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If you're one of the growing number of people who have decided to buy a container-grown Christmas tree this year rather than a cut one, you may have some questions about the best way to look after it. As living plants, potted Christmas trees need a little more TLC than cut ones, especially if you hope to keep it in your garden after Christmas to use again next year. So, below, we've pulled together some top recommendations for keeping your small potted Christmas tree in tip-top condition... 
Got Christmas Eve boxes for the kids sorted but don’t want to leave out the grown-ups? Here’s the low-down on finding the perfect Christmas eve box for the young at heart... 

Where Can I Buy A Christmas Eve Box For An Adult? 

Christmas eve boxes don’t have to be childish; there are plenty of sophisticated and classy designs available, from stylish monochrome simplicity to colourful star and snowflake designs, and an increasing number of suppliers offering Christmas eve boxes to suit all tastes and budgets.  
 
If you’re looking for a Christmas eve box that will... 
 
 
 
Christmas is a magical time of year but it’s also a wasteful time of year. We’re all familiar by now with the recycle, re-use, reduce mantra but many of us, it seems, are prepared to relax our principles at Christmas, particularly when it comes to wrapping presents. 
 
Here are 5 suggestions for different ways to 'wrap' at least some of your Christmas presents this year: 
 
5 Green Alternatives to Gift Wrap 
 
1. Old newspapers and magazines 
Presents wrapped in newspaper can look surprisingly stylish once you've added some... 
If you like the idea of starting a Christmas Eve box tradition but worried it will set a precedent for spending yet another small fortune every Christmas on extra gifts to fill it, we have good news. The purpose of Christmas eve boxes is not to replicate Christmas day gift giving but, rather, to create a magical festive atmosphere – and that’s something you can achieve with very little money if you’re creative and savvy. 
 
6 Top Tips For Filling A Kid’s Christmas Eve Box On A Budget 
 
1. You may not be able to roast chestnuts on an open fire but... 
As a relatively new arrival to the UK, the Christmas Eve box is a festive phenomenon of which many are still blissfully ignorant – but probably not for long… 
What Is A Christmas Eve Box? 
 
Quite simply, a Christmas Eve box or crate is a box or crate that you can fill with festive goodies to present to a loved one on the night before Christmas. The box, or crate, can be as simple or as elaborate as your imagination and budget will allow, from a DIY cardboard box covered in wrapping paper to a personalised wooden Christmas eve crate that will last for years to come. 
 
Christmas eve box contents typically include festive snacks and treats, age appropriate liquid refreshment, a Christmas stocking (empty, ready to hang), new pyjamas or slippers, and a Christmas storybook or DVD – in short, anything to create a cosy, festive ambience and heighten the anticipation. 
With the nights drawing in, clocks going back and colder nights afoot your garden does not have to suffer. Many flowers, fruits and vegetables thrive during the colder months. 
'Plantabox is special' that's not us bragging, this is what we are told by our customers...  
 
Whatever growing space you have to work with, whether it’s a windowsill garden planter or a huge back garden, Instagram is the perfect source of inspiration when it comes to great gardening. From self-professed nature-lovers to garden design experts, you’re sure to find an account to suit your gardening style on this vibrant social platform. Below, we take a look at some of the best gardening accounts to follow: 
The Best Gardening Instagram Accounts to Follow
For families, picnics are the perfect summer activity. Not only are they a fantastic way to spend some quality time together while enjoying the great outdoors, but they also make for a relatively cheap day out, which is always handy. But before you head out for your open-air feast, there are a few things you’ll need to prepare and pack to ensure you have everything needed to make it a success: 
Two children sitting on top of our personalised wooden picnic hamper
While many of us know that keeping fit is a vital part of leading a healthy lifestyle, purchasing a gym membership or joining an exercise class are not the only ways to keep our bodies in shape. In fact, there are several activities that we carry out in our day to day lives that can bring huge health benefits that help to improve both physical fitness as well as mental wellbeing. One of these is gardening; not only does getting out into the fresh air prove revitalising in any weather but gardening tasks such as moving the lawn, weeding flower beds and pushing a wheelbarrow all help to improve balance, flexibility, strength and wellbeing in general. Below, we’ve outlined just a few ways in which gardening can benefit your health: 
A spade digging into soil in a garden
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