Whether you’re looking to splurge on a loved one or need something small but thoughtful for that friend or coworker who always throws the best parties. Here are some crowd-pleasing ideas for the avid entertainer.
A generously sized wooden board can hold cheese, fruit, charcuterie and appetizers of all sorts. The fact that cutting boards are easy to stack and store and always come in handy makes this a welcome gift for just about anyone who loves to entertain.
Help your favorite party people bring the music wherever they go with a pair of wireless Bluetooth speakers. Even if someone already has a good sound system, portable speakers can come in handy for outdoor gatherings and can easily get tossed in a suitcase for traveling.
Think about what sort of drinks the entertainer on your list loves to serve: wine, beer, fancy cocktails or mocktails or cozy drinks like hot cocoa? Narrowing down the field to a specific type of beverage will help you choose just the right gift. If you’re feeling unsure, consider coasters or carafes, which work for all sorts of drinks.
New candlesticks, large or small, can change the look and feel of a tabletop. Pair them with a set of quality taper candles and a pretty box of matches so the giftee will have everything needed to enjoy a candlelit dinner.
Most folks already have a pepper grinder and cheese grater, but holiday gifting doesn’t have to be about pure practicality. Look for a fun set of salt and pepper shakers or a grater pretty enough to use at the table.
If you’re shopping for someone who loves to cook as much as entertain, consider giving a Dutch oven or pretty casserole dish that can transition from oven to table with ease. Add a trivet or serving utensils to make a set.
Colorful cloth napkins, a runner or a new tablecloth makes a thoughtful gift for a host of frequent dinner parties. Try to find out the dimensions of your gift recipient’s table before shopping. If you’re not sure, consider napkins or placemats as a safe bet.
Help gatherings end on a sweet note by giving a set of ice cream bowls or a dessert stand. Bonus points if you pair this gift with a homemade or tasty store-bought treat.
Coffee Station Upgrade
Whether you choose a simple pour-over setup for coffee purists, a fast-boiling electric kettle for tea lovers or a quick and easy pod-style coffee maker, outfitting your favorite host with the best gear is always a good idea. Just be sure to do a little reconnaissance to find out what the person’s current coffee setup is before you shop.
For the people who love to host game nights, consider a gussied-up version of a favorite game like backgammon, poker or Scrabble — or a new game that has potential to be a favorite. To take this gift to the next level, bundle it with an assortment of yummy party snacks, like popcorn, roasted nuts, gourmet dips, salsas and chocolates.