Christmas Gifts

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 ...

Celeb Christmas Gift Guide 2013

Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

If you're stumped for what to buy those special people in your life this Yuletide then be stumped no longer dear readers - all you need is our celeb-i...

How To Buy The Right Xmas Party Dress To Suit Your Shape

Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Diary packed with a whirl of Christmas parties and social functions but still haven't found *that* dress? We've scoured the high-street to find th...

10 Kitchen Gadgets To Short-Cut Your Way To Christmas Dinner Perfection

Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If the supermarket Christmas TV ads are anything to go by, you can expect to emerge from the kitchen on Christmas day, a picture of glowing serenity i...

Budget Or Bust: Watches And Jewellery To Suit Your Budget

Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Gifts of watches and jewellery are a guaranteed hit at Christmas because they shout decadence and luxury - and therefore something we're less likely t...

10 Of The Most Inspiring Gifts By Hobby From eBay (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you know that your loved one thinks about only one thing (apart from you, that is), then why not surprise them this Christmas with a gift based on ...

Baby's First (Expensive) Christmas

Sarah Willingham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

Now don't get me wrong, with 4 children myself I understand how hard the balancing act is between making my kids happy and only spending within my means. As glorious as it is to see their shiny happy faces as they rip open their presents, it is not great if their parents start the new year drowning in debt and worrying about how to afford three pairs of new school shoes.

Fun Yet Practical Presents for Kids This Christmas

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Louise Thompson

If you're not sure what to get for your children this year, then how about choosing a gift which is not only enjoyable, but also practical in the process? In this article we'll be looking at a few fun, yet highly practical gift ideas for children this Christmas time. So, how about we get started?

How Many Will Need Payday Loans To Cover Christmas?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

More than one million people plan to take out a payday loan to cover the cost of Christmas, research by a Government-backed Money Advice Service has f...

All I Want for Christmas...

Clare Williams | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

Whilst animal charities, some sections of the press, dog lovers and customers quite rightly chastise Tesco for its actions, it does serve as a reminder that pets are frequently at the top of children's Christmas lists every year. And parents are faced with making difficult decisions.

Is Saying Thank You Considered Rude?

James Emtage | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

One thing is for sure - saying thank you is a nice thing to do. It makes you feel good, and makes the receiver feel valued. We may not subscribe to the hand written parchments of old, with ruler straight lines and wafty words of gratitude penned from inky quills, but we do still subscribe to basics of liking to give and liking to be thanked.

Saying Goodbye to the Festive Devil

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

It's now the middle of January, which means that we've been in the New Year now for two weeks and if you're like me then you've been breathing a sigh of relief as you start to get back into your regular routine, as you've waved goodbye to that festive devil that is otherwise known as Christmas.

Say It With Guns: Weapon Used In Sandy Hook Shooting Becomes A Christmas Gift Favourite (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

As the world takes to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on Boxing Day to show off its Christmas presents, it seems one gift in particular is standing ou...

The Psychology of Christmas Presents - What Does Your Gift Say About You - What Does Theirs Say About Them?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

During this season charity fund raisers actively appeal for the disadvantaged. They almost universally don't ask for presents - much preferring you donate cash - because this is pragmatically the most useful contribution you could make. If it's obviously more helpful than other gifts in the domain of charity, so economists remain perplexed as to the irrational paradox of continuing to buy each other 'suboptimal' presents?

8 Spiritual Gifts to Give Yourself for a Less Stressful Christmas

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

If this Christmas "state of mind" helps free us from stress during the holiday season wouldn't we want to keep bringing out these same spiritual elements in our lives throughout the year?

All I Want For Christmas Is a Job That Pays

Libby Page | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Page

When I wake up on Christmas morning I will not be looking for any packages under the tree. All I want for Christmas is a job that pays. I value my future more than any gift tied up with paper and ribbon.

How to Shop Last Minute

Caroline Stanbury | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Stanbury

Buying a Christmas gift for your loved ones can often be the most difficult, which is why many of us leave it to the final few days to make that special purchase. The pressure to 'get it right' and to know the receiver better than they know themselves is high.

Weekend (Before Christmas) Shopping: Great Gifts and Generally Cool Stuff

Sarah McGiven | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

If any of you still have the unenviable task of buying Christmas presents left to check off your seasonal to do list, this little gift guide might well come in handy.

Have Yourself a Gender-Neutral Christmas

B.J. Epstein | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Christmas is traditionally quite a gendered holiday, especially when it comes to children. Here are some lovely dolls to buy for the girls in your life, and some toy dinosaurs for the boys. And don't forget about the miniature cooking utensils and vacuum cleaners - learning how to keep house is, of course, all girls really want and need.

More Than 40% of People Will Do Christmas Shopping After December 25th

Jean-Marc Noel | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Marc Noel

Despite the record sales on Cyber Monday and a predicted spike on Christmas Eve, 42% of British shoppers plan to buy some of their Christmas presents after December 25.

A Game of Family Bingo and Granny Round for Lunch - what kids really want this Christmas

Helen Dent | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Dent

It's that time of year again: Christmas carollers are on our street corners, shopping centres are open longer and later, and Santa is in annual residency in the High Street shops. For many parents in Austerity Britain however, Christmas will be a time of worry and stress.

Have You Got Everything Now For Christmas?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Steve McKevitt

35 years later and another jet-pack-free Christmas is upon me, but this isn't the only way in which the future has failed to live up to expectations. These days we might be able to get everything now, but how much of it is worth having?

Vogue Paris' Colourful Christmas Gift Guides

Vogue.fr | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

With less than a week until Christmas, are you ready for the holidays? Vogue.fr has scoured the shops to create colourful gift guides to help you complete your Christmas shopping on time.

Santa, You're Gonna Need A Bigger Sleigh

Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

These are the pictures which show just how mega the spending for Christmas has become. Gigantic warehouses stuffed from floor to ceiling with fest...

Meaningful Christmas - Gifts That Keep on Giving

Lulu | Posted 17.02.2013 | Home
Lulu

Maybe it's the global economy. Maybe it's a newly discovered sense of pragmatism. Whatever it is, this is without a doubt the first Christmas in recent memory that doesn't have me excited about shopping. And I know I'm not the only one! My friends and family seem to have been struck by the same anti-shopping - and even anti-gift getting spirit. So, while I've received the cookie-cutter answer "nothing" every time I pose the question "what do you want for Christmas?", I still do have my own ideas about the gifts I'd most like to give. I've decided this year to give meaningful gifts - in other words, gifts that keep on giving.