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Christmas hosting

Having everyone round for Christmas this year? Here's our guide to planning the perfect festive feast.

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Friends and family enjoying Christmas dinner together.

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 for the perfect Christmas roast, the dinnerware to make your table sparkle and much more.

Christmas 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 festive fun.

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

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.

Two folding chairs leaning against table.

Extra seating

Running low on seats? 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 centrepiece on dining table.

Christmas centrepieces

Add a creative touch to the centre of your table with candles, rustic runners or flowers. Get inspired and impress your guests with a showstopping centrepiece.

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.

Boxing Day buffet

Family and friends enjoying a Christmas buffet.

Buffet essentials

How do you follow up a Christmas dinner? Well nothing beats a buffet!
Hot plates, plenty of tableware, extending tables - find all the must-haves for a hassle-free food fest.

Close up of two storage containers.

Storage saviours

All those luxurious leftovers, just perfect for snacking and sandwiches. 
Keep your Christmas leftovers fresh for Boxing Day and beyond with food storage containers.

Christmas baking

Let's get baking

Keen to start practising your mince pie masterpieces? We’ve got all the cake tools and baking kit you need to whip up some tasty treats.

See our baking tips

Christmas pudding.

Christmas pudding

Christmas pud…in a mug. Not only are they quicker (and easier) to bake, they’ll look adorable on your Christmas table too.

Gingerbread snowflakes.

Gingerbread snowflakes

These tasty gingerbread biscuits make ideal treats to gift to others or tuck into yourself.

Yummy Christmas crackers.

Yummy Christmas crackers

Fancy something savoury? Try these tree-mendous crackers to accompany your cheese platter.

Christmas biscuits.

Christmas biscuits

These easy-to-bake biscuits are perfect for festive guests or to give as Christmas gifts. Create seasonal shapes and decorate to your choosing.

Christmas entertainment

White icicle lights handing above an armchair.

Light the way

Make your day merry and bright. 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

Transform your silent night with evening party tunes, add some background dinner music or start the day with a Christmas morning playlist. Find the right speaker for your best seasonal soundtrack.

Samosa maker on table with sauces.

Christmas snacks

Oh go on then! From waffle and popcorn makers, to slushies and snow cones – great ideas for post-dinner munchies.

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.

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

Make their Christmas.

Make their Christmas

Visit our festive shop for gifts, decs, hosting & more.

Guest bed adorned with Christmas stocking, present and Santa hat.

Guests staying over?

Stylish solutions to make your guests feel at home.

Christmas decorations.

Christmas decorations

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

Clinking champagne glasses at a Christmas party.

Party ideas

The best themes, party supplies and showstopper looks.

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