Zoella Lifestyle Christmas Collection; Worth The Hype?

Zoella Lifestyle Christmas Collection; Worth The Hype?

Let me start off by saying that as much as I love Zoella’s lifestyle range for it’s adorable designs and great quality, I do think it’s a tad overpriced. I also can’t help but notice the repetitiveness in the first two collections in terms of the similarities between products; two post-it note journals, two pillows, candles and diffusers, pencil sets. Whilst I don’t mind that Zoe repeated the same type of products with different designs, it was a little boring. When she announced her Christmas collection, I was worried it would be a third rehash of the same stuff but with Christmas sayings on, but was really happily surprised to find that there were a load of new products that were all really cute!

I picked these up on a 3 for 2 deal, so didn’t feel quite as guilty for owning a mug that cost £8.50 (in my opinion a good mug should cost no more than a fiver, but maybe I’m just a little cheap!) I decided to give them an honest review, taking into consideration more than just looks, but overall my experience with the new collection is a very positive one.

‘Cosy Vibes’ Mug – £8.50

This mug is quite nice, even if a tad pricey. It’s a really good size, and the paint is really good quality so it won’t scratch off in the wash. I don’t drink a lot of coffee or tea but love a good hot chocolate in the winter, and I’ve been using this mug loads in the last month. Slightly pricey, but fantastic quality and Insta-worthy.

‘Bits & Bobs’ Storage Tin Set – £12.50

I love a good storage solution, and these tins look fantastic together. These could be used for loads of purposes, from storing your Christmas baking to keeping your stationery tidy for when you write your yearly Christmas cards! They’re also a great size, so I personally think these are well worth the price.

‘This Is Your Year’ Desk Calendar – £10

Another product that looks great, but is also very practical – I much prefer to have a desk calendar over a wall calendar as they’re easier to change and take up less space. This calendar comes with little sayings for each month, themed on the season or month itself (so a Christmas quote for December!) which I think is a really sweet touch as opposed to having a plain calendar. The price is pretty fair for this one as well, it’s a sturdy design and will add a little flair to your office or desk throughout the year.

Overall, I was probably wrong to be so skeptical over this range and I’m glad I did pick up some bits from it since it was really good. It’s also pretty diverse, meaning it can be used whenever even though the Christmas theme is quite clear from the colour scheme. Definitely a must-have for your Christmas wish list or to treat your friends with! What Zoella Lifestyle Christmas Collection products are your favourites? Leave me a comment below and let me know!




  1. October 16, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I love the mug – I saw it the other day in Boots and almost bought it! It’s so cute but I agree with you, very over priced for what it is!

    • October 16, 2017 / 8:53 am

      I definitely think it’s worth shopping the range when there’s an offer on! I love her designs though, so simple but so elegant and cute! 😍

  2. October 16, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Ah I’ve bought the mug as a Christmas gift so far. It is fairly expensive for a mug (I’m with you on the £5 budget for them) but as I got it in a 3 for 2 deal like yourself, it wasn’t too bad x

    • October 16, 2017 / 12:36 pm

      Yeah the 3 for 2 deal is pretty much the only reason I got the mug, it’s too expensive to buy on its own imo!

    • October 16, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it? 😍

  3. October 16, 2017 / 10:15 am

    Great review! This really helped as I am thinking about what to buy from this range!

    • October 16, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      Thank you for the feedback, hope you enjoy whatever you end up getting! 💛

  4. October 16, 2017 / 10:43 am

    As much as I love cute homewear like this I just kind of feel like you can pick up the same sort of stuff (and sometimes even nicer) in Wilko or Primark! I just can’t justify the money for Zoellas name as I’m not a big fan of hers! That being said, the ranges she brings out are very cute and like you said “insta-worthy”! She’s done so unbelievably well for herself!
    Alice Xx

    • October 16, 2017 / 12:34 pm

      I defo agree! I love Primark’s homeware and I wish Zoella would lower her prices to around the same price. but unfortunately she knows her fan base will buy anything she makes regardless of price so she’ll probably still overcharge! It’s a shame because her stuff is superb and I have no problem with her but I do struggle to buy her products without there being an offer on! 🤷‍♀️

    • October 16, 2017 / 12:33 pm

      Maybe stick it on a Christmas list? I definitely think it’s only worth it if you get it free in a 3 for 2 deal or something, I probably wouldn’t have got it otherwise!

  5. luxblush
    October 16, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    This colour scheme isn’t my favourite, but it’s really great for Christmas time. I especially like the look of the storage tins, and I’ve been on the hunt for something like that, so I will have to pick them up! I’m glad you like this range more than you thought xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  6. October 16, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    I love the calendar, super pretty designs and I love the different quotes on each month. The storage tins are super cute, but I wouldn’t know what I’d use them for! Just nothing ever jumps out to me much, but I’ll look out for these calendars next time xx

    Taylor Jane ox | http://www.taylorjane.co.uk

  7. October 17, 2017 / 11:15 am

    Everything is so so instagrammable! I need to pick some bits up xx

  8. October 17, 2017 / 11:50 am

    I really like the design too, but because of the prices I only bought the mug. I am not from the UK and I really wanted something from the collection so I got something I knew I would use most often. I think the mug is really nice and is good quality.
    I thought that for UK that prices are fine, but I see many girls say the products are a bit overpriced, so it’s not just me. I figure that the other products are also good quality, so you won’t regret paying a bit of a higher price for them.

  9. October 17, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    I honestly don’t see the hype with her but I think if you like her and the design then it’s worth it 🙂

    M x

  10. October 17, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Zoella is really sweet and everything that she brings out is really well thought of! Some bits are little pricey, but we are also paying for her name after all…xx

  11. October 18, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I’ve still yet to try anything from her collection but those desk calendars are such good props 😁

  12. October 19, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I haven’t picked anything up from her collection yet. I do love the cosy mug but it’s a little pricey. I love the colours she used and they make great Christmas gifts! xx

  13. charlotteannelane103
    October 20, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    I love this collection! I am obsessed with the mug and I really want to pick it up, but as you say £8.50 is quite pricey – I guess it’s on the same level as Cath Kidston though! So if it’s good quality and washes well then the price is just about justifiable!xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  14. October 23, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Love this review! We love all Zoella’s lifestyle range, defs going on our christmas list!

  15. November 2, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    I really love the mug, but I’m like you, I wouldn’t want to pay more than a fiver! I got her gloves and travel mug set last year for £14 and I only ever use the gloves. The products do look fab but way overpriced. xx

  16. November 3, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I really wanted to buy a few things from this collection but wasn’t sure which – but after reading this, I think I’m definitely going to go for the desk calendar! The design is just soo gorgeous!

  17. November 8, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    If your cheap so am I 🙂 I also think more than a fiver is a bit much for a mug! It is cute though!! Really like the idea of the calendar, will keep an eye out for that! xxxx

  18. November 13, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I love Zoella too and all her lifestyle products and totally agree about the prices. I usually wait until the after christmas sales in Boots to get her Christmas collections! I have the mug and really love the pattern and colours. I wish it was a tad bit bigger to fit my ideal amount of tea, but it’s worth it for its cuteness 🙂

  19. areadingcat
    November 15, 2017 / 11:21 am

    i LOVE these! the green is perfect! and it’s just sooo cute! thanks for sharing! xx

  20. November 26, 2017 / 7:38 am

    Thanks for this post. Seen so much drama about zoella on YouTube regarding the advent calendar

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