Wishlist 2016: Festive Gift Ideas for Holiday Entertaining

01

Tom Dixon Form Sugar Bowl and Spoon

This gold-washed brass bowl and matching spoon will look simply smashing next to your collection of artisanal loose teas. Fill it with sugar and let your guests indulge themselves. Tom Dixon Form Sugar Bowl and Spoon | $90

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This gold-washed brass bowl and matching spoon will look simply smashing next to your collection of artisanal loose teas. Fill it with sugar and let your guests indulge themselves. Tom Dixon Form Sugar Bowl and Spoon | $90

02

Crate & Barrel Tour Wine Carafe

Take that 1996 Bordeaux to mind-blowing levels by aerating it. This carafes dramatic angular shape and wide bottom help your vino oxidize and develop its flavors. Crate & Barrel Tour Wine Carafe | $100

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Take that 1996 Bordeaux to mind-blowing levels by aerating it. This carafes dramatic angular shape and wide bottom help your vino oxidize and develop its flavors. Crate & Barrel Tour Wine Carafe | $100

03

SFMOMA Four-Piece Party Server

This convertible set features a large autumn-red bowl that conveniently nests a trio of smaller bamboo-fiber dishes. Serve chips alongside three dips, or create a bed of ice beneath crudits. Triple dipping is encouraged. SFMOMA Four-Piece Party Server | $26

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This convertible set features a large autumn-red bowl that conveniently nests a trio of smaller bamboo-fiber dishes. Serve chips alongside three dips, or create a bed of ice beneath crudits. Triple dipping is encouraged. SFMOMA Four-Piece Party Server | $26

04

Regarding Cocktails

Surprise your guests with one of the 85 illustrated drink recipes from this book by Sasha Petraske, the owner of the famous New York speakeasy Milk & Honey. Sorry, but your frozen margarita cant beat a mezcal-and-cayenne Saladito. Regarding Cocktails | $30

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Surprise your guests with one of the 85 illustrated drink recipes from this book by Sasha Petraske, the owner of the famous New York speakeasy Milk & Honey. Sorry, but your frozen margarita cant beat a mezcal-and-cayenne Saladito. Regarding Cocktails | $30

05

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

This burly robot maid is the post-party cleanup droid youre looking for. Equipped with a 360-degree camera, Dysons autonomous floor-sweeper can chart the best path around a room, dodging obstacles as it goes. A 78,000-rpm digital motor provides serious suction. Its connected too, so you can schedule sorties from your phone. Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum | $1,000

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This burly robot maid is the post-party cleanup droid youre looking for. Equipped with a 360-degree camera, Dysons autonomous floor-sweeper can chart the best path around a room, dodging obstacles as it goes. A 78,000-rpm digital motor provides serious suction. Its connected too, so you can schedule sorties from your phone. Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum | $1,000

06

Opinel No. 9 Oyster and Shellfish Folding Knife

Whats crackin? Oysters, of course! This ergonomic knifes varnished bubinga handle affords excellent blade dexterity, so youll never slip before you slurp. The blade folds too, so it can be safely tucked away for a picnic. Opinel No. 9 Oyster and Shellfish Folding Knife | $20

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Whats crackin? Oysters, of course! This ergonomic knifes varnished bubinga handle affords excellent blade dexterity, so youll never slip before you slurp. The blade folds too, so it can be safely tucked away for a picnic. Opinel No. 9 Oyster and Shellfish Folding Knife | $20

07

Mu-so Qb Speaker

This colorful little box packs way more audio punch than its looks suggest. An acrylic shell hides five speakers motivated by 300 watts of power, and the touchscreen-and-knob controller will run virtually any streaming service. Its also wireless, and at about 8 inches a side, its small enough to stash in a cornerbut who would do that? Mu-so Qb Speaker | $1,000

