Christmas Shopping

8 Reasons We All Need To Start Celebrating Christmas In August

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas is here! Yes, you heard us correctly, bring out the cheeseboard and stock up on Baileys, because the festive season has officially begun. N...

Creating My Perfect Christmas at Home and Honouring Family Far Away

Judith Lewis | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

While I always opt for Aldi for my Christmas food, I was impressed by Asda this year. I'll still be getting my whole Christmas food assortment from Aldi but Christmas Eve and Boxing Day is set to be Asda (with sprinklings of Tesco and Sainsbury's).

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...

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...

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.

Top Designer Clothing Labels Guilty of "Unshoppable" Shop Layouts

Fleur Perry | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Perry

Ah, Christmas shopping. The smart ones among us started in August, have all their wrapping done, and are putting their feet up and smirking as they listen to the rest of us mere mortals bemoaning the hazards of shopping in December.

What a Mum Really Wants for Christmas

Lisa Roberts | Posted 01.12.2015 | 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.

Christmas Catastrophes

Amy Clarke | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Clarke

Christmas should be a merry time of year, but if you are in charge of Christmas shopping then it can be far from relaxing. Black Friday last year was very manic, especially in the big cities. I think it's a good idea to start your Christmas shopping as early as possible.

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 ...

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.

Mother Saw Daughter And Parents Die In Glasgow Lorry Horror

PA | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

A woman on a Christmas shopping trip with her parents and her daughter saw them killed in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy. Six people died when the c...

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?...

The 12 Reasons Mums Should Love Christmas

Olivia Siegl | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

There is never an inappropriate time for a drink! Regardless of the day, the number of children you're in charge of or the fact it's before 9am, there is never an inappropriate time to be enjoying a tipple when it comes to the Christmas Period.

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.

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...

Panic Saturday, an Exercise in Sensationalism

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

In their 10 o'clock bulletin, the BBC spent their time asking shoppers how busy it was (very, obviously) and following a family down a packed Oxford Street. If that is what's newsworthy, rather than Britain's social divide and economic progress, we should despair for sections of modern journalism.

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...

Six Ways Christmas Is Different in Australia

Sharon Swift | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Swift

No doubt about it - Christmas creeps up on us just that much faster each year, don't you think? Every year, us POMs (Brits) always muse (occasionally with a 'soupcon' of a whinge) about how Christmas in Australia just isn't the same. Not just because of the weather.

How One CEO Launched a Successful App company with £8 and no code

Heather Irish | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

I haven't seen Cally Russell in four years and in that time he's founded two startups. This Edinburgh-based entrepreneur is the founder of the award-w...

Last Christmas Delivery Dates In One Handy Infographic

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

More of us than ever will be ordering presents online this year, rather than making the trek to the shops. But you could be cutting it fine if you'...

The Colour of Money

simon baldwin | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
simon baldwin

Magi Monday? Camel Tuesday? No ... Wise Wednesday. A day when you buy gifts in person ... to be delivered in person. Price does matter, but not as much as the act of giving. So Merry Christmas ... and I hope it's a white one.

The Exact Date Supermarkets Will Be A Xmas Apocalypse

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought the terms Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Manic Monday were back, gird your loins for Mayhem Monday. Despite the shops only being clo...

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.

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 Combat Your Christmas Stress

Michaela Horan | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

All this busy activity distracts us from the fact that even though Christmas is meant to be a joyful affair, it also happens to fall at a tricky time of year (for those of us in the northern hemisphere). A time of darkness and decay. A time of introspection and reflection - activities that make for potentially unsettling pastimes.