How Pippa Middleton is going about finding stocking fillers for Prince George

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After her mother recently gave advice on hosting the perfect Christmas, Pippa Middleton has also been sharing her ideas for gift giving. The party planner was obviously thinking of her nephew Prince George and his new sister Charlotte when she wrote about buying presents in Waitrose Weekend magazine.

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The party planner has a few ideas for her nephew Prince George

"For children, few things bring on the anticipation of Christmas more than the thought of stockings bursting with presents," says the doting auntie, who previously described George as "a dear boy".

"I start looking out for stocking presents quite early – a few months before – as it’s much more charming and enjoyable to find fillers along the way without the stress of emergency buying."

Pippa's efforts will make her popular with George. Prince William has said that their little future King is indeed excited by the thought of the celebrations and will "be bouncing around like a rabbit" on Christmas Eve.

His sister-in-law also has ideas for the older members of the family. "I often find quirky and fun gifts when I least expect to – in antiques and card shops, browsing the internet or window shopping. I love adding a personal touch to everyone's stockings."

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Pippa started early in her hunt for gifts for the little Prince

Her attention to detail extends right down to finding the right wrapping paper.

"Once I’ve found the right gifts, the next problem is making sure each item is small enough to pack into a stocking – and also finding wrapping paper thin enough to wrap small or awkward gifts," Pippa says.

"I tend to go for a different pattern of wrapping paper for different family members and use Post-it notes to label what's what."

It's not known whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going to be at Anmer Hall, their home on the Queen's Sandringham Estate, as they were last year or whether they will go to Bucklebury as they did during Kate's first pregnancy.

Wherever it is, Christmas will be full of the traditional touches that gave the Duchess such a childhood.

In an interview with The Big issue by a homeless young person, the Prince said the couple would start by going to church as a family "as we always do", before returning home to share gifts.

"We'll watch George try to tackle his presents as he tries to unwrap them. It's a very different experience at Christmas, having a family of your own," the father-of-two explained. "It'd be nice if we got a white Christmas because we haven't had one in many years."

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