42 Gifts for Everyone in Your Family

Now that we’re officially settled into November, people who don’t procrastinate (I’m jealous of you) and want to avoid the mild panic that comes with last-minute holiday shopping (a feeling I know too well) are probably already starting to cross names …

Now that we're officially settled into November, people who don't procrastinate (I'm jealous of you) and want to avoid the mild panic that comes with last-minute holiday shopping (a feeling I know too well) are probably already starting to cross names off of their gift list.

If you're one of these proactive holiday shoppers and have begun the gift hunt—or keep telling yourself this is the year you'll finally become one—you're in luck. Shopping for family members can feel daunting, especially if you're someone with a large family. So to help, we've rounded up 42 gifts that are bound to be a fit for at least a few of the family members on your list.

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These 8 Furniture Essentials Will Upgrade Any Space

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wayfair to share some of our favorite ways to upgrade your space. Psst! All of these products also happen to be on sale—along with others across the site that are discounted up to 70 percent off—as part of Wayfair’s …

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wayfair to share some of our favorite ways to upgrade your space. Psst! All of these products also happen to be on sale—along with others across the site that are discounted up to 70 percent off—as part of Wayfair's Cyber Month sale.


Refreshing your space doesn’t need to be overwhelming, expensive, or a huge task—sometimes all it takes is upgrading your basics. It can be as simple as replacing that bedframe you’ve had since your first apartment, getting your pup its own couch to nap on, or making more space in your kids’ bedroom by swapping out twin beds for a bunk bed. The trick is to pick out functional and stylish furniture that will leave you with a space you love. If you’re not sure where to start, we’re here—with the help of our friends at Wayfair—to help. Keep reading for eight, easy furniture upgrades that could make any room feel brand-new.

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Refresh Your Space With These 8 Simple Decor Pieces

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wayfair to share some of our favorite ways to upgrade your space. Psst! All of these products also happen to be on sale, as part of Wayfair’s Save Big, Give Back event.

Completely revamping an interior space, whet…

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wayfair to share some of our favorite ways to upgrade your space. Psst! All of these products also happen to be on sale, as part of Wayfair’s Save Big, Give Back event.


Completely revamping an interior space, whether it be a foyer or a whole apartment, can feel daunting. But there’s no need to start from scratch. Rather than swapping out your decor and furniture from the ground up, you can be strategic and pick just a few key elements to upgrade. The impact will far outweigh the effort, and you’ll be left with a space that feels refreshed. Here—with the help of our friends at Wayfair—we’ve picked out some items to get you started, no matter the room you’re working with.

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Everything You Need to Restock Your Kitchen for Back-to-School

We’ve teamed up with FreshDirect to get your school year off to a great start. From snacking superstars to dinnertime staples, FreshDirect has the kitchen staples to keep things stress-free for kids and parents alike. Order online or via their app to s…

We’ve teamed up with FreshDirect to get your school year off to a great start. From snacking superstars to dinnertime staples, FreshDirect has the kitchen staples to keep things stress-free for kids and parents alike. Order online or via their app to shop your go-to groceries.


With the chime of the first school bell, the autumn hustle sweeps parents back into its fold. From breakfast on the go and lunchbox duty to after-school snacks, this time of year is beyond busy. Luckily FreshDirect is here to ease the back-to-school transition for both kids and parents. From wholesome, naturally sweet snacks like Grapery's Cotton Candy Grapes to versatile, well-loved staples like Goldfish Crackers, FreshDirect's grocery offerings have got you covered. With just a few clicks on their user-friendly app, you can stock up on everything you need to glide into the school year with ease.

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28 Essentials to Set Your Thanksgiving Table, Modern Farmhouse-Style

As part of our 52 Days of Thanksgiving, we’re giving you all the tools and tips to pull off the best Thanksgiving ever, from setting a stylish table to curating the ultimate menu. Sign up for emails here to unlock the secrets of planning the most memor…

As part of our 52 Days of Thanksgiving, we’re giving you all the tools and tips to pull off the best Thanksgiving ever, from setting a stylish table to curating the ultimate menu. Sign up for emails here to unlock the secrets of planning the most memorable feast of the year.


When it comes to setting up your Thanksgiving dining table, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Not only do you need to decide the place settings and which dishes will go where, but you also want to land on an overarching theme to tie everything together. Luckily, the modern farmhouse look is an easy, flexible style to achieve.

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You’re Not Alone—Olive Oil Is Really, Really Expensive Right Now

If you bookmarked Carolina Gelen’s recipe for Orange-Cardamom Olive Oil Cake to bake on a rainy day, do it now. Olive oil is about to get a lot more expensive. According to a recent BBC report, olive oil prices could increase between 20 and 25 percent …

If you bookmarked Carolina Gelen’s recipe for Orange-Cardamom Olive Oil Cake to bake on a rainy day, do it now. Olive oil is about to get a lot more expensive. According to a recent BBC report, olive oil prices could increase between 20 and 25 percent in the next 3 to 4 months. A combination of factors—namely the headline-grabbing heatwave in Europe and production delays due to the war in Ukraine and the pandemic—are forcing olive oil producers across the globe, but particularly in Spain and Italy, to raise prices.

