Now, we know that for many the ‘C’ word sends shivers of trepidation down their spine and an overwhelming desire to seek a duvet day. But it’s hard to deny that there are only 86 days (and counting) until formal festivities take over our lives and everyone enjoys the excess of food and drink. Since late August, we have seen an increasing number of people doing early Christmas shopping – on the basis if they spread it out over several months it won’t be too bad! So, to help alleviate the anxiety that Christmas shopping engenders, we are happy to be able to provide some early Christmas gift ideas. One of our favourites at the moment are our range of beautiful coin purses, featuring elephants, llamas, birds, dogs, as well as jewellery rolls ad glasses cases. Reasonably priced and fashioned in velvet, they are made by an independent family-run business that work in partnership with local small business in Vietnam to ensure they achieve a fair wage and standard of living.