My subscription and experiences gift ideas

If you’re struggling to find the perfect Christmas present for a loved one, have you considered a subscription or experience gift? There are so many options available, I can always find something that will appeal to my recipients, including both adults and children – and at all price points, so they’re a budget-friendly option, too. […]

My favourite Christmas e-card websites

If you’re on a budget this Christmas, e-cards are a cost effective way of sending friends and family your festive greetings. There are some great value electronic Christmas cards available – including a few free ones and some (often short!) free trial periods – so you could save on the cost of physical cards, plus […]

The best UK Christmas markets

Visiting a Christmas market is one of my must-do Christmas traditions – it’s one of the first fun festive things I do each year and it marks the start of the celebrations! I love the lights, the atmosphere, the chance to buy Christmas decorations and gifts – and sampling some warming and delicious glühwein to […]

Last minute Christmas present inspiration: downloadable gifts

There’s only a few days to go until the big day! As always I feel like December has disappeared in a flash – do you feel the same? If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet it’s probably safest to hit the shops rather than order gifts in the post in case they don’t arrive […]

How to give Christmas presents people really want

For lots of us, gift giving is a big part of Christmas. But how do you make sure you’re picking presents that people really want? Buying the ‘right’ gift can feel like a lot of pressure, and I think most people have at least one person on their Christmas gift list who is particularly difficult […]

Quick and easy creative gift wrapping ideas

I’m not the most artistic person in the world, but I do like to get a little creative when wrapping at least some of the Christmas gifts I give. And I’m not alone as 67% of the Christmas Organised Facebook community said you put in extra effort to make your presents look beautiful! Twenty-two percent […]

Ten tips for buying sustainable gifts

Now more than ever we’re aware of the negative effect we’re having on the environment. So it’s really important we do as much as we can to help save the planet – including at Christmas time. And there’s lots to do: the UK produces an additional three million tonnes of waste at Christmas. I was […]

The best Christmas planners for festive organising

There’s nothing like a good old fashioned notebook for helping keep your Christmas organising on track. Don’t get me wrong, I also love apps and spreadsheets for organising on the go and sharing things like gift list ideas with family and friends (check out my post on the best Christmas apps) – but there’s nothing […]

Last minute Christmas gifts for the hard-to-buy-for

Last minute Christmas gifts for the hard-to-buy-for

It’s not long until the big day! How did that happen? December always seems to fly by – and, for me, this year has certainly been no exception. How are you doing with your festive preparations? I have a few last minute bits and pieces to buy – and quite a few presents to wrap […]

Helping others at Christmas

how to help others at christmas time

Well, what a year 2020 has been – it’s definitely been a tough one for everyone. However, I’m hoping that, amongst the suffering, some good will come out of what we’ve been through, and that people will be kinder to each other. It’s been heartwarming to see communities pull together to support each other through […]