Jigsaw Actually… Meet Jane, Retail Manager at The Shop at Bluebird

Ice skating, evening carol services and reciting 'Twas the Night before Christmas to my children - these are my Christmas traditions. Christmas in our family is a special event that requires planning, ordering and delegating. I’m the eldest of five, with two children of my own and a big line of nephews and nieces. Large and loud, our dining table seats twenty-five! With little kids in our family, Santa Claus still plays a very present and important part of Christmas.

What is on your Christmas wishlist this year?

I’d love The Golden Thread (How Fabric Changed History) and a short break at Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa. I’d also like a pair of Katerina Makriyanni earrings and a pair of Asceno silk pyjamas, which *hint hint* are all available to buy at The Shop at Bluebird.

What is the best present you've ever received?

Teeny Tiny Tears with handmade bedding by my mum and hand knitted clothes by my grandma. I felt like the luckiest girl alive. And I still have it all too - my daughter played with her and now my nieces.

And the worst?

A really nasty flu bug, which knocked me out for Christmas and New Year. I lay in bed while my friends and family carried on the festivities without me.

What is your favourite Christmas ballad?

It has to be “Merry Xmas Everybody” by Slade. It instantly gives me goosebumps and brings back great memories of Christmases, past and present. I love to belt it out at the top of my voice!

What are your top-tips for Christmas shopping?

Never do it last minute – I keep adding to the present cupboard throughout the year as ideas come to me. Always visit local independent businesses and do a Secret Santa amongst friends and family to increase your spending power. If in doubt, a book with a personal message is always a winner.

Shop Jane's Edit & Gift Guide

I’ve always loved fashion that is multi-functional and this crossback jumpsuit ticks many boxes. It’s ideal for work with a knit or shirt underneath or great for a night out worn bare with a pair of killer heels. The rest of my pieces are a mix of great quality basics and bold fashion statements! A gift that I would choose for him or her would be the beautiful Herringbone 100% Cashmere Scarf and the Swell Traveller bottle!
Jigsaw Cross Back Jumpsuit
Jigsaw Amour Trainers
Jigsaw purple Wool Blazer
Jigsaw teal Silk Cotton Polo Neck
Jigsaw White Shirt
Jigsaw Wool Straight Leg Trousers
Jigsaw Cashmere Herringbone Scarf
Swell Traveller Bottle

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