20 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Between holiday parties, family obligations, and the pressure for finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, this time of year can bring on a sort of happiness and connectedness than any other time during the year. And since it is the season of giving, most of us know how important it is to give back during the holidays.

So this year, think about using your holiday shopping to lend a hand to organizations and charities around the world. Not only will you be giving your friends and family a special gift, you’ll also give to those in need at the same time! And fortunately, there are so many companies out there committed to doing good, and they happen to sell some seriously amazing products.

From presents that give back to donating clothing and toys to those in need, there’s sure to be something on this list for everyone looking to do some good this holiday season!

20 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season - Original Caroline
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Holiday Gift Guide: For the New Boyfriend

As exciting as a new relationship can be, those first stages can also sometimes be downright awkward — especially when a gift-giving occasion pops up . . . Fear not, ’cause I’ve got ya covered! Obviously, everyone has varied interests. But whether you’re dating an outdoorsy guy, an intellectual, or a sports fanatic, there’s definitely a present on this gift guide that’s perfect for him!

Scroll through this gift guide to take the guess-work and stress out of shopping for your new man.

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your New Man - Original Caroline

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The 15 Best Holiday Dresses of the Season

Sparkle & Shine in One of these 25 Holiday Dresses - Original Caroline
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With the holiday season officially here, and it’s seemingly never-ending stream of parties, lends itself to sparkly cocktail attire and demure shifts. But when sparkles and sequins don’t make many appearances in your default wardrobe, it can be hard finding the perfect holiday dress for your style.

Personally, I don’t mind a bit of sequins or lace. But when all I really wear is jeans with a t-shirt, I want to find something that I can easily dress up as well as down. So while I enjoy getting dressed up for the holidays, I don’t want to buy something that I know I’ll only wear once.

Don’t let the holiday party season catch you off guard! One of these 15 subtly festive holiday dresses is sure to be the perfect one for you.

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15 Sweaters That Will Pass for “Ugly Christmas Sweaters” But Are Actually Really Cute!

15 Sweaters That Will Pass for "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" But Are Actually Really Cute! - Original Caroline
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In case you didn’t know, there’s an actual Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, and it’s on December 15th! And during this time of year, with all the holiday parties and events, even the most stylish ladies can’t say no to an ugly Christmas sweater party. But where can you go to buy ugly sweaters that are somewhat chic? Right here, of course! Below, I’ve rounded up some “ugly” Christmas sweaters that you may even want to wear after the holidays are over!

From classic and vintage patterns to fresh new prints and colors, get into the holiday spirit and stay in style with one of the picks below! 

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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Homebody

Today’s gift guide is for my kind of people — the homebody! In the midst of Winter, it’s all about those cozy little indulgences. And for some of us, we’d like to indulge in all-things cozy all the time. I’m definitely a “I-just-want-to-stay-home-and-eat-pizza” kind of person. So I had a lot of fun making this gift guide and even found a few things to add to my own wishlist. Feel free to click on any of the links so you can be sure you go to the exact item. P.S. Take a look at my previous gift guides: Gifts for Her Under $75 // Gifts for Him Under $75 and be sure to check back for more all this month!

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