If you live in Austin, you know that a white Christmas is unlikely (it’s 62 degrees outside as I type this). But that doesn’t mean we don’t get into the holiday spirit around here!

With the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to share a few of our favorite things to help you get the most out of the season. Whether you’re looking for hostess gifts, holiday decor, activities for the family, or decluttering inspiration, we’ve got you covered!

Favorite Place to Outsource Your Christmas Greenery: Gracious Garlands

Favorite Way to Clean Up After the Holidays: Our Holiday Tree Takedown Service

Let us do the UNdecorating for you when the holidays are over!

Favorite Resource for Busy Moms in Austin: South Austin Moms

Favorite Holiday Activity for the Family: The light show at Mozart’s Coffee

Favorite Local Shop for Hostess Gifts: Slow North

We’ll take one of each pleaseandthankyou (via Slow North)

Favorite Place to Recycle Unwanted Items: Austin Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center

Favorite Snack for a Holiday Party: Antonelli’s Cheese

It’s…so…beautiful… (via Antonelli’s Cheese)

Favorite Book for Decluttering Inspiration: Soulful Simplicity

Favorite Way to Prepare for Holiday Gifts: Read this post!