Presents

Mothers' Day Gift Ideas

Sarah McGiven | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Of course whatever they get will be fabulous, even if they get nothing at all but breakfast in bed. We all know it's about love, showing gratitude and building memories. But if you're planning on picking up a Mother's Day present, either for your partner or for your own mum, check out the selection and following slideshow below for some gift ideas...

Don't Expect A Thank-You Card From A New Parent

Lisa Williams | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Williams

They're tired, they're shell-shocked and they have a lot to learn and to remember. They will love that their new baby is being showered with presents, and use and treasure these lovely gifts. But do they always need to commit that praise and gratitude to paper?

How To Stop Your Children Opening Christmas Presents Early

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

We thought it was just our unruly brood, but it seems even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are suffering with this parenting dilemma at the moment. ...

'Britain's Most Generous Colleague' Buys Gifts For Each Of The 1,000 People In His Office

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A office worker has been dubbed “Britain’s most generous colleague” because he buys Christmas gifts for all 1,000 people at his workplace. Steve...

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...

Books Make The Best Christmas Present

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

The best gift I want to give and would love to receive, is in fact a book. Or, ya know, ten. Because when you give someone you love a book you're saying "I've thought about this, in the hope that you'll like this. I really hope you like this."

These 80s Christmas Presents Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

On Christmas day, children up and down the country will unwrap presents worth hundreds of pounds. But there was a simpler, less expensive time. On Twi...

Less Is Always More With Christmas Presents

Ian M Pindar | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ian M Pindar

From a monetary point of view, unwanted presents have to be the biggest waste at yuletide, and then add the stress of actually buying something 'possibly' desired, interesting, useful, etc. At least the excesses of food gluttony, the nuclear winner panic buying can be composted, most presents end up in a life-laundry-hide-and-seek-game; some may make it under the wire to a charity shop.

Cyber Monday: 19 Christmas Presents You Need To Buy Today

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Style

As much as we love the festive season, we really do not appreciate it’s ever depleting effect on our bank account. So this year, we are getting org...

18 Toys That Make Us Nostalgic For Our Childhood Christmases

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As an adult, the task of having to write a Christmas list is just another thing to remember to do. And besides, we just want exactly what you bought u...

My Favourite Things To Warm Your Body, Heart And Soul This Winter

Jane Egginton | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'It's freezing!' everyone seems to be crying in the UK as if we have never seen winter before. I was in need of something, or some things, to get me through these dark days. Why don't we all embrace the season and the Danish art of 'hygge', or cosiness?

Women Reveal The Worst Presents Men Have Ever Bought Them

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women have been sharing the worst gifts they’ve ever received from men and the results are both hilarious and harrowing. The discussion took place ...

Last Minute Love Tokens: Late Gift Inspo for Valentine's Day

Sarah McGiven | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

You will most likely plan to dash out when they're preoccupied with something else in order to lovingly surprise them with your thoughtful gift but by the time that moment comes it will be 20 minutes until the shops shut and you will be at least 30 minutes away from them anyway.

My Eight Great Festive Gift Ideas

Bwoywonder | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

With the highly anticipated 7th offering, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not so far away in a distant galaxy now, there is nothing like embracing the hype with these knit jumpers from numbskull.co.uk. You don't have to be a big fan to appreciate the clever way in which iconic characters from Star Wars have been infused in these traditional pullovers.

That's Not Going on the Christmas List

Claire Kirby | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Over the years I have learned to filter these lists to stop undesirable toys getting in through the door. This year I am thinking of operating a doorman style policy on Christmas presents. You know, if your name's not down, you're not coming in.

How To Wrap Oddly-Shaped Gifts This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Wrapping oddly-shaped gifts is just plain awkward. But in the video above, the team at DemO prove it is possible to get perfect-looking Christmas p...

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.

Don't Give the Gift of Clutter!

Vicky Silverthorn | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Silverthorn

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could exchange personal, meaningful pressies, carefully wrapped and labelled well in advance, stored safely out of sight until the big day? Wouldn't it be magical to sit back and soak up the atmosphere on Christmas Eve instead of desperately searching under the spare bed for the gifts we hurriedly hid there months ago?

This Child Speaks To All Of Us When He Pretends To Like His Birthday Gift

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

That moment when you rush to open your anticipated presents on your birthday, only to then have to hide your disappointment that it isn't what you ask...

Win Goodies On Wednesdays With #HPStyleSwag

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Style

We like to treat our lovely readers at HuffPost UK Style, so we've launched a new #WinWednesday sweepstake to give you the chance to win a whole heap ...

Win Goodies With #HPParentsPressies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents

We like to treat our lovely readers at HuffPost UK Parents, so we've launched a new #WinWednesday sweepstake to give you the chance to win a whole hea...

These Are The Worst Valentine's Day Presents You've Ever Been Given

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, we asked HuffPost UK Lifestyle readers: "What is the worst gift you've ever been given on Valentine's Day?" ...

15 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Her

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're looking for lavish gifts for the lovely lady in your life this Valentine's Day, then you've certainly come to the right place. No matter ...

How To Fake It If You Hate Your Xmas Present

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One certainty of Christmas is that someone is going to give you a terrible present. After you open the wrapping paper, your dreams will turn to as...

All I Want for Christmas

Andrea Mara | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

"Why are there never any pencils in this house? If I could have one thing from Santa, it would be a working pencil," I said to my seven-year-old as I tried to tick off her homework. She gave me a look that said "Right....you go ahead and ask for a pencil, I'm sticking with the Anna Sleigh," and went back to her spellings.