Love it or hate it, it\u2019s that time of year again. When you compile your present list, umm and ahh \u2013 then head out into the hustle and bustle of London\u2019s famous shopping streets. With so many gifts to buy \u2013 and so much choice on offer \u2013 it can all feel rather overwhelming. So here are my favourite destinations for successful shopping \u2013 and some much-deserved downtime\u2026 \t For sybarites: What do you get for the girl who has everything?! For a great range of beautiful choices all under one roof, you can\u2019t beat the traditionalism of Liberty. Housing everything from lovely make-up to pretty stationary, handbags to jewellery you\u2019re sure to find something for that luxury-lover. \t For men: Aren\u2019t men impossible to buy for? With a husband and two sons to buy for, I know this only too well. Luckily, I\u2019ve found that the gizmos, gadgets and generally practical wares offered in the Conran shop generally tick all the right boxes if the man in your life likes to think of himself as a bit of a Gordon Ramsay. \tFor an afternoon pit-stop: Oxford Street is one of London\u2019s busiest and most popular Christmas shopping destinations \u2013 but all those crowds can be exhausting! When you need a sanctuary from the madness and fancy a little treat, my favourite place for a classic afternoon tea is Claridges. Marvel at the spectacular Christmas tree, soak up the splendour \u2013 and refuel on their exquisite array of sandwiches, scones and mini pastries. \t For the bookworm: Yes, you can order anything from Amazon, but I like to support my local independent bookshops. Daunt is full of gems for those that love to travel \u2013 whilst Taschen in The Duke of York Square has a collection of the most beautiful coffee tables books covering a whole range of subjects. \t For a pre-party pamper: When I\u2019ve been on my feet all afternoon and shopped until I\u2019ve dropped, I\u2019ll whizz into Paul Edmond\u2019s salon in Knightsbridge for a quick hair spruce and a mani\/pedi. A flick through the monthly magazines with a glassy of bubbly in hand is the perfect way to wind down after the bustle of the crowds! \t For a job well done: When I\u2019ve ticked off that present list and am on my way to the party, Iove to pop into PJ\u2019s on the Fulham Road \u2013 a real Chelsea classic. After a few glasses of Taittinger and some snacks, I\u2019m ready for a festive night ahead!