The past two Christmases have been tricky for me. Two years ago I was in Australia so had to send very light or virtual gifts in the post back to my family in England, and last year I arrived in the UK just days before Christmas, so had to do a mad dash to the shops to get gifts. The only person who I planned-ahead for last year was my brother. He's a huge basketball fan so while I was in NYC on my way to London from Sydney, I popped into the NBA store and bought his gift there. This year however, I've had plenty of time to think about and organise gifts which has been a bit strange, but thankfully Boots* have stepped in to help me out a little bit and remind me what it's like to plan Christmas in advance!