The C-Word: No Nonsense Gift Guides, The Shoe Obsessive

Yes, it’s coming! It’s Chriiiistmaaaaas.

To help you absolve your Christmas-related guilt about…

  1. eating all the chocolate decorations before they make it to the tree AND
  2. ‘forgetting’ to What’s App your school friend group when popping home for a few days to eat Christmas dinner and hide from the world

….we’re helping you to get your shopping done early, all the while supporting small, badass, businesses.

This guide is for The Shoe Obsessive…


The Parachute Collective: 

We’ve all wasted hours and hours looking for the perfect winter boot. Your friend, The Shoe Obsessive possibly spends a month a year on this hunt. Be their friend forever by investing in a 12 day ‘Bespoke Boot Making’ course with The Parachute Collective in North London, from £1,600. They’ll come away with a pair of boots of their dreams and the mad skills to continue this hobby (and maybe offer to make some for you).

If they aren’t the type to get their hands dirty, you could always commission founder, Thomas, to create a bespoke pair of shoes for them. Head to



She Walks In Beauty:

Helen runs ‘She Walks In Beauty’ from cute Leigh-On-Sea with yummy mid-high end ladies shoes by Italian and Spanish designers. Are you drooling already?!

Get your shoe obsessive some unique shoes, that will last so much longer than their nasty cheap ones from Primark and ignite a love in them for well-made items that represent a more ecofriendly choice than disposal fashion. I’m head over heels for these tasty pointed toe pumps, £149.00


Keep your eyes peeled for other instalments in our  ‘The C-Word’ gift series and if you know an amazing small business we should feature, hit us up on insta!

Do you have A Pet Lover in your life? Head over to this guide to get their Christmas present in the bag.






Anna Willatt

A chronic over researcher, Anna is the one who will sniff out all the unusual things to do at a destination and create a spreadsheet of options so there's no FOMO. Less likely to be spotted at an infinity pool, Anna will be finding dive bars, flea markets, 3rd wave coffee shops and chatting with locals to find out what they get up to...and sharing that intel here as part of #TeamCoco.

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