What to do if you spent too much at Christmas

The festive season is always an expensive time and with the cost of living spiralling, Christmas 2022 was even more financially challenging than most. So what should you do if you spent too much at Christmas? Forgive yourself If you overspent this Christmas, the first thing to do is try not to beat yourself up […]

Why January is the perfect month to start planning next Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, I always say the earlier you start planning the better. This is why I think January is the perfect month to start. It can save you a lot of money and stress – and means you’ll have time to have fun when December finally arrives. This, for me, is by […]

The best Christmas presents for pets

Our animals are as much a part of our families as our human relatives – so we love showering them with gifts and treats. Here are my ideas for the best Christmas presents for pets (and their animal mad owners)! At no cost to you, I’ll receive a small commission on some products purchased via […]

My tips for stress-free hosting on Christmas Day

From cooking dinner for a large group of people to decorating your home, there’s a lot to think about when you’re hosting on Christmas Day. Check out my tips for stress-free Christmas hosting! Just to let you know that – at no cost to you – I will receive a small commission on some products […]

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 […]