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Shop Local! Made-In-Ontario Holiday Gift Ideas

These unique pieces make for great presents under the tree and hostess gifts — or for yourself! Support your local makers with gifts made from wood sourced in Ontario.

Decorating & Design

Top Christmas Tree Decorating Trends For 2017

Spruce up your spruce and freshen up your fir this season with these inspiring holiday decorating ideas.


See H&H Editors’ Christmas Stockings!

House & Home editors share the stories behind their Christmas stockings below. Read on to get a glimpse of their personal holiday style! “I really love this stocking because it’s so unexpected! The pastel palette is not classic Christmas and because of that, it feels fresh and becomes more…

Decorating & Design

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That Impress For Less

This year, push yourself beyond the last-minute bouquet, and find something fresh and perfectly suited to your sweetheart.


Tour Marilyn Denis’s Elegant Home Decorated For Christmas

H&H’s Joel Bray gives Marilyn Denis’s home an elegant and festive makeover for Christmas.

DIY Projects

DIY: Holiday Card Display

Here’s a unique way to display seasonal cards: Find a piece of driftwood or a fallen branch, then tie both ends of a thick piece of cotton cord to either end of the wood so you’ll be able to hang it on the wall. (Make sure you do this before…

Decorating & Design

A Modern-Meets-Vintage Home With Quiet Holiday Decor

In Jeff Magwood and Amy Halpenny’s 15-foot-wide Toronto Victorian, Nana’s antiques are right at home beside modern white-oak herringbone floors and crisp white walls. The striking mix of old and new is all thanks to designer Sam Sacks. Sam respects the tenets of great design — symmetry, scale and proportion — so she had the chops…

Decorating Advice

Editor’s Advice: Joel Bray’s Top Tips For Holiday Entertaining

Design Editor Joel Bray shares the holiday entertaining tips he presented on The Marilyn Denis Show.

DIY Projects

Gift Wrap Idea: Pretty Tea Towel

Assistant editor Emily Evans wraps a House & Home 12-month subscription using a tea towel.

Decorating & Design

8 Days of Menorahs To Light Up Your Holidays

Celebrate the miracle of light with an eye-catching menorah that suits your style.


You’ll Want To Spend Christmas In This Rustic Country House

Go inside a rustic country house in rural Ontario that's furnished with eclectic, contemporary pieces to balance the historical architecture.


Our Favorite Made-In-Canada Stocking Stuffers — All $25 Or Less!

Find the perfect gift for a hostess, Secret Santa exchanges and stuffing stockings.


8 Gorgeous Holiday Gift-Wrapping Ideas

If your holiday prep usually involves buying the same old kitschy wrap and ribbons, hold it right there. Here are eight clever ideas to put a high-design spin on your gift-wrapping game.


This Log Cabin In The North Pole Is Decorated Like Santa’s House!

If Santa Claus were real, his house would look something like this rustic log cabin in the North Pole. Though it may look more like the set of a Christmas movie, this real house was decorated by its owner to look and feel like somewhere Santa would live. Described as “a toy-lover’s…

Decorating & Design

Find Your Holiday Style: 14 Candy-Colored Christmas Decorating Ideas

Decorate with cheerful hues that are as fun as they are festive.