Hanukkah is not really the most exciting of holidays for me. Since it is a celebration for children, which I am not any longer and don't have myself, it will frequently go completely unnoticed. I do love to light the menorah when I remember to buy candles, but have to admit that this is more about the warm decorative glow than anything else.
We get it—the holidays are expensive, especially when you feel obligated to buy a gift for everyone in what feels like an ever-expanding circle of close acquaintances. That's why we rounded up a collection of high-quality gifts without that high price tag. At $15 and under, these gifts won't break the bank. Plus, they're items that people actually want to receive.
Of all the things we love about the holidays—the carols, the lights, the parties—baking cookies just might be our favorite. This fun activity not only fills the house with wonderful aromas of toasty sweetness and spice, it creates lasting memories for family and friends. The only challenge when it comes to holiday cookie baking? Which cookie to choose! You’re likely familiar with the shortbread and sugar sorts—but have you tried your hand at a spritz, or a linzer? Do you know the difference between a gingersnap and a gingerbread? Is a windowpane the same as a stained-glass cookie?