There's no shortage of pretty lingerie on the rails at this time of year, and many men like to treat the ladies in their life to something special for Christmas. We know lots of guys have got it sorted; they know what size their woman wears, they know her favourite brands, and they know the colours and shapes they're looking for that will fit and flatter her. But, if the returns rails on 27 December are anything to go by, there are still a few clueless boyfriends, husbands, and partners out there who just don't know how where to start. It's our aim to make sure no woman unwraps a tacky red lace and satin set, peekaboo bra, or tie-side thong this festive season unless she wants to. Men, step forward and take note of our handy guide to buying the right lingerie for a very lucky lady this Christmas!
If you have a last-minute party to attend or a new addition to this year's present list, scented candles are always a safe bet. Everyone has a use for them, and if you stick to famous brand and tried-and-tested fragrances, you can't go wrong. Festive scents like orange and clove or fresh Winter fragrances like pine or cedar are great for this time of year and easy to find in our roundup of the best Christmas candles (and year-round favourites) that no fragrance fan could possibly resist. From Cire Trudon to Yankee Candle and many more, click through for the scents we want to sniff in the coming weeks.
If you're looking for fun little finds to put in a Christmas stocking this year (or to use for Secret Santa) look no further than our selection of fashion gifts, which run the gamut from chic and stylish to just the right side of silly. Christmas is a time when it's ok to have a bit of fun with your clothing, so while you'll find your fair share of luxury treats like Mulberry keyrings and designer phone cases, we've also taken time to pick the best novelty socks, cute mittens, and seasonal scarves. Most items come in under £20, with a few carefully placed indulgences for those with a little more to spend. Click on through to stuff that stocking now.
Perfume is usually a safe bet for the woman in your life at Christmas, but it takes more thought than just reaching for the prettiest-looking bottle. Your quest should start on her dressing table or bathroom shelf, where you might luck out and find her favourite. Memorise that bottle, then pick the gift set to match. If you're not lucky enough to locate the right scent, you could try a tried-and-tested favourite; look out for big names like Dior, Chanel, and Estée Lauder. Christmas brings plenty of good-value sets with matching body lotions and cosmetics bags, but also keep your eye out for solid perfumes, scented candles, and limited-edition bottles (like the lovely silver version of the much-loved Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf). Click through for our favourite finds for 2013's festive season.
If you're hunting for the perfect present for a 20-something woman, you're in luck! We've pulled together a whole host of fashion gifts that will keep these young trendsetters happy, from designer treats to great high street finds that pay homage to the catwalk. From cute knitwear to street style favourites, gadget cases to fashion books, there's something in here for every style and budget. Just click on through and shop now.
Sequins are a party-dress staple, and there's definitely no shortage of sparkle on the rails this year. Nothing says Christmas like a sequinned dress, and with everything from '20s flapper dresses to '60s shifts featuring sequinned embellishments, there is a style to suit everyone. Whether you're looking for a glamorous gown, a simple sheath, or a sexy minidress, we've found the sequinned dress to suit. From all-over shimmer to more subtle sequinned detailing, find your next party dress now.
With the festive party season at full throttle, it's time to dress to impress with our amazing lineup of outfits. Give your Christmas cheer a stylish boost with our ultimate party dress edit featuring picks for every occasion. We've selected something to suit all tastes and budgets. Make a feminine statement in flapper dresses from Ted Baker and ASOS, or show off a little pre-New Year's Eve sparkle in shimmery renditions from Alice + Olivia and Michael Kors. Take a look at our top picks below.