17 Mother’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers

A roundup of the best titles that are sure to delight that special lady this Mother’s Day. 

Best Cold Pressed Juice

Real Simple staffers tested more than fifty blends—these picks were especially fresh, balanced, and satisfying.

8 Standout Face Cleansers for Radiant Skin

These winning washes—chosen from 112—leave skin clean, never tight-feeling.

The Best Space Heaters

On the hunt for a modern model that’s smart, efficient, and easy to use? You’re getting warmer.

Menorahs for Every Style

These 10 finds will shine this Hanukkah.

9 Festive Holiday Stockings

The holiday season is here and you know what that means—it’s time to get festive and merry with your décor. You’ll want to set the scene for your family and any guests that come over for holiday parties or gatherings. When it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, you know you need the essentials: an impressive evergreen or pine tree with all the ornaments and trim, a welcoming wreath on the door, and, of course, a mantel displaying beautiful holiday accents. You can get creative with your mantel décor, adding hurricanes, vases, candlesticks, natural elements (like pinecones), and more—but don’t forget about the Christmas stockings for those small, but sweet gifts you’re planning to give the whole family. If some of your stockings are on their last threads, or if you have a new family member to account for, we have some festive options that will add eye-catching detail to your mantel—no matter your home’s style. If your Christmas décor is more traditional, there are plaid and striped versions. Or, maybe you like to go a little more luxe for the holidays? We’ve got some options with a lot of sparkle and lush texture, too. There’s even a stocking for your pet. Whatever your preference, you’ll want to hang these with care. And don’t worry if your home doesn’t come equipped with a mantel, you can always try hanging them on a plain wall, the stairs, some coat hooks, or even a bookshelf.

Best Gifts for Book-Lovers

On the hunt for a novel holiday idea? Friends and relatives would love to receive these gifts even after the holidays.

24 Personalized Gift Ideas

This season, give the people on your list presents that have their names written all over them. (Literally.) See more great gifts for everyone on your list. 

Fun Gifts for Dogs, Cats, and More Pets

Got a cute kitten in the household? Are you a dog-lover? Surprise the pet in your family with a unique gift this holiday season. See more great gifts in our holiday gift guide.

Festive Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Show your neighbors and houseguests how much Halloween spirit you and your family have by adding some spooky outdoor Halloween decorations to your front yard, door, or porch. Some creative décor will give a little something extra to impress trick or treaters and will welcome any party guests if you’re throwing a Halloween bash. There are so many options for decorating outdoors—try adorning your front lawn, or using the trees in your yard to display items. If you don’t have much of a front yard or live in an apartment, there’s always the front door and the doormat to show off how excited you are to celebrate the Halloween season. If you want to go the haunted house route, put up some creepy decorations like large spiders across your lawn, or dangerous-looking spider web on the eaves of your porch. Any visitors will be impressed (and maybe a little frightened) to trespass. Or, if you don’t want to scare the neighbors away with macabre decorations, there are some less ghoulish options that are still Halloween-appropriate. Try a doormat with a skull emblazoned on it in metallic glitter detail—the sparkle adds a bit of glamour. Or place a twig wreath on your door that has natural elements, but are accented with bat shapes. All of these items can be used over and over, so you can store them away for the next year. Get ready to wow your neighbors and anyone who drives down your block by accenting the exterior of your house with some eye-catching accessories.