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How To: Maximize Your Holiday Downtime

Chances are you’re reading this from your old bedroom in your parents’ house, possibly dealing with a bad case of winter break boredom. Well, it’s Birchbox to the rescue with these fun, relaxing activities to try (most you can do in your PJs!) while you have some time away from the stresses of work and social obligations:

Fun (Unplugged)

Try switching off your iPhone and engaging in some offline recreation with board games, a movie marathon, or a bake off.

Cocktails & Crafting

Before you think about tossing your used Birchbox, take a look at our staffer’s crafty ways to repurpose it. From a carryall to a pretty earring holder, put your Birchbox to work.

Make Latkes!

Just because Hanukkah’s come and gone doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy these delicious potato pancakes. Follow our recipe to make this time-tested comfort food.

Take a Long Bath

Treat yourself to a relaxing, indulgent bath while you have the time for it. We have all the tips you need for making the most of your soak, from candles to set the mood to skin soothing bath salts.

Have A Spa Day (at Home)

You don’t have to visit the pros for every treatment out there. Whether you want to indulge in a face mask or step up your moisturizer game, here are the goods you’ll need to create your very own at-home spa.

Try Next Year’s Beauty Trends

Get a leg up on Spring 2014 by testing out the beauty trends we saw walking down the runway this September. We love the nail stripes at Tibi and the side-swept waves at Rebecca Taylor—what will be your signature look in the new year?

Get a New ‘Do

The sock bun is one of Birchbox’s most popular tutorials. Find out why (and learn how to snag this easy updo) by watching our how-to video.

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