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The 50 Presents of Christmas

It may come as no surprise that I am a festive enthusiast. December is, hands down, one of my favourite months. As I've got older, I do truly love the thought and process of giving what I hope are the right gifts. Here's my Christmas gift guide: 50 presents for all manner of recipients.…


Christmas Gift Guide: Her

As the lights twinkle on my Christmas tree (so tall we had to take inches off the bottom to get it to fit into the room), may I present Christmas gifts for women? Santa baby, if you could see your way to slipping one or two under my tree, that would be most welcome...…


Christmas Gift Guide: Books

To my mind, no Christmas is complete without a new book under the tree. It's not 'just' a book, you see. It's a whole new world. A gift of time. I've sifted through the bookshelves and picked the best Christmas books to give this year.…


Christmas Gift Guide: Home

Welcome to our Christmas gift guides 2018. We've kept it simple this year: no blowing-the-budget, no excessive choice. Instead, you'll find some smaller brands and retailers and a carefully edited selection of our favourite gifts for your favourite people.…


Christmas Shopping: Part 4 – Books

I write this whilst watching The Holiday (again) and conducting three separate WhatsApp chats - mostly about Christmas. One week, folks. That's all we have. And I offer you the one gift that truly will keep giving...a really good book.…


Christmas Shopping: Part 3 – Men

I cannot tell you how hard I find shopping for men. The men in my life either don't want anything, or do that thing of buying what they want/need as soon as they want/need it (my husband is a particular offender. My son will probably be the same once he gets old enough not delighted by wooden trains and Matchbox cars). There are rules about this kind of thing, people - especially in the run-up to Christmas. This said, I have rustled up a few ideas....…