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Lauren Laverne finds Time for a Chat

Co-founder of The Pool picks out these sweet mugs for Christmas

We're delighted that broadcaster and co-founder of The Pool Lauren Laverne, plus four of our favourites, came to Department Store for the Mind to pick out their top mindful Christmas gifts.

See what they chose in The Pool's recent Armchair Edit, and shop their selection below.

LAUREN LAVERNE'S PICK: TIME FOR A CHAT


"These mugs would make a very thoughtful and sweet Christmas gift."

FRANKIE GRADDON'S PICK: A BOX OF BLESSINGS


"These beautifully illustrated cards would make gorgeous thank you notes. Each come with a life affirming message, my favourite is ‘when I count my blessings I count you twice.’ Sweet."

MARISA BATE'S PICK: WORK WITH HEAD, HEART AND HANDS


"I love this bold statement that reminds us to focus on what's important everyday, and not to sweat the small stuff."

SAM BAKER'S PICK: TEN DEEP BREATHS


"Call me a stress bunny, but I love the idea of this bracelet. When you're spinning out, just take a few seconds to step back and take a breath – or ten. I can think of a few people in the office who will be getting this for Christmas..."

LYNN ENRIGHT'S PICK: MAY YOU ALWAYS BE PROUD OF YOUR ROOTS


"Almost too lovely a tea towel for mopping up suds, it will hang on the cooker handle or be used as an impromptu place mat. The illustrations are simple yet evocative, and a useful reminder to carry out my (often neglected) Sunday chore of roasting vegetables to use for salads and soups throughout the week."

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