It's a common trope that kids sneak around every year trying to find their presents. (And let's not mention the adults who do the same.) Where can one find a safe spot, away from prying eyes? Here are some of our favorite ideas — be sure to share your own below!
I have always been a Christmas person. Even as a child, it wasn't just the presents that made this my favorite holiday. It was the weeks-long build-up and all the traditions along the way. In early December my mom would get out all of the decorations from the attic and we would help her decorate the house, something in nearly every room. The grand finale, of course, was trimming the tree and it was so pleasurable to open the boxes of ornaments - "remember this one? who made that one? oh, my favorite!" Fastforward to adulthood and I've never had a Christmas tree in my own apartment.
A new job, school, or a new relationship can all uproot us to move somewhere far away from the friends and family. But that doesn't mean we can't shower them with love and gifts during the holiday season. Here are a few thoughtful digital gifts that can be sent online to a far-away loved one (even last-minute!), without spending any extra bucks on shipping.
Ikea stylists are at it again, showing us common folk how to style our homes in inspirational ways for the holidays. You don’t need to shop at the Swedish giant in order to have a festive and fun household this season. Follow these tips, tricks, and suggestions to do it yourself.
It's a magical sight, right? All those perfectly wrapped, brand new presents under the Christmas tree, just waiting to be opened? I've been there: receiving new toys in the mail from some crazy online shopping spree, my eyes a-twinkle when I open those boxes and how nice they look, how much my kids will love them in their packaging. But then I remember places like this...
It's probably a little too early to put up the Christmas tree according to the "It's-not-Thanksgiving-yet" neighborhood brigade. Thankfully, your desktop offers a safe space where anyone can wallow in holiday cheer—even in the middle of November. Here are our favorite picks for desktop wallpaper that celebrate all things snowy, wintry, lit-up, and festive. Grinches, back off!
The holidays are fast approaching, and whether you need to pick up a couple of hostess gifts or shop for everyone on your Christmas list, preparing yourself ahead of time can remove a lot of the guesswork and help you avoid the shopping rush and the stress that accompanies it. Here are some of our best tips.
I love citrus — namely clementines — and was so excited to buy my first crate of the season at the grocery store this past week. Curious how I could make the most of their cheeriness and beautiful fragrance, I searched for some easy and festive DIY citrus craft projects. I'm excited to try my first simmer pot, and to craft some handmade garland for my holiday gifts.