The best Christmas gift ideas for foodies

Food obsessives can showcase their artisan cheese collection on a swish marble cheeseboard or mix up a festive Christmas cocktail in a trendy cocktail shaker with our foodie gift guide...

Ten ways to decorate your festive table this Christmas

Dining tables are the setting for lazy brunches and long lunches, from Christmas to New Year. And while your perfectly-cooked feast is the real centrepiece, a beautifully dressed table can't fail to boost the festivities.

Ten of the best: scented winter candles

From festive scents of cinnamon and clove, to zesty citrus notes, these gorgeous candles are not just for Christmas. We've picked the best candles to burn bright all winter...

Ten of the best: luxury Christmas gifts for the home

From the world's first Christmas crackers filled with diamonds, to hi-tech coffee machines and handcrafted cocktail box sets - here are 10 gift ideas that will ensure you get invited back for dinner on Boxing Day. 

Get in quick: year-end property and stamp duty offers

With builders aiming to sell the few homes remaining within this year's new developments, buyers can take advantage of slashed prices - and discounts on stamp duty, legal fees, parking spaces and even furniture packs.

My design Christmas: Nadja Swarovski

Heiress to the crystal business founded in Austria reveals her secret festive shopping haunts, what gifts she hopes to receive and why she loves the capital at Christmas.