26 Actually Fun & Creative Ways to Give a Cash GiftLife
These are so much better than money in an envelope.
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How to Wrap a Present Like a Pro
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Make even average gifts look extraordinary with these expert tips.
Dec 20, 2023
61 Subscription Gifts That Are Both Easy and Perfect for Anyone You KnowLife
A subscription as a gift is a great way to cover all of the bases for a beloved present. It's thoughtful, practical, and literally a gift that keeps on giving.
Dec 12, 2023
55 of the Best Minimalist Gifts for Friends and Fam Who Like to Keep Things SimpleLife
It's all about shopping with intention.
Dec 7, 2023
60 of the Best Gifts for Total HomebodiesDesign Ideas
If you’re shopping for someone who loves their home, get them something that’ll help them enjoy it.
Dec 7, 2023
52 of the Best Gifts for Board Game LoversLife
No matter what kind of game they're into — cards, trivia, strategy, role-playing — we're here to guide you to just the right thing.
Dec 7, 2023
59 Gifts for People Who Are Obsessed with Interior Design Inspo AccountsDesign Ideas
Have a design or home decor lover on your list? Then your shopping inspiration for that person (or people!) starts here.
Dec 6, 2023
44 Gifts That Look More Expensive Than They Are
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No need to break the bank on these picks.
Dec 4, 2023
38 Gifts That Are Easy to MailLife
Here's a list of easy to mail gifts that you can just pop into a box or padded mailer and send it on its way.
Nov 30, 2023
117 Creative Ways to Fill Up Your Advent CalendarLife
Not sure how to fill up your Advent calendars this year? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Dec 1, 2023
27 Gifts to Get Someone Who’s Had a Rough Year
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If you know someone who's really been going through it, one of these could be the thing that makes them feel just a little better.
Nov 30, 2023
54 of the Best Gifts for Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs
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Shopping for a friend who posts more plant #shelfies than selfies? This is the list for you!
Nov 29, 2023
The Best Menorahs for Celebrating Hanukkah in StyleDesign Ideas
We found something for every taste, space, and budget.
Nov 15, 2023
38 Sentimental Gifts That Will Make Them Go “Aww” Every Time
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These thoughtful finds will inspire all the feels.
Nov 8, 2023
56 Delightful Gift Ideas Under $10Life
Here are some gift ideas that are small but mighty.
Nov 6, 2023
126 Ideas for Creative & Thoughtful Housewarming GiftsLife
So for that new neighbor upstairs or your favorite couple who just bought their first place, here are 120+ creative ideas for new-home gifts they’ll actually love.
Nov 6, 2023
54 Cozy Gifts That Feel Like a Big HugLife
We took the liberty of rounding up some of the best cozy gifts to help your friends and fam feel warm and loved all year long.
Nov 3, 2023
Former Holiday Faux Pas That Are Totally Acceptable in 2017Life
If you’re new to the hosting game, especially if you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving or another holiday dinner or party, it can be a little scary. You want to have fun, but you also want to make sure everything goes right. And you’re probably worried about following proper etiquette—which can be hard to do when it feels like it’s always changing.
Oct 3, 2023
How My Multicultural Family Celebrates a Blended Holiday Season at HomeLife
We bring Filipino, Irish, Chinese, and Norwegian traditions together all at once.
Dec 20, 2022
How My Boyfriend and I Are Joining Christmas and Hanukkah Traditions in a Studio ApartmentLife
No apartment is too small for a mini Christmas tree and a sleek menorah.
Dec 18, 2022
How To Be the Best Gift-Giver EverOrganizing
Waking up on Christmas morning as a kid was like, well… waking up on Christmas morning. Presents. Presents everywhere! But now as an adult, I know the old maxim to be true: It really is better to give than to receive. Nothing feels better than presenting a much-adored gift to a nephew, sister or friend that you love. Finding the right gift is all about knowing where to look. The number one strategy for giving great gifts is simply to know your giftee.
Oct 13, 2022
20 Gift Baskets That Are Fun, Unique, and Totally Worth Splurging OnLife
When in doubt, send a gift basket.
Dec 13, 2021
I Got My Menorah 80% Off at CB2 and It Is One of My Prized PossessionsLife
I grabbed it because it was on deep discount. But it's become the thing that represents me and my Jewishness.
