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The birth of a celebrity chef

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Christmas gift guide for men

Are you still looking for that extra special gift for the man in your life? Whether it’s for your partner, dad, son or brother, finding that perfect present for him can be a difficult task.

Fear not, however – help is at hand! We’ve compiled a range of exciting and unique gifts for men of all ages and all tastes that can be used and appreciated throughout the year. Forget cuff links, aftershave, ties or any other hackneyed gifts and surprise your man with one of our exceptional gift ideas.

How to have an alternative Christmas

Christmas is like Groundhog Day. The same old thing every year; turkey, TV and tinsel. Try something a little different this year with our alternative guide to Christmas, suitable for all the family.

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20 steps for a successful Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is said to be the Black Friday of e-commerce. According to Mintel £4.7bn is predicted to be spent online in December, with a high proportion of this to be spent on this day, online retail’s biggest day of the year.

Calling all chocoholics

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It’s that time of the week again! Freebie Friday! 

Top 16 magazine subscriptions for Christmas

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Santa’s sleigh bells are jingling in the distance and Christmas is almost here. But if you haven’t finished (or even started) your festive shopping, never fear. Whether you’re struggling to buy for a Grandpa with enough memorabilia to sink a battleship, are looking for that extra little surprise under the tree for your wife (bonus points guaranteed) or a stocking filler for your sibling, let Magazine.co.uk take care of it for you. We’ve got a gift for everyone and all available from the comfort of your sofa.

Freebie Friday

Everyone loves a little treat once in a while and what better way to start your weekend than with a free present from us at Magazine.co.uk, just because. 

Stress awareness: how to relax

Life in the 21st century can be fast-paced and let’s face it, downright stressful. There are the pressures of work, dashing around after the kids, electricity bills that make your eyes water and then finding enough hours in the day to cook, clean and everything in between.

I ain’t afraid of no ghosts

It’s that ghoulishly good time of the year again. At Halloween we traipse the streets trick or treating, dressed as Jack the Ripper and Annabelle, alongside our little wizards, witches and pumpkins. Millions of people will be tuning into a scary film with a huge bowl of popcorn to hide behind or sitting in darkness with just a tiny flicker of candlelight, telling the world’s scariest ghost story.

The team at Magazine.co.uk might not be afraid of many ghouls, but there are a few characters from past and present (some a little unpredictable) that caused us nightmares. In celebration of Halloween, we take a closer, light-hearted look at some of the scariest characters from film, TV and books.

Our top ten winter warmers

Does the thought of winter make you shiver? Well, this year you might have a really good reason to as the latest weather reports say the UK is in line for an Arctic freeze with temperatures plummeting to -27C. Now that’s breezy! Plenty of snow, ice and fog is heading our way and these chilly conditions could last for five months.

So in preparation for the return of the Ice Queen and her hoary henchmen, we’ve scoured the web to find some super winter warmer ideas just for you. Whether it’s keeping you toasty all over, making your tummy glow, or just raising your spirits until spring returns – these will brighten up your winter and toast your cockles like nothing else.

1. Jamie Oliver’s chocolate pumpkin brûlée pie