If talking about Christmas in September gets your back up, you might want to stop reading

Yes summer has been a bit of damp squib so the only reasonable thing to do is focus on Christmas. Ok yes it is still a bit early to start getting in the festive spirit but that hasn’t stopped Liberty, which is first to the punch again having already opened its Christmas shop. The fourth floor of the department store has been decked out in typically OTT style, with hundreds of different bauble designs on sale.

From the traditional red, green and gold designs and holly and Santa motifs to wackier ornaments like cowboy boots, marmalade sandwiches in handbags, beauty rollers, garden trowels, pirate ships, espresso martinis, and guinea pigs, this is the place to come for your festive decs. And there’s more besides bits for your tree, with advent calendars, stockings, crackers, wreaths and garlands also on sale. We’ve heard that a wander around Liberty turns even the scroogiest of people merry, so get down there and start feeling a bit of Christmas cheer.

Liberty, Regent St, London W1B 5AH