From decorating to hosting to organizing, the holidays can be overwhelming. Family Handyman is here to help with our favorite holiday tips for your home.

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7 Unique Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has (Almost) Everything

Before you settle on a yawn-worthy candle or gift card, we've rounded up some unique gift ideas that will please anybody on your list.

15 Amazon Gift Ideas for Every DIY Enthusiast You Know

These Amazon gift ideas will make shopping for the home improvement buff easier, even for the person in your life...

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Can I Plant My Easter Lily?

Do you treat your Easter lily like a bouquet of cut flowers and throw it out when all the flowers...

13 Gifts for Mom She’ll Actually Want to Use

From a foldable gardening seat to an electric coffee grinder, we've rounded up the best gifts for mom—even if she's...

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How To Grow and Care for an Easter Cactus

You've got a Christmas cactus for winter flowers, so why not grow an Easter cactus for spring flowers? Easter cactus...

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him That Any Guy Will Love

Shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts for him just got easier!

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The Indigenous History of the Cuetlaxochitl— AKA the Poinsettia

Poinsettia's roots go deeper than the plant's Christmas status. Learn more, including why people are returning to its original name,...

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Here’s Why Purple LED Holiday Lights Make Some People Sick

Can you get headaches from purple holiday lights? A lighting expert explains why that might happen and what you can...

The Best After-Christmas Sales—Save Up to 70% on Home Improvement, DIY and Workwear

These after-Christmas sales on everything from tools to workwear were worth the wait! Shop deep discounts on top brands like...

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How To Make Your Own Christmas Cracker

Fun, festive Christmas crackers are a holiday staple across the Commonwealth. I tried my hand at making the snappy party...

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When Should You Take Down Your Christmas Lights?

Christmas lights bring joy in December, but irritation by March. How long is too long? What's your cutoff date, and...

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Here’s the Easiest Way to Hang Christmas Lights on Bricks

Hanging lights on brick surfaces doesn't have to be difficult. Here's how to do it without damaging anything.

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Is Your Christmas Tree Infested with Bugs?

Yes, there are several kinds of insects that you might find in a real Christmas tree. Luckily, they're easy to...

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Christmas Decor From Nature: How to Make DIY Porch Pots

Create DIY Christmas decor from nature with winter container plants that will look beautiful well into the new year.

Color-Changing Pinecones Make Fireplaces Magical

Turn up the heat this holiday season with color-changing pinecones. Add them to any fireplace or fire pit...

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11 Simple Ways To Cut Down on Waste During the Holidays

From living trees to secret Santa, here's how to maximize the cheer while minimizing the trash.

Stop Throwing Away Your Old Christmas Lights. Here’s How to Recycle Them Instead.

Holiday lights aren't working anymore? Think twice before throwing them in the trash. Here's how to recycle old Christmas lights...

Floating Christmas Candles Are This Season’s Must-Have Home Decoration

These DIY floating Christmas candles are simpler than you think to replicate.

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LED Christmas Lights Are Best. Here’s Why.

When it comes to holiday lights, there can be only one choice.

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10 Christmas Light Hacks to Make Your Spirits a Little Brighter

These handy tips will make decorating with Christmas lights so much easier.

The Latest Trending Christmas Tree Color May Surprise You

Nothing says the holiday season like a vibrant red. Here's why red Christmas trees are becoming the "it" tree of...

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How To Keep an Amaryllis Plant Alive After Christmas

Your amaryllis bulb doesn't have to be a one and done flower. With a little care, you can keep it...

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Why Are My Christmas Lights Not Working?

The good news is that there are only a few things can go wrong with holiday lights, and they're relatively...

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If You See an Extra Red-Tipped Bulb On Your Christmas Lights, This Is What It’s For

It turns out that the random red-tip lighbulb inside your Christmas light box isn't so random after all.

12 Festive Christmas Wreaths for Your Front Door

Nothing says "Welcome home for the holidays" like a festive Christmas wreath on your front door. Here are...

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Don’t Throw Out a Single Strand This Season With This Christmas Lights Repair Tool

It happens every year—you're ready to deck the halls only to be left with a couple burnt out bulbs. Before...

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How To Keep a Poinsettia Alive After Christmas

A good day to buy a poinsettia is on National Poinsettia Day, December 12th. Then enjoy it all year as...

Half Christmas Trees Are the Perfect Way to Save Space This Holiday Season

People with small spaces rejoice! This half Christmas tree trend is a life-saver for those looking to save space.

The Simple Trick to Make Your Artificial Tree Look Fuller

This genius Christmas tree hack shows how you can use garland to make your artificial tree appear more full.

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Should You Try To Grow Mistletoe?

If you've bought a sprig of mistletoe at Christmastime, did the gardener in you wonder if you could grow your...

This Zigzag Hack Will Make Your Christmas Tree Lights Look Extra Bright

This Christmas tree light hack will make it SO easy to give your tree beautiful, bright lights.