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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Holiday Trend: Decorate in Blue and Brown

Teal blue and cocoa brown remain trendy colors for the holiday season.. Try these creative ideas to make festive decorations using these nontraditional colors.


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    • Embrace Simplicity

      Teal blue and cocoa brown remain trendy colors for the holiday season. Try these creative ideas to make festive decorations using these nontraditional colors.

    • Encourage Kissing

      Kissing balls last longer than mistletoe, and they're easy and fun to make. Cover foam balls with scraps of silk fabric embellished with trims and beaded pins. Hang them at various heights with lengths of ribbon and wait to see who walks beneath.

    • Cones are for Giving

      Handmade cone-shape ornaments have plenty of visual appeal but are even better filled with gifts. Roll card stock into a conical shape and cover the cone with metallic paper to form the basic ornament. Personalize the cone with ribbon, fabric trim, and metal letters. Glue on a satin-ribbon handle and fill the cone with tiny wrapped presents.

    • Silvery Circle

      Give up your tired evergreen wreath, and opt for one in stylish silver. Spray any wreath with metallic silver paint; then attach small presents and a ribbon with hot glue.

    • Glamorous Globes

      Dress up plastic foam ornaments by covering them with scraps of pretty fabric in blue and brown. Decorate each globe with bits of ribbon and rickrack braid, including a loop for hanging.

    • Holiday Snow Cone

      Make an extra-large cone to hang on a doorknob and hold wrapped gifts for friends. Form the cone from a large sheet of card stock, taped together. Decorate the top edge of the cone with white paper cut to resemble icicles or melting snow.

    • Company's Coming

      A chic tabletop display of sweets has a teal, cocoa, and silver color scheme. Serve holiday favorites on classic silver trays and tuck in a few candles and wrapped presents. Don't forget to serve the chocolate!

    • Treat Your Sweeties

      Hot cocoa seems so stylish when served in tall glass mugs atop a glass cake stand. Use readymade icing to personalize store-bought chocolates with the initials of family members or guests.

    • Simple Elegance

      'Tis the season for pretty gifts on display, so make sure yours look stylish. Wrap boxes with robin's-egg-blue paper; accent with coordinating brown ribbon. Spray recycled ice cream and yogurt containers in coordinating colors to hold homemade treats.

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      Make It Personal

      Kids of any age -- even adults -- are delighted with personalized stockings hanging behind their chairs. These are made with ribbons, woven together for fabric and decorated with metal letters stitched to the cuff.

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      Stately Flowers

      Substitute regal white amaryllis blossoms for more traditional holiday poinsettias. Tuck flower stems into tiny water-filled florist's vials, and anchor them in larger glass tubes partially filled with faux snow. Suspend the tubes from the wall with ribbon hangers.

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      Ribbon Dazzlers

      Leave bows behind and opt for understated elegance with a flat embellishment made from layered ribbon and paper, which is taped on the underside. These low-profile gift wraps are easier to mail and arrive looking perfect because there are no bows that crush.

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      More Holiday Color Themes

      Check out another unique color scheme for your holiday decorating.

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      Holiday Decor that Lasts from Thanksgiving to Christmas

      Keep your decor fresh throughout the holiday season with our easy tips and ideas. We show you how to transition your holiday decor from Thanksgiving to Christmas with a few simple updates.
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