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Coveted Gift Guide Part III: The Entertainer

 

The season of gift-giving and merry-making well upon us, we have prepared a beautiful selection of gift ideas for everyone on your list, with a twist: all our selections are suitable for any gender, separated into hard-to-shop-for categories. 

Today, gifts for the host and hostess, the party-thrower, the master entertainer: Nearly everything one needs to throw an unforgettable holiday bash. 

Terrazzo Cheese Boards – Hexagonal & Square 

Available in two shapes and three sizes, these versatile pieces – in an unexpected material – will take their charcuterie spread from good to great. Each is finished with a leather loop for hanging. Hand-wash only. $24, $36, $48. 

Splatter Print Napkins

Whether you choose classic navy, sharp ivory, or soft gray, these gorgeous and unique napkins will make a splashy impression at their next dinner party. Perfectly complimentary to each other, the colors are made to be mixed and matched. 100% cotton. Machine wash. $24/pair. 

Foxtrot Coasters – Hexagonal & “KC”-embossed

From Kansas City’s own Foxtrot Supply Company come these thoughtful and functional coasters, available in two styles; hexagonal and round, embossed with Kansas City in curvy script. The perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your list. Hexagonal; $24. KC; $28. 

Candlesticks

What better gift for the party-thrower in your life than a set of stand-out vintage candlesticks? We search far and wide for the most unique, sculptural and fun candlesticks, in a wide variety of sizes, styles and eras. Just the thing to set a festive mood at any table. 

Wood + Brass Bottle Openers 

A functional addition to any bar cart, these sleek, angled wood + brass bottle openers will pop those bottles in style. Available with either a walnut or ash handle. Wipe clean. $24.

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Setting the bar

What says gracious, classic holiday entertaining like a fully stocked bar cart? If you love the idea of a bar cart but don’t have the space or need for the permanence of a new piece of furniture, may we suggest a temptingly close second? The bar tray is a simple way to get the look without rethinking your entire space for one evening of entertaining, and during the holidays, who doesn’t love ease and convenience? Whether you have a disused pair of decanters, a swizzle stick collection, or are starting fresh, putting together a drinks tray that expresses your look is fun, easy and surprisingly impactful. The first step is selecting your tray, then adding decanters and an ice bucket. While they need not match, its important that they be functional and not too heavy. Decking out your tray with the perfect bottle opener, garnish bowls and cocktail shaker is an opportunity to have some fun with mixing and matching and getting creative. The final step, of course: just add booze and watch your guests become their own mixologist.

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From left: “Good as Gold” hip flask in polished brass, hand-carved bitters bottle, Crystal Cluster decanter, olive wood bowl with Batik inlay (sold as part of a set), Waxing Moon ceramic decanter, Curve medium marble nut bowl, Crest bottle opener, Bumpy vase, all on a Manchester tray in Chestnut finish.

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“Good As Gold” hip flask, $58

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Olive Wood bowl set with bone inlay, $154

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Fort Standard “Crest” bottle opener, $60

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Cranberry Whiskey SourĀ 

60 0z. (5 Bottles) Mike’s Hard Cranberry Lemonade

10 0z. Jim Beam bourbon

5 oz. simple syrup

1/2 cup fresh cranberries, halved, plus more for garnish

3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish

Mix all ingredients in the container or dispenser of your choice, add the herbs and cranberries, and serve neat or over ice.

All available for purchase in-store and online at Coveted Home. As always, thank you for letting us help you design your life.