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This colorful little box packs way more audio punch than its looks suggest. An acrylic shell hides five speakers motivated by 300 watts of power, and the touchscreen-and-knob controller will run virtually any streaming service. Its also wireless, and at about 8 inches a side, its small enough to stash in a cornerbut who would do that? Mu-so Qb Speaker | $1,000

08

ChefSteps Joule

The team behind the instructional cooking videos at ChefSteps designed this smartphone-controlled immersion circulator for sous vide cooking, a technique in which food is sealed in a plastic bag and submerged in a bath of water. Its powerful enough for a pro chef, and at 11 inches, its small enough to squeeze into akitchen drawer.ChefSteps Joule | $199

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The team behind the instructional cooking videos at ChefSteps designed this smartphone-controlled immersion circulator for sous vide cooking, a technique in which food is sealed in a plastic bag and submerged in a bath of water. Its powerful enough for a pro chef, and at 11 inches, its small enough to squeeze into akitchen drawer.ChefSteps Joule | $199

09

Art of Play Saturn Cards

Spice up poker night by dealing cards that boast a midcentury casino vibe with a minimalist spin. Serious cardists will notice the sharp, crisp edges, which allow for advanced moves. Just dont be tricked by the jokers faceless design. Art of Play Saturn Cards | $15

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Spice up poker night by dealing cards that boast a midcentury casino vibe with a minimalist spin. Serious cardists will notice the sharp, crisp edges, which allow for advanced moves. Just dont be tricked by the jokers faceless design. Art of Play Saturn Cards | $15

10

Uuni 2S Wood-Fired Oven With Stone Baking Board

Before you rip up half your backyard to construct that pizza oven youve always dreamed of, check out this miniature version. It weighs a comparatively scant 24 pounds, comes with a baking stone, and runs on wood pellets, so you can get that wood-fired flavor without the major construction project. Uuni 2S Wood-Fired Oven With Stone Baking Board | $299

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Before you rip up half your backyard to construct that pizza oven youve always dreamed of, check out this miniature version. It weighs a comparatively scant 24 pounds, comes with a baking stone, and runs on wood pellets, so you can get that wood-fired flavor without the major construction project. Uuni 2S Wood-Fired Oven With Stone Baking Board | $299

11

Gravity Chopsticks

Revel in the design of these smart chopsticks. The weighted silver base lifts the sticks tips off the table, so they stay sanitary without a separate chopstick rest. More important, the buttery feel of the walnut makes them a pleasure to use. Gravity Chopsticks | $40

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Revel in the design of these smart chopsticks. The weighted silver base lifts the sticks tips off the table, so they stay sanitary without a separate chopstick rest. More important, the buttery feel of the walnut makes them a pleasure to use. Gravity Chopsticks | $40

12

Kiel Mead Brass Coasters

The diverse textural surfaces of these hand-sanded brass coasters highlight the balance between the delicate geometric patterns and the brushed metal. Nothing will make your brown liquor on the rocks look more enticing. Kiel Mead Brass Coasters | $30 each

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The diverse textural surfaces of these hand-sanded brass coasters highlight the balance between the delicate geometric patterns and the brushed metal. Nothing will make your brown liquor on the rocks look more enticing. Kiel Mead Brass Coasters | $30 each

13

Crane Cookware C1 Casserole 23cm

If youre sick of babying your cast iron, switch to something stronger and better-looking. This oven-safe casserole is made of recycled iron and covered in vitreous enamel and sand casting, so it can take just about anything you throw in it without getting scratched. Crane Cookware C1 Casserole 23cm | $165

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If youre sick of babying your cast iron, switch to something stronger and better-looking. This oven-safe casserole is made of recycled iron and covered in vitreous enamel and sand casting, so it can take just about anything you throw in it without getting scratched. Crane Cookware C1 Casserole 23cm | $165

14

Herms Centerpiece in Lacquer

Give your dinner party some gravitas by placing this stunning centerpiece among the sides and sauces. A scoop in the middle creates playful reflections. Herms Centerpiece in Lacquer | $1,100

