Morningstar's Guide to Financial Christmas Gifts

This week, as you consider whether your friends and family have been naughty or nice we'll be revealing all you need to know about financial gifts for Christmas

Emma Wall 8 December, 2014 | 9:03AM
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He's making a list,  he's checking it twice - no we're not talking about Saint Nic, but the taxman. In last week's Autumn Statement Chancellor George Osborne said he was committed to low taxes for consumers and corporations, but that low tax must be paid.

This week, as you consider whether your friends and family have been naughty or nice we'll be revealing all you need to know about financial gifts for Christmas.

We'll be looking at how you can legally gift away your estate to beneficiaries, and stay one step ahead of HMRC, gifts that keep in giving as they increase in value, the best funds for your children and grand-children's junior ISA and alternative investments you can wrap up for under the tree.

Monday - Gifting free of IHT

Stay one step ahead of the taxman

How to Gift Tax-free Cash

Tax Benefits of Charitable Giving

Tax Jargon Busted

Tax Erodes Pension Income by 30%

Britons Overpay £5bn Tax

Tuesday - Junior ISAs and Child Trust Funds

A gift that lasts longer than Lego

Child Trust Fund Transfer: What to do Now

3 Funds for Your Junior ISA

5 Financial Gifts for Children

How to Invest in a Junior ISA

What is a Junior ISA?

Wednesday - Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

The wise men favoured these commodities

3 Gold ETFs to Make Your Portfolio Glisten

3 Commodity Funds for Wise Men

What Does 2015 Hold for Commodities?

Gold Price Will Rise

Economic Growth Impacts Gold

Soft Commodities: Best Performing Sector of 2014

Thursday - Alternative Investments

Cars, wine, paintings and stamps - can they outperform the FTSE?

Passion Investments Beat Stocks

3 Luxury Retailer Stocks

Alternative Investments Free from CGT

Identifying Niche Investments

Friday - Stocks that Benefit at Christmas

These companies receive a festive boost

3 Undervalued Retail Stocks

Travel Stocks with Economic Moats

Should You Buy the Big Brands?

Shop Stocks for Big Profits

The information contained within is for educational and informational purposes ONLY. It is not intended nor should it be considered an invitation or inducement to buy or sell a security or securities noted within nor should it be viewed as a communication intended to persuade or incite you to buy or sell security or securities noted within. Any commentary provided is the opinion of the author and should not be considered a personalised recommendation. The information contained within should not be a person's sole basis for making an investment decision. Please contact your financial professional before making an investment decision.

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar