Our big-fat holiday gift guide continues with glitzy, boozy gift ideas for party throwers and goers (and there might be a keeper or two in here for you, too)
Does your extended family still outnumber the gifts in your Santa bag? We’ve got you covered. Find that perfect mixing bowl for the baking nut in your life, something special for the jet-set aunt who’s always en-route, and a snuggly pillow for your favourite homebody
Shown above: records, speakers by Harbeth and Pro-Ject turntable at Planet of Sound
1 Deco Barware Collection, $79 at West Elm
Cocktail hour was a thing in the 50s, and with these babies in hand, you’ll want to revive the tradition. Classy extra: the marble base.
2 Aluminum Tumblers, $8 ea at CB2
Staying on-trend with the vintage theme, impress guests with these tumblers in the hottest tones of the season.
3 Tank Champagne Glasses by Tom Dixon, $135/2 at Hopson Grace
Does everything Tom Dixon touches turn to gold? By the look of this stemware, we say yes. Cheers, Tom.
4 Carafe No. 150 by Zalto, $125 at Hopson Grace
Perfectly cinched at the top, these elegant carafes will help you stage the prettiest dinner party. Just add sparkling water with a few twists of lemon peel. And don’t forget the white wine in vessel #2.
5 Trophy Jigger, $25 at Umbra
Calling ‘shots!’ at a party has never seemed classier, thanks to Umbra’s brass plated bar jigger with three shot measurements: 1/2 ounce, 1 ounce and 1 1/2 ounces. Mix away.
6 Candleholder by Jaime Hayon, $280 at Mjölk
Give candlelight an industrial edge with this sculptural candlestick holder from Spanish design superstar Jaime Haydon.
7 Vesuvius Serving Cart by Zuo Modern, $408 at Casalife
Rose gold, otherwise know as pink, makes an appearance on this chic bar cart that will make trotting drinks around the party a breeze.
8 Classic Tray by Vitra, starting at $120 at Quasi Modo
Vitra delivers its signature vibrancy in these prettily printed trays. Spread love, or go the geometric route, depending on the recipient.
9 Zina Magazine Rack and Record Holder, $40 at Umbra
We hear magazine subscriptions are a popular gift this year. Give print media a boost with this cute rack. Oh, yeah, it also stores records.
10 Vices Old Fashioned Glasses, $12 ea at Drake General Store
Come New Year’s Eve, you’ll either fully embrace, or swear off your vices. Either way, these glasses should help keep you and yours on-track.
11 Krenit Bowl by Normann Copenhagen, starting at $26 at Urban Mode
These stunners will make your guests want to eat anything you put in front of them, if only to see the inside of the bowl more clearly. Give these to the serial entertainer in your life.