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 can celebrate the spooky season and still feel stylish. By Taylor Murphy

From New Year's to Christmas, we have you covered for every festivity all year long with recipes, decor ideas, and seasonal upgrades.

Sure, that toothy grin is fun, but let's mix it up this year, shall we? By Taylor Murphy

We …


15 Stylish (and Affordable!) Hostess Gifts

Don't go to that party empty-handed. Bring one of these under $30 gifts, and you'll certainly be invited back.

Geometric Mugs

This porcelain mug set has a bright and playful design that's just perfect for a coffee-lover's collection.


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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, …

Tory Burch

The Best of Pop Culture Holiday Traditions



New Yorkers, you really don't want to know. By Lauren Valenti

These little habits aren't doin' you justice. By Samantha Leal

Because K-beauty will never steer you wrong. By Lauren Valenti

Bangs? No bangs? Bangs? No bangs? By Samantha Leal

The biggest-ever list of must-know tips and tricks. By The …

12 Designers' Dogs on Christmas Morning

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.

Santa Hat

"Our French bulldog Flo – named for legendary wallpaper designer Florence Broadhurst – was just a puppy when we got her last Christmas. We …


The New Holiday Style Rules

11 Holiday Traditions to Start

Make Reindeer Food With Your Family

Santa shouldn't be the only one who gets goodies Christmas Eve. Country singer Faith Hill recruits her kids every …

How To Set a Holiday Tablescape

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The New Holiday Style Rules

Sure, a little black dress or le smoking 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.

Gift Ideas for $20 or Less

Attending a wine and cheese fête? Gift your Gouda-loving hostess a real marble slicer that looks much pricier than it is.

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The Haute Hostess: Holiday Gift Guide

Bringing your host a thoughtful thank you is an art form. Here, we've rounded up the best in what's new in haute hostess gifts — both classical and highly original. Plus, shop our BAZAAR editor gift guide.

Holiday Gifts for the Man in Your Life

Johnnie Walker

Videos - ELLE

How-To Make a Holiday Garland With Emily Thompson

Brooklyn-based florist Emily Thompson gives traditional Christmas garland a fresh twist.

Step #1: Gather Supplies

What you'll need to make a 6-foot garland:

-Florist Wire (1 spool)

-Black Pine (1 bunch)

-Western Cedar (1 bunch)

-Sago Palm (5 fronds)

-Blue Juniper (1 bunch)

-Pinecones of different sizes and …


31 Hostess Gifts That Aren't Boring

Whether you're crashing for a couple of days or just stopping by for a holiday dinner, ditch the standard bottle of wine and bouquet of flowers this season in favor of something a bit more original. Here, 31 items for every budget and personality that really say "thanks for having me."

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WATCH AND LEARN: DIY Flavored Sugars

25 Homemade Food Gifts

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels

These pretzels are super-easy to whip up to give as a gift. Dip them a day ahead, and pack them in a box lined with waxed …

Cute DIY Felt Christmas Crafts

Give your guests the warmest of welcomes with a handmade wreath that's truly evergreen thanks to its quick-cut felt sprigs and pom-pom berries.


Video: Wishing You a Merry & Bright Holiday Season


11 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips from Top Bloggers

Must-follow bloggers share their signature, seasonal tip.

Incorporate a Vintage Element

"Bringing in really special vintage moments will instantly bring warmth to your space. Think mismatched antique silverware, worn silver trays, and aged baskets filled with wool blankets." —Abby Larson, …

Tastemaker Tips for Flawless Holiday Entertaining


Chic New Holiday Traditions, Straight From Entertaining Pros

Catherine Zeta-Jones