Make our fab foodie Xmas gifts,” we urge on our cover this issue. Which is, I have to admit, a bit rich coming from us here at NZ House & Garden where not a lot of home baking goes on during our mad pre-Christmas deadline period. While we do love a home-made gift, we also realise that in some busy homes they are not always going to happen – and that is where a subscription to NZ House & Garden comes in. It’s a thoughtful present for the style-lover in your life: one that lasts long after the festive relish has been eaten, and reminds your friend you are thinking of them every month. Nice. And very, very quick and easy.