Nov 28, 2021
20 Amazing Gifts from the Small Businesses We LoveDesign Ideas
We've scouted an assortment of small brand giftables, from artwork and accessories to home decor and kitchen items.
Nov 15, 2021
These Modern Menorahs Are Super-Stylish Must-Haves for HanukkahDesign Ideas
"Finding the perfect menorah for your home and family is so, so personal."
Nov 24, 2021
3 Easy, Cute, and Kid-Friendly Decorating Ideas for HanukkahDesign Ideas
Since it's right around the corner!
Nov 19, 2021
30 Funny Gifts That Will Even Get Curmudgeons to LaughReal Estate
Here are some gift ideas that are LOL-guaranteed, I promise.
Nov 15, 2021
20 of the Best $10-and-Under Gifts from TargetLife
The 15 items on this list may be affordable, but they certainly aren't cheap-looking.
Nov 15, 2021
20 of the Best Gifts For Netflix Binge-Watching FanaticsLife
Each one of these gifts says: "I know, I know: You're still watching."
Nov 15, 2021
The Best IKEA Gifts for Everyone on Your List, Starting at $2.99Design Ideas
For everyone on your list.
Nov 15, 2021
15 Surprising (and Stylish) Gifts from The Container Store for Under $25Design Ideas
Here are some fun and surprising gifts from the popular home organization store.
Nov 15, 2021
The 19 Best Gifts to Pick Up While You’re Already at CostcoOrganizing
Is there anything you can’t get at the buy-in-bulk giant?
Nov 15, 2021
15 Perfect Gift Ideas for Artsy Tweens & TeensLife
If the tween or teen in your life has an artistic flair, then you’re in luck. We’ve got 15 awesome gifts to help fuel their passion.
Nov 9, 2021
33 Gift-Worthy Coffee Table Books for 2021Design Ideas
Coffee tables are a small yet mighty gift idea that you might not consider at first, but definitely should.
Nov 9, 2021
25 Gifts to Stock the Bar Cart or CabinetDesign Ideas
From bottles of booze and bar tools to non-alcoholic spirits and everything in between, help them stock the bar with these essentials.
Nov 1, 2021
32 Retro and Throwback Gifts, From Inflatable Chairs to a Pet RockLife
Grab your favorite after-school snack, settle into your inflatable chair, and get ready to add these perfectly nostalgic items to your shopping list this year.
Nov 1, 2021
20 of the Boldest, Most Creative Gifts for Art LoversDesign Ideas
From sculptural candles and vases to painterly pillows and wearable accessories, there’s something for anyone that appreciates the visual arts and design in this colorful mix.
Nov 1, 2021
8 Ways to Update Hanukkah Celebrations for a Small-Scale Holiday SeasonLife
Whether you're solo or sheltering in place with a few family members.
Dec 9, 2020
Thanksgiving Table Decor, Step by Step: How To Build a CenterpieceLife
A gorgeous centerpiece can be the crown jewel on your holiday table… but it can also be one of the most challenging floral arrangements to create. You’ll want it to be low so as not to obstruct the view of your charming guests, and you’ll want it to be as generous an arrangement as you are a host/ess. There are many approaches to creating low, lush centerpieces, but here’s how I made this one, with plenty of step-by-step photos and instructions.
May 4, 2019
Is This the Best Gift Card You Can Buy This Year?Life
You know what’s at the top of my wish list every year? Gift cards. Gift cards are not a cop out. As I always say, you’re giving me the greatest present: The gift of shopping. Your gift to me isn’t just what I buy with it, it’s also the afternoon that I get to spend wistfully walking up and down the aisles with a guilt-free, pre-paid gift card burning a hole in my pocket. And I am not alone.
May 3, 2019
One (Way Too Common) Mistake You Might Be Making with Your Holiday CardsLife
There's one very important element you're overlooking when sending holiday cards—your grammar.
Dec 1, 2018
7 Hidden Ways We All Waste Money Over the HolidaysLife
As magical as the holidays are, this time of year can also be a bit stressful—between handling a barrage of party invites, planning your own get-togethers, wrapping up the year, visiting family and getting all your holiday shopping done… well, it’s a lot. And then there’s the whole spending money thing. Shopping and celebrating add up, but it doesn’t have to be quite so painful.
