This may sound like a fairytale, but if you want an authentic German market experience in a beautiful setting, London is the place to be. The market on the South Bank of the River Thames is the largest of its kind outside Germany, and you’ll find plenty of last-minute gift options and a wide range of edible treats to snack on as you browse.
There’s always room for another little black dress in your wardrobe at this time of the year. It’s the details that will make it stand out from your others though. This crepe satin black dress has a flounce hem and hummingbird patches embroidered onto the collar, so you can keep everything else on your outfit pared down. Buy it here
If it’s taking a little while to get into the holiday mood, maybe you need a little elf help. Watch Will Ferrell’s brilliant turn as Buddy the Elf in this Christmas cracker and you’ll soon find yourself full of seasonal spirit.