Festive Shopping With Boon Payment App

Being the 'host with the most' this Christmas using the boon. shopping app! Words & pictures by Hayley...


why you NEED the boon. shopping app in your life now!


G E T T I N G    F E S T I V E    W I T H     B O O N .    S H O P P I N G    A P P 

I was recently challenged by boon. to become host with the most this Christmas, I absolutely couldn't wait to get cracking on this challenge and to share the outcome with my loves! My first thought; WHAT exactly does the host with the most need? I headed straight to M&S as I knew they'd be the place to cater for my hostess needs, as soon as I walked into store I spotted this beautiful gold and pine cone wreath and knew that it had to come home with me. A wreath is super important when hosting as it will be the first thing your guests see when they arrive at your home!

Second item on my list (and DEFO the most important)… festive PJS! Because if you don't spend Christmas day in pyjamas are you even a real person?! I LOVE getting new festive PJs each year for Christmas (yes, I'm well aware that's probably really sad to admit at the ripe old age of 26.. rolls eyes at self!). I absolutely loved this cute checked pair and red slippers to accompany them.. my Christmas, ahem hostess outfit sorted for this year!

Whilst I was browsing the store I came across this stunning pink and rose gold wrapping paper and knew that my best friend would appreciate it as much as I do (sucker for anything pretty and sparkly!), I instantly knew I wanted to wrap her presents in it this year so popped it in my basket (on a real, how good will they look under the tree though?!). I somehow found myself in the homeware section (apparently I'm an adult now.. *sob), and spotted these DIVINE gold bottomed champagne glasses, they seemed like the perfect final addition to my 'host with the most' this Christmas! I love a good glass/table decoration/crockery so snapped up these babies to complete my Christmas challenge!

S O ,   W H A T     I S     B O O N . ?

Now we're onto the juicy stuff, where I explain exactly what boon. is and why you NEED it this Christmas. So, boon. is an app that you need in your life (I'm always dead impressed with tech-y apps and am totally on board!), boon. is essentially an app that turns your phone into a wallet, and allows you to shop without cards.. can I get a HELL YEAH for boon.? You can make contactless payments world-wide (most stores accept Apple Pay but usually have a sign near the counter to state this), and my trusty M&S didn't let me down as they also accepted Apple Pay/boon. Oh, and you don't need an internet connection to make the payment so no need to stress that either!

Once you've downloaded the app you can top up your boon. card by credit card or auto top up, when it comes to making your payment just tap your phone against the card machine as you would with contactless payment and voila… purchased complete! It's super easy to use and saves you carrying tonnes of bank cards and cash with you, it's also super secure and pin protected to top up or make a payment… i'm a KEENO BEENO for the boon. app! 


Have you downloaded the boon. app yet? Is this something you could see yourself using? Any tips for being the host with the most this Christmas?

*This post was in collaboration with boon., all images and opinions, as always are my own!


  1. Jessica 18th December 2016 / 2:53 pm

    The pictures are all so beautiful x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

    • Hayley 19th December 2016 / 12:34 pm

      Thank you lovely! x

    • Hayley 19th December 2016 / 12:34 pm

      Ah thanks lady, so fab isn’t it?! I’m ALL for PJs on Xmas day! 🙂 x

  2. Eloise 18th December 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I spend the whole of Christmas day in two sets of brand new pyjamas and love it!

    • Hayley 19th December 2016 / 12:35 pm

      Thanks love! Haha YAY so glad I’m not alone! x

  3. Erin 18th December 2016 / 4:14 pm

    You look far too pretty to be in your PJs, I always look like a monster in my PJs, hair up, no makeup, my old scratched glasses, but I love spending the whole of Christmas in my PJs! Best bit!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • Hayley 19th December 2016 / 12:35 pm

      Haha thanks love (I don’t normally look like that, I can assure you!), it really is 🙂 x

    • Hayley 19th December 2016 / 12:35 pm

      It really is a great app, absolute game changer I’d say! x

    • Hayley 19th December 2016 / 12:36 pm

      You need to download it love, it’s awesome! Thank you 🙂 x

  4. Gabrielle 19th December 2016 / 1:05 pm

    This app sounds brilliant – for ease/speed when Christmas shopping, but also because no internet connection is needed. That definitely would have been a concern of mine! Gorgeous imagery (as always) by the way; beautifully festive 🙂


    • Hayley 19th December 2016 / 6:39 pm

      Ah thank you lovely! I completely agree! Was super impressed that you can use it anywhere with no internet connection – game changer! x

  5. Suze - Luxury Columnist 19th December 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Love those gold bottomed champagne glasses and it sounds like a handy app, especially if you’re travelling and don’t have all your cards with you

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Hayley 19th December 2016 / 6:38 pm

      Definitely love, it is super handy to have and I’ve been loving using it (especially for Christmas shopping!) x

  6. Yolanda 20th December 2016 / 4:28 am

    PJ’s and slippers are part of what makes Christmas morning special.I’ve been yearning for a nice PJ set and slippers!Pleaseee sign me up for rose gold wrapping paper!


    • Hayley 20th December 2016 / 10:11 am

      Completely agree love, gotta have the perfect festive PJs for Xmas! 🙂 Haha done! x

    • Hayley 22nd December 2016 / 10:49 am

      Thanks love! x

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