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Holiday Gift Guide for the Entertainer ~ Part 1

 

Entertainer Gift Guide 1 at AnExtraordinaryDay.net

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I love Christmas time!

Decorating my home and hosting open houses and dinner parties make my heart sing.

But, I know that it isn’t necessarily the easiest thing for everyone.  In fact, it can be down right daunting.

That’s where this Holiday Gift Guide for the Entertainer comes in…

One thing I always do for open houses and dinner parties is to create a coffee bar.   Sometimes it’s an area on my kitchen counter, other times I set up on a cabinet or sidetable where my guests will be gathering.

I’ve been hearing all kinds of good things about the Nespresso and what could be more fun than letting your guests create their ultimate coffee experience?

Nespresso
Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother

 

Not everyone is a coffee lover.  But, most people love a creamy cup of cocoa.  As I was looking for the perfect way to make hot chocolate, other than the stove top, I discovered this milk frother by Breville.  This is the ideal cocoa machine.  Oh my goodness!  Forget being a good hostess…  I want one for ME!!

Breville Milk Frother

Breville Café Milk Frother

 

Wherever guests gather, you want to have the perfect music mix.  Plus you’ll want to do it wirelessly and inconspicuously.  We have a Bose sound system, but it’s not one for the whole house, nor is it portable.  That’s what makes this new Bose Soundlink perfect.  I love that it connects with your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth device and you can enjoy your favorite tunes wherever you want.  This is a perfect gift for the entertainer and music lover.

Bose Bluetooth Speaker
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker

 

Every beverage station needs lots of mugs and an attractive way to display them in a small space.  This French-styled bottle rack is perfect for holding quite a  few mugs with pizzazz.  Plus, the clear mugs and Christmas mugs, below, are so stylish and fun to hold in your hand.

Mug Rack
Vintage Rustic Brown Iron Mug / Cup / Glass Bottle Drying Rack

Clear Beverage Mugs

Cafe Mug Beverage Set

 

Spode Christmas Tree Mugs
Spode Christmas Tree Candy Cane Mugs Set

 

If you or your favorite entertainer will be serving the crowd with mugs of steaming goodness, he or she will certainly want a sturdy and generously size tray that is stylish, too.

Large Serving Tray

Extra Large Boulangerie Antique Style Artisan Wood Serving Tray

 

And of course, every steaming mug needs a sweet treat to accompany it.  A fun and whimsical pedestal stand makes even the most ordinary treats look extraordinary.  It’s like I always say…. “Presentation is everything.”

polkadotted pedestal
M.Bagwell Simply Christmas Collection Square Ceramic Cake Stand

 

 

There’s more!!

 

Holiday Gift Guide for the Entertainer ~ Part 2

 

Entertainer Gift Guide 2

 

Since I say presentation is everything, you’ll want to make sure that you, or your favorite entertainer, can set the table or buffet with beautiful dinnerware, drinking glasses, tableware, and napkins.  Keeping it sweet and simple, I curated an inexpensive, but fabulous collection to make entertaining a joy.   Plain with exquisite detailing.

In this collection I’ve also included a turkey roaster.  I’ve discovered that turkey is a popular meat for holiday entertaining, it’s easy, and when cooked in an electric roasting pan, there’s plenty of oven space for all the other dishes.  I couldn’t imagine entertaining over the holidays without one!

You may also wonder about the immersion blender.  From gravy, to sauces, to dips, and soups, this is one tool I can’t live without.  Plus I love that it’s so easy to clean.

Entertaining can be challenging… trying to get everything cooked and finished at the right time.  To decrease the stress, Ina Garten’s cookbook is a must, as is a pretty apron for the hostess, along with company-ready kitchen towels.

 

Women's Holiday Apron
Classic Embroidered Winter Apron

 

White dinnerware
Thomson Pottery Masion White Dinnerware Set

 

 

tableservice
Gorham Ribbon Edge Flatware Set

 

 

Water or Wine Goblet
Luminarc Nuance Goblet, Set of 12

 

 

Dark Green Plaid Napkins
Dark Green Plaid Napkin Set

 

 

Gold Napkin Rings
Hammered Gold Napkin Rings

 

 

 

Hordoeurves Tray
Lenox Hors D’oeuvres Tray

 

 

Electric Roaster
Oster Large 24 Pound Turkey Oven Roaster

 

 

Immersion Blender
Cuisinart Immersion Hand Blender

 

Linen Blend Kitchen Towel
Linen Blend Kitchen Towel, Set of 3

 

 

Ina Garten Entertaining book
Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

 

With everything here… you or your favorite entertainer will be ready for lots of holiday entertaining. Plus… if there’s a party already on the calendar… Amazon’s amazing quick shipping will have everything on your doorstep in a flash!

Be sure to stop by the links below to check out the guides my blogging friends are sharing in our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2014.  

 

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Comments

  1. I love these gift ideas.

  2. Diane,

    These are great items and you have inspired me for my gift giving ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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