Holiday Hosting Essentials

Style Files, a curated collection of editors’ picks.

Snow flurries are right around the corner, which means it’s time to prepare for hosting holiday get-togethers! From kitchen implements to entertaining must-haves, check out this roundup of seasonal products to get you ready to carve the turkey and tuck in. 

Fern Impression Cheese Boards
A staple for entertaining and a piece of decor in one, these cheese boards serve double duty in your kitchen as a tableau for appetizers or a botanical decoration hung on the wall. 

Shop It: Fiore Home

Cheese Knife and Cleaver Set
Curate your cheese and charcuterie boards with this artisanal French knife set, ideal for quiet nights with your family or large gatherings of friends. 

Shop It: Blanche and Mimi

Mid-Century Bar Cart
Made from rich walnut wood with brass detailing, this bar cart displays cocktail implements in a visually appealing way that will impress your guests—and keep you sane—during the holiday season. 

Shop It: West Elm

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Russel Wright American Modern Gravy Boat and Saucer
A modern twist on a classic, these gravy boats will serve as the design centerpiece for your table that everyone will covet.

Shop It: Food52

Worn Black Twigs Oatmeal Linen Napkins
Made in Maine by local textile designer Erin Flett, these elegant linen napkins will give your table a sophisticated, simple vibe that translates to gatherings any time of the year.

Shop It: Erin Flett

2-Piece Carving Set
Cut into your turkey with confidence with this sleek carving set made from 100% German stainless steel! Featuring a scorched steel handle and polished blade, these implements are both stylish and useful. 

Shop It: Schmidt Brothers

Hedley and Bennett X Skordo Apron
Prove your prowess in the kitchen and keep your holiday outfit pristine with this simple yet chic apron. Made from a cotton-poly blend and featuring three large pockets, this piece makes multi-tasking while you cook and entertain is a breeze. 

Shop It: Skordo

Tovolo Bulb Baster
Year after year it’s always the same: you go to baste your turkey and wind up dripping marinade all over the bottom of your oven. This modified baster features an angled tip and non-drip valve that keeps your oven clean and your peace of mind intact.

Shop It: Crate and Barrel

Hoop Ash Pepper Mill
Made from ash wood and featuring an appealing hoop design, this mill grinds pepper from fine to coarse with ease and serves as a design statement next to your stove! 

Shop It: Blanche and Mimi

OXO Flavor Injector
Never suffer through dry turkey again! Use this implement to take your roast’s moisture and flavor to the next level by injecting it with various marinades, and then sit back to enjoy the juicy results. 

Shop It: LeRoux Kitchen

Wool Dot Trivet
Often overlooked but always needed, be sure to grab these colorful wool trivets to protect your table in style. 

Shop It: Fitz and Bennett Home

Poultry Brine
Are you cooking a turkey for the first time this year? Roast with confidence with this custom blend of herbs and spices that will ensure your bird is both juicy and flavorful. 

Shop It: Skordo

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Cedar and Eucalyptus Garland
Half the battle of entertaining is creating an aesthetically appealing tablescape; use this modern garland to give your table a fresh botanical vibe to admire while you pass the potatoes.

Shop It: Food52

7-Piece Campfire Set
Handmade in Maine, this dish set will fill every position on your holiday table and then some, so if last minute guests show up, you’ll definitely be prepared. 

Shop It: Campfire Pottery

1095 Carbon Chef Knife
Whether you work in a professional kitchen or only cook at home, a chef’s knife is a must-have. Handmade in Auburn, this carbon knife is both functional and fashionable, with a red maple handle and brass bolster. 

Shop It: Strata

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