December 2019 Resources

It's no secret that the December issue is all about the holidays, so 'tis the season for gift guides, decorating tips, winter beauty must-haves, and much more. Whether you need help planning a holiday party with your friends and family or inspiration for a last-minute gift, we've got you covered. Let the festivities begin!

Two velvet green chairs in front of a fireplace with presents
BH&G gift guide featuring dish towels, a ring plate, and drink coasters photo

Put a Bow on It (pgs. 12–18)


Forever Besties:

Fun and Games:

Stocking Stuffers:

Multiple skincare products with acid photo

Spotlight on Acids (pg. 22)

  • L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum containing soothing aloe, $24;

  • AmLactin Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion, $16;

  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser, $7;

  • Alba Botanica Hydration Sensation Gel Cream, $15;

  • Murad Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel, $65;

Burgundy makeup photo

Forecast: Burgundy (pg. 24)

  • L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Deep Burgundy, $8;

  • Paul & Joe Beauté Pearl Foundation Primer in Pinot Noir, $36;

  • NYX Professional Makeup Love Lust Disco Shadow Palette in Rosé and Play, $20;

  • Tarte Double Duty Beauty Easy On the Eyes Clay Liner in Burgundy, $19;

  • Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish in So Shady, $9;

Green, gold, and silver ornaments photo

Holiday Decor: Ever Green (pgs. 27–33)





Two woman smiling next to a white and red table photo

Holiday Party Plan: Open House (pgs. 36–40)

Dining Table Buffet:

  • Taylor Glass Hurricane Candle Holder, $20;

  • Crow Canyon Enamelware Salad Bowl, $28;

  • Sugar Paper White with Red Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon, $6;

  • Sugar Paper Red with Gold Edge Large Square Box, $6;

  • Sugar Paper Gold Metal Votive Holiday Fir Candles, $12 for three;

Cookie Buffet:

  • Sugar Paper Glass with White Dot Champagne Flutes, $20 for two;

  • Sugar Paper Peppermint Stripe Reusable Straws, $6 for 12;

  • Sugar Paper White with Red Falala Chain Stitched Fabric Napkin Set, $14 for four;

  • Two-tier cookie server, $25;

  • Red insulated carafe, $44;

  • Crow Canyon Enamelware Serving Bowl, $40 for four;

Gift Exchange:

  • Sugar Paper White with Gold Swiss Dots Gift Wrap, $6;

  • Sugar Paper Falala Cream and Black Gift Wrap, $6;

  • Sugar Paper Red with Gold Swiss Dot Gift Wrap, $6;

  • Sugar Paper Red and White Stripe Gift Wrap, $6;

  • White Polka Dots Gift Wrap, $4;

  • Sugar Paper Red and White Stripe Mini Boxes, $4 for two;

  • Denver Plaid Indoor/Outdoor Pillow, $30;

  • Sugar Paper Preserved Boxwood Wreath, $35;

Four coffee table books available at Amazon, Target, and Walmart photo

Buy the Book (pgs. 53–55)

  • Creative Spaces by Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, $35;

  • A Garden Can Be Anywhere by Lauri Kranz and Dean Kuipers, $40;

  • Travel Home by Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel, $27;

  • Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books by Nina Freudenberger, $31;

  • The Scentual Garden: Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance by Ken Druse, $50;

  • On Flowers by Amy Merrick, $35;

  • Resident Dog by Nicole England, $50;

  • The Flower Fix by Anna Potter, $27;

  • In Comfort and Style by Estee Stanley, $45;

  • Nature Into Art by Thomas Christopher, $40;

White living room with a fireplace, stockings, Christmas tree, and presents photo

All Is Shiny and Brite (pgs. 90–95)

Homeowner: Kelly Elko of Love Where You Live

Living Room:



Dining Room:

White and tan living room with white Christmas tree and fireplace photo

Making Merry (pgs. 102–107)

Living Room:

White Console Table with Mirror:

Dining Room with Wallpaper:



  • Front door paint: Noble Blush MQ4-4, price varies;

  • Howdy mat designed by Reed Wilson, $50;

  • Frosted pinecone and berry wreath is from Joann. Similar item, $40,

  • Pre-Lit Artificial Kingston Christmas Garland, $20;

Advent Calendar:

  • Felt and other supplies are from crafts stores. For Advent calendar instructions, see

House snow globes next to a vintage Better Homes & Gardens magazine photo

BHG Throwback: 1966 Holiday Villages (pg. 140)

Christmas tree with gold and white ornaments photo

Spruce It Up (pg. Z1)

Products at Walmart
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate