Christmas Gifts: 20+ Cute and Clever Ideas to Try

Friends and family will adore these handy handmade Christmas gifts -- including dishware, vases, and other home accessories -- that are just as fun (and easy!) to make as they are to give. Start one of these simple Christmas crafts today so you can check everyone off your holiday gift list.

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Three-Step Christmas Centerpieces

Create a striking holiday centerpiece in just three steps. We have a special secret for the step one: How to lay the table runner.

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Creative Christmas Tree Themes

Be creative by decorating your Christmas tree with a favorite theme that suits your decorating style or your family's personality. We were inspired by a local festival of trees and have included tips for bringing the looks inside your own Christmas home. Bonus: We've included lighting tips to make your tree shine.

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Turn a simple sugar cookie into a masterpiece this Christmas. Whether you like your sugar cookies soft or crisp, simply decorated or frosted with intricate designs, these sugar cookie recipes are sure to sweeten up your holiday season.

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Deck a Christmas Staircase in Two Steps

It's so simple to decorate your staircase for Christmas! Get our damage-free, two-step plan to ensure that the holiday spirit extends from first floor to second.

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Creative Christmas Wreaths

Christmas wreaths don't have to be made from traditional evergreens -- in fact, we encourage you to mix it up with eucalyptus leaves, boxwood, lotus pods, and even items that don't come from nature, such as peppermint candies and pom-poms. These fun-to-make creative designs show you how to make Christmas wreaths with unexpected shapes, dazzling colors, and out-of-the-ordinary materials.

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Genius Christmas Hacks

Get ready for the Christmas season with our clever tricks to simplify the holidays. Including crafty Christmas wrapping ideas, must-try ideas for hosting guests, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that Christmas shortcuts, our tips for the holiday season are guaranteed to make your life easier.

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Create a holiday haven that will sparkle all the way through December 25 with festive Christmas decorating ideas. Plus, bake delicious Christmas cookies and serve a memorable dinner friends and family will love. With the season of giving in mind, we've collected our best homemade Christmas gifts to make one-of-a-kind presents for your friends and family. Sharing Christmas recipes is also a popular way to celebrate, and our collection of Christmas cookies includes classic cookies, cookies the kids can make, and new recipes that are sure to become family favorites. The Christmas tree is always a key part of the festivities, and we can help you pick the perfect tree as well as decorate it with beautiful lights and handmade Christmas ornaments. Our ornament ideas come in every size and material, including felt ornaments, kids' ornaments, and glass ball ornaments. And why wait to celebrate? Our clever Christmas crafts are fun to start at any time and can be turned into gifts or pretty decorations for your celebration. Curious about the holiday's beginnings? The Christian holiday has some European origins -- like the Christmas tree and candy canes -- but Santa Claus came from an American poet. Learn more about the meaning of Christmas. Get ready for the holiday with pretty decorations -- garlands, swags, and centerpieces, plus outdoor decorating ideas that start with Christmas wreaths and sparkling Christmas lights.

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