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Christmas ideas

By AdFeatures  |  Posted: November 28, 2012

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Boston is the first town local people should think about as an ideal destination for Christmas markets and other festive extravaganza. The recent announcement by BID that the market place is set to host a Christmas Fair following support from over 100 local businesses is proof enough that the area is geared up for the festivities – but what inspirational ideas does it have in store for you?

Counting down

The run up to Christmas can be as exciting as the day itself. Most adults will remember the traditional Advent Calendars of their youth and will be pleasantly surprised at the selection that is available this year.

Nowadays the little date doors tend to reveal chocolates but the more familiar Nativity scenes still exist. The calendars can be shaped like a snowflake or some families might enjoy lighting the specially crafted candles, each labelled by the appropriate date.

Whatever your choice, this is an essential purchase in the 24 day run up to Christmas and there are plenty of options available.

Christmas in a basket

For those who really want to push the boat out and indulge in some wonderful edible and drinkable goodies, Christmas hampers are an obvious choice. Whether you create them yourself, selecting each ingredient individually, or buy them readymade, the sentiment remains the same.

If the event of Christmas Day has proved too exhausting then why not invest in a special Boxing Day hamper? From salmon to venison pate as well as many other tasty products, this surprise will give the overworked cook a well earned break from the kitchen.


The Christmas Pudding is an integral part of Christmas preparation and has been popular since the Middle Ages. The spices and fruit, as well as the brandy, provided a genuine treat for our ancestors and still manage to achieve this aim today.

The actual preparation of the pudding starts months before Christmas Day. Unfortunately this means that with most of today’s population living increasingly busy lives, few still have the time to actually prepare one of these festive delights from scratch. Instead, the commercial pudding has taken over.

Remarkable tasty and far easier to prepare, these are a great option for those pressed for time and there are even chocolate and toffee puddings available for those who aren’t particularly fond of the traditional option.


The market is ideal for local people who don’t have the time to make the trip over to Lincoln but if you can spare the time then why not try the Lakeland store right and buy everything to satisfy both accomplished and aspiring domestic goddesses?

For those in the know, this store really does contain every piece of kitchenware and exciting food produce that will help deliver not only a perfect Christmas but a fantastic 2013.

The shop is also a wonderful place for innovative ideas so if someone is really having problems trying to find that ‘special’ gift then Lakeland may well provide the solution.

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