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 Planning Tips

There's no need to stress about the holiday season -- we've got you covered with Christmas planning tips that range from party prep to ways to get (and stay!) organized for the entire Christmas season. Start with our holiday decorating tips that help you transition your Thanksgiving decor into the Christmas season in simple ways, such as adding more color or natural elements, using both fresh and faux elements in your display, and more. Simplify your Christmas season with our easy ways to set the holiday mood, from crafting a cute centerpiece to keeping a holiday scrapbook and starting a holiday tradition. Stay sane with our holiday decorating planner, a six-week planning guide to making your home festive a little bit at a time. Remember to relax, too. Put your feet up with one (or a few) of our greatest Christmas movies and a plate of Christmas cookies. When it's all over, use our expert tips for holiday storage -- for ornaments, decorations, lights, and more -- to make sure next year's Christmas planning and festivities go as smoothly as this year's.

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Holiday Decorating Planner

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10 Ways to Prep for the Holidays

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Christmas History & Traditions

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Set-to-Impress Christmas Dinnerware

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17 Greatest Christmas Movies

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Bakeware Basics for Christmas Cooking

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