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6 IDEAS FOR VEGAN TWISTS ON CHRISTMAS DINNER STAPLES

‘Another nut roast’, sighs the only vegan in the family, but around the Christmas dinner table, the complaints go unheard.  It’s a tale as old as time itself. At least,...

CHRISTMAS RECIPE: APPLE & CRANBERRY CHUTNEY

Ideal for a DIY gift this year or the perfect partner to the festive cheeseboard. A gorgeous homemade chutney is sure to go down a treat with the foodies in...

CHRISTMAS RECIPE: CRANBERRY & ORANGE DRIZZLE CAKE

The ideal alternative to banana bread and a wonderful Christmas afternoon tea treat. Here at IDEAL we love a fruity, zesty cake. And this one full of almonds and cranberries...

IDEAL CHRISTMAS COOKING TIPS FROM SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE CHEFS

Christmas may be looking a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go all out when it comes to the biggest feast of 2020. We could...

5 TIPS FOR KEEPING TO YOUR GOAL WEIGHT THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Ideal for those looking to step into 2021 with their best foot forward. For some, it’s the first supermarket festive sandwiches of the year which herald the arrival of Christmas....

CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL RECIPE: SANTA’S SIDE SLEIGH

Ideal for a having a merry ol' time this festive season! We all love a festive tipple, but this year, why not look beyond the port, sherry and Buck's...

5 REASONS TO GIVE A STARBUCKS GIFT CARD THIS CHRISTMAS

...the IDEAL gift for a Secret Santa, raffle prize or card under the tree for a distant relative. It can be a nightmare to buy presents for those you don’t...

HOW TO RECREATE YOUR FAVOURITE STARBUCKS CHRISTMAS COFFEES AT HOME

Some start the countdown to Christmas after the release of John Lewis's advert, others by the 'Holidays Are Coming' Coca Cola commercial. Others will only sling up their Christmas...

5 IDEAL STEPS TO REGAINING CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES AFTER CHRISTMAS

That’s right, a Christmas article. In January. We’re sorry. But this isn’t actually about the joy of the festive season, but rather, its often difficult aftermath. Because somewhere along...

4 IDEAL GADGETS TO HELP PARENTS SURVIVE THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 

The festive season is around the corner and the excitement levels of children across the land have reached fever pitch. But if you’re a parent, chances are you may...

8 IDEAL GIFT IDEAS FOR A COOKING LOVER THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas is just around the corner. Can you hear the children’s laughter, jingle bells ringing and strains of Mariah Carey? If you’re like us, then perhaps you’ll be putting...

6 IDEAL CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS  

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, make no mistake, especially for the little ones. And with all that lovely free, quality time to spend with them, the...

THE IDEAL GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Everyone knows that the best thing to eat on Christmas Day is turkey with all the trimmings. We’re talking roast potatoes, carrots, Yorkshire puddings, those little sausages wrapped in...

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