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Good Housekeeping December 2018

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United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
wrapped in “stone”

SIMPLY RUSTIC Use twine, tape and twigs to dress up gifts Marble and terrazzo — mainstays in beautiful kitchens and bathrooms — are popping up in unexpected places, like on this year’s holiday paper. This gorgeous wrapping has the power to make a practical trinket feel luxe. Don’t have time to grab a roll? Take a quick pic of your marble countertop or colorful tile, print it and use it to cover a small gift on the fly. WRAPPING PAPER, $10 PER 24" X 48" ROLL, CHASINGPAPER.COM *Go to freeshippingday.com for deets ETIQUETTE REGIFTING: OR? You can do it without guilt (yay!), says etiquette expert Elaine Swann. “The key is to regift strategically, not randomly,” she says. Give a vanilla candle to a friend who loves that scent, or a cheese board to your sister who entertains…

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shop “Fount is my go-to for sophisticated leather handbags and accessories. I have the Finley Clutch, which is the perfect size to carry a few essentials for a night out on the town.” eat “I have a sweet tooth, so you may find me at Brewnuts, a quirky donut bar featuring local beer, coffee and beer-infused donuts, or at Mitchell’s Ice Cream—the Caramel Fudge Brownie ice cream scooped into a freshly made waffle cone is my personal fave.” explore “The Arcade is an iconic Cleveland landmark. It opened in 1890 as an indoor shopping mall (one of the first in America!), and now it houses a hotel, shops and restaurants. As a party stylist, I dream of one day planning an event in this beautiful venue.”…

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genius gifting

1 55+ DIY HOLIDAY GIFTS TO START MAKING NOW Any present you craft with your own two hands is an instant winner. No one needs to know about the time and money you’ll save. 2 30 BEST WHITE ELEPHANT GIFTS Whether it’s with your colleagues or cousins, you will get roped into playing this holiday game. These picks are funny yet useful! 3 30 LAST-MINUTE GIFTS THAT ARE BETTER THAN CASH Shoot — you left the babysitter and your kid’s homeroom teacher off the list. These thoughtful presents won’t seem rushed. goodhousekeeping.com/holiday-gift-ideas INSTA-STARS reader pics If you’ve been inspired by something on our pages, tag us with #ghgoodstuff, and we might share it here! @MRSBIONDI Vegetarian Lentil “Bolognese Spaghetti” for lunch today courtesy of #ChefBiondi and #GoodHousekeeping @PAIGEROPIAK I saw this on Good Housekeeping’s Instagram page weeks ago and knew I had to…

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Add cheer (and a dose of antioxidants) to any dish with this tasty in-season fruit. Don’t worry! We’ve got a trick for getting the seeds out. GH HACK Fill a bowl with cold water. Cut off the crown and base, then score the fruit into six sections and separate under the water, loosening up the juicy seeds (a.k.a. arils). Seeds will sink; the rest will float. WAYS TO ENJOY Sprinkle on guacamole or savory salads for an extra bite of flavor and crunch (Winter Citrus Fruit Salad, page 118), or drop a spoonful into a glass of sparkling wine or seltzer to get a party started! DELICIOUS READ air fryer cookbook There’s a reason that air frying is huge right now. A little oil can go a long way, and we can’t get enough of these healthier…

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gh x peeps

SNOWY S’MORES Place graham squares on a baking sheet; top with chocolate and Peeps Marshmallow Snowmen. Broil until golden, sprinkle with crushed candy canes and sandwich with another graham. Stack if desired. TREE-MENDOUS TABLE TOPPER Line a circular vase with Peeps Marshmallow Trees. Place a smaller vase in the center and arrange flowers like carnations plus snowberries and greens. YOUR TURN! Share your Peeps project with #GHPEEPS for a chance to be featured here! Pomegranate: Getty Images. S’mores and Table Topper: Mike Garten.…

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you could win a chance to see alaska with disney!

YOU COULD WIN! TEXT MAGIC TO 246810 for sweeps and entry details* One lucky winner (and three even luckier guests) will hop aboard the Disney Wonder—your window to some of the world’s most magnificent views, with incredible stops along the way. You’ll get to rub shoulders with Disney princesses and Pixar characters, eat amazing gourmet food with over-the-top service and watch spectacular Broadway performances—all without ever leaving the ship! GH PRIZE PACK INCLUDES: A seven-night stay for you and three guests on the Disney Wonder; all meals onboard (except Palo fine-dining restaurant) and stateroom accommodations; round-trip airfare to Vancouver, Canada (from which you’ll sail away); and ground transportation in Vancouver to and from the airport and Port of Vancouver. *See rules, page 120. Msg & data rates apply. ENTER NOW Go to magic.goodhousekeeping.com!…