Let the gift giving begin!
We’ve got some creative gift guides to inspire your Black Friday shopping. After facing the mad holiday rush, relax and read about staying healthy this season, unleashing your productivity, planning your winter retreat, and breaking out the holiday decorations—this weekend, anyone?
Wouldn’t be caught dead at the mall today? Avoid the crowds (and make your family smile) with the gift of unlimited magazines.
Next Issue Picks
Secrets of the Most Productive People
Your complete guide to boosting your creative output, featuring a senator, a chef, four CEOs, and one of the hottest DJ’s on the planet. Don’t miss “Your Perfect Productive Day,” a bonus video road map for making the most out of every moment.
Pleasure in a Pill?
Fourteen million American women struggle with a low sex drive, yet the FDA hasn’t approved any medications to help them; meanwhile, men get six drugs, like Viagra. Is sexism the reason behind the delay—or is women’s sexuality just too complicated for a pill?
The Debts That Bind
Imagine what it feels like to be 21 years old, extremely successful, and unbearably miserable. Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith was overwhelmed by his family’s requests for money and lost control of his life. It took a restraining order and a new outlook to get it back.
In March, astronaut Scott Kelly will undertake the longest space mission in American history, the first step toward a human expedition to Mars. Watch exclusive videos and interactive slideshows of the prep for a year aboard the International Space Station.
Friends in High Places
Small peaks like California’s revived June Mountain offer big perks for families: low prices and uncrowded slopes. Here, the West’s best family ski spots.
Not Home for the Holidays
Who says you have to celebrate at the homestead? This year, start a new tradition in one of these affordable getaways.
Journal: London Calling
How about some British pop culture for the holidays? Here, one writer explains why we should all take travel cues from our kids—and Dr. Who and Harry Potter.
Christmas Along the River
Bundle up for a 120-mile journey along the Mississippi, where a string of Wisconsin and Minnesota towns promise winter fireworks, eggnog custard pie, and other holiday discoveries.
Home for the Holidays
Holiday Up Your House
Make every room merry and bright with these colorful finds and simple DIY ideas.
Garlands, Trees & Wreaths Oh My!
In the ultimate guide to the holy trinity of holiday decorating, Southern Living embraces a high-style, low-fuss approach. Includes a toolbox packed with everything you’ll really need to pull it together.
Home for the Holidays
At Christmastime, a former schoolhouse is adorned with warm holiday reds and greens, punchy plaids, and luxurious touches of gold.
With “campouts” by the tree and annual s’mores parties around the fire, the Bistany family has mastered the art of the at-home holiday getaway.
Let the Gifting Begin!
The O List: Oprah's Favorite Things 2014
Oprah tasted, tested, sniffed, snuggled, lotioned, potioned, steeped, and did it all again. These wonderful things (large, small, glittery, or truffled) are her favorite gifts to give and receive.
25 Sites for Gifts Under $25
Scoring a fantastic gift at an amazing price can be a lot of work. ShopSmart dug up a list of websites loaded with great gifts under $25, each appealing to a different personality, from the foodie on your list to quirky Aunt Ethel. Ready, set…shop!
The Gift of Good Design
This holiday collection blends the unexpected with the classic and features over 60 unique gift ideas, from a concrete domino set to Danish duckling teak figurines.
Best Toy Awards 2014
Pinpointing the top toys of the year is child’s play. Literally. Good Housekeeping turned the lab over to children ages 3 to 12 and let them vet the latest launches. Here, their 20 favorites, sure to be a hit with any kid on your list.
A Healthy Holiday Season
Into the Woods
Being outdoors is a proven mood booster, but here’s another incentive to head into nature now: The latest hiking gear is as breathtaking as it is hard-working. Bright boots and posh sweaters are blazing trails in fitness…and fashion.
Winter Shoe Guide
Runner’s World pounded and prodded the season’s best new models and found 12 that offer an awesome ride. Includes award-winners video and interactive flowchart to help you find your perfect shoes.
Foolproof Flu Strategies
When it comes to winter, we tend to head indoors—and stay there ’til spring. But often in our semi-hibernation we greet an unwanted visitor: the flu. How can you break the cycle of sickness? Here, experts share their top tips to fend off the annual illness.
Zen and the Art of Enjoying the Holidays
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—but it can also feel like the most stressful, yank-your-hair-out time, too. Use these easy strategies to enjoy what really matters.