Don't Give the Gift of Clutter!

Vicky Silverthorn | Posted 11.11.2015 | 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 24.11.2015 | 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 24.11.2015 | 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 " go ahead and ask for a pencil, I'm sticking with the Anna Sleigh," and went back to her spellings.

This Christmas Forget Presents, Simply Be Present With Your Presence

Leanne Davis | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

My advice to you this festive season is to do whatever you can to have present moment awareness. Christmas can be a tricky time with emotions running high. But the fact is that the past is gone and the future doesn't exist so all we have is the present.

Ahhhh. All Students Want For Christmas Is Love... Or a PS4

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Put your cynicism away, pack up your grinch costume and celebrate: research has revealed all students want for Christmas is love. Or a holiday. Or ...

A Letter to Santa

Jack Ingles | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Ingles

Dear Santa Claus, my name is Jack and I am 20 and ½ years old. I've been a really, really good boy this year. I've even been nice to my sister, even though she can be really annoying sometimes. There are just a few things I want this year so I hope you manage to get them all.

Top Women's Gifts For Christmas 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While every woman will often say it's the 'thought that counts', it usually helps to have the perfect gift for her underneath the tree, just in case. ...

Best Smartphones On The Market For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A request for a mobile phone for Christmas can be terrifying. Every year, these machines become slimmer, more adept at anticipating your every need, a...

10 Of The Most Inspiring Gifts By Hobby From eBay (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you know that your loved one thinks about only one thing (apart from you, that is), then why not surprise them this Christmas with a gift based on ...

Are Men So Incompetent They Require This?

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Tech

Men of the world rejoice - for Christmas will no longer be a time of paper cuts, ugly gifts and Sellotape on your face! A wrapping-challenged gent,...

"Mother's Day"-ish

James Granleese | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Granleese

Thankfully, like every year, my Dad came home with cards for me, my brother and sister to quickly scribble our names into, put in a envelope to then immediately walk into the living room, hand to our mother, watch her open them and then walk out to return to whatever we'd normally do on a Sunday afternoon. As you can tell, we're a very emotional family.

Gifts Not to Give Your Mum This Mother's Day

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

There are always so many pieces around at this time of year advising on wonderful gifts to spoil your mum with this Mother's Day so I figured I'd do something else this year. Here's a few tips on what NOT to give your mum this Sunday, unless you want out of the will.

Is Saying Thank You Considered Rude?

James Emtage | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

One thing is for sure - saying thank you is a nice thing to do. It makes you feel good, and makes the receiver feel valued. We may not subscribe to the hand written parchments of old, with ruler straight lines and wafty words of gratitude penned from inky quills, but we do still subscribe to basics of liking to give and liking to be thanked.

351 Days Until Christmas

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

According to Which magazine, almost 50% of Brits funded Christmas 2012 with credit. Be it a credit card, or payday loans, which almost a million families used, there will be millions of people for whom Christmas 2012 is a 2013 problem.

Don't Mock The Awful Present Giver

Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Thomas

No matter how awful the gift you get from your appalling present-giver, be grateful, smile, and be thankful for the time they clearly spent rooting around trying to find it. Because trust me, when those gifts stop coming, it leaves a large, present-shaped hole on Christmas Day.

Have You Got Everything Now For Christmas?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Steve McKevitt

35 years later and another jet-pack-free Christmas is upon me, but this isn't the only way in which the future has failed to live up to expectations. These days we might be able to get everything now, but how much of it is worth having?


Matt Roper | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Matt Roper

Christmas has arrived in London Town, and what a stench of vulgarity it brings with it. You can't move without being reminded of it.

Weekend Shopping: Father's Day Gift Guide

Sarah McGiven | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Firstly, DON'T PANIC - Father's Day is NEXT Sunday (17th June), in the UK. This is just a heads up with a few ideas all available to buy online for anyone who doesn't want to run the rain gauntlet or waste any lesser spotted sunny spells trekking round the shops looking for presents.

Why the Queen Has the Right Idea About Birthdays‏

BritChick Paris | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I have an unhealthy obsession with my birthday. I think I'm a birthday addict. The sight of a pristeen white envelope or the rustle of a wrapped present send me into a frenzy. I love everyone else's birthdays too. Card shops are my favourite haunts.

Wild at Heart for the National Gallery: Art-Inspired Flower Bouquets for Mother's Day

Sarah McGiven | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Every mum deserves gorgeous flowers on Mother's Day, but if you're looking for something really special and a bit more interesting than the usual Interflora or M&S options, check out The National Gallery.