7 Amazon Buys Perfect for the Holidays — And All Year Round
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for entertaining. And you know what that means? Frantically realizing all the stuff you don’t have but totally need if you’re going to pull off a successful holiday party! It’s true, party hosts do need to have a lot on hand. But we hate telling people to buy a bunch of highly specific items that you’re never going to be able to use again.
That’s why, this year, we came up with this smart list. It’s full of all sorts of holiday entertaining necessities that you can also use the other 11 months of the year. And they’re all on Amazon.
1. Govino Wine Glasses, $11 for four
These glasses are great for a rambunctious holiday party for two main reasons: They’re harder to spill than stemmed ones and they’re totally shatterproof. That second point also makes them ideal for poolside sipping in the summer.
2. Décor Therapy Folding Chairs, $95 for two
Folding chairs are generally pretty flimsy and cheesy. But this mid-century-modern-inspired pair won’t look out of place next to the rest of your furniture during a party. Trust us, you’ll be able to put them to good use the rest of the year too.
This black ceramic chiller is the perfect party trick. Just rinse it under cold water for two minutes, and it’ll keep your bottles chilled for up to four hours. Use it on New Year’s Eve and all spring and summer (read: when it’s finally time to dine al fresco again).
4. Sugar & Cloth 6 Inch Oval Paper Plates, $10 for 16
We love a minty green for Christmas and the gold even helps take these plates into New Year’s Eve. If you have any left over, you can totally use them for a birthday celebration later in 2019.
Someone is bound to bring you flowers as a hostess gift. So you’re gonna need to have a nice vase on hand. This one is from Jonathan Adler’s new line, and we’re obsessed with it. Buy it now and it might even inspire you to pick up grocery store flowers more often.
6. Hosley Unscented Clear Glass Votive Candles, $11 for 12
A frequent host can never have enough glass votives. They add a festive touch to any holiday scene and instantly dress up a dinner party table. These are unscented and each one burns for 12 hours.
7. Wine Away Red Wine Stain Remover, $6 for 12 ounces
Someone is bound to spill some red wine (yes, even if you have those Govino wine glasses!). It’s best to be prepared so that you can tackle the stain right away and not once it’s had a chance to sit. This stuff is the best we’ve tried — good thing, as you’ll probably “get to” use it a few times this winter.