The Happy Holiday Handbook

By Starbucks | Style, gift, and party ideas to make this your happiest holiday yet.

Holiday Decorating Ideas - Home Decor for Holiday Celebrations

You've probably never thought of #4.<p>By<p>And the party doesn't stop at midnight — use these beauties year-round!<p>By<p>Nov 30, 2017<p>There's no reason you can't make these crafts for yourself too.<p>By<p>Nov 30, 2017<p>This is the cutest holiday trend EVER.<p>By<p>Nov 27, 2017<p>There are A LOT of feelings about this new …


20+ Stylish Hostess Gifts to Bring to a Holiday Party

Say thanks with a little something she'll want to show off.<p>Don't go to that soirée empty-handed. Bring one of these thoughtful gifts and guarantee yourself an invite back.


Tory Burch on How to Be the Perfect Hostess

She's the fashion face that launched a thousand—and then some!— shoes. We're talking about Tory Burch and her Reva (named after her mother) ballet flat, of course. While the designer became a household name for the still ubiquitous slippers, she's proven to be anything but a one-hit wonder, …


The Best of Pop Culture Holiday Traditions

The hilarious and dramatic ways our favorite television shows feel festive.<p>From <i>The Office</i>'s "Benihana Christmas" to <i>Seinfeld</i>'s "Festivus," we couldn't help but reminisce about our favorite festive moments on TV. Here are our most beloved episodes from seasons past to get you into the holiday spirit.


Beauty Trends - Hair and Makeup Tips

Apple pie stripes and butternut squash hues.<p>By<p>None of the crappy stuff—only the <i>good</i> goods.<p>By<p>Metallic brows, glitter strobing, and blurred lips, oh, my!<p>By<p>I *guarantee* you haven't tried this hack before.<p>By<p>Take all my money now, please.<p>By Jenna Rosenstein<p>Who needs a tree when you can decorate your …


12 Designers' Dogs on Christmas Morning

Pups get pampered this holiday season.<p>Interior designers share a photo of their pups and reveal holiday gifts from past and present — from adorable Santa pajamas to a classic Louis XV chair.


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Holiday Traditions to Start This Year

Fun traditions you should adopt this season<p>Traditions reign supreme for creating lasting bonds and memories. So we asked readers to share the ones …


15 Christmas Table Decorations That Have Us Giddy For The Holidays

Turn your spread into a holiday fairytale with enchanting, whimsical decor ideas.<p>Ornaments, wreaths and string lights are holiday party staples, but you can definitely have a fabulous Christmas affair without them. For a modern take, switch up the color scheme and take it up a notch. The sister duo …


The New Holiday Style Rules

Getting glammed-up this season just got a whole lot more interesting.<p>Sure, a little black dress or <i>le smoking</i> is always on par for the party scene, but who says holiday dressing has to be so cut and dry? We've got 15 ideas for switching it up this season—getting festive just got a whole lot more fun.<p>…


35+ Thoughtful Holiday Gifts Under $20

These little presents upgrade selfies, cut out stress and more.<p>So you're on a budget this year — who isn't? These finds look more expensive than they …


29 Chic Hostess Gifts That Will Impress At Any Holiday Party

Gift ideas for the most stylish hostess.<p>From candles to coffee table books and tabletop objects, the chicest gifts to buy for your next housewarming party.


20 Holiday Gifts for the Guys in Your Life, Because Why Are Men So Hard to Shop For?

Impossible task, completed.<p>When yet another sock set or silk tie seems too temptingly easy to gift a dad, brother, uncle, etc., avoid the low-hanging fruit. Ahead, 20 thoughtful gifts for the men in your life that they'll actually use, from shaving tools to home and style enhancements that they'll …


27 Christmas Garlands That Outshine Twinkly Lights

You know what they say about holiday decorations: The more the merrier.<p>Garlands can be used in the most unexpected ways. You can hang them on walls or across your mantel of course, or try threading them through bannisters, hanging them above doorways, or wrapping them around your Christmas tree. …


30 Hostess Gifts That Are Better Than Wine


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Deck Your Halls with Felt Christmas Crafts

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Tastemaker Tips for Flawless Holiday Entertaining

No need to stress your holiday dinner party with these easy and expert tips from industry pros.<p>With the holidays upon us, it seems the stress of party planning is on everyone's mind. No need to freak out as we have plucked the industry's top professionals to make sure you are the hostess with the …

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Chic New Holiday Traditions, Straight From Entertaining Pros

Celebrity-favorite party planners share how you can take your holiday party to the next level<p>Tried-and-true holiday conventions of the chestnuts-roasting variety are all well and good, but sometimes you want to shake things up (and we're not just talking about that Eggnog cocktail).<p><b>Yifat Oren</b>, …