46 Subscription Gifts That Are Both Easy and Perfect for Anyone You KnowLiving
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 24, 2022
47 Delightful Gift Ideas Under $10Living
Here are some gift ideas that are small but mighty.
Dec 20, 2022
How My Multicultural Family Celebrates a Blended Holiday Season at HomeLiving
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 ApartmentLiving
No apartment is too small for a mini Christmas tree and a sleek menorah.
Dec 18, 2022
44 Cozy Gifts That Feel Like a Big HugStyle
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.
Dec 15, 2022
49 Gifts for People Who Are Obsessed with Interior Design Inspo AccountsStyle
Have a design or home decor lover on your list? Then your shopping inspiration for that person (or people!) starts here.
Dec 15, 2022
25 Gifts to Get Someone Who’s Had a Rough Year
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.
Dec 14, 2022
40 of the Best Minimalist Gifts for Friends and Fam Who Like to Keep Things SimpleLiving
It's all about shopping with intention.
Dec 14, 2022
33 Gifts That Look More Expensive Than They Are
No need to break the bank on these picks.
Dec 12, 2022
121 Ideas for Creative & Thoughtful Housewarming GiftsLiving
So for that new neighbor upstairs or your favorite couple who just bought their first place, here are 121 creative ideas for new-home gifts they’ll actually love.
Dec 8, 2022
36 Gifts That Are Easy to MailLiving
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.
Dec 2, 2022
48 of the Best Gifts for Total HomebodiesStyle
If you’re shopping for someone who loves their home, get them something that’ll help them enjoy it.
Nov 18, 2022
39 of the Best Gifts for Board Game LoversLiving
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.
Oct 25, 2022
116 Creative Ways to Fill Up Your Advent CalendarLiving
Not sure how to fill up your Advent calendars this year? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Oct 21, 2022
I Got My Menorah 80% Off at CB2 and It Is One of My Prized PossessionsStyle
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 LoveStyle
We've scouted an assortment of small brand giftables, from artwork and accessories to home decor and kitchen items.
Nov 27, 2021
These Modern Menorahs Are Super-Stylish Must-Haves for HanukkahStyle
"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 HanukkahStyle
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 TargetStyle
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 FanaticsLiving
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 $2.99Style
For everyone on your list.
Nov 15, 2021
15 Surprising (and Stylish) Gifts from The Container Store for Under $25Style
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 CostcoOrganize & Clean
Is there anything you can’t get at the buy-in-bulk giant?
Nov 15, 2021
15 Perfect Gift Ideas for Artsy Tweens & TeensLiving
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 2021Style
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 CabinetStyle
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 RockLiving
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 LoversStyle
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
25 Super Creative Ways to Give Money as a Gift This YearLiving
Ahead, find plenty of out-of-the-box ways to style cash as a present this year, so you can give the gift that’s always in style: money.
Sep 27, 2021
20 Gift Baskets That Are Fun, Unique, and Totally Worth Splurging OnLiving
When in doubt, send a gift basket.
Sep 9, 2021
8 Ways to Update Hanukkah Celebrations for a Small-Scale Holiday SeasonLiving
Whether you're solo or sheltering in place with a few family members.
Dec 9, 2020
One (Way Too Common) Mistake You Might Be Making with Your Holiday CardsLiving
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 HolidaysLiving
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 TableOrganize & Clean
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 HolidaysOrganize & Clean
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 YearLiving
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
Former Holiday Faux Pas That Are Totally Acceptable in 2017Living
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.
Nov 15, 2017
Is This the Best Gift Card You Can Buy This Year?Living
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.
Nov 14, 2017
The Most Design-Forward Holiday Cards for Showing Off Your Family, Home or PetsLiving
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 DeclutterOrganize & Clean
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 ShootLiving
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 GoingLiving
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
Here Are a Few (Abstract) Ideas to Get Your Christmas Wish List StartedStyle
Stumped with your wish list? Me too. I’m truly fortunate, and have everything I could ever need, and most of the things I want. Still, the holidays are a time for giving, and your friends and family have likely been asking about your Christmas or Hanukkah list lately. Here are some thought-starters to help you out. Yes, the best gifts are personal. And no, you shouldn’t expect gifts from anyone in your life, even at the holidays.
