Holiday Gems: 10 Things To Do In Lanzarote

Today's post is a little different for me as I'm going to be showing you '10 Things To Do In Lanzarote'. If anyone follows me on Instagram they may have noticed around September time I was in Lanzarote and posting a lot of photos from there. What you may not know is that I have visited several times since I was a little girl, I've even visited when I was a fetus in my mums stomach (If that counts). My family have been going for over 30 years! I will be mentioning things I have done several times as well as one off occasions and I hope this post inspires you to visit Lanzarote yourself. It is definitely my favourite Canary Island and the place I have been to most in the world.
*This is a sponsored post thanks to tecmark and Holiday Gems. All experiences and opinions about Lanzarote are my own.
1. Paddle in the sea in Costa Teguise. Surely you have to paddle everywhere you go right?!
2. See the padlocks and the 'view' in Puerto Del Carmen (It's also a really nice walk).
 3. Get the waterbus taxi over to Puerto Calero from Puerto Del Carman and visit the port. This is something I have done several times as it is a nice little day trip.

4. Visit Fire Mountain (Bonus: Ride a camel). As part of the trip we also had a guided tour and went wine tasting. I hate wine so that was yuk but the history of Lanzarote was really interesting.
5. See a fireworks display. This was something that was completely by random and I somehow managed to capture some really cool shots on my camera that I have not been able to do with any other firework display since.
 6. Go on a catamaran day trip. The one I went on included visiting a little island to shop the local shops and markets, kayaking and swimming in the ocean. I also tried mussels for the first time!
7. Watch the planes fly over in Matagorda. Bonus points if the sun is setting.
8. Go on a bike ride from Matagorda to Arrecife and see the sites along the way including standing under incoming planes as shown above.
9. Visit the Aquapark in Costa Teguise and also pose with the parrots. They are heavier than they look.
10. Get married/be a bridesmaid. I was the bridesmaid and my cousin was the one getting married.
I think I have visited pretty much every place possible in Lanzarote including Costa Teguise, Puerto Del Carmen, Arrecife, Matagorda and Puerto Calero. Now the one place I haven't visited is Playa Blanca so that is definitely on my Lanzarote bucket list for next time. I'll definitely be looking on Holiday Gems for a good place to stay while in Playa Blanca. For the last part of this post I will have another little list but this time it will be 10 things I want to do in Lanzarote! 

1. Visit the Aquarium in Costa Teguise
2. Go on a scuba diving beginner course.
3. Visit a beach in Playa Blanca.
4. Hire a car and drive around the entire island. 
5. Check out Lanzarote market.
6. Go on a submarine tour.
7. Go on a dune buggy.
8. Get a boat over to Fuertaventura.
9. Give windsurfing a go.
10. See a movie in the starlight open air cinema in Puerto Del Carmen.

Let me know in the comments below if you have ever been to Lanzarote and if so which of these experiences have you done or want to do?
 
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36 Of The Best Shearling Jackets Under £100

Today's post is going to be showing you some of the best shearling jackets around at the moment. 36 of them in total all under £100. The cold winter weather is upon us so this is the perfect time to get one! Let me know in the comments below which is your favourite and whether you own anything with shearling on.

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Christmas Gift Guide 2017 - Stocking Fillers Under £50

Today's post is going to be a quick gift guide that will include stocking fillers which all cost £50 and under. This guide will consist of various items from jewellery, chocolate and even beauty essentials. I have tried to incorporate them into little fun categories so please let me know what you think in the comments below, as well as telling me what is on your Christmas lists this year.

For The Jewellery Lovers

 
Jewellerybox - Sterling silver & clear CZ crystal double band rings
If you know someone who is really into jewellery especially rings then these 2 will be perfect for them. They work well when worn together and don't cost a huge amount. JewlleryBox also offer many more rings and types of jewellery so you should definitely check it out and see what catches your eye. 

For The Adults

 Find Me A Gift - The Lakes Gin Filled Baubles Gift Set - £34.99
Gin Baubles have been a huge talking point in my family this year. Everyone thinks they are awesome as it is such a unique idea for baubles. I'll be gifting a set of these to my parents but as an early present so they can put them on their tree and then enjoy the drink afterwards. 
Steenbergs - Sugar & Spice Sachets for Mulled Wine & Spiced Cider
1 - £3.85
2 - £3.85
I've always wondered how to make mulled wine and spiced cider and I now have my answer! I'm definitely going to give it a shot with these sets when I host my Christmas party this month. 

For The Unicorn Obsessed (Like me!)

 
 Find Me A Gift - Unicorn Slippers - £11.99 
Anyone else as obsessed as me with unicorns? When I saw these online I knew I had to have a pair and I am so glad I received some. They are super soft and comfortable and they are never going to leave my feet. 
 
Good Intention Gifts - Rainbow Unicorn Set Of 6 Tealights - £9.99
Another lovely unicorn item is these rainbow tealights. They are so cute and will look great dotted around the room. I now understand what my mum meant when I was younger when she said "No you can't burn these candles, they are only for decoration" 

For The Owners Of A Sweet Tooth (Also Me)


 Divine Chocolate
I have always been a lover of divine chocolate, well any chocolate really which is why I think these little sets from Divine Chocolate are the perfect stocking fillers. What better on Christmas evening than all sharing the chocolate treats you received that morning. I know me and my family definitely do this every year!
The Jelly Bean Factory - 75g 36 Gourmet Flavour Mix - £1.35
Every year my parents get my brother and I a pack or a set of jellybeans that we open on Christmas morning. It became a bit of a tradition in our household which is why I included these in this gift guide.  

For Those Who Need To Protect Their New Devices


 
Speck - Tablet & Phone Cases
Christmas is the time of year people generally receive whatever new technology is available, from the latest phones to tablets and every device needs some protection. These cases from Speck are perfect for that. They have many great designs available for certain models but these are just a few examples.

For The Cooking Experimenters 



 
Wonderbag - Small - £35 & Large - £45
'Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary, non-electric portable slow cooker. It continues to cook food which has been brought to the boil by conventional methods for up to 8 hours without the use of additional electricity or fuel' For more information please click HERE.

For the Bathers

 
Olverum - Bath Oil - £29.00 (25 Baths)
Anyone who loves a good long soak in the tub AND essentials oils then this will be perfect for them! Just put a few drops in the bath and you get a lovely relaxing soak. 

For The Beauty Enthusiasts


Bioderma - Skincare Sets
These skincare products come either separately in 4 different ranges suitable for certain types of skin or in these lovely little gift sets. 

*Most of these items in this list (or some variation) have been sent to me to sample first. All opinions are my own. 
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