I can't be the only one who has bought into the "where the hell did 2016 go" cliche, but seriously, this year has flown.
2016 will probably go down as one of the worst years the world has seen in a while, from the death of legends David Bowie and Alan Rickman (I teared up at both) and the installment of Donald J Trump in the White House, 2016 has spawned millions of memes about how unfortunate the last 12 months have been.
Luckily, Christmas is on the horizon, and it has to be one of my favourite times of the year.
From the lights going up on Grafton Street to the thought of spending some time at home in Galway with the family, Christmas has a way of erasing the negativity of a year and promoting positive anticipation for the next.
As someone who works non-stop and lives on the opposite side of the country from my childhood home, going home to see my family for Christmas is a really important and treasured time for me.
Shopping for Christmas presents can be one of the more stressful elements of this time of year, but Iv'e put together a quick 'Christmas Wishlist,' with some of the best pieces Iv'e seen recently. From 2017 planners to unusually coloured faux fur, these are my top picks for Christmas 2016.