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 Tree Decorating Ideas

Christmas tree season is here, and we can help you tackle every step, from cutting down a fresh spruce to topping off the tree. Many people set up their tree the day after Thanksgiving. That's perfect timing for fresh trees, which will last for six weeks with proper care. From there, it's all about decorating. Our Christmas tree decorations, handmade ornament ideas, and Christmas tree themes will give you plenty of ideas for your tree. Start with our basic tips on how to decorate a Christmas tree, from hanging the lights and stringing the garland to adding the finishing touches with pretty ornaments. Get to know the different types of Christmas tree lights with our tips for tree lighting, plus learn some basic safety and care tips for your tree to ensure it lasts all season and doesn't pose a fire hazard. Take a look through our decorative tabletop trees for small-space inspiration, or check out our creative Christmas tree themes for fun and unusual ways to decorate your tree, with adornments such as family photos, paper stars, flags, starfish, and more. Our Christmas decorating ideas will make your holiday planning a breeze.

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Traditional Christmas Trees

Get ideas for your Christmas tree by browsing these classic looks.

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