The Ultimate Christmas Party Games

Get ready to jingle and mingle this holiday season because we've got The Ultimate Christmas Party Games lined up for you! 

Personalised Bauble Ideas For Your Little Ones

Get ready to sprinkle some magic into your festive season with these Personalised Bauble Ideas designed especially for your little ones!

9 Best Christmas Craft Kits 2023

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.

What To Put In A Christmas Eve Box

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.

7 Books To Add To Your Christmas Wishlist

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.

10 Best Christmas Toys Under £10

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.

The Best Christmas Gifts To Get Your Family

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.

10 Affordable Christmas Stocking Filler Ideas For Kids

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.

10 Best Toys For Kids This Christmas

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.

2023 Christmas Gift Guide For Kids

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.

Tis the season for regifting…

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.

Free Printable Christmas Wishlist

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.

How To Make Your Own Advent Calendar

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.

How To Make Your Own Snowman Card

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!

How To Make Your Own Christmas Tree Card

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.

Tips For Making Your Own Christmas 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. 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.

Tips For Making Your Own Christmas Cards

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!

The Best Advent Calendars To Buy This 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.

Top 10 Classic Christmas Books For Kids

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.

Top 10 Christmas Books For Kids

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 Best Classic Books To Read In Winter

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

Top 10 Best Book Box Sets To Read This Winter

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.

Our Favourite Fireplace Reads Of 2022

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

Top 10 Best Books To Read In Winter

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.

The Best Gifts For Literature Lovers

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!

The Best Family Board Games To Play This Christmas

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?

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Parents 2022

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 Best Christmas Gifts For Kids 2022

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.

Top 10 Books For Your Secret Santa

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?

Top 10 Funny Christmas Books For Kids

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.

Top 8 Thriller Books For Winter

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.

Top 10 Mystery Books For Winter

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.

Top 10 Christmas Romance Books

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.

How To Make Your Own Snowflake Decoration

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?

How To Make Your Own Christmas Star Decoration

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

How To Fill Your Own Christmas Baubles

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.

How to make your own Christmas crackers

Add that personal touch this Christmas with our 5 step guide to making Christmas Crackers. Read the full guide on The Works blog.

How to Make a Christmas Eve Crate

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.

How To Make Christmas Wrapping Paper

The right wrapping paper can make all the difference. Discover how to make it, in our latest blog.

Make your own Christmas gnomes cards with Crafters Companion

Sprinkle some extra festive magic onto your Christmas Crafts with the Nature’s Garden Gnomes Collection from Crafter's Companion!

10 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas To Try This Christmas

Discover some of the best ideas for making your own advent calendars. Read the latest blog post for more details.

How To Make Your Own Book Advent Calendar

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.

5 Ways To Style A Christmas Hamper

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.

15 Christmas Card Ideas

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.

The A-Z of Christmas

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!

How to Make Clay Gift Tags

If you're looking for a super-easy craft project this Christmas, look no further than these rustic, classic-looking DIY clay tags.

Games To Play On Christmas Day

Check out our top board games to play on Christmas Day.

5 Easy Christmas Gifts you can make yourself

There are tonnes of reasons why making your own Christmas gifts is better than buying them. Read our blog for 5 easy gifts you can make yourself.