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The festive season is upon us, and here at House & Garden our thoughts naturally turn to Christmas ideas and all the ways to bring a little extra joy to our homes, via food, decorations and lots of lovely gifts. With a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine, we're looking at our absolute favourite Christmas ideas and planning what to do and when!


77 best Christmas gifts for every woman in your life


 Best gifts for mums that they'll want to receive this Mother's Day

Cocktail recipes

Spiced pomegranate mojito 

Wonderful Winter Cocktails

Fig and thyme gin fizz

Craft projects

What to do with pressed flowers

Starters & Sides

Buttered leek croquettes

Recipes by Annie Bell inspired by France

Mimolette and walnut sablés

Recipes for a cozy Sunday roast

Burrata with pumpkin and hazelnuts

Rowley Leigh's warming winter recipes

Celery and chestnut soup with onion bread

Christmas activities

The best Christmas markets in Europe


The 10 best Christmas markets in the UK in 2023


The best winter sun destinations for 2023

Cake recipes

Rum-glazed vegan gingerbread

Traditional recipes from "The Nordic Baking Book" by Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken

Gingerbread recipe