There’s no use ‘fighting through the hordes’ only to suffer the ignominy of having your card declined in front of other dead-eyed bargain-hunting animals
Jokes, party hats and useful and not-so-useful goodies, crackers are all part of the Christmas fun. Here’s our pick of the best
Sweet-toothed medical workers are quick to delve into boxes of chocolates
From gourmet festive fare to chocolates with a royal seal of approval, these fine hampers make mouth-watering pressies for foodies
The most delicious chocolate treats help make waiting for Christmas so much more enjoyable for children and adults alike
From learning an instrument to fixing a faulty computer, experts are available to offer help via video chat
Yorkshire has a long history of manufacturing treats to feed the British sweet tooth. Jonathan Brown finds out more
Smoking is the hazy fug of a 1930s jazz club, the deadline mist of a 1970s newsroom and the chocolate-wood smell of my granddad’s lounge circa 1988
From top left: Long-Lasting Bi-Phase Liquid Eyeliner in Noir Ebene, £24.50, Guerlain, 01932 233 887
'Cooking is about trial and error – that's the way to success '
Each of these dishes told a story, as the best meals should do
Why have we got ourselves into the silly position of thinking that every teacher has to be bought a present at the end of every school year?
Google has used its search page doodle to celebrate the 407th anniversary of the birth, in Leyden, Holland, of the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
This week I scored such a beautiful goal at football, I really need to lay it down in print. It was as sweet as a plum; a dipping volley right off my laces that left the goalkeeper helpless – confused and gaping, like a teenaged giraffe coming face to face with a mirror for the first time. It was sublime. People need to be told about it.