This is a great guest post, brought to you in association with Very. I have a dedicated Christmas diary now, so I can make sure I don’t forget anything, and even then there is always something…
No matter how many festive seasons you have under your belt, there are always some things that get overlooked. Every year finds you opening the kitchen cupboard or stationery draw only to realise you’ve forgotten that simple but essential item. Panic-proof your Yuletide with this list of the top ten things you’re most likely to forget, to make sure there are no last minute dashes through the snow this year.
For fairy lights, for new gadgets, for the TV remote. It’s well known that dark bulbs, lifeless toys and having to leave the sofa to change channel are far too much to deal with after the third helping of turkey.
Added to candles, open fires or a pan of wine mulling on one of these super stylish cookers from Very, nothing says Christmas like the scent of cloves.
There’ll be a lot of coal in your stocking if you forget to leave any out for Santa… and Auntie Rita won’t be too happy either!
Great to munch on its own and essential to garnish your Christmas cake, you can also scatter it in mulled wine or add it to your turkey stuffing.
It’s the time of year when an email or text just won’t do; so make sure you have plenty of these on hand to pass on your goodwill.
So commonly forgotten they even made it into one of the most popular Christmas songs – The Waitresses’ Christmas Wrapping.
Another Christmas flavour you can’t do without. Cooked into a spiced cake or cute cookies, don’t miss it off your list.
Make sure your gift reaches the right person – and you get the credit you deserve!
Christmas pudding without this is like a cracker without a bang. Unthinkable.
Gifted wrappers know that no present is complete without a curlicue of ribbon, especially if you’re opting for a super chic brown paper wrap.