bad for you haha, but these candles smell exactly like the sweets and the darjeeling just smells dreamy. Sometimes I find with scented candles is when they burn you can't really smell them, but these smell incredible. I've been alternating between the scents/burning them all at once for over a week now and not only do they fit in perfectly into my display, they are making my flat smell delicious too. The packaging is really cute, simple yet effective and the candle colours are lovely too. At around £11 a candle these would make great Christmas gifts.
Along with the candles I fell in love with their folklore tea pot (below) which I will admit-even though I have been testing it out, I mainly just loved that it looked pretty in my kitchen rather than having for everyday use. The pretty pattern on it looks like it could be vintage and it looks perfect with all my tea boxes, and being enamel means I won't accidentally break it, like I did with one of my vintage teapots before. This again would make a lovely gift, perfect for a vintage tea lover or for someone who collects unusual kitchenware.
I obviously love the cat chalkboard of course, it's the perfect cat lovers gift, and it's been so useful to have on the kitchen wall (right underneath my cat clock obviously) for when I've been needing to write little to do lists, and me and my boyfriend have been writing little notes to each other too. I really love all my items, I'm really happy with them and can't recommend Flamingo Gifts enough. Full of the cutest little gifts like this, they're the perfect place to shop if you're looking for something a little bit different for Christmas presents this year. What do you think?