Get ready to jingle and mingle this holiday season because we've got The Ultimate Christmas Party Games lined up for you!
Get ready to sprinkle some magic into your festive season with these Personalised Bauble Ideas designed especially for your little ones!
Christmas is a time for crafting. In the run-up to the big event, there are so many things you can make, from advent calendars to Christmas tree decorations.
Christmas Eve Boxes have become incredibly popular in the last couple of years. They’ve become a bit of a tradition with parents and partners up and down the country lovingly filling boxes with small gifts to get the big day started early.
Nothing beats getting a good book for Christmas. Something that will have your head buried between the pages so that you won’t even be able to notice those long, dark winter nights outside because you’ll be engrossed in your latest read.
Are you looking for the perfect gifts that will keep kids entertained this Christmas? You might think that the best toys are going to cost a fortune.
Picture this. It’s Christmas day, and the family is gathered around unwrapping present after present. They get to your set of presents and start to peel back the paper gently.
Letters to Santa are definitely helpful when it's time to start stock-piling Christmas presents for the kids. But if you're planning to fill a stocking (or a pillowcase), coming up with ideas isn't always so easy.
We’re not telling you anything that you don’t already know when we say that buying Christmas toys is a minefield for parents, families and friends to navigate.
It’s official, the hunt for the perfect Christmas present is on. And if you’re an aunt, uncle, grandparent or just a family friend, that can mean only one thing… realising you don’t have any clue what they want.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. We’ve got the chestnuts roasting on an open fire, we’re rocking around the Christmas tree, and we’re generally wishing it really could be Christmas every day.
There are many things you may be as a parent - a nurse, full-time entertainer and part-time tantrum negotiator - but there’s one thing you definitely are not… A mind reader! So take the pressure off of this Christmas period by downloading our Christmas wish list.
The build-up to Christmas is half the fun of the holidays, and we all know the best way to track it is with an advent calendar! An advent calendar helps you count down the days and also rewards you with sweet treats and little gifts to get you in the Christmas spirit.
We know that one of the biggest challenges during Christmas is looking for Christmas cards that feel as fun to give as they are to receive. So, this year, instead of choosing generic cards that are shop-bought, stay at home, and have a go at creating your own!
Sending Christmas cards to friends, family, and co-workers has been a classic Christmas tradition for a long time, and all for good reason… it’s the perfect way to show them how much you care about them.
With Christmas just around the corner, time is running out to prepare for the big day. When you’re shopping for your loved ones, planning your food menu and juggling your holiday parties - decorating your home can easily fall through the cracks. This year, instead of spending your time running around the shops for decorations, have a go at making your own! Filling your own Christmas baubles is a great way to make your tree stand out and gets the family involved in a fun craft activity.
Did you know that us Brits send more greetings cards than any other country? We absolutely love to pop season’s greetings in the post or hand out to loved ones, with an average of one billion Christmas cards sold every single year!
As the anticipation builds for the most magical season of the year, there’s no better time to be organised and decide which of the top trending kids advent calendars you want to get your hands on – ready for when they’re available.
Often a busy time of year, reading to your children this holiday season presents the perfect opportunity to unwind and let yourself and your child be transported into a wintery wonderland full of adventure and love. With so many incredible stories to choose from, finding the perfect read for your little ones can be tricky, so here are our top 10 Classic Christmas books for kids that are sure to have your home bursting with festive cheer.
A good Christmas book for kids can be a lifesaver. It can keep them occupied while you enjoy a nice mulled wine and make choosing a bedtime story a little bit easier. But more importantly, your kids will love them because they are fun, silly, beautifully illustrated and packed full of Christmas cheer.
The cold, wintery evenings make it the ideal time to stay at home and get cosy with a cup of tea, break out a soft blanket, and dive deep into a new book. While there's no shortage of great books that will see you through the winter months, we find that the winter weather puts us in the perfect mood to enjoy a well-loved classic
As much as we love Summer, for us book lovers, finding the time during the summer months to entrench ourselves in the pages of a good book can be challenging. But Winter! Now there's the time to dive into a good book.
With Summer well and truly behind us, we are fast approaching the time of year most want to hibernate and dive deep into the comfort and warmth of a good book. With so many options to choose from, knowing what to read to see you through these long nights can be tricky, so to help you out, we've compiled a list of our favourite fireplace reads of 2022
On a cold, grey winter afternoon, there are not many things as comforting as curling up on the sofa with a book, a blanket, and a nice hot drink. But which books are the best to read at this time of the year? For us, it's all to do with what gets us into the Christmas spirit or helps us soak up the seasonal atmosphere.
