Christmas

Prepping for Christmas goes way beyond shopping for gifts. Of course, the presents are nice—but an entire month of festivities is what really makes the season so merry. Once December rolls around, it’s time to kick your shopping, decorating, and baking efforts into high gear. Get yourself in the spirit by lighting a woodsy or seasonally scented candle. The scent of the season wafting through your home is sure to inspire your creativity as you finalize those Christmas party ideas (there is, in fact, a scientific reason why the holidays smell so good). Then, pop in one of your favorite holidays movies and pick out some festive Christmas crafts to create. Don’t forget to spend some time finalizing your holiday menu a week or two ahead of the event—there are plenty of make-ahead recipes that will help you relax and enjoy the party just as much as your guests are. And, don’t worry, we have plenty of gift ideas, too, so you can cross that off your to-do list, as well.

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Unique Gift Ideas for Anyone on Your List

Forget the typical cookie-cutter gifts—try these special, hand-picked items instead. Find more great gifts for everyone on your list here.

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95 Cheap Christmas Gifts for 2017

Buy these cheap Christmas gifts now to save money on everybody on your shopping list including family, friends, and kids.

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This season, give presents that calm and soothe—while providing endless hours of fun.

Unique Gift Ideas for Women

Surprise your mom, sister, or best friend with one of these creative ideas from our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Or, find more great gifts for everyone on your list here.

6 Next-Level Christmas Decorations

Spread holiday cheer this season by adding these ornamental accessories to your collection.