8 Affordable Amazon Buys Will Upgrade Your Holiday Table in a Pinch

published Nov 17, 2018
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‘Tis the season for throwing dinner parties, but what to do when you’re running low on time and funds but still need to put together a festive dinner table spread?

Fret not my fete-minded friends, there’s hope to be had. Amazon is brimming with inexpensive, Prime-ready table upgrades that are pretty good-looking, too. To prove our point, we rounded up eight simple, affordable items on Amazon that are guaranteed to bring some extra cheer to your holiday feast.

1. Eye-Catching Silverware

Searching for the perfect way to bring a pop of color to your holiday spread? Color-coated (or metallic-finished) flatware—like this sleek purple set—will instantly liven up your dinner table (for only $17).

2. Nice Napkins

Funny how something as simple as your dinner napkin can make such a big impact at your table. Invest in a set of cute but quality dinner napkins, like these durable linen ones, for your holiday feast and your guests will think you spent a small fortune on them.

3. Sleek Napkin Rings

If you thought it would be impossible to upgrade your dinner spread for less than 10 bucks, then think again. Stylish napkin rings, like these cool molded plastic ones, can elevate your entire table in a matter of seconds for just $9.99.

4. Fancy Glasses

Hoping to treat your guests to a fanciful table setup, but working with a limited budget? Believe it or not, Amazon offers an ample selection of affordable but elegant glassware, like these gold-plated tumblers, so you can serve you guests in style on the cheap.

5. Pretty Place Cards

Looking for an inexpensive and easy way to make your guests feel at home at your dinner party? Designate a place for every person to sit with hand-written place cards—like these gold-foiled stunners for $10—and they’ll all feel like the guests of honor at your table.

6. Chic Candles

Ask any pro party planner and they’ll tell you that lighting can make or break the vibe of your holiday dinner. Luckily, you can sprinkle a few glitzy votive candles holders, like these metallic gold ones, with candles across your dinner table and let your guests dine by candlelight (for under 20 bucks).

7. A Stylish Tablecloth

An attractive tablecloth can go a long way at a dinner party. Case in point: This woven metallic ivory and gold tablecloth, that manages to look both festive and expensive, but will only set you back $18.

8. Thin Copper Lights

Whether you jumble them up in a vase for a centerpiece, or simply scatter them across your tablescape, thin copper string lights are a cheap and easy to way to forge ambient lighting for your dinner, no matches necessary!