Christmas Shopping

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 23.12.2014 | 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 23.12.2014 | 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 22.12.2014 | 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 22.12.2014 | 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 21.12.2014 | 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 19.12.2014 | 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 16.12.2014 | 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-...

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 15.12.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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.

Can We Find the True Meaning of Christmas in a Penguin?

David Hall | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK
David Hall

Much as I relish the creativity of many of their efforts, I feel that this trend tells a worrying story both about the faltering attempts of business to redefine its place in the world and about our own need to grasp at almost anything to create meaning in our lives. In my book, we could do with rather more powerful stories at Christmas time. Any ideas?

Need Christmas Shopping Inspiration? Homewares Are A Tasteful, Practical & Timeless Choice For Friends & Family...

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to Christmas gift-giving this year, forget the cosy socks, bath salts and novelty gifts and give your friends and family items they'll u...

This Post About Christmas In November Is For Your Own Good

Amy Baker | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Baker

I am fully aware that the title of this article is likely to incite rage across the nation. How can I possibly be mentioning Christmas when we are barely in November? What kind of fairy light loving, sugared almond addict must I be to bring up my second least favourite C-word so early on in the year? I mean, the clocks have only just gone back for Pete's sake!

Five UK Christmas Markets for a Festive Hotel Stay

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 30.11.2014 | 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?