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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Christmas Cookies

Enjoy our collection of our best Christmas cookie recipes. We have a wide variety of holiday favorites you're sure to love, from easy homemade Christmas cookies and creative decorating ideas to classic sugar cookies and cute Christmas cookies for kids. Heading to a Christmas party? Our Christmas cookie exchange recipes are always a hit and guarantee you'll have a Christmas cookie recipe everyone will love. If you're going for beautiful, creative cookies, try our showstopping Christmas cookie ideas. These bars, mini bites, and whoopie pies include complete instructions and have been tested by our Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen so you can learn how to make Christmas cookies in a cinch. Plus, we've got easy Christmas cookies from around the world, including Italian Christmas cookies like biscotti and German Christmas cookies like Lebkuchen. Cookies also make a great gift, so we've assembled our best recipes plus wrapping ideas in our Christmas cookie gifts collection. Pick one favorite or make a few to give as inexpensive presents this season. Baking Christmas cookies can be a family affair. Involve little bakers with our Christmas cookies for kids, which include recipes for gingerbread people, sugar cookie pizza, and adorable (and easy!) meringue mice. Cookies can even be part of a special diet; try our vegan Christmas cookies and gluten-free Christmas cookies for a holiday dessert everyone can enjoy. Get step-by-step instructions to make your best batch of holiday cookies ever!

Classic Christmas Cookies

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How to Mail Cookies

Send your famous cookie recipe to loved ones anywhere! See how to pack cookies...

Fantastic Holiday Bar Cookies

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

No-Bake Cookie Recipes for Christmas

You'll love these holiday-ready no-bake cookie recipes. Including peanut butte...

Four Tips for the Perfect Holiday Dessert

Top baking bloggers share their secret for the ultimate holiday dessert. (Hint...

Four Freezing Secrets for Cookie Dough

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

Pretty Package Cookies

These lovely gift cookies only look like they need baker-level skill. Actually...

Delightful Christmas Cookie Gifts

Try some of these creative ways to wrap and package Christmas cookies and...

Cookie Exchange Favorites

With classic sugar cookies, cherry-filled macarons, tassies, shortbread, and...

How to Make Cookie Dough

Learn how to make cookie dough for many of your cookie favorites. This basic...

Christmas Cookie Recipes

These Christmas cookie recipes are sure to dazzle any crowd. Whether you're...

Tips for Baking Cookies

Each cookie collection has its own personality. Improve the odds of having the...

10 Expert Tips for Mailing Christmas Cookies

Make sure the contents of your cookie package are received in good condition b...

All-Time Favorite Christmas Cookies

It's simple: These very merry Christmas cookie recipes are favorites that...

Wow! Gingerbread Snow Globe City

Turn food into decorations! A gorgeous gingerbread city nestles in sugary snow...

Irresistible and Easy Christmas Cookies

Need a last-minute treat to bring to your cookie exchange or holiday gathering...

Our Best Christmas Cookie Ideas

Whether it's bars, sandwich cookies, or biscotti, amaze family and friends wit...

How to Frost Sugar Cookies

Frost your cookies just like the bakery -- our tips ensure success. Starting...

Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

Sample and share Christmas cookies of all kinds as you mingle with friends at...

Adorable Chocolatey Melting Snowman Cookies

These delicious and adorable snowmen cookies are sure to melt the ice at any...

More Cookies to Make with Family and Friends

Baking Christmas cookies is about much more than the resulting goodies. Here...

Game Night

Enjoy an evening of games, good food, and cheer with your family.

Cookie Sheets

Time to throw out the old and bring in the new.


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