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.
Nespresso Vertuo Next
Nespresso's newest smart system, which brews espresso and coffee at the touch of a button, is the perfect gift for the coffee-loving homebody. It’s also available in a variety of chic colors and finishes, so you can find the perfect option to match any home’s decor.
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.
iRobot Roomba i3+
Want to clean your front room every night at 8pm? Simply schedule on the iRobot Home App and let the robot vacuum take care of the rest. The robot can navigate multiple rooms across hard floors and carpet and empties debris on its own, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Martha Stewart's Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines
Let Martha help you master all things organizing—sorting, purging, tidying, and simplifying your life—with smart solutions and inspiration. Here, she offers guidance, methods, and DIY projects for organizing in and around your home.
Create a movie theater atmosphere in the comfort of your own home with this portable 360-degree VR projector. Access and stream from a number of content providers including, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube and Hulu. Keep kids entertained with a digital library that includes preloaded Disney e-books and cartoons.
Roborock H6 Cordless Stick Vacuum
This lightweight (just 3 pounds), cordless vacuum can be lifted with ease for use on the ceiling, between blinds, around window frames and any other hard to reach areas. Its long battery life makes it perfect for cleaning car interiors and outdoor areas too.
Peace Vase by Justina Blakeney
Add a sculptural focal point to your entryway table with this artistic peace vase.
CRUXGG TRNR Double Rotation Waffle Maker
Make up to eight Belgian waffles in under ten minutes with this sleek double rotating waffle maker. CRUXGG is a collaboration between Crux and Ghetto Gastro, a collective of top chefs who use food to empower communities, fight racism and advance social justice.
Cricut Joy Machine
Channel your inner creativity this holiday and spread love with personalized gifts. Use this compact, smart cutting machine to make your own greeting cards, personalized t-shirts, label gifts and so much more.
Le Creuset Noël Collection Santa Claus Oval Dutch Oven
This iconic Dutch oven captures holiday charm with its delicately scrolled Santa Claus motif. Expertly crafted from enameled cast iron, it’s ideal for everything from slow-cooking and braising to roasting, baking, frying and more. Its versatility makes it an indispensable item for every home cook.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go
A great gift for anyone in the midst of remote learning or work. This sleek, light laptop comes in fun colors and features a touchscreen, full-size keyboard, HD camera and all-day battery life, all at an exceptional value.
Mpix Gardens of Paradise Personalized Blanket
This customizable fleece blanket is a great way to add a personal touch to any nursery. InStyle readers get an extra 25% off any purchase this holiday; simply enter discount code Mpix2520 at checkout.