Christmas Preparation

Our Christmas Preparation guide will help you prepare for the ultimate family Xmas. Whether you’re preparing for baby’s first Christmas or you’re wanting to check off all the shopping, decorating and food prep in time for the big day, here’s our guide to make things a little easier.

 

How To Cook A Turkey And Avoid Food Poisoning This Christmas

Each year the UK sees around 280,000 cases of illness, thanks to undercooked turkey. We asked the Food Standards Agency for instructions on how best to cook a turkey and avoid the spread of the harmful bacteria that causes upset tummies. 

Top 18 Tipples For Pregnant Women This Christmas

Enjoy this round-up of our favourite top tipples and non-alcoholic drinks so you can embrace the festive season with a glass of something special in your hand! 

Where To Shop The Best Luxury, Novelty And Eco-Friendly Christmas Crackers

Add a bang to your Christmas dinner this year with this merry and bright collection of luxury, novelty and eco-friendly Christmas crackers.

The One And Only Elf On The Shelf: The Three Golden Rules And What To Do If You Break Them

There are three golden Elf on The Shelf rules to abide by, we like to call it the Scout Elf code.

Check Out The Best Christmas Ads 2023

Christmas adverts are becoming something we all look forward to seeing in the run up to Christmas. Here are some of our favourites for 2023. 

Festive Decor That Will Give You Serious Christmas Decoration Envy

Inspiration for the ultimate festive display, shop traditional and contemporary Christmas decorations.

Gift Wrapping: The Tips And Tricks You Need To Know

If you’re looking for gift wrapping tips, you’ve come to the right place. Jane Means, gift wrap and ribbon designer and exhibitor at this year’s Spirit of Christmas Fair shares her top tips for wrapping presents this year.

Pick Your Own Christmas Tree In London And Beyond

We’ve round-up the best ‘choose your own Christmas tree’ centres and shops in and outside of London, so you can be prepared!

24 Must-Haves From The Ocado Christmas Shop To Order Now

It’s time to plan for the Christmas Day feast! Besides the basics, we’ve found 24 must-haves from the Ocado Christmas shop, festively known as More

How To Make Healthy Choices This Christmas – 10 Top Tips To Remember

For a healthy Christmas this year, Holistic Health Coach Louise Murray is on hand with some expert tips for the festive season.

The Christmas Cake Delivery Service You Need To Know

My Baker’s range of delicious Santa-approved homemade artisan cakes make the perfect centrepiece for any festive occasion.

Add Extra Sparkle To Christmas This Year With These Festive Finds From Party Pieces

We asked the party planners at Party Pieces – Carole Middleton’s partywear company – to share their favourite festive finds, and some top tips from Carole on decking the halls with boughs of holly!

Five Top Tips for Styling your Christmas Table

Five Top Tips for Styling Your Christmas Table

Christmas is all about the food but as you countdown to the big day don’t forget to have a little think about how you can make your Christmas table setting look as gorgeous as it does delicious.

Baby’s First Christmas Decorations to Treasure Forever

We’ve put together a collection of our favourite keepsake Christmas decorations, so your little one’s first Christmas will be one you remember forever. 

A dairy and soya free christmas

The Best (and only) Dairy & Soya Free Christmas Treats for Kids

This column is not a long one, and yet one I’ve spent so much time on. I’ve been painfully scouring the net and looking through ingredients’ lists to find SOMETHING for the dairy and soya free kids out there.

28 of The Best Advent Calendars to Count Down the Days

From chocolates, toys and activities, get your child get into the festive spirit with one of these great advent calendars.

Top Christmas Traditions For Families

We love making Christmas special for the whole family, so don’t miss out on these fantastic Christmas traditions the kids will love to make More