How quickly has Christmas crept up on us this year? Is it just me that felt that I had a little more time to get things prepared?

Luckily for me, I am prepared and bar a little wrapping, an online food shop to complete and the turkey collection, I’m good to go.

I’ve done my Christmas shopping instore and online this year but I’m finding that I’m ordering more and more online now. Mainly because it’s just so crazy busy hitting the shops at this time of the year and even harder with a toddler in tow but also because you can find so much more browsing online. No pressure buying as such, you can have a good peruse and look around. Much less knackering that going from shop to shop and then back again!

When you know that someone loves a design then it makes it easier to find them pieces that they’ll appreciate. I love monstera plants and the leaf designs and I’m drawn to anything that features the distinctive leaf pattern and if someone was to buy me anything with these leaves, I’d be happy and consider it extremely thoughtful. So this washbag gets my vote.

Sometimes the practical gifts are the ones that are most appreciated. Let’s face it, wellies are a practical purchase but it doesn’t mean that they can’t be pretty. If the weather is going to require certain footwear, then it would be nice to have a nice floral pair of Joules wellies wouldn’t it?

You’ll never go wrong with some nice smelling candles and they’re even better if they come in a pot that will look great long after the candle has been used. I love the design and wording on this Kate Spade one.

Not only are boots practical outdoors but these indoor ones serve a purpose too. If you hate having cold feet like me, then these sheepskin boots are perfect for keeping you all snug on those nippy days.

I’m officially all shopped out now but there is still plenty of time to get those Christmas orders in…

Nb. In collaboration with Amara.