Saturday, December 3, 2022

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas: The Best of Capsule’s Festive Content

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Congratulations! You’ve very nearly made it. We’re thisclose to Christmas! Now, we’re here to help, no matter what stage you’re at – if you’ve still got shopping to do, we can help you with that! If you have to whip up a dish for tomorrow, or make drinks – we can help! If you’re feeling STRESSED, we have some coping mechanisms. If your ex-boyfriend just text you out of the blue – yip, we can help! Otherwise, if you’ve done your shopping, wrapped it, finished food prep and are sitting down for a glass of Prosecco (my God, we salute you!), we’ve got plenty of tips, tricks and great reads… Enjoy, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Presents
The Gift Guide Collection: The One for Joy All Year Round (And Perfect for the Last Minute!)
Still stressing about what to buy? Just found out that someone else is coming to Christmas? Just remembered about someone?? Never fear – you can literally buy these presents right up until the very last second…

A Crafty Christmas: Easy DIY Presents That You’d 100% Want to Find Under Your Tree!
Easy homemade gifts you can start today and have ready in a couple of hours!

Six Ways to Have a Less Expensive, Less Stressful Christmas!
This year is going to be a tough ride for a lot of people when it comes to the money front. So, if you’re staring down the silly season with a shoestring budget, know that you’re really, truly, not alone.

A DIY Christmas: Easy, Beautiful Decorations That Are Kind to the Planet (And Your Wallet!)


Love
WARNING: We Are in Peak ‘Boyfriends of Christmas Past’ Season: Are You in Danger of Getting ‘Marleyed’ Tonight?
‘Twas two days before Christmas and all through the land, women were being visited by all their ex mans (look this rhyme almost works, forgive me). Alice tells a festive tale of yore – with a warning for this Christmas

How to Be Happy, Fabulous and Single This Christmas! (Plus, Clapbacks for Those Rude But Well-Meaning Relatives…)
Ah yes, the Bridget Jones dilemma: when your single life is put under the spotlight at Christmas. We have your get-through-with-limited-swearing guide to handling nosy cousins!

‘The Lingerie I Thought My Husband Bought Me For Christmas, Actually Went to His Secret Lover’
Think you’re having some bad luck love-wise this year? We spoke to a lovely woman who had the Christmas from hell – that was literally like something out of the storyline of Love, Actually.

It’s Break-up Season. You’re More Likely to Split in the Next Two Weeks Than Any Other Time…
Phew, we are at the end of peak break-up season – if you made it through the last two weeks, congratulations.

Family

Can I Ask People’s Vaccination Status Before I Invite Them To Christmas Dinner?’ A Vaccine Expert Answers The Many Tricky Questions We’ve All Got This Christmas
It’s our first vaxxed Christmas…. so are there rules? What is the etiquette around asking people’s vaccination status?? We spoke to an vaccine expert to understand the risks, rules and how to navigate the whole darn thing this year.

Channelling Mrs Claus? Here’s How To Go ALL IN This Christmas!
If your festive spirit is already at 200%, this is the story for you!

Separated From Family This Christmas? Here’s How to Get Through
This is going to be a Christmas like no other for lots of people, away from the ones they love. Here’s how to still make it special.

Mental Health

Stop The Stress Bug: The Power of Body Language For Keeping Calm at Christmas
It’s been a long year and if Christmas is already a loaded time in your family, we have tips on how to keep yourself (and others!) cool under pressure.

How to Beat Burnout and Start the New Year Calm, Connected & Grateful…
A resilience expert shares why we’re all feeling so shattered this Christmas and how to get a proper break this year.

Not Feeling Festive This Year? We’re Officially Giving You Permission To Ignore It
Guess what? Christmas isn’t actually mandatory. If you need a permission slip to skip this year, we’ve got one for you.

Heading Toward Your First Christmas After Suffering a Loss? Here’s How to Cope if You’re Grieving This Festive Season
Ways to honour your missing loved one and look after yourself and your family in the process.

Food and wine

Putting Up the Christmas Tree? It’s a Merlot Moment! The Real Girl’s Guide to Wine Presents the ULTIMATE Festive Season Matches That’ll Have You Sorted All Summer
Cheers! Whatever your vibe this Christmas (and beyond!) we have the perfect wine match just for you

Christmas Dinner Sorted! Part One: Sensational Starters and Summer Sides…
Fire up the BBQ!

Christmas Dinner Sorted! Part Two: The Main Event, Plus a Showstopper Dessert

Hear that? It’s the cheesecake of your dreams, calling your name.

Two Raw Sisters Create Delicious Vegan Meals For Long Summer Days and Celebrations!
Including a chocolate tart that has to be seen to be believed.

Cheers! Festive Cocktails, Without the Hangover…
One of the many Kiwis looking to ease up on alcohol after a rough year? We hear and support you – and you can still be festive as well!

Christmas With the Chefs: Mike van de Elzen & Gareth Stewart Share Their Secrets
Get advice from the pros for this Christmas: the big day itself PLUS how to get creative with all those delicious leftovers.

Nostalgia
The Rock Singing in a Xmas Onsie & Five Other Feel-Good Festive Moments You Didn’t Know You Needed to See…
You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry again… it’s the perfect mix!

A Passionate Defence of the Greatest Christmas Song of All Time – The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York
Kelly Bertrand’s ode to the greatest Christmas song of all time – and no, it’s not Mariah.

A Definitive Ranking Of My Love, Actually Crushes Over The Past 17 Years
Festive AND horny – what’s not to love?

Born in the 80s? Here Are 15 Things That Would Have Been on Your Christmas List As a Kid…
Two words: POLLY POCKET

How To Have A Low-Key Christmas Catch-Up

Got a crazy Christmas calendar with more to fit in? Here's how to have a low-key Christmas catch-up with the people you love, without...

Let’s Go to the Mall: The 10 Best Summer Dresses You Can Wear To Anything – All Under $200

After the events of the last few years, it seems like there's been an EXPLOSION of colour when it comes to summer fashion. We...

A Gluten-Free Christmas: How to Eat Well and Deliciously (Without Breaking the Bank)

Food intolerances really are zero fun, but they're even more annoying and horrible when it comes to the holidays and a gluten-free Christmas can...

Is It Okay To Run Late – And How Late Is TOO Late?

Why do we run late? Does it matter that much? Should we wait or leave? And how might someone reform?Being on time. Being late....