The Last Minute Creative Christmas Gift Guide*

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Can you believe that it’s only a week and a half until Christmas! This is the time where shopping panic sets in, and if like me the people you’re buying for are super stylish, creative and interesting (eep!), you know that a bath bomb gift set from a department store just won’t suffice. Here, I’ve rounded up 10 great gift ideas from local, ethical and indie designers that you can buy online now and get delivered in time to wrap and hide under the tree, guaranteed to be loved by your creative friends and family.

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Found in Oxfam: Fashion Fighting Poverty

For me, Oxfam is a shining example of a brand working to reinvigorate perceptions of second-hand fashion, beyond nan’s knitted jumpers and beat up trainers to hand-picked, well-cared-for clothing from great labels that are still stylish and relevant for today. Oxfam also celebrates the power of vintage; showcasing fashion that not only makes the wearer stand out from the crowd but also carries a heritage and a story, beyond mass production.

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Surviving Christmas With Eating Disorders

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Let’s be honest, eating disorders are annoying little shits all year round, but the festive season has got to be the roughest road of all; they don’t exactly switch off just because its the 25th December. Approaching my eighth Christmas with an ED, in recovery or otherwise, I thought I’d share some of my key ‘survival tips’ for the day of excess for anyone out there struggling with anorexia, bulimia, BED or EDNOS.

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Winter Scottish Blogger Event Roundup

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There is so much more to blogging than attending fancy fashion events, being showered with goodie bags and glugging champagne with fellow ‘influencers’. In fact, this blog post by Alice from Twenty-Something City nails the often glamourous misconceptions about being a blogger that are accompanied by shit tons of hard work that goes on behind the scenes. However, I’m not going to lie and say that blogger and brand events aren’t a huge perk of the job, and winter is definitely a jam-packed time, so I thought I’d do a roundup here of my favourite happenings attended over the last few months for anyone curious!

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