Christmas Shopping

Give Them The Greatest Gift At Christmas

Helen Miller | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Miller

It's not that I don't want to spend the money on them. It's that I think in the eyes of a child, innocent and simple, all that matters is that the are loved. Something every child has a right to. For me the day is about making memories to smile about and that doesn't cost a penny. Surely happy memories are the greatest gifts of all.

How To Deal With Being Given Totally Crap Christmas Presents

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Being visibly ungrateful for presents is a cardinal sin at Christmas, but a new study has shown that some people simply aren’t capable of feeling gr...

How To Minimise The Stress Of Picking The Perfect Christmas Present

Sara Griffiths | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Griffiths

Sometimes it's difficult to find the right time, the place or the words to express how we feel about someone, but don't wait until it's too late. Maybe Christmas is the perfect opportunity! Heal that rift. Say it while you can and put the 'Happy' back into Christmas.

Greatest Gifts

Caragh Little | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Maybe I need to forget about the artificial construct and endless to-do lists of 'the festive season' - constructed piece by piece to generate the best income of the year - and focus on the glimmers of light Christmas brings to dark months and bleak times.

How To Buy Gifts For Other People's Children

Toni Hargis | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents
Toni Hargis

Don't harass said parent into giving you a list within 24 hours of receiving your e-mail/phone call. Parents are busy, and they may even have to have a few sneaky conversations with the child to determine what would be a good gift suggestion

'Tis The Season To Maybe Chill The Hell Out

Katherine Press | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Press

Getting everything organised is tough work. Anyone who talks about getting to go home to do nothing but eat and watch movies makes me jealous, as I know how tired we Christmas Fairies feel after all the gift choosing, and cooking of the meals, and the cleaning and the wrapping and the small talk.

The Beginners' Guide To Church At Christmas

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

It is entirely possible that sometime in the next month or so you might venture into a church. It may be a concert that tempts you or a carol service ...

Five Reasons Why Avoiding Black Friday Is Good For You

Paula Haunit | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Haunit

Stuff. That's what retailers will want you to buy more of this Friday. You'll have countless heavily discounted items that will scream 'BUY ME' at you...

Christmas Shopping: How Early Should We Start?

Jess Melia | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Melia

Gone are the days when Christmas used to start on December 1st, now we are lucky if we make it to the beginning of November without any mention of Chr...

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!

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 24.12.2016 | 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 17.12.2016 | 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...

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.

Top Designer Clothing Labels Guilty of "Unshoppable" Shop Layouts

Fleur Perry | Posted 12.12.2016 | 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 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.

Christmas Catastrophes

Amy Clarke | Posted 25.11.2016 | 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 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 ...

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.

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...