The Happy Holiday Handbook

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Holiday Decorating Ideas - Home Decor for Holiday Celebrations

It's the little things in life, right? By Sarah Schreiber<p>From New Year's to Christmas, we have you covered for every festivity all year long with recipes, decor ideas, and seasonal upgrades.<p>Mar 1, 2017<p>Share<p>The baskets are for the kids. The brunch is for the adults. By Sarah Schreiber<p>Feb 28, …


17 Stylish Hostess Gifts to Bring to a Holiday Party

Say thanks with a little something she'll want to show off.<p>01 Of 18<p>01 Of 18<p>Denim Apron<p>Here's a kitchen find that's extra thoughtful. The 12-piece collection (there are also oven mitts, pot holders and tea towels) uses recycled cotton and benefits the non-profit Whole Planet Foundation. (<i>$29,</i></i> …

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>01 Of 15<p>01 Of 15<p><i>Glee</i> - "A Very Glee Christmas"<p>Our adored <i>Glee</i> couple, Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith), lead the cast with their performance of George Michael's "Last Christmas." Their reprise of the '80s hit …

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Praise the power of leave-in conditioner. By Jennifer Tzeses<p>See you never, summer breakouts 🙅. By Lori Keong<p>Tag along with blogger Alex Centomo for all the Boho vibes. By Maureen Choi<p>Seriously, you've got this. By Nina Judar<p>The Goldilocks of every cut and style, right this way. By Mehera Bonner …


12 Designers' Dogs on Christmas Morning

Pups get pampered this holiday season.<p>01 Of 12<p>01 Of 12<p>Santa Hat<p>"Our French bulldog Flo – named for legendary wallpaper designer Florence Broadhurst – was just a puppy when we got her last Christmas. We gave her an Urban Outfitters Frenchie pillow that looks just like her, but she mostly tries to …

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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 …


How To Set A Holiday Tablescape

Whether it's a celebration planned months in advance or a dinner party pulled together the day-of, setting the table always comes first.<p>Interior Designer Brian J. McCarthy sets the scene for a vibrant dinner party at his Manhattan apartment


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.


30+ Thoughtful Holiday Gifts Under $20

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

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20 Hostess Gift Ideas to Shop This Holiday Season

What to gift the haute hostess on your list this season.<p>From candles to coffee table books and tabletop objects, the chicest gifts to buy for the haute hostess on your list this year.


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

Impossible task, completed.<p>01 Of 20<p>01 Of 20<p>A "Masculine" Candle<p>Not that we believe in gendered candles, but the guys in your life might get a kick out of the tongue-in-cheek name, and will definitely enjoy the unique scent expressions, from kush to smoky ash to fragrant cedar.<p><b>Boy Smells Candle,</b> …

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How-To Make a Holiday Garland With Emily Thompson

Florist Emily Thompson's tips.<p>01 Of 13<p>01 Of 13<p>Step #1: Gather Supplies<p><b>What you'll need to make a 6-foot garland:</b><p>-Florist Wire (1 spool)<p>-Black Pine (1 bunch)<p>-Western Cedar (1 bunch)<p>-Sago Palm (5 fronds)<p>-Blue Juniper (1 bunch)<p>-Pinecones of different sizes and origins (10-15 cones)<p>-Pomegranates (6 …

30 Hostess Gifts Under $100 That Are Better Than Wine

Say thanks to the friends and family who make you feel at home.<p>Summer festivities are about to commence—don't show up empty handed! Whether you're heading to a Taylor Swift-level pool party or a simple weekend in the country, we've found gifts any hostess would want. Gift an inflatable flamingo …


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47 Best Homemade Holiday Food Gifts

They're easy on the wallet and look super thoughtful (because they are!). Win, win.<p>Delight family and friends with DIY treats that are fast, frugal …


Deck Your Halls with Felt Christmas Crafts

Make felt modern with clever projects in fresh, unexpected colors<p>In a season that's often known for sparkly excess, we've fallen hard for felt: …

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11 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips from Top Bloggers

Camille Styles, Style Me Pretty, and more.<p>01 Of 11<p>01 Of 11<p>Incorporate a Vintage Element<p>"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,</i> …

Tastemaker Tips for Flawless Holiday Entertaining

No need to stress your holiday dinner party with these easy and expert tips from industry pros.<p>01 Of 10<p>01 Of 10<p>Colin Cowie - Lifestyle Guru and Party Planner to the Stars<p>As the party planner for celebrities like Tom Cruise, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey; Author of <i>Colin Cowie Chic</i>, among 8 other …


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>, …