Christmas Gifts

Would You Forfeit One Christmas Gift for a Refugee This Year?

Lliana Bird | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK
Lliana Bird

Please consider doing this: ask one friend/family member/loved one whether this year, instead of buying a gift for you they could please buy one gift for a refugee instead - for someone who has very little, who is facing very tough times, and who would really appreciate this hard earned cash being spent on something essential for them.

The Must Have Gift-Giving Etiquette Guide

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

I remember one Christmas I didn't buy gifts for my cousins' kids. And then they turned up one evening in December with gifts for all three of my children. Cue awkward shuffles and surprised expressions followed 365 days of guilt until I could repay the gesture the following year.

Festive Scent - Our Top Five Luxury Scented Candles for Christmas

The Spa Spy | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Scent saints Diptyque have teamed up with artist Julien Colombier to create three limited edition Christmas creations dedicated to the olfactory attributes of trees. Our favourite, Sapin, radiates a woody fragrance of winter, with notes of citrus and mandarin cosily flickering in an enchanting jungle inspired jar.

Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Less Than £50

Faye Jacobs | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

November is a busy time of year for us bloggers whilst we frantically put together our Christmas Gift Guides. This year, with the blogosphere already crammed with exciting ideas for what to buy, I thought I would do something a little different and set myself the challenge of finding beautiful gifts for less than £50...

On The Moon.

Caragh Little | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK
Caragh Little

It's inevitable. It's become an annual event, arriving as Remembrance ends: the Christmas adverts are suddenly dominant on TV schedules. The debate ...

Plan Now to Enjoy a Stress Free Christmas

Susan Leigh | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Many of us get swept along by our desire to create the perfect Christmas for our family, but even the Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed concern at the amount of pressure, and especially financial burden, that some people subject themselves to at this time of the year.

Top Christmas Gifts for Kids 2015

Faye Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

I have decided to go down a different route of present buying and have been looking more at timeless pieces that will give years of enjoyment. Here are the best gifts for children I have come across, some are suitable from 6 months on...

Picking Perfect Christmas Presents for Kids

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Kids can be picky and there's never any hiding the truth. If they don't like something, you're going to know about it! So finding gifts for kids that don't break the bank and hold their attention all year round can be hard going.

How To Make Easy Homemade Wrapping Paper And Gift Tags With Your Children

Parentdish UK | Anna Ranson | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Anna Ranson For some family members and close friends at Christmas it can be really special to add the extra personal touch by making your o...

49 Bacon-Related Gifts You Can Actually Buy

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Whether it's for a birthday present, Father's Day gift, or a Christmas stocking filler, the internet is filled with bacon knick-knacks for the whole f...

10 Unforgettable Christmas Toys

AllTime10s | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

From robots to dolls, here are 10 unforgettable Christmas toys. Did your favorite make the list?...

Is Christmas Killing the Planet?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Academics at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research, University of Wollongong, have recently published an investigation into how Christmas uniquely threatens the environment.

Have Yourself a Moany Little Christmas

Paul Marshall | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

What do you most want for Christmas? An iPad, something elegant in cashmere or a voucher for a plastic surgery procedure? The answer, of course, is for it all to be over with as soon as possible. In 1914, that's what millions of people also wanted for WW1. And look at how long that dragged on.

Happiness This Holiday Season: A Surefire Guide

Libby Blanchard | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Blanchard

Further, science tells us that if we really, really want to be happy, helping another, whether with friendship, a warm coat, a shelter, a meal, or a vaccine can provide us with the greatest surge of happiness of all. So once the Yule log has turned ash, volunteer, donate to a good cause, or go outside and spread seeds to the birds...

After Ivory Poachers Tore Apart Her Family, We Are Helping Her Build a New One

Rob Brandford | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK
Rob Brandford

Every day, ivory poachers tear apart elephant families for their tusks. But for young elephants who are still reliant on their mothers for milk, a mother lost to poaching can mean a death sentence too...

The Overthinking, Relationship-Ruining Guide to What Your Christmas Gift Really Means

The Guyliner | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

What do the gifts your other half gets you for Christmas really say about your relationship? Welcome paroxysms of angst and doubt into your life with my handy guide to what his presents may (or may not) mean for your romantic future...

The Joy of Christmas Shopping -Without Being Scammed!

Jacqui Hames | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Jacqui Hames

We've had black Friday, Cyber Monday and still the online shopping spree goes on, but in our haste to nab bargains we need to stay vigilant and take great care with what were buying, who we're buying it from and how we pay. So for me there are 3 golden rules.

The Must-Have Tech Gifts For Gadget-Loving Teens

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech

Teenagers may be uncommunicative, distant and difficult, but there's one language they universally understand and appreciate: technology. So when i...

Four Christmas Present Ideas That Cost Nothing Yet Mean So Much More

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

December has finally arrived and it will soon be Christmas. We love Christmas because everything is guilt free. It's the perfect excuse to eat for two, nibble on chocolate in the morning, sleep until midway, watch TV all day and play monopoly until Midnight.

The Gadget Gifts Sure To Keep Your Kids Occupied

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech

When it comes to buying gifts for the kids, tech toys are always a good bet. The right gadget gift can provide hours of entertainment for your litt...

This Bluetooth Wristwatch Speaker Is Straight From The 90s

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

Public transport is about to get a whole lot louder thanks to Jambanz, a Bluetooth slapband speaker designed for kids. Looking like something Will ...

Why Secret Santa Is Fraught with Danger

Sophie Alderson | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

Ding Dong Merrily On- bollocks I've got Gordon for secret Santa?? Really? Gordon?! Gordon smells of damp tea towels and has a weird nasal hair flutter when he exhales. I'm sure he was talking about his athlete's foot to the maintenance manager in the car park yesterday. A tube of Canesten it is then.

Eight Gifts Your Man Will Appreciate This Christmas

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Louise Thompson

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas is fast approaching. Are you still wondering what on earth to get your man? Well fear not, I have done the research for you! I have included something for every man, and the best thing is you don't have to leave the house!

How to Avoid a Toy Graveyard This Christmas

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Widdowson

Consider these ideas for memorable, educational and long-lasting gifts for children. Here are some gifts that you won't be taking to landfill in six months' time.

Gadgets and Gizmos

Linda Duffin | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

I've gone back to basics with some suggestions you may find useful if you're looking for a thoughtful gift for the cook in your life. Some will cost you a bob or two. Others are as cheap as chips, or nearly.