As gifting season quickly approaches, The Works is here to remind you that a thoughtful book might be the best and most-loved gift of all, this Christmas. The UK’s family-friendly retailer has hand selected its most in demand and top trending must-have books – perfect for the literature lovers or little bookworms in your life!
Christmas is just around the corner which means it’s time to get the board games out for some festive family competition. Let us set the scene: you have unwrapped the presents, enjoyed a huge feast, watched a festive movie and now Nana is falling asleep in the corner, sound familiar?
There’s no time like Christmas to show your parents just how much they mean to you with some fun and thoughtful gifts. You may be racking your brain trying to come up with the perfect present to gift these truly special people – but fear not as the UK’s leading family-friendly retailer, The Works, has done all the searching for you.
The sound of jingle bells is just around the corner and that means one thing…it’s time to start Christmas shopping for your little ones! Choosing the most joy-inducing Christmas gifts for your kids isn’t always easy. Get it wrong, and you’ll soon know about it. Most children have yet to learn the socially necessary art of hiding disappointment so if they hate your gift, it will be painfully obvious.
Sometimes Secret Santa can feel like an impossible task. Buying a gift for someone that you don't properly know isn't the easiest thing. So you usually play it a bit safe. But what if you didn't? What if you got them something they really wanted, like a good book?
You can do hundreds of things with your children to get into the Christmas spirit. But there isn't anything quite as magical as reading Christmas stories. And nothing says Christmas more than filling the house with laughter and joy. That's why we've pulled together a list of the funniest Christmas books for kids. So get yourself curled up on the couch and get ready for a few belly laughs together as a family.
The upcoming dark evenings call for one thing- an equally dark and eerie thriller to get your heart racing. Prepare to raise your body temperature this wintertime with a thriller book that is sure to have you double-checking whether you remembered to lock your front door. We've compiled a list of the best thrillers to read this Winter so you can discover a few new favourites to read. So grab your blanket, settle and get ready for some twists and turns.
It's no secret that wintertime is the ideal season to curl up with a blanket, a hot chocolate and a great mystery book. Whilst the rain and snowfall are heavy outside, you can keep your body warm with a heart-pounding, nerve-jangling mystery.
With the cold winter weather just around the corner, it really tis' the season to get cosy around the fire with a steamy romance book. That's why we've created a list of our favourite Christmas Romance books. So if this holiday season you're looking for a bit of passion, sexual tension and the odd kiss under the mistletoe - you'll at least be able to get it from this collection of books.
When Christmas day comes around, there’s nothing like sitting around a well-decorated tree. While you might be tempted to fetch the same ornaments out of the attic year after year, why not be a little more creative this year?
If you’re anything like us, there’s just something about the festive season that makes you want to transform your home with lots of decorations, lights, and, most importantly - the Christmas tree. But making your home into a festive winter wonderland can put a big dent in your wallet if you’re shopping for ready-made decorations
With Christmas just around the corner, time is running out to prepare for the big day. When you’re shopping for your loved ones, planning your food menu and juggling your holiday parties - decorating your home can easily fall through the cracks.
Add that personal touch this Christmas with our 5 step guide to making Christmas Crackers. Read the full guide on The Works blog.
This year, you can make Christmas eve extra special with a handmade, personalised Christmas eve box for the kids. Just read our latest blog post to learn how.
The right wrapping paper can make all the difference. Discover how to make it, in our latest blog.
Sprinkle some extra festive magic onto your Christmas Crafts with the Nature’s Garden Gnomes Collection from Crafter's Companion!
Discover some of the best ideas for making your own advent calendars. Read the latest blog post for more details.
By creating a book advent calendar, you’ll create a little bit of excitement for Christmas and reading. Find out how in our latest post.
Building your own Christmas hamper is a perfect way to add a personal touch to this year's Christmas gift. Find out how in our latest post.
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a DIY Christmas card that you’ve lovingly slaved over. Find some inspiration for your next one on The Works blog.
From advent to the nice list, all the way to getting your ZZZ's before Santa comes to visit, we've got everything you need for an amazing Christmas!
If you're looking for a super-easy craft project this Christmas, look no further than these rustic, classic-looking DIY clay tags.