It’s almost Christmas and in the spirit of sharing and celebrating with friends and family around the world I’m taking part in the Marks And Spencer International Blogger Kriss Kringle!

Since starting @Theballoondiary just over a year ago I’ve been so lucky to meet and connected with many inspiring and creative people across the globe what better way to celebrate Christmas than by sending a gift to one of the people I follow who inspires me on a daily basis.

I received the cutest grey beanie from @Anouskapb from Ireland. A beanie always comes in handy this time of the year in Paris and it hasn’t left my head since, so Merci beaucoup Anouska! 🙂

Anouska shares her life experiences, personal stories as well as beautiful imagery on her blog Anouska.net . She has a passion for photography, videography and personal style which is why I love to follow her adventures!

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Marks & Spencer has so many great good quality gift ideas for Christmas so it wasn’t difficult to choose something that I thought Laura from @designdschungel would love for the @MarksAndSpencer Kriss Kringle. Laura lives in Hamburg which I am yet to visit but it’s close to the top of my wishlist! Laura is passionate about fashion, lifestyle, design, architecture, food and trends. You can read more about her tips on her blog.

There are so many cute gift ideas to choose from that it has definitely made Christmas shopping this year much easier. Thought I would share a few of my other favourites items like this candle, jewellery box, pink globe, necklace and inflatable reindeer ears (who doesn’t need inflatable reindeer ears!? Or as my French husband likes to call them “horse of Christmas!”. Feel free to browse the Marks and Spencer website if you’re needing some Christmas gift inspiration!

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