How To: Prepare for Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner, and you can feel the excitement building in the air. Get ready for a magical festive few weeks by making sure everything is perfect. From beautiful gifts waiting beneath the tree, to a mouth-watering spread on Christmas Day, we’ve got everything you need to make your festive season truly memorable.

Make your gifts extra-special

Half the excitement of giving and receiving gifts lies in daydreaming about what’s inside those beautiful and mysterious parcels beneath the tree, so make the anticipation even sweeter by choosing from our delightful range of gift packaging.

Old-fashioned vintage velvet Ric Rac ribbon will add charm to gift-wrapped presents for loved ones and works just as well with printed or plain wrapping paper – why not tie yours around a contrasting colour for a really eye-catching finish. Alternatively, go all out with the classic-retro East of India range of packaging – with everything from old-school cord to gift boxes ready to hold your favourite gifts. And for little ones, the adorable Bear and Hare gift tags inspired by our Christmas advert will have them counting down the seconds to Christmas morning.

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Lay on a gorgeous spread

Christmas is all about creating a warm, inviting spread for all your friends and family to gather around. From the spectacular roast to a temptingly indulgent pud, the dinner is where all the action is, so make sure your dining table is equally impressive. Whether you want to create a regal, elegant look, or opt for casual and intimate, you’ll find all you need at John Lewis.

Bring a wintery touch to the table with graphic snowflake runners. Make pre-dinner cocktails fun and playful with the brightly coloured Gibraltar highball glasses, with a rainbow of juicy shades to choose from. And don’t forget the decorations – we have a beautiful range of vintage style traditional glass baubles and ceramic decorations on offer – you’ll find everything you need to get your home Christmas-ready.

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Cosy up in style

After all that excitement, get comfy as you gather around to watch some Christmas specials – silk and cashmere are the perfect ways to wrap yourself up before hunkering down for the rest of the day. Onesies make an adorable gift – or an indulgent treat for yourself – when they’re woven from light-as-a-feather cashmere. Jigsaw’s medium-grey style is perfect for working the onesie trend with a chic, minimalist silhouette – but if you want to go all out, you can’t beat the Kigu’s Giraffe or Red Panda versions for the fun factor.

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As for those special men in your life, treat them to an extra pamper too this Christmas. Warm and toasty, Just Sheepskin slippers are ideal for staying cosy on frosty mornings. If you’re after something for a style-savvy fashion lover, the sleek and luxurious Seville II leather slippers will be perfect for channelling his inner Hugh Hefner. Top it off with a Franklin & Marshall Reindeer print to complete his festive wardrobe, while keeping the winter chill safely and stylishly at bay.

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