Whether you love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping that the Christmas season has arrived, fairy lights and all. That means digging the decorations out of the loft or the cupboard under the stairs, planning what films we want to watch on Christmas day, and of course, getting that all-important gift shopping wrapped up.

Christmas shopping can be a stressful experience, but if you plan ahead you can help it go much smoother. Writing a list of items you need to purchase, and where you need to go for them can cut out a lot of time. Many places now offer late-night shopping during the week, so you can avoid the weekend rush, and you can even place your order online then go into the shop and collect it.

If you’re internet savvy, you can avoid the shops altogether and make all your purchases from the comfort of your own home. This way you miss out on the ques, lugging awkward bags and battling traffic and all your gifts will be delivered directly to your door, so you can get on with enjoying the special kind of excitement that only exists at this time of year! Heat Holders make a fabulous gift idea or stocking filler, but we recommend you place your online orders before the 18th December for your best chance of having your presents arrive in time for the big day.