Hi, Cait here! Just hijacking the blog with this post:
When I was told that my birthday present was that I was going to Iceland, I’m pretty sure my first thought was something along the lines of, ‘It’s so cold there!’ I can’t say I’m much of a winter person which I definitely get from my mum’s side, so despite the fact that I’ve wanted to see the Northern Lights since I first learned about them some years ago, I was kind of sceptical as to how I’d cope.
My actual, physical presents on my birthday comprised of socks, base shirts, waterproof trousers and a coat so I was halfway ready. All I needed to get were a few jumpers, a larger coat, hiking boots and of course, a hat and gloves. When it came to getting me and my dad a set of hats and gloves we went for Heat Holders, a company known for their warm and incredibly soft products and I am so glad we did. Not only are the items warm and perfect for the chill, they’re also a really gorgeous colour with a lovely knitted pattern. I put them on for the first time and I was so tempted not to take them off as they were unbelievably soft. The men’s hat and gloves are the same, coming in a variety of colours with a simple but nice pattern.
There are colours to suit anyone’s taste, with men’s being available in black, charcoal, navy, burgundy, brown and khaki, while for ladies there is a choice of black, navy, purple, rose, fawn, cram and light grey.
I’ve already mentioned that it’s my mum who I get my aversion to the cold from and we knew we had to get something for her too. We’ll be leaving her behind with one of Heat Holder’s oh-so-comfy Snuggle Up Blanket (£23.99). It’s made of the softest fleece I’ve ever felt and its huge which makes it perfect for relaxing on the sofa with a good film or book. If you like to kit our your room in certain colours but can’t resist one of these amazing blankets, you’re in luck because it’s available in 7 different hues: black, Moon Rock, Antique Silver, Hot Chocolate, Mulled Wine, Snow Fall and Winter Fawn. I might have to somehow figure out a way to sneak it into my suitcase…!