The Best Home and Entertaining Gifts to Shop This Year
This year, entertaining looks a whole lot different than holiday seasons past.
Virtual parties have replaced big bashes and many of us are hosting fewer people (or not at all) for the foreseeable future. At the same time, we're spending more time in our homes than ever before, both on our couches and in our kitchens. So, when making our holiday wishlists this year, we found home and entertaining gifts — like a chic do-it-all pan and a smart sound system to upgrade our movie-watching experience — to be some of our most coveted items.
Here, the best home and entertaining gifts to shop for yourself, or anyone on your list, this holiday season.
Gray Malin New York City Puzzle
This 500-piece puzzle (featuring photographer Gray Malin's aerial shot over Manhattan and Central Park) is an affordable gift perfect for these COVID times. Plus, it's two-sided, so it will keep you busy for many cozy winter nights ahead.
Our Place 'Always Pan'
Yes, it's trendy and all over Instagram, but this best-selling pan is also extremely functional: It can replace 8 traditional pieces of cookware so you can use it to braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, and boil.
Bose Smart Soundbar
Many of us haven't gone to the movies in months, but with this soundbar, you'll be able to recreate the feeling from the comfort of your couch. Plus, with Alexa and Google Assistant built-in, you can tee up your favorite shows with just your voice, so forget about fishing for the remote.
Boy Smells Holiday Votive Set
This festively packaged votive trio from cult-favorite candle brand Boy Smells is an ideal holiday gift to have on hand for that person you forgot about. I mean, who doesn't love a chic candle?
Estelle Colored Wine Stemware
For the person on your list who's all about bright pops of color in their home decor, these hand-blown colored wine glasses (made by glass artisans in Poland) would be a sure hit. With six wine glasses in the set, it's perfect for hosting a COVID-friendly micro-party.
Aesop Bathroom Trio
Fancy hand soap is the gift everyone wants but doesn't want to buy for themselves – especially now when we're all washing our hands religiously. Rounding out the set is a room spray and post-poo drops – bathroom essentials for anyone who loves to entertain.
The Sill Monstera Deliciosa
In these WFH times, a plant is the dream gift for adding much-needed zen vibes to any living/office space.
UGG Reversible Throw Blanket
If you're struggling to find a home gift for the person who has it all, you can't go wrong with a cozy cable-knit and faux fur throw blanket.
Canon Portable Square Photo Printer
Photos help to personalize any space — and this portable printer (it weighs less than one pound!) lets you do that instantly. Just sync with your iPhone or Android to print out mini photos of your favorite memories.