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Christmas hosting

Start the preparations early and find all you need for hosting perfection.

Family sat around table enjoying Christmas dinner.

Is it your first-time hosting? Or maybe you’re a seasoned pro. Either way, there’s no need to stress over the big or little things, especially when you have the top tools to help. By picking up all the bits you need throughout the year, your kitchen will be equipped for any occasion – and you’ll be the ultimate host.

Christmas Day dinner

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Your kitchen elves

With planning, timings and hosting, there's so much to organise. Get some help in the kitchen and pick up the best kit to host the perfect roast.

Make sure you've got:

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    Classic cookware

    Roasting tins, non-stick frying pans and traditional casserole dishes. Pick up all your essential cookware, to whip up a flawless feast.

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    Chef accessories

    Act the part and complete your hosting look with a chef's apron. Don’t forget your oven gloves and tea towels for those hot from the oven dishes.

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    Emergency chairs

    There’s always room for a little one. Stock up on additional seating for surprise visitors. Why not mix it up with different colours and styles?

    Have a smart Christmas

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    Upgrade your appliances

    With innovative ovens, dishwashers and speakers, it couldn’t be easier to play host. Monitor your dinner, clean the pans and play your favourite tunes all from your smartphone. Whilst you sit back and enjoy the fun.

    Christmas table decorations

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    Glistening glassware

    Whisky tumblers, gin goblets or prosecco flutes. Find the best glass to top up your drink and toast the host.

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    Christmas centrepieces

    Scented candles, draped fairy lights or artificial flowers. Get creative and impress your guests with a showstopping centrepiece.

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    Talk of the table

    A delicious dinner deserves beautiful dinnerware. Add those finishing touches with new serving bowls, platters, runners and napkins.

    Boxing Day buffet

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    Buffet essentials

    Hot plates, plenty of tableware, extending tables - all the must-haves for a hassle-free food fest.

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    Storage saviours

    Food storage will keep your leftovers fresh for that leftover turkey sandwich... and the leftover turkey curry... and the leftover turkey pie...

    Christmas heroes

    Extra furniture for festive guests

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    Make room at the inn

    More the merrier couldn’t be easier. Be prepared for any surprise visitors with a stylish sofa bed. And emergency chairs are always a must-have for additional seating around the table.

    Even with smaller spaces, a blow up air bed or foldable tables are ideal to tuck away and bring out when you need them. 

      Christmas party ideas

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      Light the way

      To set the mood and keep your celebrations going, simply scatter twinkling fairy lights, cosy candles and warming lanterns.

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      Turn it up

      Pick up a wireless speaker to play your favourite playlists from any room. Perfect for morning wake-ups, background music and party tunes for the evening.

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      Cheers to Christmas

      Create your own festive drinks station. With drinks trollies now a must-have accessory, they’re perfect for any kind of soiree.

      Evening entertainment

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      Board games

      Test your knowledge, practice your balance or race to the finish. There’s plenty of time to start refining your gaming skills.

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      Show off your vocal skills and sing along to your favourite songs for all to hear - your neighbours will love it.

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      Gaming & consoles

      Set up a competition or relax after a great day of celebrating. We've got games for kids of all sizes.

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      All the snacks

      From waffle and popcorn makers, to slushies and snow cones – beat those post-dinner munchies.

      More Christmas inspiration

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      Go get cooking

      Return to our Christmas headquarters for more ideas, decs and gifts to gorge on.

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      Christmas baking

      Be inspired with these Santa approved recipes.

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      Christmas Eve box ideas

      Great ideas to start filling the most magical gift of the year.

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      Advice and inspiration

      View all our helpful guides and advice pages.

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