Christmas Shopping

Five UK Christmas Markets for a Festive Hotel Stay

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When it comes to Christmas shopping there's never enough time, enough inspiration or enough stamina to tackle all the gift-buying at one go. So to ease the process, give yourself a present - a trip to a luxury hotel at one of the UK's best Christmas markets.

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

Judith Lewis | Posted 30.10.2014 | 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...

Disability and Shopping

Martyn Sibley | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Being in a wheelchair means I'm lower down and people tend not to see me. Therefore it's a matter of waiting ages for people to move, or me turning into the Terminator. Whilst most shops are more accessible on entry, it's like a Monaco race track inside. I'm breathing in through every clothes stand, hoping it avoids a wheel from knocking naked mannequins on my head.

Where Did The Expected Christmas Shopping Rush Go?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Christmas high street shopping rush thinned out again last year after footfall in December dropped 3.7% compared with 2012 as consumers increasing...

Surviving Winter

David Sheepshanks | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
David Sheepshanks

At Christmas the biggest concern for many of us is last minute shopping for gifts or making sure we get everything done in the office before heading home to the family. Unfortunately, for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities this can be a time of loneliness and desperation.

What's Old Is New Again - Deja Vu and Christmastime

Shannon Edwards | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

Every day of every month we are hyper focused on what's new -- from food to travel; cars to celebrities; technology and entertainment; to work and life trends...there is an obsessive, irresistible pull towards the future. We want to be immediately better, smarter, savvier by half past the New Year's ball drop.

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?

Why Are Christmas Shoppers Deserting The High Street?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

British shoppers seem to have deserted the high street for their last-minute Christmas shopping as new research finds a record-breaking number are set...

Christmas Shoppers Flock To High Streets Across Britain

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK

Millions of last-minute Christmas shoppers flocked to the high street today in one of the busiest retail weekends of the year. Some stores cut their p...

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...

How to Survive 'Christmas Cheer'

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I'm that cliché- the middle aged divorcée and nothing could make me run further and screaming, than the thought of life-draining relationship. I think men are nice enough but I've 'been around the block' once or twice and understand that nothing is ever what it seems.

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.

The Cheapest Supermarket For Your Christmas Shop Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tesco has been revealed as the cheapest supermarket for your Christmas shop, having been awarded the coveted Christmas Grocer 33 accolade by the indus...

Christmas Shopping: Gifts for Guys and Beauty Buffs

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Just entering the big department stores is enough to induce a panic attack at the moment so to save you any further seasonal anxiety, here are a few suggestions for the men and beauty lovers you may be buying gifts for this Christmas.

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?

Best. Present. Ever: UFO Detector Will Keep You Safe From The Little Green Men

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK

UFO detection just got easier, thanks to well, this UFO Detector. Should you or your loved ones be preoccupied with the little green men of the co...

Is Online Shopping Our Newest National Sport?

Shannon Edwards | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Shannon Edwards

Feeling that sense of competition arising already? So I'll give you a few tips for getting the best of the online shopping discount season...(please try to keep it to yourselves, I don't want to miss out).

Four Tips on How to Save Money This Christmas

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Louise Thompson

Christmas is a time of generosity, it's a time of giving, and unfortunately, as you well know, generosity and giving don't tend to come cheap. We know times are hard, and every penny counts, which is why we've compiled this list of simply and effective ways to help you save money this Christmas time.

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.

WATCH: The Real Message Behind All Christmas Adverts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

The true meaning of Christmas isn't magic and sparkle. As our run-through of 2013's biggest Christmas adverts shows... (Made for Huffington Post UK...

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.

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.

WATCH: Man Throws $1,000 In Single Notes Into Shopping Mall Crowd

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Sadly, this happened at the Mall Of America shopping centre in Bloomington, Minnesota, and not Westfield Stratford. Just click play to watch a guy ...

Christmas Shopping Can Burn Up To 1500 Calories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas is the time to eat, drink and be merry. But stuffing your face full of mince pies and spuds cooked in goose fat comes at a cost, with the av...