Christmas Gifts

Father Christmas Didn't Come

Fi Newsam | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents
Fi Newsam

That was the first Christmas that I ever faked and I was terrified that I would be found out. A whole childhood of being laughed at and singled out as different will do that to you. I was afraid that everyone would know I was a Christmas fraud and more than anything I so badly just wanted to fit in. To be normal. That kind of thing sticks with you.

The Great Mother Of Exeter

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

No matter whether you are religious, agnostic or atheist, the great old churches and temples of this world carry a powerful charge of energy from the centuries of prayer, of song and of silence that have been carried out there. Even now, most folk hush themselves when they enter an ancient church and take a moment to feel the echo of the ages.

Top 10 Holiday Gifts For The Health Lover!

Jodie Brandman | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Whether it's you, or someone else in your life, we all know a health nut who wants nothing but an organic stocking filled with life-boosting goodies.... So, I've put together a list of my 10 favourite gifts to make your life a little easier!

Jungle Bells

Sophia Walker | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

This year, my favourite novelty kitsch comes courtesy of Jo Jo Maman Bebe with this red cashmere mix jumper (£22), a very fabulous Christmas jumper from George by Asda (£8), some festive winter warmer Peppa Pig PJs from Boots Mini Club (£14) and fabulous furry socks from Mothercare (£8). I mean, what's not to love...

I Don't Need Things To Know You Care - A Guide To Minimalist Gift Giving

Lyndsay Weir | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lyndsay Weir

We also both agreed that we have received some incredibly thoughtful gifts ourselves for Christmas. However we have additionally been guilty of gifting, and being gifted, last minute indulgence purchases because we simply ran out of ideas or time.

Gift Guide for Hard-to-buy for Fathers

Jess Melia | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jess Melia

We're officially halfway through the year and do you know what that means? Christmas is coming. I know it seems crazy to be talking about the festive ...

Christmas Gifts for Him

Prince Cassius | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Style
Prince Cassius

As we tick ever closer towards Christmas Day, people up and down the country will be starting to panic. Then you realised it's official, the countdown to Christmas and festive season is closely approaching and the present-buying panic is in full swing.

Last Minute Christmas Food Tips

Beth Thomas | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

When it comes to Christmas food the most important thing is not to overcomplicate and to stay calm! Producing a perfect spread is all about time management and not losing your head when things don't quite go according to plan. So pour yourself a Baileys and follow my tips for perfect festive food.

16 Things That Are Likely To Happen This Christmas

Katy Cox | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Katy Cox

You will have to make a last-minute stop to a major supermarket to restock all of the Christmas booze and chocolates. You bought them last month on special offer and they have mysteriously vanished. This, you swear, will be the last time you step foot in Asda... until 27 December.

15 Things All Vegans Know to Be True at Christmas

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Every vegan knows there's more to the holidays than mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and high-street light displays. From meat-free centrepieces to faux-leather handbags, vegans have the holly-est, jolly-est Christmas around!

A Charity Christmas: Last Minute Gift Ideas

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Tracy

This year, although I've just moved into a new house, I've found myself telling family and friends there's nothing I need for Christmas. Of course there are things I would like, a car, new shoes, jewellery etc. But there really is nothing I feel like I urgently need.

It's STILL Not Too Late To Meet The Last Delivery Dates For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Staff | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK

With most of the British population still scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping, the high street is set to experience its busiest day of the y...

Get Knitted Out for Christmas Day

Sophia Walker | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

Christmas gifts such as handbags, jewelry and chocolates have been replaced with practical items such as a new baby carrier, Maxi-Cosi car seat and playpen - yes for me of course, Baby Boo gets a whole set of toys, books and fun!

10 Ways to Survive Christmas

Olivia Tilley | Posted 17.12.2016 | 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 16.12.2016 | 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 15.12.2016 | 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 09.12.2016 | 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 11.12.2016 | 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 09.12.2016 | 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 09.12.2016 | 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.