It's FINALLY December! I love this month as I can finally start playing Christmas music, spend my days baking in the kitchen and entertaining with family and friends over good food and cool drinks. Since I first started earning my own money, I started to develop an insatiable need to give which interestingly I feel has been curbed a little bit this year. It may be a combination of the kids no longer being kids but that they are now young adults and after being given so much in our lives this year, that I am mindful of living without excess but living well. It's certainly some habits picked up while we were in France and the French way of living with what you need and nothing more.
So its no surprise when is started to pull together some ideas for my annual Christmas Gift list that it is about feeling good rather than having "stuff". I couldn't help but include a rather gorgeous bag from Witchery that I've been eyeing off but I hope to enter this next year with the aim of looking after myself to nurture a healthy body and a healthy mind and enjoy our home and each other. I want to work more in the garden, take the time to be inspired by books, movies and music and start looking after myself and being comfortable in my skin.
Considering my current state of mind I did reconsider doing this list at all but I do know that my husband is grateful for it in his gift hunting for me as I am apparently difficult to buy a gift for. The fact that I'd love a gift of gardening gloves or a foot massager does make me feel 80 years old but I hope perhaps you'll find something for yourself amongst these treasures to make your own Christmas Day a little special.
1. Jo Malone Scented Candle in Nectarine Blossom and Honey, 2. Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 Book, 3. Witchery Paige Exotic Bag, 4. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, 5. The Thoughtful Gardener Hand Trowel and Fork, 6. L'Occtaine Shea Butter Foot Cream, 7. Mimco Square Jewel Ear Drop, 8. Revitive LV Therapy, 9. Giada's Feel Good Food, 10. Tiger Print Scarf, 11. Metallic Band Floppy Hat, 12. Chanel Chance eau Tendre travel spray