Here in the Bravado HQ we love nothing more than the change of seasons. . All things festive, holiday crafts and the smell of your favourite tipple being heated up and spiced!
All being said we have not one bauble in sight ...just yet! Why might you ask, while every shop in town has the jingle bells blaring?...well for precisely that reason..
December is approaching and before it does we need to be prepared so we are sharing our shopping wisdom to you our Bravado beauties...remember these 5 tips for successful serenity filled shopping this christmas and you'll be laughing all the way to New years!....
1. Shop Local
There are so many benefits of shopping local this christmas. You can escape the madness of the high street.
You're guaranteed to get one of a kind gifts for your loved ones AND you're helping support local businesses...the best kind of present to give to your community and to keep it thriving.
2. Plan Plan Plan
Make a list and stick to it. The best feeling in the world is buying for others but its so easy to get sidetracked when shopping. (We can't be the only magpies who get distracted by anything shiny!?)
3.Avoiding the "Oh you shouldn't have..." Scenario
Help those who are trying to make their list successful. Drop hints to your loved ones. Steer them in the right direction rather or perhaps a forceful nudge if they seem distracted and let them believe they made that choice themselves.
Theres more than enough choice in Edinburgh this year for a well deserved midday shopping recharge. Seems like everywhere we look theres a someone with a spiced gingerbread latte! Support local and independent cafes and restaurants and tuck in to the seasonal specials.
5.Embrace don't Retaliate!!
If you hear a carol or the latest x-factor plugging their latest and cheesiest ballad. Hum, whistle or do your best whitney impression if you will.
Why not hop on to Pinterest and find some crafts to do. What better to get you in the mood? It's the go to place for DIY craftiness for all ages and find the ultimate indulgent recipes, home and fashion inspiration, enough to put a smile on anyones face!
Whatever gets you in the mood this season, spread the joy and let the happiness bounce off each other. It may be too early to get the tree up(maybe not for some!) but the Christmas season is unlike any other to embrace it and spread the love!!
So its officially 4 weeks till Christmas...there we've said it!!