We know holiday music has been on blast in public places since before Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean we’re any less excited about the most wonderful time of the year!
Have you been getting your home ready for relatives or preparing for a big holiday trip? Even with all the excitement the holidays bring, they can also be a major time of stress and anxiety for those of us with just too many things on our to-do lists!
Here’s an easy way to cross several things off that list: Check out our best holiday recipes, hacks, and crafts! Each one is made easy by saving you time, money, or just making your life simpler by using premade ingredients. Now that’s a winning combination!
Check out our Best of the Holidays guide below for some simple tips and tricks for making your December and January extra easy breezy!
Best Holiday Recipes
One of the best parts of the holidays — no matter which one you celebrate — is
sharing good food with great friends and family. Lend a hand in the kitchen this year or have your friends try out some new treats with the best holiday recipes, including full meals, no-bake goodies, holiday beverages, and, of course, Christmas cookies!
Oh, and don’t forget these tips for clever
ways to package your Christmas cookies!
The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
How to Make Salted Caramel Apple Sauce [Video]
These Mint-Chocolate Cookie Pies Are a Dream Come True
20 Try-At-Home Tips for Packaging Christmas Cookies
This Pecan Pie Bites Recipe is Perfect for Sharing with Friends
Homemade Holiday Cookie Mixes to Simplify Holiday Baking
8 Tasty Holiday Cookie Recipes Made on a Budget
How to Host an Awesome Holiday Cookie Exchange
17 Decadent Christmas Cookie Recipes
Quick & Easy Make-Ahead, No-Bake & Crock Pot Holiday Recipes
11 Easy Holiday Appetizers You Can Make in 10 Minutes
This Microwave Fudge Recipe is Absurdly Easy to Make
Spread Holiday Cheer! 7 No-Bake Christmas Cookies
Set It and Forget It Slow Cooker Meals for the Holidays
Simplify Holiday Dinners with these 5-Ingredient Recipes
Holiday Meal & Drink Recipe Ideas
How to Make Homemade Holiday Syrup to Power Up Your Latte
This Christmas Popcorn Recipe Will Put Some Merry in Your Munchies!
8 Delicious & Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas
10 Kid-Friendly Christmas Eve Dinner Ideas
2 Christmas Dinners on a Budget: Serve 10 for Less Than $40!
12 Holiday Cocktails for Everyone On Your List
This Crock Pot Apple Cider Will Be the Star of Your Holiday Party
How to Recover from Your Holiday Indulgence Diet
Make Ahead Holiday Breakfast Meals
Taste the Season: Flavored Liqueurs for Holiday Cocktails
Holiday Gift Guides
There’s always that one person who’s hard to shop for. Whether it’s your dad who just keeps saying “a sports car” when you ask for hints, or that friend you haven’t talked to in a while, these holiday gift guides are sure to help you find the perfect present for everyone on your list! (P.S. Here are some
easy ways to wrap your gifts in style!)
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20 Delightful Pet Gift Ideas Your Four-Legged Pals Will Love
How to Get Your Holiday Shopping in One Day
Get Up Close and Personal with Perfect Gifts from Personal Creations
Holiday Gifts: Classic Fashion They’ll Wear Forever
22 Beauty Gifts that Make Perfect Stocking Stuffers
Level Up with these Gamer Gifts
33 Luxury Christmas Gifts Totally Worth the Splurge
30 Gifts You’ll Want in Every Color
10 Perfect Gifts for Gamers and Tech Geeks
40 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts to Put Under Your Tree
Gap Gift Guide: Classic Winter Style for Every Occasion
14 Retro Gifts All 80s Kids Will Love
Holiday Hacks & Savings Tips
The holidays can be a big time for getting together with family and friends — and for blowing way past your budget if you’re not careful.
Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, many of us still have gifts to pick up here and there. Check out these easy holiday hacks and savings tips to keep the savings rolling in!
The 7 Best Things to Buy in December
Hello, Sales! 10 Best Things to Buy After Christmas
4 Make-Ahead Recipe Tips for Your Easiest Holiday Ever
This Is the Best Time to Book a Flight for Your Holidays
40+ Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining Tips
The 5 Best Credit Cards for Shopping During the Holidays
9 Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas to Trim Your Holiday Spending
How to Donate to Those in Need Without Spending a Dime
7 Ways to Keep Your Pets Happy & Healthy for the Holidays
7 Must-See Christmas Markets Right Here in the U.S.
Declutter Your Home: Organize Christmas Decorations
Simplify With 12 Brilliant Holiday Storage Hacks
Sparkle & Save: 20 Cheap & DIY Christmas Decorations
How to Pick a Christmas Tree: 7 Essential Tips
13 Christmas Tree Care Tips — for Faux & Live Trees!
How to Teach Kids About Charity During the Holidays
Holiday Helper: How to Avoid the Post Office
5 Best Tips to Survive Holiday Shopping with Kids
Holiday Helper: Time to Spruce Up the Guest Room
How to Plan for Holiday Shopping with Layaway
Holiday Helper: Whip Your Calendar into Shape!
Make This Right Now & Your Holiday Planning is Done
Holiday Helper: How to Plan and Stick to a Holiday Budget
Festive Holiday Apparel
Make a statement at your office party or earn some laughs with the most ridiculous ugly Christmas sweater you can find.
14 Hilarious Ugly Christmas Sweaters You Can Nab for Under $40
Holiday Finds for the Fashion-Obsessed
10 DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters for the Holidays
Holiday Crafts & Decor
Give your home a dose of holiday cheer with fun DIY crafts and decor. From
advent calendars to wreaths, holiday scents and ornaments, these holiday crafts and fun and easy to make — and some are perfect for little hands, too!
30 Funny & Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas!
How to Make This DIY Snowman Advent Calendar
Dress Up Your Home with This DIY Dollar Store Christmas Candle
Use These Infused Olive Oil Recipes to Make the Perfect Gift!
Holiday Cards So Cute No One Will Throw Them Away
Make This Easy Christmas Wreath in Just 5 Minutes!
10 Family Christmas Photo Ideas that are Totally NOT Awkward
19 Christmas Ornament Decorations Not on Your Tree!
Top Your Tree! 6 DIY Christmas Tree Topper Projects
10 Dazzling & Inexpensive DIY Christmas Gifts
How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas
15 DIY Christmas Ornaments Made with Everyday Items
70+ Easy & Beautiful Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
20 DIY Christmas Stocking Ideas to Brighten Your Mantel
10 Festive & Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids
Christmas Countdown: 24 DIY Advent Calendar Crafts
20 DIY Thanksgiving & Christmas Wreath Ideas
Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas
Deck the Halls and Learn How to Make Your Own Faux Christmas Trees
20 DIY Christmas Garlands That You Can Make With Kids
Time-Saving Gift Wrapping Ideas for the Holidays
How to Host a Kids’ Holiday Craft Party
14 Ways to Transition Holiday Décor to Winter Décor