Formal ice buckets always take parties a good three steps above picking cubes out of trays with your fingers &mdash they even make three-buck Chuck glamorous. Sleek ice buckets are almost cliché, so we rounded up creative and whimsical ones for a less-serious bar.
We love a streamlined, silver, monogrammed ice bucket as well as the next person, but what about adding this utilitarian entertaining-season piece to your holiday dé list?
• 1 Reindeer Hammered ice bucket, $24.99 from World Market. We could always use more antlers in our homes, especially around the holidays, and especially in this unexpected place.
• 2 Fairy Chariot Ice Bucket by Michael Aram, $175 at Macy's
• 3 Ice bucket with gold-plated handles by L'objet, $275 at Vivre
• 4 Prodyne grape-embossed ice bucket, $23.99 at Amazon
• 5 Jaipur ice bucket by Michael Aram for Waterford, $224.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond.
• 6 Personalized Ice buckets, $68 from iomoi
• 7 Removable ice bucket with two plates, $399.99 at Target
• 8 Anemone cooler by Christofle, $1,290 at Neiman Marcus (Exorbitant, but at least fun to look at)
• 9 Jardin Poppy Wine Cooler, $44.99 at Target
• 10 Dorset Ice Bucket, $130 at Williams-Sonoma