Amazon Delivers Christmas With A Smile This Year At Their Exciting Seasonal Event! Find Out What Happened...


Hey Lovelies,

It isn’t every day that you get to experience Christmas. However, at the start of the month, I was invited to delve into the world of Amazon at Christmas. With everything going on, the event was moved online. Bringing the magic of the biggest event of the year to life in a virtual manner was different, but still fabulous to explore. 

A few days before the event, the team behind Amazon asked us to select a few special events that would be hosted via Zoom. From there, a box of Christmas themed goodies was sent to help us take part in each session. I adore decorating my home in handmade items, making the craft-based one a key event for me to explore. I also decided to take part in a Christmas cocktail class and a Jack Daniels Whiskey session, to help me explore a new side to the festivities. I may not drink, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do a Tom Cruise in Cocktail impersonation during December for family members. 

With everything set up and ready, the big day arrived with much excitement. When 9am came, the website with everything on it opened up. Taking us on a virtual journey, the event was themed around the deliveries in which Amazon’s delivery driver Alison is making. Starting at Chapter One, the character explored the festive foods, from the likes of Booths, Amazon Fresh and Ottolenghi, which are going to be big this year, before moving on to share the best tools to have in the kitchen to beat the holiday stress. I have now got my eye on the Tefal Cake Factory Precision Baking Machine, to help me come up with some brand new recipes for when I restart the baking features on the blog. 

Clicking on the arrow to move to the next chapter, the Amazon Delivered With A Smile story moved us on to look at the latest pieces of fashion. My sense of style at Christmas is normally all about the over the top cheesy Bridget Jones’ pieces. Jumpers, earrings, socks, you name it, I have a festive feature of them. However, the styles we should be focusing on this year are a lot fancier according to Amazon. Levi's 501 Crop Jeans, Iris & Lilly Women's Satin Kimono Dressing Gowns and Calvin Klein Women's Jogger Thermal Trousers were a few pieces that I wanted to instantly add to my basket. I have held back though and added them to my Christmas list to Santa instead. Especially the thermal joggers, which I simply love. 

These new looks paired well with the upcoming new beauty and hair pieces that were later shown on the website, as Lady Gaga, Elizabeth Arden, Neal’s Yard and Amazon Beauty have created some fantastic new tools and products to help give us that festive glow. One thing I would lookout for the most lovelies is the Haus Laboratories By Lady Gaga: Glam Room Palette No. 1: Fame, which is going to blow your minds. As will the amazing, Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, filled with must-have make-up essentials at an incredible price. It will save you a lot of money and treat you every day to something new lovelies. 

The fun came next though, with the toys and games section arriving in the story. Barbie, LEGO and Star Wars continue to be the big themes this year, with The Child taking over the fun. I can only wish for more LEGO this year, as it is my big pleasure in life. Give me a load of it and I will spend all day happily making the stuff. It soothes my soul. Seeing it in the must-have gifts list made my day and my list just that little bit bigger. Plus, I also secretly added the Barbie items, because other than my mum, I find her to be one of the coolest women (dolls) on the planet. 

It was the next section though that caught my eye the most. Entertainment presents are always a safe option in our home when it comes to me. Books, films and technology simply make me happy. From the looks of the event, 2021 is going to be all about looking after ourselves and our homes more than ever. Something that has probably come from spending so much time in them recently. Books included the latest cooking, everyday wellness and fun educational features the whole family can enjoy. When the last page had been turned, the event then showed us what was new to Prime Movies and the selection included something for everyone. Crazy Rich Asians, 1917 and Nativity Rocks! Being just a few to pick from. Whilst the streaming service is also adding more options for TV fans too, with This Is Us season five, The Boys and Little Fires Everywhere to keep us entertained during the winter months. 

Moving on, the website led us into the world of Amazon Launchpad. A platform dedicated to showcasing the newest releases from the world of inventors and innovators who we may not have heard of before. Reusable notebooks, mood focused wearables and a self-cleaning water bottle were a few of the items that made the list this year. All of which being the perfect presents for the person who has everything. The person you struggle to buy for. I love the Launchpad section of the site because it is the place that I actually find inspiration for other gifts and items for myself. I like to find one of a kind items and these are definitely part of that category. 

Having touched on it slightly before, the website returned to the world of technology for the next few chapters. OnePlus 8 smartphones, vlogging cameras and Microsoft Surface tablets were the most expensive but stand out features on the website. Yet, it seems the best bit of technology that you can add to your kit this year is the wireless headphones from Jabra. I am not just saying this either because I have a pair. 

The Zoom Crafting Session

Made to fit comfortably in any sized ear, their headphones make moving around whilst focusing on the tasks you have to do easy. Great for when wrapping presents, cooking the turkey or rushing around getting those last-minute gifts. Although it seems nothing could beat the biggest technology gift that people will be asking for this year. The Xbox Series X console, which stood out throughout this chapter of the site. And of course, all of the brilliant Amazon Echo items, including the new devices, Echo Auto, Echo Buds, an Echo clock and a new tablet. Making Alexa and the use of helpful devices for every room in the house or on the go easier to access. 

The website then guided us through the worlds of pets, wine, beers and the world of home. Amazon Handmade is much a part of this collection and again the perfect place to find that one of a kind piece for the family. I love the little individual designs here and always discover a new brand to follow from it. This year’s one being Owl & Otter, who showcased a gorgeous Owl & Otter Personalised Christmas Family Wreath Decoration Cushion, which I think I may just have to invest in. 

Having looked at all the sections and taken part in all three of my chosen sessions, I was sad to come to the end of the event for 2020. Whilst it may not have been like the Amazon Christmas events before, it was an exciting and fun day to be had. I loved the ease of seeing the products from home. In many ways, it made adding them to an Amazon Wishlist easier aha! 

Especially the toys they had on offer, with 12 having been chosen, as part of their most wanted range, which you can still order lovelies. Simply make sure that you do so by around 11pm on the 23rd December. Included in the list was...

  • Barbie Fresh 'n' Fun Food Truck, Currently priced at £49.99
  • L.O.L Surprise! O.M.G. Remix 4-in-1 Plane Playset, Currently priced at £89.99
  • L.O.L Surprise! O.M.G. Remix Honeylicious Fashion Doll, Currently priced at £40
  • LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport Starship Toy, Currently priced at £119.99
  • LEGO Super Mario Adventures Starter Course Toy Interactive Figure & Buildable Game, Currently priced at £44.99
  • Mattel Games Uno Showdown, Currently priced at £14.99
  • PAW Patrol Dino Rescue Dino Patroller Motorised Team Vehicle with Exclusive Chase and T-Rex Figures, Currently priced at £64.99
  • Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean Toy, Currently priced at £39.99
  • Present Pets, Currently priced at £58.33
  • Squeakee Interactive Balloon Dog, Currently priced at £44.99
  • Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition “AKA Baby Yoda”, Currently priced at £59.99
  • VTech KidiZoom Studio (Red), Amazon Exclusive, Currently priced at £59.99

There is so much that the site has to offer this year that I know you will be able to find many presents easily on it. Amazon always manages to make sure that Christmas is delivered on time and I have no doubts from this event that it will do it again this year. Bring on Prime Day and Black Friday now, so I can delve into the deals and get shopping. Who else is with me? 

Let me know what has caught your eye from the above lovelies! Or tell me about the latest find you have found on Amazon that can make everyone's Christmas that little bit more special. 

Joey X

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