Christmas Holiday Shopping


Around this time 8 years ago i was excited about my fourth coming holiday across the pond to the Big Apple in celebration of my 21st birthday. Shopping  was high on my agenda and i was mentally planning and writing lists of all the places i had to go and of course, the things i had to buy. I planned everything meticulously.I saved my pennies and converted them to dollars and also invested in a cashback credit card with American Express. (With a cashback card from American Express, you can earn cashback on virtually every purchase, as well as being eligible for a host of other exclusive members perks!) 

This enabled me to buy what i wanted and safely (very important when abroad) with the insurance of the credit card. Of course when i got home i made sure i was a very responsible adult and paid off my bill with the happy knowledge i had had a wonderful time and bought everything i’d wanted in the Big Apple. 


What did i buy i hear you say? Well the most amazing Bronx tan boots, dresses, a fuchsia pink handbag and lots and lots of NYC souvenirs! Plus the majority of my Christmas gifts were sorted! I hardly any Christmas shopping to do when i got home.

New York still stands out as one of the best shopping destinations i have ever shopped in, but this time of year always gets me thinking of where i would like to go shopping next! 

Here are a couple of places on the top of my list…



Bruge Christmas Market is apparently one of the most beautiful markets to visit. With belgain waffles, mulled wine and continental cheeses and hams, this place is high on my list! 



With the possibility of snow, could it feel any more christmassy in this czech city? Still in the Croatian Kuna currency wise, purchases promise to be extra good value for money!

So if you could go Christmas shopping anywhere this year where would you go?

(this is a collaboration post but all thoughts and travel experiences are my very very own)



  1. November 9, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    Now I want to go to Bruge for Christmas! I visited when I was 13 but have wanted to go back since then and now I see that picture. I want to go!

  2. November 10, 2013 / 10:26 pm

    Ooooh I'm going to burst into song… "I love Paris in the springtime… I love Paris in the faaalllllll… I love Paris…" I think you get the idea. I'd like to go Christmas shopping in Paris. I will stop before I start singing "Oh Champs Elysées' x

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