Gifts That Give Back

Embrace an attitude of gratitude this holiday season with gifts that bring joy to the people in your life and give back to those in need.

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Homemade Cookie Butter is Dangerously Easy to Make

Let us show you how to make one of the hottest items on the grocery shelf. This cookie butter is simple to make and goes great with some apples or toast.

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Amazing Online Shops You've Never Heard Of

On Cyber Monday, venture into unchartered retail territory. These favorite online vendors, recommended by our editors and bloggers alike, offer one-of-a-kind gifts and decor from around the globe.

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Decorate with What You Have for Christmas

Deck the halls this Christmas by repurposing items you already have on hand. Getting creative with your existing decorations and accessories lets you give your home a new and festive look this holiday season without spending a lot of money.

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This Ginger Beer Mixer Will Up Your Cocktail Game

Always-refreshing ginger beer takes a fruity turn with the added splash of pomegranate.

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Cute Needle-Felted Snowman Ornament

One look at this snowman and you have to make it. An adorable ornament that you need on your tree.

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Celebrating St. Nicolas Day? Our Awesome Ornament Picks

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Must-Have Entertaining Gifts

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.


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    • Popsicle Stick Charades Game

      It's not a party without a classic game of charades -- simply select a stick and act out the phrase for endless entertainment.

    • Teak and Stainless Cheese Set

      Bring out your best party tools with this set of three stainless-steel cheese tools with teak handles.

    • Coro Glassware Set

      Raise a sleek, gold-bottom glass to toast special moments.

    • Ceramic Cheese Tray

      This beautifully-crafted cheese tray comes with a marker for labeling each selection.

      Buy from: Flat of the Hill, 617/619-9977

    • Recipe Greeting Cards

      These 5x7 cards feature an illustrated recipe on the front and full instructions on the back.

    • Metallic Burst Porcelain Plate

      A set of these elegant 8-inch plates add party punch to a simple table setting.

    • Ceramic Dessert Bowls

      Dish out dessert in these ceramic dessert bowls, available in four colors.

    • Brass Magnolia Serving Utensils

      These brass serving utensils modeled after magnolia branches lend natural elegance to dinner parties.

    • Gummy Glass Carafe

      The slim swirl of bold color on this glass carafe provides a silicone ridge for a firm grip when pouring party drinks.

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      Lattice Print Votive Holder

      The etched lattice pattern on this glass votive creates party-ready light play.

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      Apron Gift Package

      This cook-friendly gift package comes with a waist apron, a child's apron (pictured), unique heirloom kits, and 25 recipe cards -- a perfect gift for moms and daughters.

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      Beater Whisk

      This compact nylon whisk comes in eight different colors, stores easily, and is dishwasher safe.

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      Artisan Breakfast Syrups

      Perfect for pancakes or breakfast beverages, such as smoothies or brunch cocktails, these infused syrups are an entertaining must-have.

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      Teak Measuring Spoons

      This set of teak measuring spoons gives your utensil drawer classic style.

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      Honey Jar

      An acacia wood lid with a rope pull makes a charming topper for this 4-inch-tall honey jar.

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      Rotary Grater

      Available in eight colors, this rotary grater provides uniform results every time, and its ergonomic handle can be used by both righties and lefties.

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      Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

      This Pinzimonio dipping dish for olive oil has a tiered design that enhances the oil's color at each level, perfect for party-ready display.

      See a list of retailers where you can purchase this product at the link below.

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      Letter Pressed Cookie Cutters

      Bake cookies with something to say using this set of alphabet letter cookie cutters.

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      Paper Gemstone Coasters

      It's all in the details with these brightly colored drink coasters that mimic the facets of precious stones.

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      Brass Knot Bottle Opener

      Function meets party-ready design with this pretty bottle opener.

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      Wood-Inspired Stoneware Pitcher

      This stoneware pitcher brings woodland charm to the table.

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      Clever Gifts for the Gardener

      Great for those with outside interests, these garden gifts made Better Homes and Gardens' top list in our December 2012 issue -- and they fall between $6 and $60.
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