Gifts for the awkward in-between period


Avoid awkward moments and be prepared with gifts for unexpected guests
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Heading over to the in-laws in the days after Christmas? Perhaps you’re invited to a soiree at the boss’ house. Or then again, maybe you dread the tap at the door that announces the arrival of uninvited guests.

The period between Christmas and New year is rich with awkward occasions for which you probably shouldn’t turn up empty handed. Here’s your guide to getting through Christmas visiting, with gifts guaranteed to please.
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How to duck Christmas – a guide for bah humbugs


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Does the onset of Christmas fill you with dread? If so, you’re not alone. According to a study by pollsters, YouGov, one fifth of us dislike Yuletide, and 16% of us would make like Oliver Cromwell and get rid of it altogether.

Given that a total ban on the festivities seems as unlikely as an insurrection by the Roundheads, we thought we’d find some easier ways for you to give Christmas a miss.
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A guide to manly cocktails

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Real men drink cocktails too.
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Gentlemen, it’s time to liberate yourselves. Desist from ordering your usual pint at the bar and try something different. We’re talking cocktails. And before you scoff, rest assured that real men drink cocktails too.

To help you get started, we’ve produced the ultimate guide to the manliest of cocktails. Eight drinks so rugged that you won’t be ashamed to order them while you’re out. Or even better, impress your guests by hosting a classy party at home. What are you waiting for? Grab your blazer and your pocket square and get mixing…
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