Unique Holiday Gifting Ideas for Everyone

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By Michelle Stansbury, Eat, Drink, Be San Diego

Holiday shopping this year is less about the “it” present of the season and more focused on finding a thoughtful gesture for those you love. Especially with the CDC encouraging a holiday-in-place, sending a meaningful gift in your absence can help bridge the distance. Without the present of your presence, choose a gift that spreads joy and will make your friends and family think of you all season long.  

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Easy And Delicious Side Dish Ideas For a Low Stress Thanksgiving Dinner

Roasted turkey garnished with cranberries on a rustic style table decorated with pumpkins, gourds, asparagus, brussel sprouts, baked vegetables, pie, flowers, and candles.

By Michelle Stansbury, Eat, Drink, Be San Diego

I love entertaining. Hosting parties is so fun for me that I spend weeks, or even months, coming up with dozens of delightful ideas to make the event special. After my fair share of incredible parties, I realized that what made an event a true success was enjoying it. And there is no better event to remember that than Thanksgiving! Your guests will appreciate a low stress dinner just as much as you do, putting the focus away from perfection and back onto spending time together. 

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is on its way. That means turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. That means if you have Celiac disease, you cannot eat anything on Thanksgiving, right? Not so! Just because you have to eat a gluten-free diet does not mean you have to starve while the rest of your family indulges right in front of you. There are plenty of Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts that are easy to make gluten-free. 

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Four Thanksgiving Menu Ideas For Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 + Grilled Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Your Thanksgiving dinner might look a little different this year, as some family members might opt to stay home and social distance. A smaller Thanksgiving dinner can mean rethinking your menu and recipes, giving you an opportunity to try out new ideas and recipes. Or, you might be opting to cook your first Thanksgiving dinner for your family and hosting your first potluck Friendsgiving. Break tradition and go for dishes that lend themselves to an intimate Thanksgiving holiday, giving you more time to spend with your loved ones and more options to flex your culinary muscles with a break from the typical Thanksgiving dinner.

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Singles Day Today

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Today is National Singles Day! A special holiday that acknowledges single people while promoting self-care and some awesome shopping deals. For the past week, Zulily contributors have been delivering thoughtful content for our Spotlight Series: Supporting Single Mothers Everywhere. We discussed motherhood, coping and pregnancy and today we’re closing the series with some celebratory ways to #treatyoself by bringing you five ways you celebrate your singledom today! 

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Simple Thanksgiving Table Decoration Ideas 

When it comes to Thanksgiving table decor, we tend to want to either change things up completely from the previous year’s decor or re-use some of the pieces we have at hand. This year Thanksgiving is all about cozy home inspiration as most of us will be spending it with our immediate family members. Not many are opening their homes to large gatherings due to COVID-19.  Either way you are leaning into going, we want to share with you some simple Thanksgiving table decoration ideas that include both options. 

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