Christmas Gifts

10 Ways to Survive Christmas

Olivia Tilley | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Olivia Tilley

If you aren't one of the two people on the planet that lives for Christmas, then below are some tips that will help you survive the festive period without any Santa's, reindeer, adults, children, Christmas trees, TV sets and pretty much anything else being harmed in the process...

Ten Reasons Why Animals Do Not Make Good Gifts

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Animals can be a wonderful addition to a family - just not when they're gifted to an unsuspecting recipient during one of the most chaotic times of the year. The following are some reasons why...

Encouraging Kids to Thank With Letters

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Have you noticed the number of Random Acts of Kindness stories doing the rounds right now? From paying food bills to funding new tyres and rescuing dogs from frozen lakes, the gestures are endless. Is it the time of year? Or is something more magical going on?

Men: How to Christmas Shop for the Girlfriend

Alasdair Byers | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alasdair Byers

Girlfriends are an unbelievably hard species to buy presents for. If it's a new relationship, they're going to go for "Oh! Just get me anything!". As opposed to if it's a long term relationship, when they're instead going to state "Oh, just get me anything!". You both know, that's not how this is going to go.

Someone Has Made A Book Of 'Star Wars' Themed Sex Positions

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Are you searching for the perfect present for the 'Star Wars' fan in your life? Look no further. Someone called S N Herder has actually created an ...

Christmas With the Family

James Conmy | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

The streets are lit up, homes pulsing with light. Bushes twinkle in front gardens while back gardens up and down the country are dark and jealous. If you listen carefully, on this cold winter night before Christmas, you can almost, almost, hear the magical sound of the national grid wheezing...

Conscious Christmas Gifts

Alice Wilby | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wilby

Novel Beings is an agency representing 'conscious' creatives in the fashion, beauty and advertising industries. The Novel team and myself have put together a list of innovative, sustainable beauty, fashion and lifestyle products that have got us all hot under the collar for Christmas.

The Responsible Shopper's Christmas List

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

Appropriate for both men and women of any age, these items are unique, attractive and simple. In addition to this they are useful, functional and practical. What more could you want? Oh hang on, there's just one other teeny tiny point to mention: each product comes from a brand that designs and produces in a responsible way.

You Can Now Send Your Bad Friends Gift-Wrapped Coal For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Has one of your friends been a bit of a let down this year? Well now you can let them know by sending them a lump of coal in the post. Startup com...

10 Gorgeous Gifts That She Will Absolutely Love

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

It's getting closer and closer to Christmas! And as if shopping is not stressful enough, there is the small problem of getting the loved one in your life a gift that she will really love. Fear not! It's all about finding something that resonates with her style and taste whilst it doesn't have to break the bank either.

What a Mum Really Wants for Christmas

Lisa Roberts | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

So what do you buy a new mum for Christmas? Or mum to be? As I work with a team of mums with a mission to delight them at every given opportunity, I believe that all present buying for such special people should be thoughtfully considered.

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

Lliana Bird | Posted 30.11.2016 | 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 27.11.2016 | 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 Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

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 21.11.2016 | 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 16.11.2016 | 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 11.11.2016 | 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 12.11.2016 | 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 11.11.2016 | 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 own wrap...

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...