Personalized Christmas Gift Ideas

Make the season extra special with a personalized gift. We're sharing 15-plus personalized DIY gift ideas that everyone will love. Whether you're looking for monograms or maps, we've got a gift for everyone on your list.

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Steal This Home's Cottage-Style Decorations!

Icy Christmas garlands are a cinch to make (and cost just a few bucks!). Here's how to create a frosty icicle garland for your own home.

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Easy-to-Make Christmas Centerpieces

Make your Christmas table shine with these easy ideas for festive centerpieces.

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Decorated Christmas Trees

The star of your Christmas decorations -- the tree! -- deserves extra attention. Here are four diverse looks you should consider for your tree decorating scheme.

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Gingerbread House City

This Christmas, make a snowy cookie city of gingerbread houses. It's an easy Christmas decoration the kids can help make.

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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.

20 Ways to Dress Up Plain Christmas Ornaments

Wake up your Christmas tree with creatively embellished ornaments. Start with plain ball ornaments and deck them out with paint, ribbon, stickers, and more.

How to Mail Cookies

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Pretty Christmas Wreaths

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Creative Christmas Wreaths

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Natural Fall Wreaths

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Four Tips for the Perfect Holiday Dessert

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How to Make a Monogram Wreath

Pick a letter, any letter. This nifty, crafty wreath starts with as monogram...

How to Make Festive Bows

Need a fun gift-wrapping idea? Learn how to tie a bow (or three) to make your...

Evergreen Candle

Take a pretty glass container, glue bits of greenery around it, and set candle...

How to Keep Cake from Sticking to the Pan

With our expert tips, you'll learn how to avoid the frustration of baking a...

Christmas Ornament Crafts

Keep these handmade Christmas ornaments for yourself, or use them as...

Handmade Christmas Gifts

Make the season merrier by crafting a handful of our best homemade Christmas...

Fantastic Holiday Bar Cookies

These festive holiday bar cookie recipes -- including butterscotch-toffee bars...

Four Freezing Secrets for Cookie Dough

Bake ahead! Learn our four techniques for freezing cookie dough.

3-Supply Marigold Wreath

Use pretty marigolds cut from your yard to add a pop of color to a grapevine...

2014 Ultimate Baking Challenge

This holiday, 16 food bloggers took the Better Homes and Gardens Ultimate...

Make a Snowman Faces Garland

This cute-as-can-be snowmen garland is sure to brighten any holiday room. Thes...

Make a Trio of Pinecone Gnome Ornaments

Scraps of felt, wooden balls, and wool roving dress up plain pinecones to make...

Craft a Mini Holiday Village

Created from mat board or card stock, these little houses are sure to add...

Decorate Your Mantel for Christmas

Let these beautiful mantel arrangements turn your fireplace into an...

Pretty Christmas Living Rooms

Don't stop at the Christmas tree -- extend your Christmas decorations through...


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