8 Fun Ways To Celebrate The Holidays As A Family

By De and Kate

Whether you started decking your halls as the clock struck midnight on November 1st or you’re waiting until after Thanksgiving to put up your tree, the holiday season is officially upon us! Starbucks’ red cups have arrived, the Hallmark channel has begun its annual ‘Countdown to Christmas’ and we have visions of sugar plums, ahem, cookies dancing in our heads. 

That being said, between all the festive get-togethers, shopping, wrapping, cooking, and decor, November and December have a tendency to fly by and we’re fumbling through “Auld Lang Syne” before we know it. Today, we’re rounding up 8 family-friendly ways to ring in the holidays and make the most of the season! 

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8 Thoughtful Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Your Mom

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By Brigitte Evans

The holidays are just around the corner, and if you like the process of gift giving and making someone feel special and happy, this is your time of the year. Even though it might be somewhat easy to pick a Christmas gift for your special someone since you already know the things they like, buying a present for your family members can be a bit tricky.

One of the most important people in our lives is definitely our mom, and choosing the right gift for her could be a bit troublesome, as we don’t want to get her something she won’t absolutely love. Take a look at these 8 types of moms and choose a present accordingly. She will be more than grateful. Continue reading

What to Give Your Most Organized Friends For the Holidays

By Isabel F. William

If you enjoy giving presents as much as receiving them, you know how important and rewarding it is to find just the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Surprising them with presents that they really need and want, even when they themselves don’t know it, and putting smiles on their faces is the best part of giving presents. And if your friends are super organized, there’s plenty of great ideas that will make their lives a little less chaotic. Ahead, check out our gift guide for the most meticulously organized person in your life. Continue reading

16 Gifts For the BFF In Your Life

By De and Kate

The holiday season is finally here (although, let’s be real, we’ve been playing Christmas music and drinking gingerbread lattes since Halloween). Unless you’re a total scrooge, one of the best parts of this time of year is definitely shopping for gifts. As we get older, we find that gift-giving is even more rewarding than opening our own presents, especially when you find something that you just know the person will love.

But sometimes shopping can be difficult, which is why gift guides are the most important things ever to exist online. And if you’re in need of a super-cute present that’s just perfect for your best friend, we’ve got you covered. Ahead, check out 16 adorable gifts that you definitely won’t want to skimp on. Continue reading

A Crash Course in Buying The Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Partner

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By Brigitte Evans

The holidays are approaching and if you still haven’t planned out what to buy for your significant other, you may be starting to panic. Last-minute purchases can lead to some unfortunate choices, such as hair trimmers, ugly jewelry, self-help books, cellulite cream or unattractive sweaters. Unless your partner has been practicing the fake thank you smile and preparing for disappointment all year long, you will definitely see the look of horror if you surprise him or her with a poorly chosen gift. After all, you are in a relationship and you should know better. But don’t worry, here’s a crash course for buying the best gift ever. Continue reading

10 Cookie Recipes to Have the Most Delicious Holiday Season

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By De & Kate

We’re officially in the throes of the holidays, and we’re just days away from Christmas AND Hanukkah (or Chrismukkah if you will). If you’re anything like us, you know that the best part about the holidays are the endless amount of desserts that you can make. So with that, we’re rounding up some of the most delicious cookie recipes on the Internet (and trust us, there’s a LOT). Just a note – your mouths will be watering after reading these. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Continue reading

10 Ugly Christmas Sweaters For Every Occasion

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By De and Kate

Not only is it Friday, which if you ask us is reason enough for celebration, it’s also National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. If you’re lucky, maybe your mom saved some of her finest (and by finest, we mean tackiest) retro sweaters from Christmases long, long ago. And, if not, retailers everywhere have you covered so you can still participate in the holiday fun. Continue reading

15 Thoughts I Have While Watching Hallmark Holiday Movies

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By Kate Kole

I love Christmas movies. In fact, I even named my fantasy football team Countdown to Christmas this year, paying homage to the Hallmark Channel holiday lineup. They are, quite possibly, my favorite vehicle to escape this world and hop into a kinder, sweeter, and less stressful alternate universe. We all have our vices, and too good to be true Christmas movies just happen to be mine. Continue reading