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P&G (NYSE:PG) is teaming up with
Katie Lee, best-selling author and entertaining expert, and leading lifestyle expert, celebrity stylist and television personality,
Robert Verdi to share their favorite tips and must-have products to prepare for the holiday season.
From readying the home for guests, to selecting the perfect gift for everyone on their lists, to looking fabulous at every holiday gathering—and in every photo—Robert and Katie rely on P&G essentials for a stress-free holiday season.
Preparing Your Home for the Holidays
The holidays are a wonderful time of year for celebrating with family and friends over a home-cooked meal, but any good hostess knows that a clean, inviting, well-decorated home is essential before welcoming guests. According to a recent survey conducted by P&G in conjunction with Wakefield Research,
1 49% of Americans clean their homes more often during the winter holiday season. In fact, on average, they clean three additional times per week than they would at any other time of the year and also pride themselves on being the best holiday hosts and decorators with 24% and 14% of respondents aspiring to those titles, respectively. Katie Lee shares her tips for maintaining a guest-ready home:
Placecards are an easy way to make guests feel special and liven up any table. For a creative touch, you can buy potted rosemary plants and adorn them with nametags—double as party favors guests can take home and enjoy in their own kitchens.
There’s nothing more joyous than spending time with friends and family during the holiday season. If you’ll be hosting out of town guests, ensure that your linens are fresh and bright by laundering with Tide Pods (SRP $10 for 35ct.). Also be sure to stock bathrooms with any products they may have forgotten.
I love filling my home with a holiday scent like Febreze Cranberries & Frost (SRP $3-$8) so guests are instantly put into the holiday spirit when they walk through my door.
While I love preparing and serving big holiday meals to friends and family, I don’t know anyone who enjoys the clean up. To keep the chore as painless as possible, I make sure my kitchen is stocked with products that get the job done quickly and effectively like Cascade Complete Pacs (SRP $4 for 16 ct.), Bounty Paper Towels (SRP $4) and Dawn Power Clean, that provides the power of an overnight soak in just five minutes (SRP $3).
Katie will share more of her tips for holiday entertaining and decorating with P&G Facebook fans at
Preparing Yourself for the Holidays
The average American attends three parties during the holidays, and who doesn’t want to look glamorous at every gathering? In fact, according to the same P&G survey, half of American women think the winter holiday season is the time of the year when they feel the most pressure to look their best. Robert Verdi shares his tips for looking sensational at every holiday get-together:
I suggest that every woman develop at least one day-to-night look to get her through the holiday season. Adding a bold lip color, a smoky eye or a chic hairstyle in addition to a few statement accessories can transform an outfit from the office to a party. Better yet, be sure to keep a few key beauty products in your desk or purse—you never know when a surprise invitation will pop up during this time of year.
My clients photograph best when their hair is healthy & shiny. Pantene Pro-V Silky Moisture Whip (SRP $7) provides benefits of a styler and treatment in a lightweight, whipped form that moisturizes for 48 hours.
Selecting the right gift for friends and family can seem overwhelming, especially since many Americans report that they want to be considered a good gifter. In fact, “Best Gift Giver” is the most sought-after title during the winter holiday season, beating out “Best Host/Hostess,” “Best Cookie Baker” and “Best Holiday Decorator.” However, P&G Beauty and Grooming have a variety of must-haves for everyone on your list to ensure holiday shopping is simple and the recipients’ reactions are spectacular.