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Give your dinner party some gravitas by placing this stunning centerpiece among the sides and sauces. A scoop in the middle creates playful reflections. Herms Centerpiece in Lacquer | $1,100

15

Poppin Pool Blue Block Party Bench

This cozy woven fabric bench adds a dash of color to your next mixer. Get a few of them and create a modular lounge area that can be manipulated to accommodate an impromptu party of any size. Poppin Pool Blue Block Party Bench | $549

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This cozy woven fabric bench adds a dash of color to your next mixer. Get a few of them and create a modular lounge area that can be manipulated to accommodate an impromptu party of any size. Poppin Pool Blue Block Party Bench | $549

16

Sonos SUB

If your Sonos system could use some low-end fortification, pair it with the companys wireless subwoofernow available in white. Dual force-canceling speakers face each other to eliminate unwanted vibrations and supply clear, powerful bass. Boom! Instant EDM party. Sonos SUB | $699

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If your Sonos system could use some low-end fortification, pair it with the companys wireless subwoofernow available in white. Dual force-canceling speakers face each other to eliminate unwanted vibrations and supply clear, powerful bass. Boom! Instant EDM party. Sonos SUB | $699

17

Cocktail Kingdom Nick and Nora Glass

Step away from oversize cocktail glasses and try these elegant 1930s-inspired Nick and Nora glasses. This 5-ounce cross between a wineglass and a martini glass will make it easy for you to get across a dance floor without spilling a drop of precious gin. Well, easier. $42 for six

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Step away from oversize cocktail glasses and try these elegant 1930s-inspired Nick and Nora glasses. This 5-ounce cross between a wineglass and a martini glass will make it easy for you to get across a dance floor without spilling a drop of precious gin. Well, easier. $42 for six

18

St. George Spirits Bruto Americano

After one sip of this American take on an aperitivo, you’ll develop a deep love for the bitter stuffwhat the Italians call amari. Its closely guarded botanical formulation creates a distinctive flavor that reminds us of woodsy outdoors with a hint of spice and incense. Just dont Google the reason for its stunning red color (cochineal) midgulp. $30

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After one sip of this American take on an aperitivo, you’ll develop a deep love for the bitter stuffwhat the Italians call amari. Its closely guarded botanical formulation creates a distinctive flavor that reminds us of woodsy outdoors with a hint of spice and incense. Just dont Google the reason for its stunning red color (cochineal) midgulp. $30

19

Knoll 1966 Serving Cart

Outdoor furniture is hard to maintain, but with a porcelain enamel top, this bar cart can tolerate everything natureand youcan spill on it. Built to endure corrosive ocean air, its the perfect accessory for the pool at your vacation home. Now all you need is a vacation. $2,851

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Outdoor furniture is hard to maintain, but with a porcelain enamel top, this bar cart can tolerate everything natureand youcan spill on it. Built to endure corrosive ocean air, its the perfect accessory for the pool at your vacation home. Now all you need is a vacation. $2,851

20

Borough Furnace Bottle Opener

The solid feel of this hand-cast iron bottle opener suggests something passed down for generations. Seasoned in organic flaxseed
oil to seal the metal, Boroughs 100-percent-recycled piece is ideal for even the most boisterous beerfest. $30

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The solid feel of this hand-cast iron bottle opener suggests something passed down for generations. Seasoned in organic flaxseed
oil to seal the metal, Boroughs 100-percent-recycled piece is ideal for even the most boisterous beerfest. $30

21

TRNK Japanese Stainless Steel Bar Set

Bring professional mixology to your home with a bar set we could see in a scene from the next Bond flick. With a precision-engineered shaker, jigger, bar spoon, strainer, and crystal mixing glass like these, your cocktail will be dashingshaken or stirred. $178

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Bring professional mixology to your home with a bar set we could see in a scene from the next Bond flick. With a precision-engineered shaker, jigger, bar spoon, strainer, and crystal mixing glass like these, your cocktail will be dashingshaken or stirred. $178

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