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Christmas hosting

That's a wrap on another Christmas. Plan for your next festive or fancy feast with our handy guide.

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First time hosting? Or maybe you’re a seasoned pro? Either way, there’s no need to stress over the big - or little things. We’ve got all the kitchen kit you need for fluffy Yorkshires, crisp potatoes and the perfect Christmas roast.

Christmas Day dinner

Turkey and stuffing in roasting tray next to cooker hob.

Christmas dinner prep

Save time and achy arms by letting our favourite appliances help you out. Pick up a food processor to slice your veg. Source a steamer to avoid soggy sprouts. Or simply pop it all into a slow cooker, whilst you enjoy the festivities.

Trays of roasted vegetables and pork and stuffing.

Christmas cookware

Easy grip trays, non-stick frying pans and traditional casserole dishes. Pick up all your essential cookware, to whip up a delicious Christmas day dinner.

Woman holding turkey in roasting tray.

Chef accessories

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

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Extra seating

It may not be possible to fit everyone around the table, so make sure you have some extra chairs on standby. Why not mix it up with different colours and styles?

Christmas table decorations

Wine glasses and candles on dining table.

Make your Christmas table standout

A delicious dinner deserves beautiful dinnerware. Why not treat your table this Christmas to new serving bowls, platters, runners and napkins? It’s a great way to show off your culinary skills too.

Plate of cake and mince pies on table.

Tablecloths & runners

Add a seasonal touch to your table with a Christmas themed tablecloth or runner. Perfect for protecting your table from hot plates and spillages.

Candle centerpieces on dining table.

Christmas centerpieces

Scented candles, rustic runners or fresh flowers. Get creative and impress your guests with a showstopping centerpiece.

Table setting with Secret Santa gift.

Table presents

Add a special treat to the table this year. It’ll make a lovely surprise for your guests, and give you some extra time to dish up.

Hosting Christmas drinks

Close up of wine glasses on small table.

Glistening glassware

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

Drinks trolley with glasses and barware.

Christmas drinks essentials

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

Merry makeover

To give your home a festive feel, just swap out your existing décor for something more seasonal. Think new towels, bedding, blankets and light fittings.

Boxing Day buffet

Plates of buffet food on table.

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 containers will keep your Christmas leftovers fresh for Boxing Day and beyond!

Christmas entertainment

Box of Christmas lights.

Light the way

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

Speaker on table with drinks and snacks

Turn it up

Christmas morning playlists, background dinner music or evening party tunes. Find the right speaker for your best seasonal soundtrack.

Samosa maker on table with sauces.

Christmas snacks

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

Fun and games

Family playing scrabble.

Board games

Test your knowledge, practice your balance or race to the finish. Who will be the Christmas champ?

Girl sitting on floor singing karaoke.


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

Father and daughter playing console game.

Gaming & consoles

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

More Christmas inspiration

Decorated Christmas tree in corner of room.

Christmas decorating ideas

Get inspired by enchanting festive looks, tree lights and baubles.

Rudolph the red nose reindeer cupcakes.

Christmas baking

Try these Santa approved, easy festive recipes.

Friends on sofa watching movie.

Hosting a movie night

Grab some snacks and settle in for family movie night.

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