Out of that time a new tradition in our family was born.
I buy the whole family new pajamas for us all to wear on Christmas Eve. We get changed into them in the early evening and all cuddle up on the sofa to watch something Christmassy on the tv (well in my perfect "this is how christmas should be " imagination). It usually turns into "ouch, your foot is touching me" or "I can't see, stop leaning on me" .
I try to buy as much as possible from independent retailers all year round and even more so at Christmas. Being an independent seller myself I know just how hard it is out there at the moment. Trying to compete against the big chain stores is not easy. Whilst browsing through independent online shops I came across some lovely ideas for Christmas presents. Please do pop over and take a look at these great sellers and when you are next in the shopping mood please consider shopping independent.
Gorgeous Organic Ella & Otto Sleepsuit & Moose hat from Baby Duck Store
Perfect snowflake shoes from Baby Not Included
I thought we were the only household where all the men make a point of wearing odd socks ! Looks like somebody else likes the idea too. Fab set of 3 mens weekend Oddsocks from Two Magpies
Too die for Oilcloth pink flower bag from Funky Diva Designs
What can I say ! A girly chocolate gift pack from The Chocolate Library
Beautiful Bouy pendant from Sea Sparkle
Hope you find something to inspire you to buy from an independent retailer. Please do leave a comment if you have come across any great independent retailers you think might like a mention on the blog.