What holiday window, mantel, or table is complete without the inviting glow of candlelight? A collection of winter-themed pillar candles or softly scented votive candles is a gift that will make any host beam. And creating -- or just embellishing -- them at home saves money and allows you to customize the color, design, and scent for every person on your list.
These sweet citrus treats are presented in a fluted tart pan that's wrapped in glassine, tied with ribbon, and topped with a label that evokes old-fashioned dime-store packaging. A batch of each flavor will yield enough for one 7 7/8-inch tart pan, plus leftovers (for snacking).
Gift cards are a great present that can make gift giving much easier, especially for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list. Instead of just putting the gift in a greeting card, add a special personalized touch by making one of these unique gift-card holders yourself.
Three delicious cookies -- chocolate-almond spirals, lemon-oatmeal lacies, and cowboy cookies (chock-full of nuts, coconut, and chocolate chunks) -- meet one clever wrapping idea: Line easy-to-make paper envelopes with waxed tissue, and seal with punched-paper labels.
A vintage medicine cabinet takes on a more glamorous role with ease. Refurbished and hing in the bedroom, an old wooden cabinet is just the right size to stash jewelry, perfume, and other accoutrements.