Shoppers are showing their green credentials this year by creating a record demand for ecologically sound, replantable Christmas trees.
Britons are collectively set to receive more than £500m in cash and gift vouchers this Christmas, according to a new survey.
There is a rebellion brewing among fans of Jack White's label, Third Man Records, over the company's decision to auction limited-edition releases to the highest bidder.
I never see the point of celebrity guest-editors of newspapers and magazines (nor, come to that, of Radio 4's Today programme).
UK consumers are expected to create the busiest online shopping day of the year this Monday as hundreds of thousands of Christmas shoppers order mail-order gifts from e-tailers.
Recently, I met a friend for dinner and we both turned up wearing a pussy-bow blouse, a pencil skirt and high heels.
The night before I went to meet one of the most successful Avon ladies in Britain, I dreamed swear words had been scrawled on my front door in lipstick.