Dec 9, 2015
How Early Do You Decorate for the Holidays?Home Projects
We regularly ask readers to share how much time or money they spend on a given item, service, project, or upgrade in the home. We hope this information proves helpful to anyone needing to get a basic sense of how much something costs, and how much you can expect to pay. It’s also just interesting to know how others approach the same topic. When Do You Start to Decorate for the Holidays?
Oct 27, 2015
How To Wrap a PresentOrganize & Clean
Messy wrapping is cute (if you let your five-year-old do it). Don’t let your sloppy package send the wrong message this season. Make the outside just as thoughtful as the inside by following our step-by-step tutorial on how to properly wrap a present. Follow our guide, and your gifts will look like this in no time. 1. Start by measuring the paper to fit your package.
Dec 11, 2014
Thinking Outside The Box: DIY Thrift Store Gift WrapLiving
A trip to your local craft supply or stationery store for fun gift wrap can be inspiring, but pricey. Keep a little cash in your pockets by stocking up on crafty odds and ends throughout the year at your favorite thrift shop — when it comes time to wrap, you’re ready to roll. You can usually find Ric-Rac, vintage trims, and ribbons bundled in bulk bags that are a steal of a deal when compared to the original new/in-store price tags.
Dec 4, 2014
Low-Temperature Luxuries: Winter Survival Gift IdeasStyle
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?Style
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
Holiday Decorating: Festive Fairy LightsLiving
It’s holiday party season, and we’re looking forward to welcoming friends and family into our homes to celebrate. One of the best ways to decorate for holiday parties is with that good old standby, white fairy lights. The soft glow immediately creates a cozy ambiance and makes any space feel more inviting. Here are a few idea on how to use fairy lights at your next gathering.
Nov 24, 2014
7 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Great for the HolidaysLiving
It’s said that smell is the sense with the closet ties to memory. As you prepare your home for the holidays with plenty of love, laughter and decoration, don’t forget about ambiance. ‘Tis the season to dim the lights, put on some soft music and, if you’re so inclined, prepare one of these lovely and fragrant little recipes to fill your home with great memories. Toss one of these wax bombs into the fire.
Nov 11, 2014
How To Be the Best Gift-Giver EverOrganize & Clean
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.
Jul 28, 2014
Apartment Therapy’s Guide to RegiftingLiving
I’m guilty of it, and you probably are too: regifting. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either tacky and thoughtless, or just plain common sense. I fall in the latter camp, and happily pass on things that were given to me, which I have no use or desire for. To not regift is wasteful, for one. Why let unnecessary stuff pile up? Better that the gift should fulfill its holiday destiny than become consumer roadkill in your already cluttered house.
Jan 2, 2014
How To Start Making Your Own Holiday Traditions Right NowLiving
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
The Christmas Squid: Relaxing The Holiday AestheticHome Projects
I’ll admit it: I’m the worst when it comes to having a very, very specific idea of what my holiday decor/gift wrap/dessert is going to look like, and going after it full-force. But while I might have visions of white and silver wintery woodland cookies dancing in my head, if the 7-year-old gets his heart set on making Christmas squid, moths, and carrots, who am I to argue?
Dec 6, 2013
5 Simple Tips: Relax Through the Holiday SeasonLiving
The words “holiday season” and “holiday stress” can often be seamlessly interchanged right about now. And although there may not be a cure-all for a stress free and relaxing season, there are a few simple things we can do so it doesn’t get the best of us. Schedule It Out. I always find that writing things down helps clear the incessant list making in my mind.
Dec 4, 2013
5 Fun Outdoor Holiday Traditions to Start this WeekendLiving
It can be tough to get everyone outside in the winter, what with the windchill factor, freezing rain, and infinite amount of layers required…but it’s so worth it! I’ve gathered a handful of sweet and low-stress outdoor activities that might be perfect for this winter, and many winters to come. Sparklers In The Snow What better way to welcome the new year than with ultra-festive sparklers?
Nov 29, 2013
The Benefits of Digital vs. Traditional Paper InvitationsLiving
The date is set, the gingerbread cupcakes have been ordered, and there’s a killer casserole recipe already bookmarked in your browser. Now how do you let guests know where to be and when? There are two primary options — online social/email invitations and the traditional mailed paper invite — and we’ve weighed out the pros and cons of each to help anyone decide what’s best for their holiday party.
Nov 14, 2013