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Holiday Tips and Ideas

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. We've gathered our favorite recipes, menus and tips so you can effortlessly entertain this season. Cheers!

Holiday Menu Ideas

See our collection of wow-worthy menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and more.


Gobble gobble! Find helpful guides, menus, recipes and more to help you plan your perfect Thanksgiving meal.


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6 Tips for Nailing the Art of the Holiday Gift Basket

See our top tips for assembling a gift basket that will make loved ones feel special.

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Our Favorite Cookies for Every Holiday Occasion

Check out these top sweets to bring to Friendsgivings, cookie swaps and beyond.

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6 Simple Shortcuts for First-Time Holiday Hosts

Less stressing, more celebrating. Follow our helpful pointers to plan ahead and spend more time with your guests.

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Pass the Mimosas, Please: How to Win New Year’s Day Brunch

Here’s how to put together a meal that will make going to the diner for brunch so last year.

Our Expert Guide to Stocking Your Kitchen for the Holidays

Our in-house pros reveal their favorite holiday staples in our stores.

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What's the Perfect Holiday Menu for Your Personality?

We've matched three of our favorite holiday menus to different personality types.

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5 Reasons to Cook an Alternative Thanksgiving Bird

Move over, turkey. Here's why you should add duck, quail, goose or pheasant to your shopping list.

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10 Food Gifts Your Hosts Actually Want

We’ve handpicked thoughtful gifts from our stores with your favorite food-nerd hosts in mind.

9 of the Most Common Thanksgiving Emergencies — Solved

Fear lumpy mashed potatoes no more. Read on for solutions to frequent holiday mishaps.

How to Carve a Turkey: A Step-by-Step Guide

Get pro tips from our expert butcher.