How to buy thoughtful Christmas gifts on a budget

For many, Christmas can be an expensive time of year, especially if you have a lot of people to buy gifts for. While you may not want to spend a huge amount of money on Christmas gifts, it’s also important to get the balance right and make sure that you don’t give the impression that you are...

Liv Butler

Liv Butler



Roast potatoes favourite part of Christmas dinner

Roast potatoes crowned the UK's favourite element of Christmas dinner!

The roast potato is the UK’s favourite element of a ‘traditional’ Christmas dinner, according to new national research.

The study, carried out by Foodhub, one of the UK’s leading food order apps, revealed that roast potatoes are the UK’s favourite part of Christmas dinner, racking up a whopping 57% of the vote.

But, if you live in Kent, it is likely that you’ll eat far more...

Five things you've got to do before you can relax for Christmas

We all know how stressful Christmas time can be, with gift buying, house decorating, and the plethora of plans we have all made over the holiday season, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by the number of tasks on your hands. Even before Christmas starts, there are so many tasks that need to be put right before you can really start to enjoy yourself, so to help put your mind at rest we have...

Five fun things to try while enjoying Christmas with the family

When the holiday season comes around it is easy to fall into the same habits that you’ve been doing every year; you have the same meals on the same date with the same family members, followed by maybe a pantomime or a trip the Santa’s grotto. While there is nothing wrong in enjoying these activities, traditions are staple of the Christmas period, you may be looking to spice things up this...

Tips on what to do if your partner has spent more than you at Christmas

How to deal with a partner who spends more on you at Christmas

Christmas shopping for your other half can be very stressful - especially if you just know they're going to spend more on your present.

With this in mind, Nick Drewe, financial expert at WeThrift , has shared a few tips on what to do if you can’t match what your partner is going to get you for Christmas.

1 Don’t feel guilty

You must first of all remember that...

Christmas can be a stressful time for our pets

Christmas can be stressful for dogs here’s how to tackle it

For many people, the holidays are a time for celebration, family gatherings, fun and joy. But for our pets, Christmas can be a stressful time. The change in route, visitors, loud music, late nights and decorations can all worry them.

With Christmas day fast approaching behaviourist Carolyn Menteith highlights the importance of spotting the signs of stress and anxiety in...

The classic turkey Christmas dinner is set to be on its way out

Brits only stick to stick to Christmas turkey out of tradition

With the festive season in full swing, the classic turkey Christmas dinner is set to be on its way out, according to the latest data from Pub & Grill, which reveals that over half of Brits (51%) feel obliged to eat turkey due to tradition.

If freed from this obligation, 65% of Brits would ditch turkey as the centrepiece of their Christmas table, with pies, burgers and steaks...

Christmas presents under tree, security

Are your social media posts putting your property at risk of theft?

Millions of people prepping for Christmas in the UK are putting themselves and their property at risk of theft.

Sharing images and videos across social media platforms of gifts and decor could lead to burglary, and with nine million #ChristmasDecor hashtags on Instagram and 586.2 million TikTok views, security retailers has highlighted the potential damages.


John Lewis Christmas advert Unexpected Guest

Online Christmas jumper searches rocket after John Lewis advert released

Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for ‘Christmas jumper’ in the UK skyrocketed 136% on the 5 th November, one day that John Lewis released their Christmas advert featuring a little boy who gives a Christmas jumper to an alien girl.

A new finding by creative resource Design Bundles r eveals that online interest in 'Christmas jumper' skyrocketed to triple the...

Where do you draw the line when it comes to online festive antics?

Be on your best behaviour for your virtual Christmas works party

This year thousands of people will be having a ‘virtual’ work Christmas party due to the Pandemic and social distancing restrictions. However, just because colleagues won’t be meeting in person it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be on your best behaviour. Where do you draw the line when it comes to online festive antics? With ‘wild’ behaviour likely to be recorded, virtual celebrations are...

Brits who as kids chose to draw Father Christmas are the highest earners

Why your child's homemade Christmas card may point towards their future

According to a new study by Vodafone, what your child chooses to adorn their homemade Christmas card with could have a direct correlation to their future lives.

The nationwide study of 1,500 UK adults has discovered a whole host of revealing adult traits which can directly link back to the Christmas cards we drew as children.

According to the report, Brits who as kids chose...

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