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Your Sanity-Saving Shopping Guide to the Holiday Season

Your Sanity-Saving Holiday Shopping Guide

Every year, the holidays seem to sneak up on us. One second we’re soaking up the sun poolside, and the next, we’re bundled up fireside. Don’t get us wrong, we love this time of year, but we know how stressful it can become. In partnership with Kohl’s, we’ve crafted a comprehensive guide to help you easily and joyfully navigate your way through the holiday season. From interactive quizzes to help you pick out presents for your loved ones to cozy fashion looks for all the festivities, we’re serving up the Holiday How-To, from A-Z.

Gifting Inspiration

Gifting Inspiration

Finding the Perfect Gift for Everyone

We love our friends and family, and although presents aren’t everything, we jump at the opportunity to make them feel extra special around this time of year. We’ve created this quiz to help you find the perfect gift for the folks in your life.

Psssst! For every $50 you spend at Kohl’s during earn periods, you get $10 in Kohl’s Cash. Did somebody say savings? We are obsessed with Kohl’s Cash because you can treat yourself to something while you're doing your gift shopping.

Festive Looks

Festive Looks

Cozy Fashion for *All* the Holiday Festivities
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Wrapping Hacks

Wrapping Hacks

Three Out-of-the-Ordinary Ways to Wrap Presents

At B+C, we think that how a gift is presented is half the fun of gift-giving. Lucky for you, we are practically noodling on new, creative ways to wrap presents year-round. Here is a roundup of our favorite hacks and tricks of the season.

Gift Card Wrapping Hack

For this clever way to wrap a gift card, all you’ll need is tissue paper, string, scotch tape, and a toy car. We used a vintage car, but Kohl’s has plenty that would also work!

Wrap the Kohl’s gift card with tissue paper and string, using scotch tape to keep it nice and neat. Cut another piece of string and tie it to the car. VOILA, now you have the cutest way to present a gift card.

Upcycle a Paper Bag

Using a brown paper shopping bag for wrapping paper is an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to store-bought paper.

First, pull the handles off the bag and pull apart glued bottom. Place the present — we went with a Cuddl Duds Cozy Soft Throw— in a plain gift box. Make a vertical cut with a pair of scissors down the crease of the smaller side of the shopping bag. Wrap the box as usual and tape two colors of ribbon across and under the box. Top with a festive ribbon bow, and you’re good to go!

Pom-Pom String Lights

Dress up plain wrapping paper by making a Christmas light garland with pom-poms.

Start by wrapping your gift. For a large box like this Keurig® K-Cafe™ Single Serve Coffee, Latte & Cappuccino Maker, you can use a large roll of white butcher paper. Using a green marker, draw a garland, and attach multi-colored poms with a hot glue gun. We love how easy and cute this is!

Gift Baskets 101

Gift Baskets 101

How to Curate a Personalized Gift Basket

We know what you’re thinking, a gift basket — but why? We’re not talking about the outdated, universal gift basket your Aunt Susan sends every year full of trinkets and a fruitcake. With this simple formula we’ve created, you can build the ultimate gift basket filled with your loved one's favorite things.

To build the perfect basket, you’ll need: their go-to favorites: perfume, beverage, and snacks. Top it off with a sweater in their favorite color, a shade of lipstick that will look fantastic on them, some jammies, and a handwritten card.

Family Photo How-To

Family Photo How-To

How to Nail Your Holiday Family Photo

Family photos aren’t about perfection, they're about capturing memories and magic that can live on forever. Our very own Brit Morin has offered us some insider tips on how to make the most of your family photo session this year.

Tips From Brit:

  • Have fun! This is the most important advice I can give to anyone. Don’t take it to seriously and enjoy yourself.
  • If the kids are old enough, try to turn it into a game. A little good old fashion game of playing statue, anyone?
  • Don’t expect everything to be perfect, especially with kiddos in the mix.

For more expert tips on how to capture the best family photos this season, click here.

Tips From Our Co

Tips From Our Co

Favorite Gifts from Rochelle Johnson of Beauticurve

Rochelle Johnson of Beauticurve’s Top Tips on Shopping for Trickier People

Rochelle Johnson of Beauticurve shared her secrets about how she shops for her dad and her sister, who always tend to be the toughest people on her list. She can’t quite pinpoint whether it’s because they have everything they need or they don’t really care what you get them. Either way, finding the right gift is easy and hard at the same time.

  • Consider their habits and get them something that will assist with the things they do often.
  • Think about their hobby. Is there something that they need to take their hobby to the next level?
  • What have they always wanted to do but haven’t been able to make happen? Can you gift this experience to them?
  • What do they need for their wardrobe or could use more of?
  • The last resort is to just ask them what they want. Of course, this takes the fun out of it, but at least they’ll get what they want.
  • Lastly, have fun! Gift-giving is not supposed to be stressful. As long as you put some thought into the gift, they will appreciate it… especially if it’s your dad!

Rochelle can’t wait to use her Kohl’s Cash this season to treat herself for all the hard work she’s done making the holidays a little bit merrier.

We hope this guide lends you a helping hand this holiday season. How will you be spending your holidays? We'd love for you to share with us @BritandCo and @Kohls.

Production + Styling: Cassidy Miller

Design: Marisa Kumtong

Photography: Brittany Griffin

This post was paid for by Kohl's.