News Releases

Nov 15, 2006
Better Homes and Gardens December 2006 Issue Highlights
-BHG Editors Available for Interview-

IN A TWINKLING - pg. 182
What makes this Better Homes and Gardens holiday dinner so special? It’s super delicious, truly gorgeous—and with easy make-ahead tips—you can whip it up in just a couple of hours. Included in the No-Fuss Feast are recipes for Christmas Potato Soup, Rosemary Beef Tenderloin and much more.

HOME FRONT - pg. 62
Check out some new ideas you can use in your home, like sprucing up your traditional holiday scheme with stylish garland and using playful tableware for hosting and toasting.

Better Homes and Gardens brings warmth from inside the home outside with vintage touches and natural materials on the front porch and entry. Vintage skis and skates, floating candles and greenery make a porch cozy, well-lit and welcoming for the chilly season.

Fifty fun and easy ideas to spread holiday cheer from $0 to $50:

• Carefree Countown- Offer daily surprises with this simple advent calendar. Fill envelopes with treats, seal with adhesive numbers, and punch a hole in a corner. Hang from cording strung across a gift-wrap-covered cork board.

• Pampering Platter- Impress guests with a thoughtful presentation of guest bath amenities including lotion, hand towels and mints on a silver platter.

• Fresh Swag- Greenery roping dresses up plain curtains—with an added bonus of fragrance.

• Party Time- Ring in New Year’s with a champagne bottle wrapped with streamers and a confetti-filled pouch.

BETTER YOU - pg. 140
Put a little beauty and fashion under the tree: Better Homes and Gardens outlines holiday gift ideas from L’Occitane candles to Eddie Bauer down vests and Healing Garden organic gift sets.

THEY'RE HERE! - pg. 148
Keep your good cheer when quirky relatives push your buttons during the holiday season. Try Better Homes and Gardens’ recommendations for handling the weight watcher, the brooding brother and the tipsy uncle.

Better Homes and Gardens looked at nearly 300 toys, games and gadgets this season; Kid-Tested for Fun summarizes the best as chosen by testers, ages 7 to 17, including a starter sewing machine, a digital dictionary and a Lego robot kit.

Everyone could use some news on how to stay well through the holiday season. Better Homes and Gardens offers pages of health conscious tips and suggestions including seasonal stress solutions, cutting board safety and at-home exercise machines.

The December issue of Better Homes and Gardens is available on newsstands November 8th.


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