Its that time of the year again when I start the month thoughtfully searching for perfect gifts for friends and family, and two weeks later I’m madly stuffing anything into my online shopping basket. Each year, I tell myself it will be different – I will be more prepared, I will buy local, ethical, and unique gifts from small independent shops. And every year the festive stress hits and I start to panic. But this year I’ve done my research and can share my finds with you. Gift ideas, gift wrapping, christmas cards, decorations… its all to come. So lets start with the traditional advent calendar. Perfect for kids big and small to countdown to the big day (chocolates optional).