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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Celebrate the Holidays New iPad App

Good news! Entertaining just got easier with your Better Homes and Gardens Celebrate the Holidays app now available in the iTunes store!

Get unforgettable recipes, fun decorating ideas, and inventive crafts from Better Homes and Gardens in our updated Celebrate the Holidays party-inspiration app!

Just added to the app:

-- 2 ALL-NEW HALLOWEEN & FALL CELEBRATIONS -- including more than 40 new images, 15 new recipes, 15 new projects and 40 new patterns for the festive fall season!

-- Go bananas over the new Wild About Monkeys Kids' Party -- a silly get-together themed around the retro sock monkey with monkey- and kid-friendly food, crafts, decorations, games, and activities.

-- This Halloween, invite your adult friends and family over for An Eerily Ever After Affair. This haunted wedding spoof lets everyone dress up, sample "scary" finger foods, and toast the undead host couple as they mingle.

-- Explore all-new extras for Halloween, autumn, Thanksgiving, and Christmas parties, including new images and projects, plus more how-to's for even more confidence as you plan your party.

-- Learn the secrets of professionals including selecting wine, pairing food and wine, selecting flavorful cheeses, speed-cleaning your home ... even partying big on a budget.

Plus, these features you'll love:

-- Collect all your favorite holiday recipes and projects ... and find them in a flash with our Favorites folder.

-- Rely on our party planning charts and checklists! Our beverage and appetizer guides and simple-to-follow cleaning tips ensure you spend less time prepping and more time enjoying the gathering.

-- Never lose your spot again -- our enhancements let you take a break and pick up right where you left off.

-- Find exactly what you are looking for with our fast and easy-to-use navigation.

With 24 complete parties themed around Halloween, autumn, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and summer activities, you'll find exactly the right event. Whether you need kid-friendly Halloween parties, bountiful Thanksgiving gatherings, or cozy Christmas tree-trimming events, our new Celebrate the Holidays app brings you all the ideas, inspiration, and how-to's you need to host memorable get-togethers. You'll even get exciting parties and delicious menus planned by celebrity chefs Tyler Florence and Michel Nischan.

Celebrate the Holidays will guide you through planning the ultimate party from start to finish:

-- Instructional how-to advice for preparing menus and decorations.

-- More than 600 vivid images showing the beautiful details of each event.

-- More than 180 special, no-fail recipes.

-- Links to iTunes music playlists customized for each party.

-- Ability to easily share recipes, party images, projects, and planning tips via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

-- Themed games and activities for children.

Please connect via Wi-Fi when downloading to ensure shorter download times.

Have feedback? Help us improve this application by sending an email to BHGedit@Meredith.com. We would like to hear from you and are standing by to help you with any problems.

Get the app now at the iTunes store!

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