The Big Christmas Press Show 2022: Everything That Happened…


Good Morning Lovelies, 

On Thursday, I headed into London with my mum for an epic adventure. One I hadn’t experienced before. Invited by the CIJ Group, I embarked on a journey into Christmas. Well, Christmas in September. 

Some of the hottest brands around gathered to show the best items that they have coming out for the festive season. From toys to beauty items, the event had them on display and I was lucky enough to experience it all. 

As soon as you walked in, you were greeted with a hit of nostalgia. Tamagotchi’s welcomed us all, taking us back 25 years, right up until now, where they have a new gaming system to play on. However, the classic toy is still around for us to all enjoy. 

Moving around, we went to Freeman’s next, where we saw some of the latest creations from Julian McDonald, Henry Holland and more. Both creators did appear at the show, but I unfortunately missed them. Mum and me then went along to see what was happening on the eBay, JoJo Marmen Bebe, Little Moons and BuyAGift/Red Letter Days displays. All before trying a delightful cake from the Piglets Pantry brand. 

Heading upstairs, I was faced with my new love. Bluey, who was the main woman of the toy world for me on the day. We also got to have a play around on Little Live Pets, Octonauts, CAT, Ravenburger and more in the toy world throughout the day. Of course, this also included the brilliant Barbie too. 

Other displays that we fell for included Pact Coffee, Baylis & Harding, Paperchase, Remington, Laithwaites, Jollyyes and Dobbies. All who had a brilliant selection of gifts on show. However, one of the most rememberable ones for me happened to be the new Air Fryer come Slow Cooker that Russell Hobbs have created. It was boiling up Mulled Wine when we popped around to it. 

There were also a number of new brands on show, some I hadn’t heard of before, including the great Grumpalina books collection, the fab Baked By Steph, a dreamy North Pole Magic Personalised selection and Bird & Blend tea choice. 

Kindly, I was gifted many samples to try and once me and my mum have put them to the real test, I will be sure to share my thoughts with you all. Right now though, I am simply dreaming of Christmas and everything to do with it. I think a Home Alone binge may have to happen tonight. 

Look out for all the festive content hitting the blog soon lovelies and a massive thank you to the CIJ Group for the invite. It was the perfect September day!

Joey X

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