It is inevitable that during the run up to Christmas we will hear of insanely expensive, over the top presents that will be unlikely to end up anywhere near our tree (Neiman Marcus limited edition speedboat for $250,000 anyone?) So I am not expecting this Net A Porter shoe subscription (nor do I want it. I do love the stock on their site, but the shoe selection is pretty tame.) However, I think it is a good idea. You buy the subscription for someone, then they get a pair of shoes every month. So yes, if you have a few grand to spare, and you need a gift for a shoe fetishist, then this is a good idea. Although, the type of person who will be receiving this gift is likely to be the type who can afford ten new pairs of shoes a month, so I guess it wouldn’t be as exciting as I think. My questions are, do they get to choose the shoes? Or does someone choose them for you? I guess I could have inquired but I couldn’t be bothered. Personally, I am setting myself up for disappointment this year as last year I got Alexander McQueen jewellery and an Hermes bag, whereas this year I will probably be getting a much needed new washing machine. Children DO change your life.