If you are hosting guests this holiday season, you've got plenty on your plate (pun intended) already. Why not do one quick sweep through Amazon right now to pick up any of the essentials that you might be missing for hosting a crowd? You'll be done in no time, in one fell swoop, from the comfort of somewhere (anywhere!) far less stressy than the mall. It'll be fewer stores to have to hit up IRL and there are deals to be had.
A simple, Scandi-design organic modern carafe will be a welcome addition to any holiday guest's bed (or sleeper sofa!) side table situation.
Classic, retro-styled tumblers never go out of style and are perfect for sipping a Scotch by the roaring fire (or bbq for those of you in sunnier climes!).
→ Libbey 4-Piece Perfect Scotch Glass, Pack of 4, starting at $19.15
Salads and sides will look as good as they taste in this generous (and super affordable!) Acacia wood bowl, big enough to handle a holiday crowd.
Let's face it - if you are shaking up cocktails, then you are pretty swanky. Why not take it all the way and go gold?
Yes, it's an investment, but one that just gets better the more you use them. Start out this entertaining season on the right foot with a fresh set of lovely linen napkins for your holiday table.
Totally practical on one hand and frivolously colorful on the other! Bring a spot of brightness to your buffet table by choosing a fresh blue hue for this basic entertaining essential.
Serving white with your holiday meal? This classic stemware is designed to highlight Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Soave and Chablis.
Bar cart essentials with a industrial-chic twist. Simple, stylish designs in stainless steel and Sheesham wood.
We were invited to put together a guide to Hosting Essentials for Amazon that these products are from. You can check out the rest of Apartment Therapy's picks (and other good ideas for hosts) as part of their holiday Home Gift Guide.