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How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

  • Episode:

    2 of 3

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 01 Dec 2020

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    8.00pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

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  • Published:

    Sun 15 Nov 2020

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How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield

Series overview

“After a tough year, it’s more important than ever to know how to make your money work for you. We’ve tested and reviewed the latest products to help us get the biggest bang for our buck this season... Let’s make this a Christmas to remember.” - Phillip Schofield

It’s been a year like no other and as Christmas approaches, Phillip Schofield returns with a brand new three-part series hoping to bring viewers some much needed joy by helping them spend their festive funds in the best possible way. 

Throughout the series Phillip, along with his team of experts and members of the public put a range of festive gifts to the test, aiming to give viewers a fun and informative guide to what's on offer by rating and reviewing the very latest products competing for a place under the tree, from toys to gifts and gadgets, food and drink.

From picking out this year’s top family board game, to seeking out luxury for less on seasonal food and drink, along with the best stocking fillers, Phillip sets out to arm viewers with all the knowledge they need on what to buy in time for the festive season and to ensure every penny is well spent.

This is an RDF West, a Banijay UK company production for ITV

Episode 2

In the second episode, Phillip and his team of experts give viewers the low down on some of this year’s best gifts and gadgets, from unique postal gifts to delicious food kits, so that they can spoil their loved ones this Christmas and make the most of their festive budget.

On a Christmas-loving street in Cardiff, three families try out a range of festive decorations from budget to high-end, to find out whether they need to splash the cash to make their houses sparkle.

Phillip asks some happy campers to put three different portable coffee makers through their paces. They vary hugely in price and some are easier to use than others but which one will the campers vote to be under their tree this year?

With the picture unclear on whether Britons will be able to visit loved ones this Christmas, many people are going to be looking for that extra special gift to send.  Phillip meets founder of Not On The High Street, Holly Tucker, to get her top tips on what to think about when choosing and sending postal gifts this year.

Journalist and restaurant critic Grace Dent steps into the kitchen to try out a selection of food inspired kits that could make the perfect gift for the foodie in everyone's life. And chef Matt Tebbutt rates time-saving kitchen gadgets.

With many people spending more time at home this year, home fitness equipment has taken off, so ex-footballer Chris Kamara and his son Jack, join GB gymnasts Ellie and Becky Downie to see what fitness gifts are worth the price tag and should be on Christmas lists. They test 4 products, all focusing on different areas of fitness and all of which tick the space saving box.   

For many, Christmas is the time to treat loved ones to the latest technology but it can prove a pricey purchase. Tech journalist Georgie Barrat gives Phillip the low down on her best buys for this year - and from a retro camera to the latest VR kit, there’s something for everyone.

There’s just one family member left to buy for - the family's favourite four-legged friends. Dogs love a game of fetch so the team puts four toys to the test. Dog behaviourist Ali Taylor has worked at Battersea dogs home for over 20 years, so along with her pack of trusted dogs there’s no better person to put them through their paces. She asks if everyone needs to to pay top whack for their dog to have the most fun and feel stimulated?