Shopping for Christmas presents is no mean feat, but once you’ve done that, another task arises: wrapping the things. When it comes to tasks, preparation is key, and gift-wrapping is no different. Before you begin the process, ensure you have everything you need, says gift wrapping expert Jane Means, whose clients include Harrods and Dior.
If you've ever had qualms about the size of regular pigs in blankets, this is your year. M&S has launched a foot-long version of the festive classic. Marks and Spencer has joined other supermarkets like Asda and Aldi by adding the extended creation to its line of Christmas treats.
From hard-to-kill plants to the game sure to keep your grandma from nodding off on the sofa, look no further for this year's most coveted stocking fillers.
Decorating a Christmas tree with ornaments you bring out year after year is a wonderful tradition — but for some, it can start to feel a little more ho-hum rather than ho ho ho. Whether you’re itching for something different this year, already daydreaming about how you’re going to decorate your tree next year, or just love to look at some super-creative Christmas trees, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up nine of our favorite themed trees to give you all the inspiration you need, from a tree dotted with colorful butterflies to a candy-coated tree you’ll want to nibble on. Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: • How to set up a Christmas tree — without trashing your home or breaking your back • How modern families are celebrating their diversity during the holidays • 14 polka-dot dresses inspired by Kate Middleton to wear this Christmas Follow us on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Christmas is a time for celebrating, and enjoying food with friends and family remains one of the best ways to do so. As any turophile, or cheese lover, will attest, cheese is a good idea any time of year, but all good festive feasts call for a cheese board. For many people, Christmas has long been the ultimate occasion for over-indulging.
Nothing kick-starts Christmas more than a Mark Darcy-inspired knit and this year, there are more festive jumpers on offer than ever before. Yep, there’s no longer room for excuses. The fash pack will be pleased to see a handful of chic fair isle numbers which won’t look out of place in the office while the kids will be kept quiet courtesy of ‘Star Wars’-themed winter gear. Meanwhile, high street heroes Next and Debenhams are determined to spread festive cheer to the greatest scrooges amongst us with slogan-emblazoned jumpers it’ll prove hard to say no to. The best part? With money famously tight in December, you needn’t spend a small fortune and can save up for those last-minute pressies instead… Whether you’re planning a sweet family snap in matching knits or are in need of an oversized sweatshirt for Christmas dinner , look no further for the most sought-after festive jumpers this year. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Sustainable gift ideas: This year’s best guilt-free Christmas presents Gift ideas for him: The best Christmas presents for the men in your life Gift ideas for her: The best Christmas presents for the women in your life
Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found six in 10 have at some point messed up the main Christmas meal. Over-cooking the carrots, burning the treasured pigs in blankets and ending up with soggy roast potatoes also featured in the top 20 list. It was revealed the average person will cater for around five people at Christmas time and four in 10 admitted they are worse at cooking if there are additional people watching them.
From the seriously coveted Dyson Airwrap to the silky pyjamas on everyone's festive wish list, these are the presents we sure hope to find under the Christmas tree.
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Can you remember how it felt the first few times you saw a Christmas tree put up in your living room? The most traditional in these parts is the Norway spruce, the first tree popularly used as a Christmas tree in the UK. The oldest living member of the species is a tree in Sweden called Old Tjikko, whose 9,560-year-old root system far predates Christmas, Christianity and the Coca-Cola truck.
From festive films to decorating the tree, these are the most creative advent ideas to celebrate the countdown to Christmas.