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We've got Christmas all wrapped up for you

Are you about to face a weekend of constant present wrapping? With the big day fast approaching, we’ve enlisted the help of Prince Charles’ and Victoria Beckham’s Christmas wrapping guru, Jane Means.

From obscure objects to divine decorations, Jane’s here to take the stress out of wrapping.

Purrfect gifts every pet will want! 😻

According to a recent survey, nearly half of pet owners are planning to spend more on their pet than on their mother-in-law, with the average spend being £17.45 per pet. One in ten will buy at least seven presents for their cat or dog!

But if you're struggling to find the purrfect gift, don't worry, because we've got you covered.

Eco-friendly Christmas wrapping

Last year it was estimated that Brits would throw out 108 million rolls of Christmas wrapping paper. That’s a lot of waste.

And even the most well-intentioned of us may be unaware that the wrap we put in recycling isn’t actually recyclable, if it contains plastic, dye, foil, glitter or leftover sticky tape. It’s been said that you can check whether paper is plastic coated or not by scrunching it. If it stays scrunched, it’s probably fine to recycle, but if it pops back, it’s covered in plastic.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make presents look pretty and cut down on waste.

How we could have kept our Christmas tree alive

Yes, we’ll be honest, our This Morning office Christmas tree is looking a little worse for wear - but just how could we have kept it going all the way until the big day, and how could you avoid whatever we did oh-so wrong?

David Domoney is here with some top tips for making your tree last longer and some tree saving advice if it’s already looking a little sad!