Fathers Day ideas

Thirteen ways to style up his space this Father’s Day

In these extraordinary times, the old adage ‘a man’s home is his castle’ has never rung so true, with so many of us spending much more time indoors.

And it’s especially relevant for Father’s Day – with pubs and restaurants closed and most of us celebrating at home or via Zoom, it makes total sense to think about a present that blends style and function, will lift those four walls, or...


Ten fragrant gardening gifts for Mothers

So many plants offer fantastic scents – the sweet headiness of lily-of-the-valley in spring, the strong perfume of roses, mock orange and lilies through summer.

From shrubs whose scent is carried in the wind and can be enjoyed out on the patio, to houseplants that fill a room with fragrance, along with scented balms, oils and candles aimed at gardeners, your mum can inhale the joy of...

How to find the perfect gift for impossible-to-buy-for types this Christmas

Buying Christmas presents is something you either love or hate, but even the ultimate festive fan can struggle when it comes to those who are just plain difficult to buy for.

We all have them in our lives – the relative who seems to own everything already, the elderly aunt we buy the same thing for year after year, and the ones who are so picky that it's impossible to find anything...

Wooden toy castle

Children's wooden toys for Christmas

Perfect for Christmas gifts, a new collection of colourful wooden children's toys, is now available from Historic Royal Palaces online shop at and in selected palace gift shops. From castles to cars, towers to tea sets, these traditional toys are perfect to inspire the imagination of any child. Made from sustainable wood from the Rubber tree and painted with a...