It's that wonderful time of year. Fires are crackling, mince pies are cooking and we're all buying our nearest and dearest some goodies to open on Christmas morning. For those of us who love skiing and snowboarding however, December shopping isn't all about Christmas lists and presents, it also means that it's finally time to get ourselves ready for the slopes and buy this year's snow gear.

Nikita is a brand that any female mountain lover worth their salt will know. From their humble beginnings in the back of a skate shop, they've grown up to be one of the most authentic and badass female snow brands out there. From their streetwear to their most technical items, there's a piece of Nikita gear for whatever adventure you're on.

We've been having a scroll through the brand's latest line and have picked out our favourites. Whether it's for a present for someone else, or just a treat for yourself, this gear deserves a place on everyone's Christmas list...

Hawthorne Jacket


Price: €189.95

Outerwear for the old school Nikita lover. This longline jacket manages to stay classic to the brand, while also looking totally modern with its new bold styles and colours. If you want a coat that'll last you for years, this is the one.

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Aspen Jacket


Price: €219.95

The Aspen is the kind of coat you will want to turn to apres wearing. The longline fit and fur trim collar give this item a more sophisticated and chic appearance, while Nikita's heavy duty waterproofing and breathable vents mean that you can still take it out for a full day of shredding on the mountain.

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Boreal Hoodie


Price: €79.95

The kind hoodie that any mountain lover dreams of. Longline fit, high neck for the coldest days and drawstring panels to allow you to adjust to fit your gear.

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Bristol Dress


Price: €59.95

The Bristol dress is a long time favourite for all Nikita fans. This unassuming dress can be turned into a plethora of outfits, whether it's matched with jeans, dressed up at night, or even just thrown over your base layer when you get back to the chalet. It's back this season in black, as well as a vibrant blue.

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Magnolia Jacket


Price: €59.95

Need some serious warmth? The Magnolia Jacket offers Nikita's highest level of insulation, with Radiant Heat pockets and a jacket to pant connect. What's better is that you can stand out while you stay warm, as the jacket comes in both marble and painted prints.

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Cornerstone Tee


Price: €44.95

Wear this top as a base layer, or as an relaxed tee at the pub in the evenings. The Cornerstone Tee comes in both black and white styles and looks as good with skinny jeans as it does with your snow pants.

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