Drape and fasten ribbon (using thumbtacks if you don't have anywhere to tie it) on a banister, over a window or door, or even on the wall as a handy place to hang Christmas notions or cards. For those unwilling to trade in the tried-and-true holiday colour trio of green, red and white, you don't have to-they can work great in a contemporary space mixed with natural elements like pinecones. This adorable advent calendar features these beloved holiday colours, with mini eco-felt stockings that you can stuff with surprises like candy and little treats. $35, Ultraluxe.
Trim the perfect tree with Debbie Travis' Christmas tree tips.