Secret tools for a stress-free Christmas

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Have your best Christmas yet with these top time-saving tips and apps to help you prepare for the festive season.

Christmas food

Plan ahead this year and pre-order everything you need for a spectacular Christmas feast with Tesco’s Festive Food to Order service.

From mouth-watering turkeys and show-stopping desserts to exclusive items you won’t find in store, everything is ready to cook or serve, so you can spend less time in the kitchen, and more time with family and friends.

Avoid that last minute dash to the shops and place your order online, then arrange a collection date or simply sit back and wait for it to be delivered to your doorstep at a time that suits you. Alternatively, you can pre-order your food in-store and let us know when you'd like to collect it.

Once you’ve ordered your turkey, check out the Christmas Turkey Timer for the perfect roast.

Christmas travel

If you don’t have the luxury of driving home for Christmas, at least get yourself the best deals on train tickets. Try Tickety Split to see if two single train tickets are cheaper than one return for the same journey.

Or, if you’ve saved up your Tesco Clubcard points over the year, you can spend them on travel. You can swap vouchers for annual railcards, coach cards and get exclusive value fares with National Express. You can also swap your Clubcard vouchers for money to put towards car hire, bus and ferry trips. See what transport deals works for you at Tesco Clubcard.

Christmas for kids

We all know Santa’s making his list and checking it twice so find out if the kids have been naughty or nice with this magical scanner app (don’t worry, Santa gives you full control of the result).

Secret Santa

You know someone in the office will mention it eventually, so this year take charge and try Elfster’s Secret Santa Generator. Just plug in everyone’s details and it’ll do the hard work for you. You can also send anonymous messages to find out if the person actually likes novelty socks.

Giving homemade gifts this year? Have a look at our Secret Santa gift ideas you can easily make at home.

Christmas shopping

Save money by using Price Spy. It’s an easy-to-use price comparison tool so you can find the cheapest deal on the gifts you want to buy.

Personalised Christmas cards and gifts

If you’d rather send personalised cards or gifts to friends and relatives, Tesco Photo offers a range of DIY greetings cards, photo books, calendars, cushions, mugs and more.

Make it even more personal with a handmade card. Choose from one of our handmade Christmas card designs or get creative and come up with your own.

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