Christmas – the essential guide

From Christmas gift guides to festive decorating ideas, we've got hundreds of ideas for a chic celebration


Christmas gifts

Whether you’re looking for Christmas presents for boys or personalised Christmas gifts for someone special, our Christmas gift guide has something for everyone

* Christmas craft ideas

Give your Christmas a personalised touch with great Christmas craft ideas

* Christmas trees

From our pick of the best Christmas trees for 2009 to how to choose the perfect Christmas tree

* Christmas videos

Watch our Christmas videos for great ideas for Christmas

* Christmas tree decorations

Adorn your Christmas tree with stylish decorations

* Christmas decorations

Don’t stop at the tree, add festive cheer to the rest of your home

* Christmas decorating ideas

Style your perfect Christmas with our fabulous Christmas decorating ideas

* Christmas entertaining made easy

From planning for your guests to our favourite party ideas

* Last-minute Christmas

Replay our webchat for last-minute Christmas gift and party ideas

* And don’t forget, magazine subscriptions make great Christmas gifts! Check out Magazine’s Direct for gift ideas.

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