Presents

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 11.02.2016 | 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 21.12.2015 | 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 20.12.2015 | 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.

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,...