Ahhh, the holidays. They may come with good times or stressful times, but always time at the table. Whether you are hosting a holiday meal, or looking for a gift for a hostess with the mostess, we’ve got some ideas. You’re likely all stocked up with the usual, but maybe a few off-the-beaten path items could spark a conversation or lovely it up a notch more. It’s always nice to take stock of what you have and add something you haven’t thought of, or try to find that gift idea that isn’t so run-of-the-mill. In any case, enjoy the season, and especial savor those moments around the table.
How are your usual cutting and serving boards looking? Maybe something fresh that speaks volumes.
Check your tattered old welcome mat, and liven it up.
Are you shoes-free? Add some graceful signage to manage your entry for you.
Mark your buffet food, cheese platter or appetizers. Or if you have guests with allergies, let them know it’s good to go.
Why can’t your serving spoon be fun this holiday? Plain is for January weeknights.
Have you tried these clever little plates? They let you slip your wine glass in so you have a free hand.
Add a cocktail-making station, clear up some counter space, or tote your apps around to lounging guests.
These little beer foaming stones will definitely spark some conversation.
Planning a large batch drink? Update your serving vessel.
Free up oven space with a chocolate fondue group dessert or cheese dip snacking. Everybody loves fondue!