Friday, 21 December 2018

How To Geek Up Your Home At Christmas Time

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I can't believe it's Christmas next week... as if it's only 4 days away!! I thought it was about time that I shared a festive-themed post with you all, so it's perfect timing that one of my absolute favourite bloggers asked me if I wanted to do a collab with her! :) 

Today, Natalee from over at There Might Be Coffee & I are each going to share some Christmassy geektastic posts! I'm writing about items that are perfect for bringing all that geeky goodness into your home at Christmas Time! Don't forget to head over to Nat's blog to check out her post on how to make your dinner table geeky this Christmas! I'm so happy to be collaborating with Nat again this Christmas as her blog is amazing and one of my most favourites to read! I hope that today's post gives you all some inspiration on how to geek up your home during the festive season :) Enjoy! 



1. Marvel Official Deadpool Baubles How fabulous are these Deadpool decorations!? It was actually pretty tough to find geeky Christmas decorations available here in the UK unless you're a fan of Star Wars, in which case you'll find plenty! Decorating your house/flat/bedroom is one of the most fun traditions of the Holiday season, and of course the Christmas tree is the star of the show! Whether you have a full size tree or a smaller version, I think this is the best place to start when trying to make your home more geeky at Christmas Time. These Deadpool baubles are not only the perfect colour combination for this time of year, but they will also add some festive cheer into your life with their hilarious captions :D 

2. Darth Vader & Stormtrooper 3D String Lights With the abundance of Star Wars Christmassy products, it was impossible not to include some on my decoration guide today! There are so many fantastic baubles and other more unique tree ornaments, such as golden battleships, available online! However, no Christmas tree is complete without fairy lights, and these Stormtrooper and Darth Vader ones look awesome! They are white light LED's so they'll give off a lovely wintery glow too :) 

3. Pusheen Christmas Surprise Plush Blind Box I had to include something for all of my fellow kawaii culture lovin' geeks, and I don't know anyone who doesn't adore Pusheen the cat! These blind box decorations by GUND are a personal favourite of mine; I love stocking up on a couple of boxes to open throughout December. They are the cutest decorations ever and so soft! There's eight different decorations available in this 'Christmas Sweets' collection, and there's a lot more series of the Christmas Surprise Plush boxes so you can always mix-and-match :) They'd also make great gifts for any of your loved ones who are fans of all things cute & cat-related! 

4. Fallout 76 Christmas Tree Ornaments Here are some decorations for all you gamers out there! I think these Vault Boy tree ornaments will stand out so much on your Christmas Tree, they are super bright & cheerful! This pack comes with six different designs too, all of which are super cute in my opinion. Which is your favourite? Whether you play Fallout or not, these adorable geeky decorations will make fabulous additions to your tree, even more so if your theme this year is blue & silver, or something similar!

5. Brace Yourselves, Christmas is Coming' Jumper I know that Christmas jumpers aren't decorations, but I couldn't not include some! Over the last few years, probably because of everyone posting their fabulous Christmas outfits on social media, there has been a growing market for geeky Christmas jumpers and I absolutely love all of the comical and clever designs that I've seen! This one from Grindstore especially has been a favourite of mine every since I spotted it. Even if you're not a fan of the epic TV show that is Game of Thrones, you'll have likely heard the iconic words of the Stark family, 'Winter is Coming' by now :) I think that the play on words in this design is fantastic, and I need this jumper in my life! Who agrees?

6. Official Nintendo Super Mario Happy Holidays Mug One of the best things about this time of year is that it's officially hot chocolate season! It's a tradition to have yummy, festive flavoured drinking chocolate (topped with whipped cream and marshmallows in my case!) throughout December, so what better way to bring a little geekiness into your home this Christmas than by supping your hot drinks from a festive mug! I chose to add this lovely Super Mario Happy Holidays mug to today's guide because I really like how it's more subtly Christmas-themed, using an array of colours and making the main focus of the design Mario and Luigi themselves :) I also love how the design is different on both sides of the mug, and the entire design is adorable! 

