Little cancer battler Oliver Smart wins the Mail’s Dear Santa prize

Little Oliver Smart is set to find something extra special in his Christmas stocking after the tot won the Mail’s Dear Santa competition.

Kind-hearted youngster gets Dear Santa prize for helping others

Struggling for a Christmas present for your Gran? Take her for a meal or to the theatre

Pupils send residents festive cheer

This year's classic festive wreath choices

Nothing says you’ve embraced the Christmas spirit like a classic festive wreathTraditionalBerry wreath, National Trust, £25.00Pinecone

The perfect Christmas dinner place settings

Dressing the table for Christmas celebrations is as important as the menu and the guest list, here are some ways to set the right toneFestive

Make an impression with your Christmas gift wrapping

Handy hints on how to perfect present presentation First impressions count and it is just as true when it comes to gift giving. Here’s

Choose the right Christmas tree for your home

Christmas starts with a tree, but choosing the right one can be a minefield. We look at the best choices whether it is traditional, imitation

Duck Christmas tradition with a different bird as your centrepiece

Duck is a great festive alternative to turkey... and has fewer calories and fat than chickenDuck is a fantastic dish and a great festive alternative

Make a gingerbread tree

A gorgeous gingerbread centre piece for you to make. Simple yet impressive!This biscuit tree is so simple yet it looks so impressive. A little

Take the stress out of the Christmas food prep

Kirstie Paton looks at the best ready prepared seasonal food dishes available in store this yearTo start Waitrose Treacle Smoked Salmon, £4.99

What’s in your Christmas meal?

The festive season poses a risk of overindulgence for some of us. Nutritionist Natasha Alonzi tells Sofiane Kennouche how the traditional Christmas

Embrace Scandinavian men's fashion styles this winter

It’s not so grim up north, earn from the best and in these warm and practical yet on trend men's stylesWarm Jumpers   

Try Northern climes for winter fashion inspiration

The fashion houses keep returning to Scandinavia for winter inspiration, but there’s more to the Nordic countries than dodgy Christmas

Practical magic, the cutest kids clothes under the tree this Christmas

When kids’ clothing doesn’t put comfort first it’s a recipe for complaints. Check out these stylish outfits that don’t

Be a man about town this Christmas opulent style

A  luxury style to keep you a class apart this winter The Suit Silver grey trousers, £29.99, Silver grey two tone blazer

Royal Mail Christmas posting dates - make sure your cards arrive on time!

It’s not just Santa who spreads festive cheer at Christmas time, Royal Mail does too!Posties deliver millions of cards and

Make this Christmas virtualy perfect with these top gadgets

Whether you’re eyeing up something retro inspired or cutting edge, tech a look at the gadgets set to go down a storm this yearThe music

Teen Christmas gifts to lighten the mood

Older kids (or young at heart grown-ups) can be a challenge to buy for at the best of times. Strike the right tone with these  presentsPlush Pusheen

The best pampering products and grooming gadgets gifts 2016

Treat someone special to a beautiful ChristmasGrooming gadgetsDyson Supersonic™ Hair DryerBlast your hair dry with the revolutional Dyson

How to be a pantomime dame

Whether it’s Auntie May, Mother Goose or Widow Twanky, whichever dame is your favourite, legendary pantomime dame Allan Stewart has probably

Ultimate Christmas Villains

Forget rockin’ around the Christmas tree with this lot, you’re more likely to find this dodgy line up stealing your presents rather

Best Christmas cookbooks

‘Tis the season to be… stuffing our faces. Yes, Christmas is the one time of year we don't have to feel guilty about what we eat