Ringing the changes: our take on decorating and wrapping this season
Ideas and inspiration for trimming the tree and wrapping gifts.
How to: make your own advent calendar
Advent calendars are special things. They’re that subtle something that means you can start to celeb...
Decorating your bedroom for winter
When it comes to decorating your home’s bedrooms come winter, it’s very often only children’s spaces...
How to decorate festively with soft metallics
Create a decorating scheme this Christmastime that’s both sophisticated and relaxed.
How to choose the perfect Christmas tree
What to consider when picking a Christmas tree when it comes to size, variety and real versus life-l...
Festive ways to decorate banisters
Stairs can be one of the most mesmerising places to put Christmas decorations – they’re a clear stat...
Tips and tricks for packing up Christmas
A handful of ideas we’ve gathered along the way to make it as easy as possible.
Winter pearl barley, wild mushroom and truffle arancini
With their hearty, risotto-like filling, crispy breadcrumb casing and couple of bites size, arancini...
Orange and clove Christmas Eve cookies
Lightly spiced and fragrant, these cookies are lovely any time over the Christmas season, but we’ll ...
How to make salt dough place cards and decorations
An easy craft made using household ingredients to decorate your Christmas Day table.
Crafting tradition: the stories behind our favourite festive crafts
Delve into the intriguing histories of Christmas crafts, from gingerbread to paper decorations.
Chestnut, apricot and sourdough plant-based stuffing
A Christmas Day or Sunday lunch stuffing recipe for those following plant-based, vegetarian or vegan...
Bringing Christmas into the kitchen
Think beyond the purely practical in your kitchen this Christmas, with our tips on making the heart ...
Christmas brunch: beetroot-cured smoked salmon with dill yoghurt and rye bread
Whether your morning starts with present opening, a much-deserved lie-in or a brisk walk with the do...
Christmas brunch: caramelised apple porridge with maple hazelnuts
The second in The Provenist’s trio of brunch recipes to elevate your Christmas morning fare: a comfo...
Christmas brunch: poached eggs with cashew hollandaise, spinach and sourdough
The third in a trio of breakfast recipes created by the team at our café, The Provenist, to turn you...
Homemade presents: fabric-covered notebooks
Bookbinder Emma Williams shares her tips for covering plain notebooks or journals with fabric to cre...
Orange and ginger madeleines
Delicate, festively-flavoured cakes to serve at teatime this December.
Smashed butternut, roasted garlic & pomegranate croutes
An easy to make recipe that’ll see you through festive get-togethers.
How to make paper pinwheel decorations
An easy, effective and satisfying paper craft to try your hand at this December.
Cardamom and maple mulled wine
Mulled wine is as essential to Christmas as mince pies – as much for the way the wine and spices, ge...
A Christmas ‘old fashioned’ cocktail recipe
As cocktails go, an old fashioned is about as classic as they come. Simple to make and deliciously a...
Spiced ginger, orange & apple warmer
An alternative to mulled wine (without the alcohol) for cold, crisp winter days.
How to decorate with winter greenery in your home
What’s in season now, how to use it in your home before and after Christmas, and when to choose life...
Why do we hang wreaths?
Ever wondered why we hang wreaths at Christmastime? Read on for a brief look at their long history.
Mince pie tart with oat and nut crumble
A twist on the classic mince pie, elevating it from festive snack to the status of dessert with the ...
How to take Christmas decorating outside
Create a festive feeling as soon as you arrive home – whether you have a front garden or not.
The guest bedroom guide
A handful of ways to make a guest bedroom a welcoming retreat they won’t want to leave.
Arranging autumn & winter flowers
Stylist and author Marry Norden shares tips for arranging flowers and foliage in the colder months.
Three festive mantels
When we’re decorating our homes for Christmas, it’s almost always the tree that steals the show. The...
Ginger & pecan fruit cake
A lighter, gluten-free and less sugary Christmas cake alternative made with the festive flavours of ...
Embracing late autumn and winter at home
How to dress your home for the season from November right through to Christmas.
Homemade presents: natural firelighters
How to create your own wax firelighters scented with herbs and spices.
A spiced fig & thyme winter cocktail
Is a celebration ever quite complete without something extra special for sipping on? A glass of wine...
How to make your own lino-print Christmas cards
An easy step by step to creating your own homemade cards to send to friends and family this Christma...
The hardworking Christmas kitchen
With a little planning, your kitchen can be your biggest asset at Christmas.
Christmas in the country
After a decade in London, it’s Christmas in the country for journalist Jo Rodgers and her family thi...
Skye McAlpine’s Pistachio Panettone cake
Food writer Skye McAlpine shares a recipe for Christmas Eve from her latest book, ‘A Table for Frien...
A Venetian Christmas Eve
Food writer Skye McAlpine shares her family traditions and favourite festive treats as she prepares ...
A stocking filled with fun
A tongue in cheek approach to putting together a grown-up Christmas stocking that’ll bring out their...