7. 'Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Muggle' Jumper Grindstore have done a fabulous job with their Christmas jumper slogans! This one is inspired by the famous line from the awesome Home Alone movie, in which the lead character Kevin says Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal'. If you're a Harry Potter fan like me, then this jumper would be perfect for wearing to work in December or any Christmas parties you've been invited to! I love how the golden snitch, broomsticks and Harry's lightening bolt scar have been cleverly included into a design that very much resembles the popular cross-stitch Christmas jumper patterns. 

8. Star Wars BB-8 Christmas Stocking There seems to be a huge gap in the market for geeky Christmas stockings :O but I did find this awesome BB-8 one, which has currently been reduced to only £4.99! It's a lot bigger than some of the other Star Wars ones I've found at 19 inches, so it can be filled with lots of stocking fillers :) I think that stockings make brilliant decorations, and love that this one is orange and grey, because it's nice to have something different to all those traditional Christmas colours! 

9. Official Sanrio Gudetama 'Egg's The Season' Mug  I was only going to feature one mug in this post, but I saw this Gudetama one and just had to show you all! I think 'Egg's The Season to be Jolly!' is such a fabulous play on words considering this Sanrio character is a lazy egg :D The design itself is just soooo cute! You know you want to drink hot chocolates from this egg-cellent mug this Christmas! 

10. Funko Pop! Star Wars Holiday Darth Vader I wanted to include a Funko Pop! on my geeky Christmas d├ęcor guide as I keep seeing gorgeous photos all over Instagram of people decorating their trees with these figure vinyls, and think that it's such a marvellous idea! Whether you dot them about your tree or just have them on display around your home, festive Funko Pops make awesome geeky decorations! Funko have recently released a collection of Star Wars ones, including Yoda dressed as Santa Claus and Chewbacca covered in Christmas lights, and the more subtle festive one that I've chosen, Darth Vader holding a Candy Cane! These are also another product that would make a cool gift for your geeky friends & family this Christmas :) 

11. DC Comics Official Justice League Baubles Finally, I've ended as I started with a set of geektastic Christmas tree baubles! These Justice League ones are perfect for anyone who's a superhero fan and who also loves all things cute, because the characters are designed in a more chibi style than other geeky decorations I've found. Each of the six baubles has a varied design, all of which are super eye-catching and vibrant! They are made of tin too which is a nice change from plastic baubles (the Deadpool ones are also made of tin). Just adding these decorations throughout your tree amongst all of the regular baubles will be enough to show off your geeky side to anyone you invite over to celebrate with you this Christmas :) 

So, that's my guide on how to geek up your home at Christmas Time, whether you want to go all out or just add a few geeky touches here and there. I hope you all enjoyed reading and that I've inspired some ideas for you! Be sure to head over to Nat's blog to have a read of her post! Let us know in the comments which of the items you like best, either here on my post or over on Nat's :) 

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I just wanted to conclude my post by saying a huge thankyou to Nat for wanting to do a collab with me this Christmas! Geeky item guide posts are one of my absolute favourites to write and I am really inspired by your fantastic monthly wishlists and gift guides, so I'm super happy that we got to work together on these festive editions! You are a wonderful friend and my blogging bestie; thanks so much for always supporting me and my blog! I hope you have a fantastic Christmas Natalee, and I also wish the same to all of our wonderful readers! Happy Holidays guys! May Santa leave lots of geeky goodies under your tree this year :D 

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  1. Aww I loved ALL the items you picked on this list of how to make your home geeky for Christmas! :D I definitely need more geeky bits for next Christmas! My home was definitely lacking. :P

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    1. Thanks so much Nat! Me too, our collab posts have definitely given me lots of ideas for Christmas 2019! :D x

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  2. I love your picks and they've given me some great ideas for this year's tree. I usually have some Star Wars and Marvels Avengers baubles on our tree and last year (2018) we had a Darth Vader tree topper.

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    1. Thankyou Kim :) Oh wow, that sounds awesome! I want a Darth Vader tree topper!! <3 x

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