Twinkling lights, glitter, and a slight nip in the air - the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas is here! And so is the beginning of celebrations, family & friends gathering, plenty of food and memorable fun.

This Christmas set the festive scene at home with all the dazzling recipes, including glorious desserts! Inside these top bookazines that we’ve picked out for you, you'll find inspirational, step-by-step Christmas treat ideas to make and share with family and friends. Plus, there's a variety of DIY gifts that are sure to delight those lucky enough to receive one.

Check out Christmas Desserts – 103 Dazzling Treats to Share for a tempting variety of unique recipes to wow your guests - nutty fruitcakes, chocolaty cookies, frosted cupcakes, awesome pies, beautiful tarts, lip-smacking cheesecakes and ice-creams. The recipes will inspire you to host a few memorable get-togethers and impress your guests in no other better way.

Some of the best effortless-yet-impressive dishes are all here in this book Delicious Christmas – Time to Celebrate that’s guaranteed to become your kitchen bible. From starters and snacks, mains and desserts that will be hard to forget (and resist), this bookazine delivers recipes you’ll go back to, time and again. So, click on the link and dig in for a whole host of magical and tempting dishes.

In his book Cooking with Zac, world-renowned fashion designer Zac Posen takes you on a culinary journey with 100 recipes that are as inspiring as his designs. For Zac, cooking and fashion are both sensory experiences. In Cooking with Zac, Posen shares a curated collection of his favourite recipes, gathered throughout his extraordinary life - from family favourites to flavours he has discovered while travelling the globe.

Posen’s book is well organised and an excellent read. He presents tasty festive recipes and provides extensive advice on how not to be afraid to take risks in the kitchen much the same way he breaks down barriers on the ramp.

There's no better way to welcome the holiday season than gathering friends and family together for a baking day and filling the house with the lovely aroma of fresh-baked cookies. Check out the Christmas Cookies bookazine where you will find exciting cut-outs, bars and so much more...all perfect for a festive cookie platter. And if you’re planning to create memorable gifts and decorations to share and enjoy, look no further – just click on 50+ Christmas Crafts and find inspiring and easy ideas for your home and loved ones.

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