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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Christmas Gift Wrapping

Add a personal touch to Christmas gifts for friends and family with our simple Christmas gift-wrapping ideas. Start with our quick and clever ways to jazz up a Christmas gift, from turning family photos into gift wrap to adorning a wrapped gift with sweet candy pieces. If you're running low on time, try our last-minute Christmas gift-wrapping ideas -- we show you how to repurpose Mason jars, take-out boxes, and more as fun and creative gift containers. You can make a gift extra personal with our easy Christmas gift tags that come together in minutes with materials such as kraft paper, holiday cutouts, stamps, rhinestones, and ribbon. If you're giving someone a gift card for Christmas, dress it up in one of our homemade holders -- gift-card holders can be made from things you might not expect, from leftover pieces of scrapbook paper to petite mittens and recycled mint tins. Dress up a wrapped Christmas gift with our ideas for handmade bows -- we give you tips for making beautiful bows so you can get the sophisticated look of department store gift wrap.

How to Make Festive Bows

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

How to Make Crepe Paper Pom-Poms

Gift wrap just got gorgeous. Crepe paper makes for cheap, impactful bows that...

Boxes-and-Bows Gift Bags

The festive wrapped packages on the outside of these glamorous gift bags...

Make a Classic Bow in 4 Easy Steps

Bows add polish to packages, wreaths, and all kinds of holiday decorating, and...

Pretty Christmas Gift Wraps and Bows

If you're tired of the same old Christmas wrapping paper, try the look of one...

How to Make a Florist Bow

Bows add polish to packages, wreaths, and all kinds of holiday decorating, and...

Crepe Paper Fringe for Pretty Gift Packages

Inexpensive crepe paper does the decorative heavy lifting in these cute gift...

Easy Handmade Gift Bows for Christmas

Get the look of expensive department store gift wrap in no time and for little...

Easy Christmas Gift Tags

Be different! Make unique, personalized gift toppers and tags for your friends...

Free Patterned Wrapping Paper and Gift-Wrapping Tips

Want to give your Christmas gifts perfect presentation but don't have much...

Make a Rosette Bow

Make a pretty rosette bow for your gift-wrapped packages with these easy...

How to Make a Pom-Pom Bow

Bows add polish to packages, wreaths, and all kinds of holiday decorating, and...

Creative Gift-Card Holders for Christmas

What's on everyone's wish list these days? Gift cards! They may seem impersona...

Last-Minute Christmas Gift-Wrapping Ideas

Dress your gifts in something special this year, adding a personal touch to an...

Our Best Gift-Wrapping Videos from Better Homes and Gardens

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Woven Ribbon Gift Topper: Smart Way to Wrap Presents

Who needs a bow? This uber-easy, uber-smart wrapping technique allows you to...

How to Make a Chrysanthemum Bow

Bows add polish to packages, wreaths, and all kinds of holiday decorating, and...

How to Make a Two-Toned Bow

Bows add polish to packages, wreaths, and all kinds of holiday decorating, and...

Best Christmas Wrapping Paper Picks

Give a present with presence! Don't let gift wrap be an afterthought; make it...

How to Make a Tiered Bow

Bows add polish to packages, wreaths, and all kinds of holiday decorating, and...

Festive Red & White Gift Wrapping Ideas

Presentation counts! Top a holiday gift in festive flair with simple paper...

Make a Layered Bow

Pretty your Christmas packages in minutes with these step-by-step instructions...

Make a Classic Bow

Learn how to make a classic bow to add polish to your Christmas gifts.

How to Make a Dior Bow

Bows add polish to packages, wreaths, and all kinds of holiday decorating, and...

Basic Bow

Learn how to make a beautiful and classy bow for holiday gifts.


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