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December can be a stressful month when you’re a parent. There’s so much pressure to keep up with everyone else and make sure your kids don’t miss out, while Facebooking the hell out of it all at the same time. This year, we’re particularly grateful for the people who have made it their business to ease the burden by bringing Christmas to us.

Here are our top three:

  1. Giftwink

This one is a total no-brainer. You simply tell Giftwink who you need to buy gifts for, and they come back to you with some personalised suggestions that are so good you’ll worry they actually know your family better than you do. Then all you need to do is wait for the gifts to be delivered (ideally with a glass of something mulled in your hand) and bask in the glory of your amazing purchases.

  1. Craft & Crumb

Do you want a showstopper cake for Christmas but not sure you’re up to the task? Order a kit from Craft & Crumb! Delivered in the post with everything you need to create a cake Mary Berry herself would be proud of, and guaranteed to make you the envy of your Facebook friends. Their festive kits include ‘The Igloo’ and a Christmas wreath cake.

  1. Bloom & Wild

Save yourself a trip to the garden centre and have your Christmas foliage delivered to you. The small Christmas trees are perfect for small London spaces or to cheer up your work area. And they are designed to fit through your letterbox, so you don’t even have to be in when the postman arrives.

We’re also doing our bit to make Christmas easier for parents by removing our booking fee for the whole month of December. Click here to download the app and start finding babysitters trusted by your friends. Happy holidays!