Featured in December 2008

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Real Simple December 2008Lucas Allen

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In This Issue

Thoughts, p. 6
 
 The Simple List, p. 8
 
 Contributors, p. 22
 
 Editor's Note, p. 25
 
 Everyday Celebrations
Turn gift wrapping into a party with a few friends and easy, spirited ideas, p. 27
 
 Your Words
How do you give back during the holidays?, p. 35
 
 Holiday Gift Guide
 

  • For just about anyone, p. 45
  • For mothers, sisters, best friends, p. 54
  • For fathers, brothers, husbands, p. 64
  • For the kids in your life, p. 74
  • Stocking stuffers for $15 or less, p. 86
  • Seven sentimental ideas, p. 94

The Quiz, p. 96
What cards have you received this holiday? See how they stack up
 
 Personal Best
Food writer Kim O’Donnel serves up life lessons learned in the kitchen, p. 179
 
 Credits, p. 256
 
 Reality Check, p. 264
Five emotional stages of regifting
 
 Real Simple To Go, p. 266
 
 Special: Real Simple On TV, p. 99
A look behind the scenes at an episode of Real Simple. Real Life.―the new makeover show on TLC
 



The Guide

Beauty
 

Rich winter fragrances, p. 113
 

Body

Ten proven immune boosters, p. 121
 

Style

Holiday-party bargains, p. 129
Classic black skirts for every shape, p. 133
 

Life

Small financial mistakes that can make a big difference, p. 143
 

Home

Finding the right cell phone, p. 153
 

Moneywise

Save on winter-sports gear; shrink your wireless bill; and, yes, buy that Champagne, p. 157


 

Road Tests

Features

Cooking


 
 
 

 

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