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Deck Your Halls: Easy Ways to Decorate with Holiday Greenery

Christmas trees, tabletop trees, garlands, and assorted greenery. We've got everything you need to infuse your home with some holiday spirit in our floral department. Read on for decorating inspiration, tips and tricks from a few of our favorite entertaining bloggers.

5 Cleaner Holiday Makeup Ideas

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6 Tips to Keep Your Holidays Healthy

Family gatherings, traveling, hosting, busy party schedules and, of course, food are the hallmarks of the holiday season. From Pistachio-Citrus Rugelach at a party to the experimental Grilled Turkey at the big meal, the food is a highlight just as much (or more than?) as the gifts and vacation time. While health isn’t always top of mind, here are some ways to maintain your feel-good goals through to year’s end while still enjoying that special day.

Easy Ways to Reinvent Your Hot Cocoa

Dreaming of cocoa season? We’ve got the tips, tricks and recipes that’ll help you make the most of it.

My Favorite Recipes: Holiday Cakes Worth Celebrating

’Tis the season for desserts. While holiday pies and cookies steal a lot of the limelight, cakes never go out of season. Here are five of my top picks for cakes for any occasion, and remember, now’s the time to stock up on our 365 Everyday Value® baking essentials like flour, sugar, spices and more!

Handpicked for the Holidays: Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Mom, Dad, kids, grandparents, teachers, neighbors and more! We’ve got gifts for absolutely everyone on your list. Read on for ideas and inspiration.

Get to Know Compound Butter

Looking for a way to add a creative spark to your holiday dinners or jazz up weekend brunch? Look no further than compound butters, one of the simplest ways to elevate any meal.

How Four Chefs Plan to Spend Thanksgiving

Chefs — they’re just like us! — but with expertly prepared dishes on their Thanksgiving tables, of course. Find out how four pros plan on spending the holiday, and steal their secrets to make your meal even more special.


12 Delicious Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

You did it: You cooked up a sensational holiday meal. Now reap the rewards of leftovers with tips that will have you raiding the fridge in style.

One Week to Go: Here's an Easy Thanksgiving Planning Primer



What the Pros Know: Thanksgiving Tips from our Experts

How to Ace Your Holiday Potluck

Our 10 Favorite Wines for the Holiday Season

Gifts, get-togethers and great wines—it must be the holidays! From wine-of-the-moment Whites and Sparklers, to elegant and old-world Reds, our wine experts thoughtfully made this list and checked it twice. We couldn't be more excited to share them with you.

The 9 Best Host and Hostess Gift Ideas from the Grocery Store


Get to Know: Holiday Mocktails

With the holiday season upon us, and your social calendar is filling up! From cookie swaps to midnight countdowns and everything in between, there’s plenty of opportunity to party down. We’re loving mocktails as an option for these festive occasions — here's why you should, too: 

How to Set an Unforgettable Thanksgiving Table

Do You Have Someone with a Special Diet Coming to Dinner?

You really can please everyone! Get tips and recipes for entertaining vegetarian, vegan and other guests with special diets at your holiday table.

Share Your Traditions with Us! #MyHolidayTradish

We want to be a part of all of the ways you celebrate. Whether you’re cooking for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah (or, hey, all of the above!), snap a picture of your favorite memories and moments and share on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MyHolidayTradish. We’ll be following along and sharing some of them on our holiday website and social media channels.

How to Plan the Perfect Friendsgiving

Your Ultimate Thanksgiving Planning Checklist

Thanksgiving is a time for appreciation, celebration — and a very long to-do list if you’re hosting the meal. We’ve put together a Thanksgiving timeline from the month ahead to an hour before the big meal. Here’s the game plan: 


Check Out Our Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Ready to get started with your Thanksgiving menu planning? Check out our top 10 Thanksgiving recipes, covering the classics (basic brine for turkey, oven-roasted Brussels sprouts and more) as well as some surprises (Thanksgiving “risotto,” butternut squash rolls and more).