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How 6 Women Have Kept Up Their Favorite Holiday Customs

I'm the first of four children, and my earliest Christmas memories have always been steeped in traditions I carry on to this day. The holidays are such a festive time for everyone, and in lieu of not being able to go to my native village in Nigeria,…
By Theresa Ukpo
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The Best Tips For Decorating Your Dream Apartment On A Tight Budget

This article includes paid advertising content from American Express. Although scrolling through social media can make you believe everyone on your feed is renovating their starter home, the reality is that there’s no clear trajectory for millennial…
By Erin Kelly
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The 20 Best Gifts For The Trickiest People On Your Holiday List

One of the most rewarding things about the holidays is seeing the priceless reaction on your loved one’s face as they open the gift you thoughtfully picked out for them. But getting to that moment can be a bit chaotic, especially when it comes to…
By Ashley Vega
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5 Sentimental Gifts To Get For Your Childhood BFF

We've all heard it a million times before: The true meaning of the holidays has less to do with gifts, and more to do with spending time with loved ones and living in the moment. Sure, but that doesn't mean we don't also want to get the perfect…
By Bustle Studios
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Glittering Gift Ideas For The Bright & Brilliant Women In Your Life

Let's be totally real: There are so many amazing women in our lives. From our mums who always find the right thing to say when we're down, to our besties who know how to make us laugh (even when we're trying to be serious), we're pretty lucky to…
By Audrey Williams
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15 Vibrant Gifts That Will Give Your Friends Life This Winter

The holiday season means celebrating in sparkly clothes, glittery shoes, and adopting a more festive style outlook in general. But once the holidays pass and winter's seasonal closet swap happens, it's often a far cry from 'bold and bright' and more…
By Michelle Guerrere
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7 Signs You Might Want To Consider A Career In Financial Advising

We all have that one person in our friend group who we turn to when it comes to big decisions. I know that in my case, whenever I need some financial advice — whether it’s how much to budget for holiday gifting, or if I should make a new investment…
By Erin Kelly
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4 Holiday Traditions You and Your Bestie Have to Start This Year

Your BFFs are as close to you as your family, so it only makes sense to start a few new holiday traditions with them, and this is the perfect year to make it happen. If you don't know where to start, we tapped our Bustle Instagram audience to tell…
By Audrey Williams
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How To Maximize Your Kitchen Counter Space

Most of us lead incredibly busy lives, and even if you find it relaxing and fun to cook elaborate recipes, you probably don’t want to spend too much unnecessary time in your kitchen on a day-to-day basis. Recently, I helped one of my design clients…
By Karin Bennett
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6 Gifts For The Tech Savvy Person In Your Life

Now that the holiday season is upon us, let's get one thing straight: Gift shopping is HARD. Those pretty packages and elaborate window displays may look pretty, but the act of holiday shopping tends to feel more like a chore than the fun, festive…
By Bustle Studios
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How To Up Your Holiday Hosting Game

The holidays are upon us, which means parties, parties, and more parties! In addition to all of the family and office-organized merriment you'll be enjoying this season, there's no better time to play host at your own abode. At the very least, it's…
By Bustle Studios
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Join Us For The Ultimate Pre-Holiday Clean Crawl In NYC!

Hey, New York! If the changing temperatures and pre-holiday hustle have you feeling worn down (honestly, same), Bustle and bareMinerals — the creators of clean — are hosting an event that will rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. A Cleaner Day…
By Bustle Studios
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Foolproof Tips For Holiday Party Dressing, According To The Pros

As soon as those holiday invites start rolling in (Dinner with friends? Yes! Drinks with your S.O.? Of course. End-of-year office party? You wouldn't miss that.), the outfit pressure is on. You want to stand out from the sparkly pack, while staying…
By Elly Ayres
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How To Make These 4 Holiday Styles Work Long After The Party

The best thing about holiday party hopping is undoubtedly the wardrobe. The slew of sparkly statement pieces makes every outfit feel special, but that level of magic shouldn’t end when the party does. In partnership with Macy’s, we’re spotlighting…
By Elly Ayres
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5 Tips For Throwing Your First Holiday Party Ever

Planning your first holiday party can be intimidating no matter how many guests you’re planning on having over. You almost don't even realize how many components go into hosting until you're the one in charge: cleaning, decorating, cooking, timing,…
By Kate Marin
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Retro-Inspired Beauty Looks Perfect For The Holidays

Whether you're the type who plans their outfits around beauty looks or beauty looks around outfits, there's one trend you really can't go wrong with during the holidays: retro-inspired glam. Think of your favorite old Hollywood stars — the big,…
By Kate Marin
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Nostalgic Holiday Traditions To Bring Back

There’s nothing quite like experiencing the holidays as a kid. The magic of the season is palpable and contagious. Homes and entire cities sparkle with the enchantment of holiday lights and decorations, festive yet familiar tunes fill your eardrums…
By Erin Kelly
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Aquaman Is The Hero We Need Now

Let’s face it: The world could seriously use a hero. Lucky for us, Aquaman is headed to theaters nationwide on December 21. We first met the silver screen version of Aquaman, as played by Jason Momoa, a few years ago. Now, he's finally at the…
By Bustle Studios
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Stylish Gifts For Friends & Family That You’ll Want For Yourself

The best part of nailing the holiday gifting game is seeing their face when you know you got it right: the ecstatic unboxing, the big smile, and then, of course, seeing your relentless pursuit pay off when said-gift is used again and again. We want…
By Elly Ayres
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8 Gift Ideas For Your Fragrance-Obsessed Friend

It's officially the holiday season! That means festive music, peppermint-flavored everything, and — of course — the perennial holiday shopping list. Things really speed up right after Thanksgiving, so if you don't want to end up frantic in the mall…
By Michelle Guerrere