Even the most dedicated Christmas planner might feel overwhelmed this year, after limited festivities in 2020. But that's where M&S comes in – a veritable one-stop shop for the most wonderful time of the year.
There tends to be two camps when it comes to Christmas: those who prepare, plan and preen, and those who don’t. Sure, there's tonnes of excitement surrounding the festive build-up… but it’s not without its stresses, especially if, like many of us, you fall into the latter camp.
Between buying thoughtful gifts, dressing up for social commitments, decorating your home and stocking the fridge, December's to-do list can seem quite daunting. But really, it's a time when comfort, good food, tradition and family matter above all.
Skip on the hassle this year and head to M&S for all your Christmas needs. From party showstoppers to luxe layers and plenty of crowd-pleasing stocking fillers, ahead is the best of what the high-street destination has on offer.
The festive season is as good a reason as any to go for all-out glamour, with plenty of sparkle and shimmer, even if you’re just celebrating at home with a kitchen disco. As successful style strategies go, balancing statement pieces like these sequin pants with a crisp white shirt and simple accessories works a treat.
Velvet ruched sleeve blazer, € 95, M&S - SHOP ; bib detail long sleeve shirt, €40, M&S - SHOP ; animal print sequin skinny trousers, €55, M&S - SHOP ; chain strap shoulder bag, €49, M&S -SHOP ; strappy stiletto heels, €42, M&S - SHOP
Don't save the cosiness for St Stephen's Day strolls this year, and make every outing one filled with comfort and joy via midi dresses that look effortlessly chic paired with chunky boots and this season's ubiquitous quilted coat. Drinks al fresco, you say?
Midi dress, €54, M&S - SHOP ; chunky hiker boots, €65, M&S - SHOP ; quilted coat, €110, M&S - SHOP ; knitted beanie, €17, M&S - SHOP ; leather saddle bag, €110, M&S - SHOP
Christmas 2021 has some making up to do. Real-life, in-person celebrations are on the cards and so the conundrum of exchanging great gifts is back. But have no fear, M&S have a huge array of gifts to suit even the most difficult of recipients and ensure your festivities kick off in the best of spirits.
Checked romper (0-3 Yrs), €17, M&S - SHOP ; Neom Christmas Wish candle, €38, M&S - SHOP ; velvet round jewellery box, €22, M&S - SHOP ; cocktail shaker, €27, M&S - SHOP ; utility borg-lined jacket, € 95, M&S - SHOP ; Stila Precious Gems Glitter & Glow Liquid eye shadow set, €34, M&S - SHOP ; cheese board set, €54, M&S - SHOP
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