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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Free Holiday Appetizers Mini Cookbook from the Red Plaid Cookbook

Enjoy delicious holiday appetizer recipes in this mini cookbook that features recipes from our Better Homes and Gardens' New Cook Book.

Nothing will impress your family and friends more around the holidays than some tasty and creative appetizers. Check out 15 delicious recipes and cooking inspiration from Better Homes and Gardens' New Cook Book.

To make the cookbook, simply print the six-page PDF and fold in half. Make it pretty with a ribbon-tied spine or other design.

In this appetizers cookbook, enjoy recipes from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen:

  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli
  • Layered Greek Dip
  • Bruschetta
  • Antipasti Platter
  • Marinated Olives
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Gingery Apricot-Glazed Pork Ribs
  • Balsamic Shallot and Goat Cheese Tart
  • Bonus: Cheese Guide

Get the Holiday Appetizers cookbook now.

See the Sweet Food Gifts cookbook.

See the Bite-Size Desserts cookbook.

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