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 Christmas films for children

One festive job I like to get done nice and early is to compile a list of the best Christmas films for children. It’s become one of our family traditions to binge watch Christmas movies.  I really enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews in front of festive flicks both old and new – […]

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 […]

Delicious alternatives to turkey for Christmas dinner

Eating turkey on Christmas Day remains a popular tradition that’s observed by most people – but if it’s not your favourite meat, there are plenty of delicious alternatives to choose from. Whether you find turkey dry or bland, or you fancy trying a vegetarian or vegan option this year…I say go for it – it’s […]

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 […]

Choosing eco-friendly Christmas crackers

eco-friendly Christmas crackers

Christmas crackers are a much-loved Christmas dinner tradition in most UK homes (including mine) – but they are also incredibly wasteful and bad for the environment. So how can we make them more eco-friendly? Luckily there are lots of environmentally-friendly options to choose from. And as a massive 154 million Christmas crackers are pulled in […]