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Tips For Holiday Decorating, Buying Gifts For The Host

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the weather cools and Thanksgiving approaches, people are beginning to think about Holiday decorating.

Renae Keller from Renae Keller Interior Design talked with Natalie Nyhus about the trends to hit home interiors this season.

First and maybe foremost, adding holiday accents to existing décor is both easy and attractive, such as adding sprigs of white pine to a centerpiece. With candles, varying heights are an eye-catching detail.

In your vases, swap out the rocks and marbles for something like jingle bells.

Also, the old standby of making everything red and green can come off a tad gauche these days. Instead, the goal is to keep everything sophisticated, light and bright.

But don’t be afraid to include one or two pieces of “glam” to the overall picture, such as glittered mistletoe.

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A popular seasonal tradition is the holiday party, and another tradition is to bring a gift for the host of the party.

Not sure what to bring? Keller has three gifts for hosts that are great for men and women. First, a set of nice coasters will work wonderfully. Another great gift idea is a classic candle; Keller suggested a white fir-fragrant candle.

Finally, many hosts will appreciate a bottle of wine with a holiday ornament around the neck.

“They can use it and put it on a doorknob when you leave and after the bottle is drunk. So this doubles as a little decoration,” she said. “Then you’ll always remember who got you that bottle of wine.”

Another pro tip: avoid stress by having several gifts on hand. Buy now because they are always useful and never go out of style.

You can see all those tips and more in the videos above and below.

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