Throughout this year, I’ve teamed up with for Marshes Shopping Centre as part of their Front Row launch. I’m super excited to be teaming up with Marshes for a series of fashion posts sharing my top shopping and style tips for the Christmas season ahead. For today’s post we’re looking at making the perfect cosy Christmas setting at home. Keep on reading for your chance to win a €50 Marshes gift card!

Decorating for the festive season is one of my absolute favourite things, there’s something about putting the tree and all the decorations up that really gets you in the Christmas spirit. This season, creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere is more important than ever, so here are some of my favourite things to incorporate!


When it comes to decorations, I love traditional things like nutcrackers, so I couldn’t leave behind this large one I spotted in Penneys, along with these adorable nutcracker tree decorations. Stores like Flying Tiger are also brilliant for quirky little decorations and decor pieces, I found some gorgeous ribbon rolls and some beautiful coasters for such great prices! There’s also nothing quite like sipping a festive cocktail from a beautiful glass, and I spotted some gorgeous glassware sets in Carraig Donn in Marshes Shopping Centre – they had so many beautiful styles to choose from!

Penneys large nutcracker decoration €9
Penneys nutcracker tree decorations €6
Flying Tiger festive ribbon €2 per roll
Flying Tiger coasters €3 each
Carraig Donn Newbridge whiskey tumblers €15
Carraig Donn Killarney crystal bowl €24.95 (was €60)


What cosy Christmas set-up is complete without a few candles burning? Again I don’t think you need to break the bank to find some really great quality candles, I picked up some beautiful ones in Penneys, New Look, and some pillar candles in Flying Tiger, who had a rainbow of colours available.

New Look candle €7.99
Penneys candle €3
Penneys candle with holder €70
Flying Tiger candles .50c


And finally, the best part about a cosy Christmas setup is of course, the cosy clothes and loungewear. Whether you’re a pjs all-day kind of person at Christmas, or you’d rather a comfortable lounge look, there are so many choices at Marshes. I opted for a set of matching Penneys pyjamas (from one of their charity partner selections) for myself and my sister to be matching with on Christmas Eve!

Penneys team pjs €13 each
Penneys robe 14€ dress €12
Penneys cosy jumper €14

I definitely recommend checking out some of the incredible high street brands that Marshes Shopping Centre has to offer, there is so much choice under one roof that you’re sure to find the perfect style for you.

My shopping experience felt so safe and comfortable at Marshes. There are so many sanitisation stations and floor markings dotted around the centre that I felt totally at ease browsing my favourite stores in one place.

Ciara x


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