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Daisy Muse | Christmas With Allegra Shaw

The lovely Allegra Shaw cropped up on our radar earlier this year and we’ve been obsessed ever since. Born and raised in Toronto, her instagram and blog are sources of inspiration, from fashion tips to travel destinations and everything in between.

We caught up with Allegra to find out what Christmas means to her and what Daisy pieces she’ll be gifting this year.

Hi Allegra, We love getting into the Christmas spirit at Daisy, tell us what Christmas means to you and what’s your favourite part?
Christmas to me is just about enjoying time with family and friends. My favourite part is the holiday spirit, the twinkly lights everywhere and the cosy nights inside.

Describe a typical Christmas day at home?
I usually spend Christmas with my Mom’s side of the family. We wake up early and do gift exchange and then we all just hang out together. There’s usually a Christmas walk involved and then a big dinner.

Do you dress up or dress down on Christmas day?
Down but I wish we all dressed up.

Do you buy your gifts well in advance or are you a last minute shopper?
I don’t start too early but I feel like I give myself enough time to get gifts people really love. I do most of my gift shopping online.

Why have you chosen to gift Daisy jewellery to your loved ones this year?
I think jewellery is such a nice gift especially when you know the person really well. You get to choose something that fits their personality and style. Daisy jewellery is so beautifully made, packaged and it has pieces that people can wear everyday.

What pieces did you choose from our collections and for who?
An A Alpha Ring for my Boyfriend The Estée Lalonde Flat Snake Chain Bracelet in Gold for my Best Friend The Estée Lalonde Rising Sun Frame Necklace for my Mum.

What’s the best present you’ve ever received?
My Mom gave me a credit to Kiva a few years ago and its definitely the best gift I’ve ever received. Kiva is an international non profit company that lets you lend money to people in developing nations. I continuously use it and reinvest in woman entrepreneurs around the world to help them start or grow their businesses and support their families.

What’s your one Christmas wish for the year?
I don’t know if I have a specific wish. I’m just really looking forward to 2019 and all it brings. I’m ready to start the year in a new home, and start on new projects!

Favourite Christmas movie?
The Holiday or The Family Stone.

Best bit about Christmas lunch?
Everything! All the food, being with my family and having a break from work. Ours is filled with so much food, laughter and love.

Christmas jumpers – yay or nay?
YAY! – I actually have one that lights up. I found it at a vintage store and I’m obsessed with it!

Explore our ultimate Christmas Gift Guide here.