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The TSWIL Christmas Gift Guide 2015

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Photo by Chellise Michael

Christmas is nearly upon us, one and all (can you believe tomorrow is the 1st of DECEMBER? Where does the time go?). Anyway, in anticipation of the holiday shopping rush, and in case you're in need of some inspiration, I've put together a series of gift guides, inspired by the people I'll be buying for this year.

Like all things on TSWIL, all selections have been carefully edited to ensure roughly equal parts usefulness to loveliness. I'll also be featuring a great mixture of small businesses with a commitment to original design, sustainable makers and top notch ethical trading standards. 

Also, a good trick for those who are particularly stumped about what to choose for the ones they love, a few years ago a wise friend taught me a simple rhyme which she uses to organize Christmas gifting for her children. It goes like this: "Something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read". Isn't that so brilliant?  I've been trying to practice this rule of fours ever since.

Ok, let's go!