Even the most organized, well-prepared of moms have to leave something to the last minute, and for many of us, that something is stocking stuffers. Filling the kids' stockings with fun, original trinkets is always a challenge, but we've found that Etsy is a great resource for making things a whole lot easier. Resist the temptation to stock up on candy and plastic toys at the local drugstore, and instead peruse 25 of our favorite handmade Etsy finds — all quality gifts that you'll feel good gifting your little ones with . . . and they're all under $25!
This season, skip the bottle of wine and give your new home-owning friends one of these thoughtful gifts instead. Convenience is key — especially around the holidays — so whether they love to cook, entertain, or decorate, we've found stylish but functional must-have items for anyone with a new address. From a cozy home fragrance to a new addition to their bar cart, these 10 household essentials are sure to impress.
Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs know a thing or two about quality products; the two Food52 cofounders are the masterminds behind Provisions by Food52, an online home-goods shop. Since we're so besotted by the curated items (everything from vintage menu prints to handsome jadeite servingware) featured in Provisions, we asked the two arbiters of taste to reveal what they're secretly hoping to receive as gifts this season.
Terrain Washed Linen Napkins
"Great, reasonably priced dinner napkins are difficult to find. These washed linen napkins ($12 each) — I like them in charcoal — are soft, relaxed, well-made, and perfectly affordable." — Amanda
Suite One Studio Gray-Rimmed Platter
"I like the Alice in Wonderland quality of this Suite One Studio Brushstroke Regency Platter ($96), and yet it's also grown-up and useful. And pretty much any side-dish vegetable looks great on it." — Amanda
Everlane's The Cashmere Stole in Charcoal
"This oversized — and totally sumptuous — cashmere scarf ($250) is on both of our Christmas lists this year." — Merrill
Part thrill, part nightmare, the Christmas season is making an earlier appearance than ever with the abundant limited-edition, peppermint-flavored sweets filling grocery store shelves. We raided the aisles to bring you the very worst and best of the holiday-themed candies, cookies, chocolates, and more. As a bonus, we'll even show you the best way to eat all of the treats together at once, in GIF form. May your Christmas be sweet and your pantry peppered with only the most delicious mint-flavored treats!
The 20s can pass by in a flash, and before you know it, you're in your 30s. This isn't as uncertain a period as your 20s; you've held down a job for a good while now, and your college days are more than a decade behind you. So what would a 30-something love to receive this holiday season? Click on to see the best gifts for your friends in their 30s.
Nativity scenes have come a long way since your grandma's day. Whether you choose a modern version from Alessi, a toddler-friendly Fisher Price or Peanuts nativity, or a handcrafted investment set from famed designer Alexander Girard, these 10 nativity scenes are likely to become your child's favorite piece of Christmas decor (all those little pieces!). Keep clicking to find your favorite.
The holiday is a time for festive lights, edible gifts, seasonal music, and, of course, fabulous parties. This time of year, it's impossible to know who may stop by my apartment on the way home from Christmas shopping or before a spirited Saturday on the town, so have the provisions on hand to throw together a quick, snackable spread. Here are 10 ingredients essential to hosting an impromptu evening of holiday entertaining.
Everyone wants to make a big impact when they watch the kids open their gifts during the holiday season, but how can you ensure that your gift is worthy or an "oooh" or an "ahhh"? Sure the hot toys of the year always elicit a strong response, but they're not the only ones! From a mod take on a traditional baby walker and the hottest crafting activity of the year to new offerings from two ever-popular toy companies, we've rounded up the gifts that are sure to have kids jumping for joy!
Lucky you, to be expecting during the holidays! There's no better time to feel the love from family and friends near and far. But we know the hectic season leaves little opportunity for the important things, like finding the perfect holiday maternity outfit. This time around, we have our eyes on stunning cocktail dresses that all cost less than $50, so you can save some cash while still celebrating in style!
We love the cheery green color of this belted maternity dress ($45, originally $64) — and the price is even better!
There's only one way to describe this black body-con dress ($50): va va voom!
Shed that Winter coat to reveal a stunning one-shoulder dress ($40) in a wine hue that was made for the holidays.
We've compiled foodie-friendly gifts for your friends and family all holiday season long, but the time has come for us food editors to reveal what's really on our Christmas wish lists. From a radish-printed dress to passionfruit candy to a knit teapot koozie, there are plenty of reasons for us to anxiously await Dec. 25.