Christmas Gifts

There's A LOT Of Cool Tech Coming Out Before Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech

If the darker evenings hadn't already given it away it's clear that Christmas is fast-approaching. As such the time has come to start compiling that X...

The Ghost of Christmas Future - What Is Coming up for Christmas 2014

Judith Lewis | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

It's finally over but for me, but the supermarkets are about to start dressing the shelves for Christmas 2014. How is Christmas already over for me? Every July & August there are a flurry of Christmas events which I end up hauling myself around to in the hottest weather of the year trying to feel Christmassy...

Car Parks, Hell and Stress at Xmas - 'Tis the Season of Obligation

Xavier Toby | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

You know what Xmas and New Year used to mean to me? Stress. Rushing to do too much in too little time, traffic and crawling around overstuffed multi-level car parks.

'I Didn't Think to Look Inside'

James Conmy | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

Can I just clear this up for the avoidance of doubt - usually Secret Santas are Shit. I mean, obviously, you know it's going to be shit because it's a secret Santa. It's the gift lottery. It's unlucky dip.

Are You Giving From Your Heart This Christmas?

Sacha Knop | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Christmas is by far the season in which people feel they HAVE to give because everybody does it, because that's what Christmas is all about or because that's how it's supposed to be. It's grown into 'the bigger the better' but is that really so? How authentic are we giving this Christmas?

This Holiday Season, Don't Buy Into Cruelty

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

If the label says, "angora" or "wool" or "leather", please remember that the garment began as a living being - and leave it on the shelf. The only way to ensure that a piece of clothing (or anything else for that matter) is cruelty-free is to shop animal-free.

Parents and Presents for Their Kids

Mike Collins | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Collins

It's the age old question that parents have to face up to every year: will my kid(s) have enough presents to open on Christmas Day. How much is enough we ponder? And will they like them? We try to get that balance right between fun toys and educational toys. As the cash registers tick over we will be tempted to throw caution to the wind heading home with bags full of goodies.

There Should Be an Age Limit for Giving Christmas Presents

Xavier Toby | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

You know what I hate most about Christmas? Getting presents. I know how that sounds, so let me explain. Every present I get is crap I don't need, never wanted or that doesn't fit. If I need or want something, I go out and buy it. Because I'm an adult, not a child. If there is something that I want but don't have, then I probably don't need it, so am happy to do without...

It's a Wonderful (Post-Uni) Life?

Mat Greenfield | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mat Greenfield

It's the end of the year, Class of 2013 - that is, now that the year ends at the close of December rather than some arbitrary day in July - and that can only mean Christmas. But you have an extra reason to celebrate: you've survived your first six months out of Uni!

Six Ways To Win at Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Lela London | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lela London

'Tis the season to be panicked, fa la la la la la la la la. With less than a week left before the floors of your home are turned into a veritable wrapping paper wasteland, any names left on your Christmas list are sure to cause a bit of anxiety.

Will Your Pet Get a Christmas Stocking?

Karin Sieger | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

A recent survey by the RSPCA (1) has revealed that 55% of pets will get one. According to the figures we spend £300m on our pets at Christmas. Almost all pet owners surveyed will buy a present for their animal chum, with just over half saying they will spend up to £10.

Happy Christmas - Here's One I Made Earlier

Annabel Karmel | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Karmel

From chutneys to truffles, jams to gingerbread houses, research is showing that two thirds (67%) of families are getting their bake-on for friends and family. Kids are leading the Christmas cooking charge as Mum is revealed to be the top target for a homemade gift, closely followed by teachers, then grandparents.

Scents and Sensibility....

Paula Fry | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Fry

Since my late teens, I've been a total perfume addict. I do fall in and out of love though but there is a core perfume wardrobe I can go back to for the last 28 years. My nose has got more refined as I have aged, a bit like my taste in wine (who knew Liebfraumilch would end up tasting like water when you're over 30).

WATCH: How To Wrap The Perfect Christmas Present

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It should be as simple as boiling an egg, but Christmas present wrapping can sometimes be mind-bogglingly difficult. From finding the invisible en...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Buy Her a Vibrator for Christmas

Suzi Godson | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

State of the art materials and NASA technology have revolutionised the vibrator market, but the choice of products is now so overwhelming that it can be hard to know where to start. So, here's 10 things you need to know before you deliver her ultimate Christmas gift. An orgasm.

The Problem With Christmas

James Fyfe | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Fyfe

The unnecessary consequences of Christmas; the promotion of the importance of 'purchasing' above anything else. After all, at a time when wages are lower than ever in relation to our living expenses, is it not time to simply say that enough is enough?

10 Gift Ideas for Your Little Stemette This Christmas

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Imafidon

Whether you're a little Stemette (a STEM loving girl) or have a little Stemette in your life, Christmas is the perfect time to shop around for those presents that are going to get you, or someone you know, on the path to becoming part of the next generation of girls in STEM.

Five Whisky Related Gifts for Xmas

Matt Chambers | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

What do you buy that friend or relative that likes whisky? Especially if you don't know which style of whisky they may prefer. This year, we have decided to take a look at whisky related gifts and have selected suggestions in various price categories. We hope that it gives you a few ideas ...

2013's Top Christmas Gifts: Which Shop is Cheapest?

Sarah Willingham | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

With Christmas shopping at the front of everyone's mind at the moment, scouring the High Street and searching online for the right gift at the BEST price can feel time consuming. There is SO much to do and only a few weeks left to get it all done.

Top 10 European Christmas Markets

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The Christmas market originated in Germany, Austria, South Tyrol and Alsace, but has now spread throughout Europe to become a popular tradition. Generally opened around four weeks before Christmas, the 'Christkindlmarkt' celebrates everything about the holiday season and is guaranteed to evoke a festive spirit in visitors.

Santa Baby, Please Don't Get Me a New Steam Iron for Xmas

Sian Hughes | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Sian Hughes

So perhaps what I'm trying to say is this, folks. If you happen to be one of those people who irons a lot, but especially if you ever iron hankies, socks, sheets, duvet covers, or for chrissakes, your leggings, you are basically dead to me.

Fantasy Christmas Gifts: Chanel Haute Couture Book Sets

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Whilst browsing stores, sites and press releases to uncover affordable gems to include in my Christmas Gift Guides, I often come across more high end items that, whilst utterly wonderful, are out of the general gifting price range. These pieces are my Fantasy Christmas Gifts.

Bad Santa - a Very Modern Christmas Story

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

So we went to visit Father Christmas in his grotto (Knightsbridge outpost). A lovely day out for my daughter and her best friend, were it not for the terror.

LOOK: 10 Ludicrously Expensive Christmas Gift Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

Christmas is coming. Black Friday has passed and shops are likely to be out of stock soon. People may worry if they haven't got their Christmas pr...

WIN: Your Chance To Win A Free DVD, Plus What's The Perfect DVD This Christmas?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

It's the perfect gift this Christmas - a DVD in Santa's stocking or under the tree... but WHICH ONE? Has your nephew grown out of the Smurfs, but ...