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Is your tinsel in a tangle? Christmas stocking in a twist? Or perhaps your to-do list is almost as long as Santa’s? Well look no further, you’ll be rockin’ around your Christmas tree in no time with these twelve festive ideas for a perfect Christmas at Next.

1 6ft Realistic Pine Tree - £60
Here at Next we seem to have everything except partridges and pear trees. But there’s no doubt that Christmas isn’t Christmas without festive foliage, and this easy-to-assemble 6ft Realistic Pine Tree is a modern classic alternative to a real one. Whether you’re looking for a something grand for an entrance hall or an adorable arrangement to perch on your windowsill, Next’s “Trees By Size” editorial will help your find the perfect tree for your living area: www.next.co.uk/inspire/trees-by-sizeAlternatively, nextflowers.co.uk has a beautiful range of festive flowers as well as outdoor Christmas arrangements and holly trees.

2 Red Quirky Birds Cushion - £14
Who needs two turtle doves when you’ve got this gorgeous Red Quirky Birds Cushion at just £14? Coming in Santa red or Brussels sprout green, this adorable accessory has endless 5 star customer reviews. For that welcome home feel this Christmas, browse our full festive homeware collection and beautiful sofas at next.co.uk. 

3 Fairisle Pattern Socks Three Pack - £12
At number three it’s this must-have Fairisle Pattern Socks Three Pack. In three colours of on-trend fairisle print cotton, these socks will mean you have festive feet all season. Although found in the men’s section on next.co.uk, they are really unisex and make for a great stocking filler or just a treat for your toes.

4 Tala Animal Cookie Cutters - £12
Get in the Christmas spirit with this set of 4 Animal Cookie Cutters by baking brand Tala. This retro feel bakeware has a great range from a preserve starter kit to a cupcake stand. With dog, rabbit, cat and elephant cutters, why not use the icing set to create some tasty Christmas characters that beat Christmas pud any day.

5 Silver Filigree Ring - £35
“Five go-ooold rings…” Since Christmas is a time for all things that twinkle, we just had to include this Silver Filigree Ring at £35. This statement silver ring with striking swirl detailing looks great with one of our black party dresses or as a wintery accessory. Why not treat yourself?

6 Set of 6 Silver Star Tree Decos - £8 / Cupcake Decorations - £10
So you’ve got the tree and now it needs a bit of sparkle? Why no go for a mix of these Christmas Silver Star and Cupcake Decorations? With the cakes looking like they are dusted with icing sugar and snow and the wire stars adding a touch of elegance, these set of 6 Christmas decorations look beautiful with ice cool white fairy lights.

7 The Balm Cosmetics Balmbini Palette - £25
At number seven it’s this Balmbini Palette by The Balm Cosmetics. Another Christmas essential or great gift idea, the palette has seven stunning colours of 2 blushers, 1 highlighter, 2 eye shadows and 2 lip colours, which will keep you looking fantastic from day to night during the party season. We especially love the emerald green glitter eye shadow which will is sure to turn heads at the Christmas party.

8 Tube Spice Rack - £10
Making a great Christmas present or for adding a little spice to those festive recipes is this 8 Tube Spice Rack. Create dishes from around the world with chilli flakes, bay leaves, curry powder, tumeric, coriander seeds, rock salt, fennel and black peppercorn, assembled charmingly in a chrome plated metal rack.

9 Lipsy Wrap Front Embellished Dress - £65
At 9 of course it has to be “9 ladies dancing…” And what better way to strut your stuff than in one of our beautiful Lipsy dresses here at next.co.uk. We especially love this monochrome Lipsy Wrap Front Embellished Dress which can look stunning on a night out or dressed down with black tights for a Christmas day outfit. To view our whole Lipsy range just visit the collection online here.

10 Roxy Light-  £100
A new year a new start. And what better place to start than refreshing your home with Next’s gorgeous homeware collection? Coming in at number ten is this radiant Roxy Light with 10 x10W halogen bulbs to light up your living room furniture in style. What’s more, there are some very positive 5 star customer reviews.

11 Aperture Collage Frame - £25
Another charming home addition is our range of collage frames, perfect for displaying those pictures captured over Christmas. Our favourite is this 11 photo Aperture Collage Frame. Not least because it makes our number eleven but because the clear frameless design means it looks fantastic whatever your style or colour scheme.

12 Silver Tree Crackers - £12
Last but not least (in fact quite the essential) are these twelve Silver Tree Crackers at £12.  Each cracker contains a gift, snap, hat, joke and name game. Here’s hoping your festive fun goes with a bang!

 

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This year I am actually surprising myself at the level of excitement I’m feeling about Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no bah humbug and I do get into the full swing of things but it does normally take me…

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I Name Thee…

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Well after a huge build up, a few weeks ago we had Meadow baptised in our local Abbey Church. This was a big thing for us to cement our status as a family and to show how we intend to…

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With Xmas just around the corner Antonis has become beside himself with excitement…at four and a half and having started school in September, he has at last realised what is going on! The last two years we’ve been in S.A….

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You’ve seen the Coca Cola advert, the turkey has taken up residency in your freezer and your Mariah CD is on a loop. It’s official – it’s Christmas. But what about the presents? Here at Next we’ve come up with…

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Davina for Next

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Davina McCall at the launch of her new shoe and fitness range! Within the gorgeous surroundings of One Marylebone, top fashion journalists eagerly awaited the start of the show and so…

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I’m a self-confessed freezer for fashion; the notion of a coat makes me cringe and the prospect of snuggling up in a scarf and gloves sends me flying into rebellion. Yet this year, as I find my whole body chilled…

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When I was 22 weeks pregnant with my little lady I found out that she had a slight problem with her kidney, I was reassured that it was a fairly common problem and once she made her grand entrance into…

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