Last minute holiday savers: The recipes, gifts and looks you need to get to the new year

You’re in the home stretch: Holiday like you mean it!

You’re in the home stretch: Holiday like you mean it!

Already been to two different 'team lunches', baked for the neighbourhood potluck and bought your boss their gift? PHEW! But, there's still a ton ahead, and even though you're in the final stretch, we know, it's a lot.

We've got what you need, for what you still have left.

That gift for that new beau? It's in here.

That extremely adorable dessert you've been searching for, to really impress? Scroll below and don't stop till the end.

That DIY because you do love this time of year, damnit, even if it is hectic. SAME.

Happy holidays to you and yours from CBC Life!

To them, love you

25 unique gift ideas for the impossible to buy for guy

The best gifts of the year, as chosen by experts 

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12 beauty stocking stuffer ideas

French fashion-inspired gift wrapping ideas that are budget friendly but look luxe

(All photography by Autumn Hachey)

Holiday gift sets, hair saviours and more of our favourite beauty picks for November

The best holiday gift wrapping and accessories this year

9 creative gift-wrapping ideas that are easy and extra!

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13 expertly curated subscription boxes that will keep the fun going all year

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Host with the most

Your holiday feast menu — and all of the recipes — are here!

The only festive holiday brunch menu you will ever need is here!

Simple but special recipes for hosting your first-ever holiday party

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Holiday hors d'oeuvre alternatives to the problematic shrimp ring

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Make this vegan roast with cranberry sauce and gravy for the ultimate meat-free holiday main

Make this black tea-infused Sherbet Punch for your big batch holiday cocktail

(Photo credit: Jack Hawkins)

How to build the perfect board, nail fondue and more cheese tips to take into holiday entertaining season

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Chuck Hughes' guide to hosting a Quebec-style réveillon feast

7 Holiday party games that level up the fun for all ages 

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Take the (cookie) cake!

This Shooting Star Sugar Cookie Cake with white chocolate and raspberries proves why cookies rule the holidays 

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Swiss Meringue Reindeer — A festive decoration to add to your cakes this holiday 

Make these absolutely adorable stocking and pine cone hand pies for the holidays 

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A holiday centrepiece-worthy Chocolate Cream Profiterole Wreath 

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Make this sweet little angel cake for smiles all around this holiday

(Photo credit: Zac Williams)

You look amazing

10 festive flats perfect for the holiday party season

Tuxedo dresses may be your go-to evening ensemble this season

The best longwear lipsticks for your New Year's Eve adventures

Two romantic holiday hair looks you (and everyone else) will fall in love with

How to make your special event makeup look fresh and dewy at every age

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Party-ready hair accessories for the holidays

Fun tights are back: Here are our top picks and how to wear them


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