Now I don't want to panic anyone but there are only 7 Fridays left until Christmas, but if like me you are completely unready never fear, because as well as helping you sort all your presents, the amazing Debenhams can help you get ready for all the guests who may be coming to your door this year and sort out the perfect Christmas.
Last year Debenhams helped me get my workspace ready and this year we took it a step further as they helped me prepare for the great Christmas dinner, providing me all the things I needed to help cook up a storm in the kitchen.
Prepping for the Perfect Christmas Cake.
If your family are anything like mine (bar Ash) they will love a good Christmas cake, in fact, my Mum makes an amazing one, but of course a good Christmas cake needs to sit for a while. So you need to get prepping it early and Debenhams have a whole host of Christmas cookware* to help you.
I personally fell for the Ashley Thomas – set of four multi-coloured measuring spoons*, which will look quite nice hanging on the wall in the kitchen when not in use. Hey, I might even look like I know something about cooking then, with utensils around the place. Now, of course, every good cake needs a good tin to sit and bake in and hands up I don't own one, so of course, I needed a good one and the Ultimum 8″ Loose Base Round Cake Tin* is perhaps the perfect tin to get baking with this year.
A Helping Hand on Christmas Day.
Do you ever feel like you are running out of places to cook everything when it comes to cooking the Christmas dinner itself? Then how about enlisting the help of a slow cooker, for instance, this 3.5l slow cooker with chalkboard outer from Russell Hobbs* is not just for Christmas but for the whole year and can help you warm up your Christmas pud while you worry about what needs to be in the oven (and when) for your main meal.
Have the Main Meal Down.
When it comes to the main meal itself there are of course some essentials items, such a roasting tray* for the meat of your choice, though I have to admit we seem to change what meat we go for every year. No roast dinner is ever complete (in my mind) without Yorkshire puddings, and every household no matter the time of year needs a good Yorkshire pudding tin* and of course, it all needs to be topped off with a good round of gravy from a mighty fine gravy boat* filled with lashings of gravy made to perfection in a roasting tin.
I personally don't drink alcohol at all, for me, it isn't something that reacts well with my body and perhaps the medication I am on, so I choose not to drink it. So when it comes to a good meal, the perfect drink is either tea or a nice juice. So instead of some really nice looking wine glasses, I decided to go for these frosted tumblers*, which while perfect for everyday use, also seem to fit in with the Christmas theme quite well.
Over the years I have seen many beautiful table arrangements* for tables, but in my mind, I do love a good a candle and this punched silver coloured tea light holder from John Rocha* looks beautiful with the sparkling poinsettias.
Sometimes after the weight of a Christmas dinner, followed by Christmas pudding all you fancy on an evening is a good mince pie, so why not deck the table out with another round of crackers*, grab the fancy Christmas plates* ( don't forget to shout MINE for the animal you want) and pass out in front of the TV watching Doctor Who.
For those who are putting family or friends up over the Christmas season as well as offering up Christmas dinner, Debenhams have a whole host of Christmas bedding* on offer, including some really cute animal-based designs and some wonderfully warm blankets and throws.
So there are a few ideas for helping through the perfect Christmas with Debenhams, however, you can, of course, check out the whole of their Christmas department* for more ideas.
What do you think of these perfect Christmas ideas with Debenhams, is there anything you would like to have for this year?