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The holiday season can tend to amp up stress levels—from shopping to entertaining to decorating. In the December issue of Northshore magazine, readers can unwrap several ways to enjoy the holiday season North of Boston, get tips for minimizing stress levels, soak up dozens of gift ideas, learn holiday recipes from top chefs, and find new and different ways to give back.

“Our December issue is a great local resource for holiday shopping, recipes, entertaining, and ways to give back to our community,” says Nancy E. Berry, editor of Northshore. “We also visit a local designer to get tips on creating festive florals.”

The December holiday issue is full of expert tips on making the season merry and bright, including:

  • Gift-giving ideas: Embrace the magic of the season with fantastic holiday gift ideas—from the fashionista to the home cook to the wine connoisseur—the holiday issue is packed with 75 perfect gift ideas.
  • Tips for entertaining a crowd: Sage advice about entertaining at home and how to avoid spending all day in the kitchen while guests are enjoying the festivities.
  • Local ways to give back: Support those in need this holiday season and all year long throughout the North Shore community. The holiday issue features 12 ways to give back—from supporting your local library to helping our elderly neighbors.
  • Holiday cheer. Impressive holiday drinks, appetizers, and side dishes to wow guests. Gobble up recipes for potato gratin, roast crown of pork, and eggnog.

About Northshore Magazine

Published by Andover-based RMS Media Group, Northshore magazine is a regional lifestyle magazine exclusively for the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts. It reaches more than 200,000 print and digital readers and is available by subscription, digital formats, and on select newsstands. / @northshoremag

Media contact: Melissa C. Gillespie,, 760.522.4362.