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.View Slideshow
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.View Slideshow
In need of a creative addition to your cookie exchange party or a tasty gift for friends and family? Look no further than our collection of irresistible cookie-in-a-jar recipes. Each holiday-ready gift takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and features layer upon layer of favorite cookie, brownie, or blondie mix-ins.View Slideshow
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.View Slideshow
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.View Slideshow
See Better Homes and Gardens top gift picks from our December 2012 issue for entertaining gurus and novices alike -- you can spend as little as $5 and as much as $90 with this versatile selection.
It's not a party without a classic game of charades -- simply select a stick and act out the phrase for endless entertainment.
Bring out your best party tools with this set of three stainless-steel cheese tools with teak handles.
Raise a sleek, gold-bottom glass to toast special moments.
This beautifully-crafted cheese tray comes with a marker for labeling each selection.
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These 5x7 cards feature an illustrated recipe on the front and full instructions on the back.
The etched lattice pattern on this glass votive creates party-ready light play.
Perfect for pancakes or breakfast beverages, such as smoothies or brunch cocktails, these infused syrups are an entertaining must-have.
An acacia wood lid with a rope pull makes a charming topper for this 4-inch-tall honey jar.
Function meets party-ready design with this pretty bottle opener.
This stoneware pitcher brings woodland charm to the table.
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