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  • Top 10 book for young adults

    The magnificent indie bookshop Mostly Books has scoured the shelves, and selected its Top 10 books for the miracle of a tween/teen no-screen Christmas.

  • Our festive fashion top 10

    Invitations piling up and nothing to wear? Well, Cinders, you shall go to the ball (or, er, pub). Muddy's partywear edit incoming!

  • Revealed! Our books of 2018

    Put this little lot on your Christmas list and you can thank us later. Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter choose her top 10 tomes of 2018. Has your fave made the cut?

  • Gifts for teens

    Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for, but relax, we have it, like, totally covered with added hashtags and emojis :)

  • Xmas gifts for fab fellas

    What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here’s our curated ‘Best for Blokes’, as chosen by the 18 Muddy Stilettos editors around the counties.

  • Drop it like it’s hot

    How pretty is this necklace? Introducing a garnet and pearl pendant – courtesy of Hungerford-based Antique Jewellery Boutique. Oh, and did I mention, you could win it? Because you can.

  • Gift guide for littlies

    Treat the little people! Gorgeous young children's pressies for Christmas, with brands you won't find everywhere else.

  • Teen tween earth friendly skincare brand Spots & Stripes

    Cool teen skincare brand

    There's a new kid on the on the skincare block targeting teens. Spots & Stripes is the brainchild of a former Vogue beauty ed, and it's seriously good.

    • Cladesi Ricciarelli biscuits white wavy plates black worktop and two cups of coffee

      Recipe: Italian almond biscuits

      Nom nom nom. I'm loving this recipe for Crimbo. Get your kids to help you if you have the patience, or try it yourself with a glass of Italian red.

    • Gift guide for her

      Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

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