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DIY Food Gifts from the Kitchen—and the Heart

Lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner suggests stocking up on colorful miniature ceramic loaf pans when they are on sale at your local discount store. They are perfect for gift-giving, and your standard bread recipe will yield about six sweet mini loaves at once. Cinnamon is synonymous with the holiday season. For Julie's Easy Cinnamon Bread recipe, click here.

DIY Food Gifts from the Kitchen—and the Heart

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DIY Food Gifts from the Kitchen—and the Heart

Homemade jams are easy to make and a great way to take advantage of end-of-season fruits. Spoon your creations into sterilized preserving jars, affix a handwritten label, and tie a colorful ribbon for gifting. Deliver the jam with a basket of fresh muffins or bread for a breakfast treat they won't forget. Get the recipe for this delicious strawberry-cranberry Christmas Jam (and a free gift label template!) from our friends at A Family Feast.

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24 Easy Upgrades to Create a Festive Holiday Home

This compact home office is a great DIY gift idea for yourself or a loved one. Carve one out from a seldom-used closet by removing the existing rod and following these tips...

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Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Great Ideas Under $25

If you haven't memorized common baking conversions, never fear: This 100 percent linen tea towel has your answers. | Equal Tea Towel from @studiopatro

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How to Build a Toy Chest

This handy storage bin for games and gizmos would make a great DIY gift for a child!

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With this wireless video monitor, you can keep an eye on baby from any room in the house. | Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor from @overstock

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This luxurious, velvet-upholstered bed looks good enough for humans. | Enchanted Home Pet Mid-Century Modern Pet Bed from @overstock

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Made in England by Haws and based on their original 1886 design, with a traditional brass rose for slow-flow watering. | Mini Heirloom Watering Can from @shopterrain

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Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Great Ideas Under $25

Cleaning narrow-necked glassware can be crazy-making. Enter this magnetic tool, which allows you to pull a soft rubber scrubber across the inside of the glass. | Magnetic Spot Scrubber from cuisipro.com

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Guacamole is fantastic, but opening those avocados? Not so much. This invention seems to do it all, from slicing and pitting to removing the nutrient-rich fruit (yes, fruit). | @crispcooking Avocado Tool

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Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Great Ideas Under $25

handpainted marble-look stoneware cup and saucer set, Sky Cup and Saucer Set, holiday gifts less than $25

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The TOH Top 100: Best New Home Products 2014

The first-of-its-kind automatic sealing function of this BPA-free plastic pitcher means you can entertain outdoors without worrying about sloshing, spills, or sugar-crazy party invaders like bees and wasps. From gocontigo.com

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Invite mom to kick back and relax her aching feet with this circulation-boosting massager. Includes two infrared heat settings for extreme relaxation. | Reflexology Foot Massager from @overstock

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Made in Turkey, this bowl features the same centuries-old design that was used in the bathhouses of Istanbul. Now it can brighten up your counters, thanks to a 100 percent copper core and a silver finish. | Copper and Silver Hammam Bowl from @shoplatitude

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Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Great Ideas Under $25

In the cold of winter, let there be this light. It's made of embossed glass with a small (5 inch) footprint. | Varby LED Table Lamp, Green from @IKEAUSA

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Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Great Ideas Under $25

With a sturdy steel frame and a machine-washable cotton cover, this footstool opens to reveal a hidden compartment that's ideal for hiding blankets or books. | Bosnas Footstool with Storage from @IKEAUSA

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Ideal for working on projects and crafts, this counter-height table has ample workspace and plenty of cubbies and shelves for your supplies. | Simple Living Craft Table from @overstock

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Not your average plastic file corral. This one was inspired by the 19th-century cast-iron buildings of New York City's SoHo neighborhood. | Archi Desk Accessories File Holder from @momadesignstore

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Solidly built of stainless steel, with two levels for serving savories, sweets, or both. | Garnera Serving Stand, Two Tiers, from @IKEAUSA

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Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Great Ideas Under $25

Waiting for butter to get to room temperature is now idiotproof: This tray is orange when its contents are cold, then turns white when they're ready for the bowl. | Taylor TEMPerfect Butter Tray from @surlatable

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A great gift for the hostess or baker in your life, this pedestal plate is the perfect showcase for beautiful home-baked goods. | Madera 9-inch Pedestal Cake Plate from @overstock

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Made in Vermont of unscented soy and palm oils, with a cotton wick for a slow, steady burn. | Bartlett Candle, 3 Initial | @birchlane

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Gift this glass-and-wood sunburst mirror to an aspiring interior decorator on your list. via @overstock

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This hooded snuggler is a warm and cozy den for your four-legged friend, and the cushion is removable for easy washing. | Friends Forever Hooded Snuggler Pet Bed from @overstock

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Give this attractive wall-mount rack to your favorite home chef to keep frequently used pots, pans, and lids close at hand. | Cooks Standard Wall-Mount Pot Rack | @overstock

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