“The harvest demand and situation we’re seeing right now is not great, and is hugely due to the climate this year,” says Carlos Agudo, founder of Branche, a DTC brand offering single-source olive oil directly from Spain. For starters, May, June, and July had, on average, the hottest temperatures on record in over 20 years in Spain, says Agudo. Spain’s production of olive oil alone accounts for between 45 to 50 percent of the world’s production. In the last year, Agudo’s witnessed the retail price of olive oil increase by about 35 to 40 percent. He estimates that it could rise again by 15 to 20 percent later this year—and that’s a conservative amount.

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7 Essentials You Need to Make Your Staycation the Best Vacation

Since I’m not traveling much these days, I’ve started thinking of my summer weekends as staycations.
My usual routine when the weekend rolls in is to laze around on my couch until guilt kicks in, then scramble to fit in a workout, run errands, and heav…

Since I'm not traveling much these days, I've started thinking of my summer weekends as staycations. My usual routine when the weekend rolls in is to laze around on my couch until guilt kicks in, then scramble to fit in a workout, run errands, and heave my many loads of laundry to the laundromat down the street. All good and worthwhile things to do, of course.

But when I think of Friday evening as the kick-off to a mini two-day vacation rather than as a weekend that’s always too short, the next 48 hours feel more relaxing and longer. I'll check out a new restaurant one night, dip into a bookstore the next morning, and even bring coffee and breakfast to the park on Sunday. I'll also stock the fridge and freezer with summertime treats like watermelon, berries, and ice cream, and when I’m ready for a break, I'll take an afternoon siesta. Suddenly, my weekend feels like a real vacation without the hassle of booking flights, renting cars, or—my least favorite—packing.

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7 Costco Bakery Treats Shoppers Can’t Stop Raving About

There is plenty to love about Costco, one of the largest membership-based grocery stores in the country. The warehouse boasts an impressive range of affordably-priced, bulk-sized food products, and don’t even get us started on their famous food court h…

There is plenty to love about Costco, one of the largest membership-based grocery stores in the country. The warehouse boasts an impressive range of affordably-priced, bulk-sized food products, and don’t even get us started on their famous food court hot dogs—only $1.50 for a quarter-pound, all-beef frank with a 20-ounce soda. (Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal was even quoted saying, "If you raise the [price of the] effing hot dog, I will kill you. Figure it out." A legend, truly.)

This commitment to keep prices low and item quality high is also reflective of Costco’s generally favorable and celebrated brand and work culture. Employees are paid well above minimum wage and the company frequently goes out of its way to contribute to sustainability efforts and various charitable organizations. But one sector of the business that is often and surprisingly overlooked from a consumer and publicity standpoint? Its flourishing bakery section.

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The 5 Best Bath Towels We’ve Ever Used

Bath towels are an extremely personal thing, as I recently found out after buying several sets only to return most of them. Some were so rough and scratchy that they felt like sandpaper, others too thin to feel cozy after a hot shower. And don’t even g…

Bath towels are an extremely personal thing, as I recently found out after buying several sets only to return most of them. Some were so rough and scratchy that they felt like sandpaper, others too thin to feel cozy after a hot shower. And don’t even get me started on the price—some were so expensive that I could only afford to buy one for myself, leaving my poor husband to deal with his old rag. For something so simple, the search for the perfect bath towel is shockingly difficult.

Well, there was no way I was the only one with bath towel woes, so I went straight to our team to find their faves—if they even had any. To my surprise (or rather, no one’s surprise), we all had the same issues and we’d all spent too many hours researching and testing every towel we’d come across before finding these five tried-and-true favorites.

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Every Kind of Reusable Straw, Ranked

If you’re set on cutting down plastic consumption in small, yet impactful ways this year, you can start by ditching plastic straws. They’re not biodegradable or compostable, and they’re too small to get picked by up by sorting machines at recycling pro…

If you’re set on cutting down plastic consumption in small, yet impactful ways this year, you can start by ditching plastic straws. They're not biodegradable or compostable, and they're too small to get picked by up by sorting machines at recycling processing plants so they just wind up in the ocean. Thankfully, the move away from plastic straws is not a ban on all straws, which is great news for those who don’t enjoy getting hit in the teeth with ice cubes every time they take a sip.

Eco-friendly plastic alternatives range from metal and glass to silicone and even paper—and no, they’re not all the same. Some are reusable for years and even dishwasher-safe, while others are more of a one-and-done option that won't harm the environment.

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