You have a whole row of cubicle mates to gift. And Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek has picked a practical – and work-appropriate – present.

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Sisters Gourmet 10-Piece Baking Mix Set
“Secure your title as office favorite.”

Find this set and more in our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique now. Then click here to see all of Crystal’s must-have gift picks.

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December 11, 2013

 

Any recent college grads on your gift list? Rue magazine’s editor, Crystal Palecek, suggests a must-have for new kitchens – and soon-to-be cooks.

Crystal Palecek's Gift Pick for the College Grad

WMF “Prep and Cook” 12-Piece Set
“Bonus idea? Include a bag of groceries to get them started.”

Find this set and more in our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique now. Then click here to see all of Crystal’s must-have gift picks.

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December 10, 2013

 

Know a chef whose cookware collection is never complete? Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek suggests something practical and colorful.

Crystal Palecek's Gift Pick for the Home Chef

Rachael Ray 16-Quart Stockpot
“Say hello to hearty winter dishes – and your next dinner-party invite.”

Find this pot and more in our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique now. Then click here to see all of Crystal’s must-have gift picks.

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December 9, 2013

 

Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek knows how to make the brood’s Friday night in extra special. For day seven of her 12 days of gifts, she recommends these chocolate-drizzled treats for your next family movie night.

Crystal Palecek's Family Gift Pick

Hampton Popcorn 6-Piece Tin Set
“Did someone say ‘Elf‘?”

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December 8, 2013

Thanksgiving was a full week late this year. Which means the next big meal is around the corner. Cease your frantic recipe search. If a December 25 brunch is in the works, stylist and Rue Living Inspirer Matthew Mead has sweet and savory covered – from spinach strata to maple syrup–filled muffins. So click, print, and pour the eggnog. It’s time to prep.

Savory Stratta
“It’s easy to make and bake. Serve in slices with a crumble of feta cheese for extra piquant kick.”

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December 8, 2013

Have everyday white dinnerware? Elevate it to create a stunning yet simple holiday brunch tablescape with help from stylist and Rue Living Inspirer Matthew Mead.

Matthew Mead's Brunch Tablescape

1. Build the Buffet
“Create a pretty brunch buffet with white pedestals, trays, platters, and bowls. Include a rustic touch like this birch box filled with bulbs to add a natural element to the mix.”

2. Arrange Seating
“Holiday cards can easily be transformed into place cards. Fill a bowl with foam and top with faux snow. Attach card (with guest’s name and a note inside) to a wire stand placed in the foam.”

3. Add Unexpected Touches
“Swap out your everyday tablecloth for a white faux-fur throw. Mix and match dinnerware for texture and design that work seamlessly together.”

Craving more? Check out Matthew Mead’s latest book, Christmas All Through the House, then shop our Sunday Supper: Christmas Brunch Boutique on Sunday, December 8, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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December 8, 2013

 

Next on Crystal Palecek’s list? For day six of her 12 days of gifting, the editor-in-chief suggests something sleek for the kitchen countertop that you can also bring to the office.

Crystal Palecek Gift Pick for Tea Drinkers

Chantal Portable Electric Kettle
“Join an old friend for a pot of tea to relieve that holiday stress.”

Find this kettle and more in our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique now. Then click here to see all of Crystal’s must-have gift picks.

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December 7, 2013

 

What to get that soon-to-be or veteran sweets expert, you ask? Rue magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Crystal Palecek, has a gift pick at the ready on day five of her 12 days of gifting.

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Joseph Joseph Baking Gift Set
“She wants to be the next Cake Boss. Be supportive.”

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December 6, 2013

Rue Living Inspirer and lifestyle expert Camille Styles shares a few frame-filling thoughts – beyond photos. “I’ve realized that a picture frame is so much more than the sum of its parts. It not only holds cherished memories – whether through a photograph or a memento – but a well-chosen frame can also bring style and sophistication to elevate the atmosphere of any room.” Here are four artful inserts to try.

Camille Styles Picture Frame Tips

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December 5, 2013

 

 Crystal Palecek, editor-in-chief of the online lifestyle magazine Rue (we’re not related, but love her all the same), chose her top 12 gift picks for every tough-to-shop-for friend. Today’s pick? Something every kitchen space craves.

Crystal Palecek Gift Pick for the New Homeowner

Boston HandyWorks Cutting Board
“Bring it over filled with cheese. Then, leave it as a housewarming gift when you go.”

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December 5, 2013