Affordable Christmas stocking filler gift ideas for children

Lots of us will be having a scaled-down (but still gloriously festive!) Christmas this year as budgets are squeezed by the soaring cost of living. The cost of stocking filler gifts can really add up, so I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite good value gifts for kids. They may not be the […]

My top tips for hosting vegans at Christmas

Rethinking your usual menus and traditions can be daunting when it’s your first Christmas as a vegan – or you’re hosting a vegetarian or vegan friend or family member. But with a little extra thought and planning, it’s not too difficult to create a tasty and fun vegan Christmas. The most important thing to do […]

How to make a personalised Christmas planner

Using a Christmas planner to keep festive plans on track is one of the most effective ways to get more organised. Making lists is an essential part of getting Christmas Organised, but if your ideas and ‘to do’ lists are on scraps of paper or in multiple notebooks they’re easy to lose or forget about. […]

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. […]

The best UK Christmas light trails

Heading out on a cold winter’s evening to see a Christmas lights show has become one of my family’s favourite festive traditions. If you’ve yet to give one a go, I’ve put together a list of some of the best Christmas light trails in the UK. I’d advise booking your preferred slot well in advance […]

Why done is better than perfect

It’s natural to want to do everything you can to ensure your family and friends have a special Christmas – but it’s also important to remember that ‘done is better than perfect’. In the past I remember feeling totally frazzled by the time Christmas Day arrived, and a large part of that was because I […]

How to spend less this Christmas

As the cost of living continues to rise, we’re all beginning to feel the pinch. Christmas is still five months away, so now is the perfect time plan for any cutbacks you might need to make this year. I recommend having a good look at your budget and making some decisions about what you can […]

How to write a Christmas round-robin newsletter

Boastful and annoying Christmas round-robin newsletters have given them a bad name – but, done well, they can also be a brilliant way to keep in touch. In my experience they help keep friendships alive and spark conversations that would never have happened if all I’d sent was a signed Christmas card. But how do […]

Embracing a more eco-friendly Christmas

If we all make just one or two small changes to reduce our environmental footprint this Christmas, it could be hugely beneficial to the planet. We’re less likely to panic buy things that we don’t really need if we plan ahead – so just by being more Christmas organised you’re most likely reducing your negative […]

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 […]