Between the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, royals at the London Olympic Games, a Far East tour for Prince William and Kate Middleton, an infamous game of strip billards in Las Vegas for Prince Harry, and a photo scandal for Kate, too, the British royal family has kept royal-watchers very entertained this past year. If you have a fan of the Windsors on your holiday list, we have some gifts that will make her go barmy! We got books filled with royal trivia, items Kate Middleton loves, and a mix of Union Jack-inspired decor. Check out our royal gift guide now.
It is easy to be green this holiday season! With more and more people — and more moms, in particular — embracing the eco-friendly ethos, the green theme is going strong this holiday season. With so many spectacular retailers opting for eco-conscious options, green gifting isn't limited to scratchy hemp sweaters and "I Am Not a Plastic Bag" totes. Keep reading for a selection of stylish, sexy, and totally green selections that will pass muster with the even the most committed adherents to the green scene.
A good babysitter is worth her weight in gold. Whether she watches the tots for five hours or five minutes, anyone entrusted with the well-being of your kids deserves some holiday love. The following gifts show mama's appreciation for keeping her tots safe and sound throughout the year.
Rue magazine's holiday issue just launched today, and it's filled with decorative delights that will tickle any home enthusiast. From the simplest objects to the most lavish pieces, we combed through Rue's holiday gift guides to showcase our favorite picks from the issue. If you're still searching for perfect presents for a handful of people, see if you're inspired by these home gifts that made our list.
During this busy season, you may have missed some of our holiday posts covering everything from manageable DIY crafts to decorating ideas, gift guides, and more. If so, not to worry! I've pulled together a recap of our favorite holiday coverage for easy browsing. Happy holidays!
- Gift Guides
- To Give and to Receive
Desk Accents For Favorite Girlfriends
Chic Spa Accents For Pampered Pals
Gifts For the Hostess
Little Luxuries For Your Blue Blood Buddy
Fascinating Living Gifts For Modern Plant Lovers
Literary-Inspired Gifts For Book Lovers
Practical and Pretty Gifts For New Homeowners
Thoughtful Holiday Gifts For 2012 Brides
Gifts Under $100 For Studio Apartment Dwellers
Top Gift Choices From Eskayel's Shanan Campanaro
Top Gift Choices From Hammocks and High Tea's Karen Young
Top Gift Choices From Danny Seo
Top Gift Choices From Iomoi's Matthew Grenby and Irene Chen
Top Gift Choices From Table Tonic's Louise Bell
Keep reading after the jump for holiday DIY projects, decorating ideas, and inspiration
As mothers attending countless children's parties, Cathy Keyani and Lisa Fulker couldn't help but notice the amount of waste accumulated at every celebration. They decided there had to be a better way to throw thoughtful, well-designed parties using environmentally friendly materials, and ACME Party Box was born. Whether it's selling party supplies that double as home decor, favors that can be passed down, or dinnerware that you can compost in your garden, ACME Party Box makes it easy and fun to entertain kiddies and grown-ups with a clean conscience.
Find out what's on Cathy and Lisa's lists to give and receive for the holidays!
No need to stress this holiday when it comes to navigating toy stores. We've created gift guides covering every tot on your list — from newborns to elementary school-aged tots — to help you stroll the aisles with ease! Whether you're shopping for your own kiddos or others', we've uncovered the cleverest and trendiest toys to bring some smiles to the kids in your life. Check out our age-specific suggestions below. Happy shopping!
Gifts For Babies
Gifts For 2-Year-Olds
Gifts For 3-Year-Olds
Gifts For 4-Year-Olds
Gifts For 5-Year-Olds
Gifts For 6-Year-Olds
Gifts For 7-Year-Olds
Gifts For 8-Year-Olds
Gifts For 9-Year-Olds
Louise Bell, a self-described "design junkie," former magazine creative director, and adorable Aussie, is the mastermind behind Table Tonic. The online shop stocks reasonably priced, quality, global decor that always feels on-trend. When she's not scouring the market for the modern day bohemian, Louise chronicles her design musings, wardrobe picks, health food cravings, and family life in her delightful Table Tonic blog.
To find out what's on Louise's list to give and receive this holiday season, check out her gallery of picks!
Though not the most wallet-friendly, these gifts for the home are certainly covet-worthy. Even though we might politely ask for more humble gifts, we all fantasize about receiving that one big-ticket item for the holidays. From furry seats to designer sheets, I've rounded up a wish list of exquisite gifts that would delight any home decor enthusiast.
Buying gifts for men is always a tricky business, because you want to give them something useful, thoughtful, and stylish, which can be a challenge if you don't want to spend a fortune. But we're up for the challenge. If you are on a budget this year, here are five gifts that you can buy for your savvy boyfriend that are $20 or less.
From top to bottom:
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson ($18) is a thrilling, must-read biography for techies and business aficionados alike.
- Whiskey Stones ($20) keep whiskey nice and cold, and unlike ice, they won't water down the good stuff.
- A sleek Stainless Steel Tumbler ($20) is eco-friendly, and the double-walled stainless steel layers will ensure coffee stays hot during cold Winter months.
- Aldo Bawcombe Tie ($15) is skinny, stylish, and perfect for the urban worker.
- Banana Republic Red Plaid Boxers ($19) are comfy, cute, and Winter appropriate.