It’s the most wonderful time of the year – that is, if you don’t have a racist uncle or an in-law hell-bent on signing you up to a pyramid scheme.

Give the gift of a mini-gingerbread house kit this Christmas. We show you show to whip one up from scratch.

retro camper gingerbread house

9:00am Saturday, 16 Dec.

Celebrate Christmas in true Aussie style with this impressive, surfy gingerbread house.

’Tis the season for decorating everything! Sure, baubles and tinsel will do the job – but here are some slightly more interesting things you can hang off the branches this festive season.

diy marzipan tree cake toppers

3:00pm Monday, 11 Dec.

Top a cake with Christmassy marzipan trees that taste as sweet as they look.

diy ombre pom pom christmas tree

9:00am Wednesday, 06 Dec.

Deck the halls with boughs of pom poms – tra la la la la la la la la.

Nab a subscription for yourself or a pal and get a sweet bundle of digital goodies for nix.

Christmas isn’t just a time to eat. It’s also a time to rock – as our assistant editor reminds us with these jolly gift ideas.

Our resident Christmas (and pooch) enthusiast recommends some sweet stuff to pop under a tinsel-topped tree.

Scratching your head for pressie ideas? Scratch no more – our editor-in-chief has rustled up a wishlist to inspire your gift-giving (and Bowie-loving) tendencies.

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