The top trends for December 2018

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Spruce it up

Trees aren’t the only things giving life to living rooms this season. People are looking for ways to add a touch of luxury to their homes with cozy, dark green living room decor (+109% YoY). Also making the list: Contrasting steel furniture (+69% YoY) and live edge river tables (+475% YoY).

Make way for casseroles

People are cooking up ideas for spins on traditional favorites. Searches for burrito casseroles (+89% YoY), cake cookies (+126% YoY) and mochi (+59% YoY) are all heating up the kitchen.

Take a shelfie

This year, the elf-on-the-shelf has a new favorite place to sit. Searches for open closets have soared all year, and are climbing especially high for December. In all, searches are up 729% this year.

Try this on

This season, women are wishing for style favorites like sweater and skirt combos (+181% YoY), Chelsea boots (+51% YoY) and stylish trench coats (+77% YoY). And for men, wide leg jeans (+166% YoY) are making the cut.


Handmade at home

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that can’t be bought. As people take to their crafting benches, searches for photomontage (+50% YoY), smoke art (+104% YoY) and cardboard art (+93% YoY) are all seeing massive crowd appeal. “Made with love” tags not included.

Everything that glitters is gold

Though it may seem early, the ho-ho-holidays mean awards season is just one month away, and more people than ever before are looking for ways to roll out the red carpet for their viewing party guests. Searches for red carpet party ideas are up 255% YoY.

Use insights to inspire your next campaign

Work these trends into your next campaign to reach people while they’re shopping this season. Some ideas to get you started:

  • Get in the holiday spirit! Offer tutorials to show people how they can use your product (or packaging) to create a one-of-a-kind present.

  • Selling home goods? Knock people’s doors off with styling tips for open closets.

  • Tis’ the season for easy, festive food. Work your product into one-pan recipes (like burrito casseroles) to appeal to hosts and guests looking for a feast in a flash.

  • Help people roll out the red carpet with ideas for the ultimate award show viewing party. From a gold medal charcuterie board to a cozy couch upgrade, weave your brand into food, drink, home and entertainment ideas that are sure to win big.

Check out our Audience insights tool to learn more about what trends are likely to resonate with your audience based on their interests.

–Talia Parnass, currently saving ideas to THAT'S A WRAP

Trends are identified using Pinterest global indexed search growth from October '17 to October '18