13 Gifts for Someone Who Had a Truly Terrible Year

Know a friend or loved one who had a really bad year? Whether it was major (a death in the family, a diagnosis, or a lost job) or just a string of smaller frustrations, send one of these thoughtful presents, with the hope of a better year to come.

30 Tricks to Make Outdoor Entertaining Easier    

When the weather warms and your parties move outdoors, try these simple ideas.

7 Stylish Picnic Blankets for Dining Alfresco

Complete your picnic or beach outing with these outdoor blankets.



How to Plant Pumpkin Seeds

You could have a pumpkin patch right in your own backyard.

The Huge Outdoor Entertaining Sale You Won’t Want to Miss

Crate & Barrel is offering up to 40 percent off outdoor entertaining and up to 50 percent off outdoor furniture, so you can throw the ultimate Independence Day bash.

Our Editors’ Favorite Summer Entertaining Staples

When it comes to entertaining, there are some essentials: food, booze, tunes—you know the drill. But over the years, we’ve found some handy products that elevate our get-togethers and make our lives easier in the process. Whether it’s for a small gathering or a full-blown party, here are our editors’ favorite things to have on hand for hosting.

Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

Twice as nice as serving a bowl of candy from the drugstore.