They say it’s better to give than receive, but living up to the old adage can be expensive. This holiday season, keep your wallet full—and your stress level at a minimum—by going the DIY route with your gift-giving. You don’t have to be an expert crafter or pro chef to create a gift that’s memorable and meaningful, and these ideas are proof! Put together a gift basket. Who wouldn’t want to receive a beautifully presented gift basket during the holidays? You can customize a gift basket for every recipient on your gift list, from the foodie to the spa-goer. After deciding on a theme, grab a few inexpensive wicker baskets from the craft store, then fill it with goodies that follow the theme. For the home chef, for example, you could fill the basket with a dish towel, oven mitt, gourmet non-perishables, and a cook book. Whip up something sweet. The
For one of the most spectacular showings of The Nutcracker in the United States, you must go see the Boston Ballet’s rendition this season; we’re lucky to have this incredible show right in our backyard! This age-old holiday story truly comes to life on stage and with each sugar plum fairy and floating snowflake, you’ll be more in the holiday spirit. The show runs at Citizens Bank Opera House through Dec. 29, with plenty of shows to fit into your busy holiday calendar so you don’t have to miss it. Tickets start at around $40 and range to over $200 depending on when you’re going and where you’d like to sit. The interactive seat map will allow you to browse to find the perfect ticket for you and your group. Get ready to experience the magic of The Nutcracker and create holiday memories that will last a lifetime.