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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Cool Blue and White for the Holidays

Bring cool blues and white indoors to create a holiday scene as refreshing as a walk in the snow.


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    • Delicate Ornament Wreath

      This intricate-looking wreath is surprisingly simple to make. Here's how:
      -- Wrap a plastic foam wreath with white or pale blue ribbon.
      -- Hot-glue glass ornaments to cover the wreath, starting with the larger balls and layering smaller ones to fill the gaps.

      Editor's Tip: Select an assortment of colors, textures, and sheens for the most interesting effect. Link TK

    • Card-Display Board

      The annual flurry of Christmas cards looks lovely displayed on this memory board. Here's how to make it:
      -- Start with an inexpensive framed bulletin board.
      -- Paint the frame, and apply a diluted wash in varying shades of blue mixed with luminescent embossing powder.
      -- Stretch quilted fabric over the cork and staple onto the back. Create a grid of ribbon attached with pins at the ends and wherever ribbons cross. Link TK

    • True-Blue Stocking

      This stocking takes on a mod flair with a ruff of soft white faux fur and a star made from icy-white beads. Link TK

    • Beaded Table Runner

      Set the mood for the holidays with a pretty table that you can make in a snap. Here's how to do it:
      -- Start with a ready-made runner -- this one is white fabric edged with a generous band of shiny blue.
      -- At each end, tack on a length of sparkly beading (available at crafts or fabric stores) to add a dressy holiday finish. Link TK

    • Snowflake Gift Toppers

      Top holiday packages with snowflake ornaments for a festive touch in cool colors. Here's how:
      -- Fold pale blue card stock into halves, and then fold those halves into thirds for a total of six layers.
      -- Cut a snowflake shape through all layers, and unfold. Press the paper flat with an iron.
      -- Brush the top with white glue and sprinkle with glittery embossing powder. Links TK

    • Cone-ucopia

      Grown-ups are as delighted as kids to find a stash of holiday sweets on the back of their chairs. Simple cones, hanging from white organza ribbon, double as place cards when customized with a name.

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      Decorate Your Mantel for Christmas

      Let these beautiful mantel arrangements turn your fireplace into an eye-catching focal point for the holidays.
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