Holiday Entertaining Essentials Guide

By Peyton Ladt Sterns December 19, 2018 

Entertaining On The Go

You worked hard on your dish, don't let the travel ruin it.

Fancy Panz To-Go Casserole Carrier

The scenario: you’ve baked a giant gratin in a disposable aluminum pan and you’re in the car on the way to the potluck. The pan is bending and flopping all over the place making the ride a very anxious one. Then you arrive, and your cheap aluminum looks a little lackluster on the table. The solution: Fancy Panz! This ingenious casserole carrier is the perfect size to pop in a standard half pan, ensuring spill-free transportation. You can keep an eye on the inside with the helpful windowed lid. The best part: the window pops out so you can serve right out of the carrier. Fancy, huh?

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Le Crueset Heritage Pie Dish

A pie baked in this pie dish will have a crust that's perfectly browned and flaky - never burnt - thanks to its stoneware material that absorbs and distributes heat evenly. Not only will your pie taste good, but it will look good and perfectly presentable when you take it to your next holiday meal.

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Capabunga Cheese Vault

Because your artisan cheese deserves better than a plastic bag and these sleek vaults will preserve the freshness.

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Must Haves In Your Home

Don't invite people over without them.

Deluxe Wine Breather Carafe

Open a bottle of wine, place the Wine Breather Deluxe over the bottleneck and flip it all upside down - the wine will run through the decanting unit and into the big surfaced carafe for perfect aeration. Flip it all around once more to get the wine back in the original bottle, pour it and taste the advantages of a wine with 10 times the oxygen. Did we mention the "wow" factor when guests see you tip a bottle of wine upside down?

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Magic Saksak Silicone Cleaning Gloves

This is for the helpers in your kitchen who have FODD (fear of doing dishes). They'll be no excuses not to get their hands dirty - because they'll actually stay clean!

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Trader Joe's French Onion Soup Bites

Whether you planned to serve them or had them in your freezer as back up, they'll be an instant crowd pleaser. And yes, it's Ok to tell people they're from Trader Joe's - they're totally trendy now.

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Photo courtesy of Trader Joes

Gifts for The Host

La Colombe Draft Latte

When the host wakes up after a long night of entertaining, she'll be thanking you for bringing a latte in a can that all she has to do is reach for in the fridge. And lucky for Bashed readers, La Colombe is giving 15% off your coffee or draft latte order using code BASHED15.

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Russ & Daughters New York Brunch

Let's be honest, there's nothing better than a New York bagel. For the last 100+ years, Russ & Daughters has cornered the market on one of the best bagels in the city, which basically means the world. The last thing your host wants to do is think about making breakfast in the morning, and thanks to Russ & Daughters' New York Brunch, you can hand deliver that for her - whether you live in New York, or not.

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Diptyque Pine Tree of Light

You can't go wrong with a candle (unless your signature scent is patchoulil, we can't help you there), and your host will particularly adore you for this one when she's trying to cover up that burnt cookie smell as guests are arriving.

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Self Care Party Prep

Treat yo self.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Before you answer the doorbell...mist. This beauty elixir serves as both a moisturizing spray and makeup setter.

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Coco Rose Body Polish

Virgin coconut oil and delicately floral Moroccan rose petals subtly scent and fully moisturize your skin as exfoliating sugar crystals smooth and soften...need we say more?

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