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Change Lives This Holiday With Handmade Gifts From World Vision

Imagine giving a gift that has the power to transform a life!

Presented by World Vision

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DIY Gift Idea: Whimsical Terrarium

This miniature garden makes for a special hostess gift, birthday gift or centerpiece. See how Google Home helped, then enter to win a Google Home from TELUS!


Last-Minute Hostess Gift: Quick Pickled Peppers

Food editor Kristen Eppich shares a quick and easy recipe for pickled peppers. Edible hostess gifts are all the rage this year – and these quick pickled peppers fit the bill perfectly. They are the simplest, quickest, and best version of a homemade preserve. Plus, the pickled peppers are spicy, salty, sweet and…

DIY Projects

DIY: Holiday Cookie Package

Assistant design editor Jennifer Koper shares a beautiful cookie wrapping idea for the holidays. I really enjoy giving and receiving baked goods around the holidays – especially when they’re wrapped in pretty packaging. Recently I was tasked with creating a unique cookie wrapping idea for the Pillsbury cookie challenge, alongside three other…

Decorating & Design

Easy DIY: A Mini Potted Tree

A potted pine is a hostess gift with homespun charm and wonderful scent. Here’s how to dress one up: 1. Choose a small pine tree or branch — ours is about 18″ tall — and place in a pot. 2. Cut a piece of black burlap long enough to wrap around…


Cookies In A Jar

Give the gift of baking.

DIY Projects

Gorgeous Gift Wrap

Affordable-style expert Michael Penney shows Lynda Reeves how to transform inexpensive bowls, trays and ribbons into sophisticated wrap for Christmas cookies.


All-Time Favourite Shortbread Cookies Recipe

A holiday favourite.