Nov 29, 2018
One Thing That Doesn’t Belong on Your Dining TableOrganizing
Use it every day or mostly just pass it by with a glance of admiration, your dining table, while definitely made to be used, wasn’t made to be a catchall. As one of the largest non-floor surfaces in your home, however, it may hold its fair share of puzzles, art projects, and, at this time of year, gift-wrapping supplies. We’re big fans of using every part of your home and furniture to serve you and your needs.
Nov 26, 2018
Get Lit: Check Out These Amazingly Simple and Whimsical DIY MenorahsHome Projects
I can still remember the Kindergarten tradition of making homemade menorahs at my Jewish day school like it was yesterday. Take a sawed-off 2×4, glue 10 small square tiles atop it, in a line (two at the center for the tallest candle), then place 9 screw nuts in a row, one on top of each tile. I’m pretty sure my parents even still have mine — somewhere. With Hanukkah mere hours away now, you may find yourself in need of a last minute menorah.
Dec 12, 2017
7 Things You Need to Clean Before You Leave Home for the HolidaysCleaning
The holiday season is upon us, and that means you’re probably excitedly gearing up for your holiday travels—whether you’re off to spend quality time with your family, or you’re taking a much-needed vacation somewhere warm. But before you head out the door suitcase in hand, there are a few things at home you should take care of.
Nov 17, 2017
How to Infuse a Little Swedish “Lagom” Into the Holidays This YearLife
If you weren’t already hip to the Swedish lifestyle trend known as “lagom,” then now’s a great time to smarten up. Defined loosely as “everything in moderation” or “not too much and not too little,” the concept of lagom (pronounced lah-gom) is all about finding a balance — whether at home or in life — that works for you.
Nov 16, 2017
The Most Design-Forward Holiday Cards for Showing Off Your Family, Home or PetsLife
It’s a well known fact that time accelerates between Halloween and New Years, so it’s imperative that you consider your holiday cards now, before the season passes you by in a champagne blur, and all you’re left with is a stack of empty Amazon boxes.
Nov 14, 2017
It’s Time to Purge Your Holiday Decor: Use Our Two Simple Rules to DeclutterOrganizing
Whether you crank up the Christmas music the second Halloween’s over, or you restrain yourself and stick to fall decor at least until Thanksgiving, now is the time of year that your bins of holiday decor have come down from the attic or out from under the guest beds. Rather than waiting until it’s time to put it all back and bemoaning the amount of stuff you have that, once again, you didn’t use, go through it now.
Nov 13, 2017
The Best Holiday Cards if You’d Rather Do Anything Than Schedule a Family Photo ShootLife
Maybe you think holiday photos are cheesy, you’re camera shy, or you’re just plain short of time this year …and who isn’t? Luckily there are plenty of amazing holiday cards out there that don’t require matching family sweaters, or the time to find them. And if you’re still keen on customization, there are plenty of ways to personalize photo-free cards too.
Nov 9, 2017
Everything You Need to Know (Like Shipping Deadlines) to Get Your Gifts Where They’re GoingLife
We all have holiday shipping horror stories of broken gifts and delayed presents. Getting your packages to your far-away loved ones this time of year doesn’t just depend on luck and good weather—there’s a lot within your control, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. The first thing you can do to make sure packages arrive on time is to get familiar with holiday shipping deadlines.
Dec 15, 2016
Low-Temperature Luxuries: Winter Survival Gift IdeasDesign Ideas
Here in the land of the Polar Vortex, the hot gift on everyone’s list is a remote car starter. Is there anything more luxurious than getting into a pre-warmed car? Here are some luxuries large and small that will get you through the winter: If you know someone who’s shivering away the winter, warm their heart with one of these gifts— things they probably would never buy for themselves. And if someone asks what you’d like this holiday, just point a chilly finger this way.
Dec 4, 2014
How Often Should You Replace Your Christmas Lights?Life
Nothing lasts forever. While it’s pretty easy to determine the shelf life of, say, Thanksgiving leftovers, it’s tougher to know when your seasonal decor has gone bad. Holiday lights, like a lot of things in your home, require maintenance and regular replacement. Do you know the life span of your lights? Incandescent bulbs should be replaced every 4-6 years. LED lights last a bit longer, for 7-10 years. Of course, these numbers are just a guideline.
Dec 1, 2014
How To Start Making Your Own Holiday Traditions Right NowLife
This year, I’ve been asking myself, “What are you waiting for?”. A lot of people my age get stressed out at the holidays because either we’re not where we thought we would be by now, or we’re not where our parents thought we would be.
Dec 11, 2013