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Dec 18

15 Stylish Home Brands That Are Giving Back for the Holidays

If the slew of corny but bingeable holiday movies have taught us anything, it’s that it is always better to give than receive. Sure, we all want to receive something shiny and new (who doesn’t?); however, it’s also incredibly satisfying to see the look on a loved one’s face when they open a present they really adore.

Of course, the same sentiment applies giving to charities. There’s no better time than the holidays to donate to charities that resonate with you. Today, it’s easier than ever before to support the causes you love. While you can always donate directly to a charity, you can also buy some beautiful pieces, as a gift or for yourself, that give a portion of their proceeds to a cause.

Ready to get shopping? Here are 15 brands that are giving back this holiday season:

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Dec 18

Nine Ways To Take Paper Snowflakes To The Next Level

The thought of making paper snowflakes may remind you of childhood memories of cutting out wonky, misshapen snowflakes only a mother could love. While the concept remains the same, this time around, the look is much more sophisticated— and your improved motor skills will come in handy. Armed with a quick tutorial, some project inspiration and a pair of scissors, you’re ready to snip your way to a winter wonderland.

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Dec 18

The Gimmicky Holiday Gift That's Actually Made My Life 10% Better

I am a naturally tired person. Therefore I love coffee in the mornings, tea (and sometimes coffee) in the afternoon, and coffee with Bailey’s in the evening. One thing I do not love about drinking warm liquids is that sometimes they are mean and tricky fiends. They hurt you if you’re too eager! They turn cold if you take your time! How rude!

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Nov 18

This $20 Amazon Buy Makes the Holidays Less of a Hassle

With the countdown to the most anticipated holiday officially underway, one needs to be as efficient as possible in order to avoid any decorative mishaps. In years past, it may have been totally acceptable to decorate the old-fashioned way, à la “A Christmas Story’s” Old Man Parker, who infamously disregarded fire safety precautions while lighting the family tree. But anyone who prefers the scent of a Douglas fir to the burning odor of an electrical fire should consider adding this $20 smart power strip to your Amazon shopping carts.

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Nov 18

The Best Gifts for First-Time Plant Parents and Green Thumbs — 2018 Gift Guides

I can practically guarantee that plant parents will never object to a plant-related gift. We’re like people who are super into horses or fat cats, and themed gifts will always win us over.

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Nov 18

10 Instagrammers Say What Being Home Really Means To Them

Home: a word that can be used as a noun, adjective, and/or verb. While the definition is often associated with a physical place, it can certainly be more of a mental, emotional, or spiritual state. In other words, the concept of “home” varies—especially around the holidays when there is so much emphasis on it.

Right now and throughout the next month, we plan on seeing a lot of people revisiting the idea of home, whatever awaits or exists there for them. It can feel like everything, it can feel like nothing. But as we all experience this word in different ways, we wanted to hear what your thoughts were on the matter via Instagram—and valued the various responses we received.

See below for a pool of answers that each bring something different to the table. Like we said, there is no right answer to the question of “what being home really means.”

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21
Nov 18

How to Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Table When You Don't Have Much Time

Whether you plan to prep weeks in advance or the day before, the truth is, nobody has a ton of extra time to get the Thanksgiving table set with all the bells and whistles. Check out these projects from table coverings, to place cards, to centerpieces if you want to wow your guests without handing over all your free time.

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Nov 18

16 Beautiful, Thoughtful DIY Christmas Gifts For Everyone on Your List

If you’ve already started your holiday shopping list, but the thought of braving mall traffic, or spending hours online shopping, looms like the Grinch ready to steal Whoville’s joy, don’t worry. Making your own gifts to give can be beautiful and thoughtful—and a meditative way for you yourself to make it through the season. We’ve got a few ideas your giftees will actually be excited to unwrap.

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13
Nov 18

20 of the Best Gifts on Amazon This Year — 2018 Gift Guides

Buying gifts for the people you love should never be a stressful experience, but as the season ramps up and stores get more and more crowded with other shoppers that’s exactly what it becomes. Luckily, we live in a digital age so shopping in person is definitely not a necessity. Instead, we have the luxury of slipping into our comfiest clothes, pouring ourselves a nice glass of wine, and shopping from the luxury of our sofas.

One of our favorite sites to browse for gifts (and pretty much everything else we need to buy, let’s be honest) is Amazon. They carry such a wide variety of products that it’s possible to get all of your shopping done in one place. And for Prime members, most of those gifts will arrive in two days, so what could be better? To help get you started, we rounded up 20 of our favorite Amazon gifts this year.

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Nov 18

50 of Our Absolute Favorite Gifts to Give This Year — 2018 Gift Guide

There are few constants in the world, but one thing I can always count on is my own inability to get any holiday shopping done early. I don’t really know why, I actually love picking out gifts for the people I love and finding items I know will bring them joy. I just inevitably do that shopping about five days before Christmas (a.k.a. my Amazon Prime account really comes in handy). But not this year. Our Holiday Jumpstart has inspired me to shop early and shop smart, so I’ve already started scouring the internet for 2018’s best gifts. And I’m here to share them with you. Happy Gift Guide season, everyone!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing our best holiday gift ideas for specific people in your life, but first up is a selection of stylish gifts that just about anyone will love.

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