The pairing of Christmas day and Boxing day is, of course, wildly necessary. It’s time to clear space and discreetly rid ourselves of unwanted holiday offerings. If you’re still umming and ahhing over redundant gifts: kitchen appliances you already own, scented candles that aggravate your senses, clothes that don’t quite fit (or that you wish didn’t) — There’s a place for these things and it isn’t the back of your closet.
Somebody call Martha Stewart! Holiday shopping isn’t easy but what comes after isn’t a walk in the park either. Do any of these 13 gift wrap fails look like your handiwork? Click through the gallery above to see more and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA
The only thing missing from these towering trees is a shopping mall setting. These celebrities have spared no expense in crafting extravagant holiday decor — some of them housing trees so great and glittering, there’s barely an inch of branch left exposed. Click through the gallery for Christmas trees so large they’ll make yours look like an ornament. Tell us what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.
Christmas is the most expensive time of the year. It’s statistically proven with the average family spending around £800 in the festive period.
If you’re short on cash this Christmas, consider these last minute gift ideas from the Dollar Store for $5 or less. Let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA!
Eighteen-year-old Jackson Wade Knight of Georgia knows this firsthand. “There was a really large package,” he told BuzzFeed. Instead of a single dozen pairs he found 12 dozen pairs, totaling 144 pairs of socks.
Friday, Dec. 15 is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! Click through the gallery above for ugly Christmas sweaters you'd actually want to wear and let us know which one's your favourite by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.
Another Christmas, another polarizing holiday drink from Starbucks. This time it's the Fruitcake Frappuccino — a Hazelnut Creme Frappuccino with dried fruit and spicy cinnamon, topped with whipped cream and garnished with caramel dots and a sprinkle of matcha. Think that's unappetizing? See more crazy holiday beverages in the gallery above!
When it comes to Christmas dinner, the pressure makes it tempting to head to the most expensive supermarket to ensure a good feast. Pork does tend to be of a better quality the more you pay for it, especially when it comes to sausages and bacon – the essentials for pigs in blankets.
Nutritionist Laura Tilt says that they’re “chemicals produced during alcohol fermentation that contribute to hangover symptoms.“Congeners might make the alcohol taste nice, but they make us feel bad, because they are a type of toxin,” she explains. Bourbon is the worst offender for a pounding head. A good rule of thumb is the darker the drink, the harsher the hangover as “dark coloured drinks contain high levels of congeners.” Sadly for fans of a bourbon on the rocks, whisky is especially high in these toxins, including methanol which can linger in the body even after all alcohol has been eliminated.
For once we think Starbucks Christmas cups may have to step aside, there is a new red cup in town and it belongs to none other than McDonald’s. This year the fast food chain have attempted to create their very own Chrismassy cups, however, it hasn’t exactly gone to plan. The McCafe cup has gone viral, racking up over 22,000 likes on Twitter for it’s controversial Christmas design. So, what are we looking at?
Christmas is certainly the time for indulgence – gifts, wines, food, you name it. However, the last thing on that list can cause rather a lot of anxiety for those of us that don’t fancy breaking our healthy lifestyles and putting on a few pounds in the festive season. And while you could bypass Christmas dinner (and all those extra treats) altogether, there’s absolutely no need to. Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at Superfooduk.com, told us which healthier foods you can swap each Christmas item with without compromising on taste.
There’s no doubt that as the year’s colder weather appears, so do the oh-so unhealthy (but oh-so delicious) treats. Think about it - Autumn has already got us all excited about pumpkin-spice lattes and halloween sweets, let alone the Christmas feast to come a couple of months later.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan have thrown some of *the* most talked about parties of 2015. We can’t wait to see what themes they unveil next year… [Photo: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian]
Like many of us, celebrities also struggle with finding that perfect holiday card to send out to friends and family time of year. Click through the gallery above to see some of our favourites from 2015.
You either love wrapping presents or you don’t. If you do, then wrapping everything up is probably your favourite part of Christmas and you’ll love the idea of jazzing them up with some of these techniques to make them look professional AF. If you hate wrapping, then this probably isn’t the article for you… Or maybe it’s a way to help you fall in love with the fun side of it?
All images via Instagram/kitcameo Think you’ve mastered the art of the paper snowflake? Sorry to be the one to tell you, but you have not. At least not to the extent of Kit Cameo. ALSO SEE: This artist will make you want to learn how to knit – big time The L.A
When putting together a holiday gift list this year, don’t forget the four-legged members of your family. The usual treats or chewing toy are fine, of course. (And if we’re being honest, your pet probably won’t mind the lack of originality.) But why not use the holidays as an excuse to go above and beyond for your dog or cat?
It seems every magazine, website, blogger, and overexcited Facebook friend whips out a gift guide each year. Our eyes (and yours, we’re betting) are glazing over just trying to keep track of them! Not to worry: We’ve done the heavy lifting this season, sorting through zillions of guides to bring you the guide to all the guides. We’ve found the best-of-the-best for makers, moms, foodies, kids … even lumbersexuals and Kardashian-obsessives.