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Home Harriet Carter A Guide to Hosting for the Holidays

A Guide to Hosting for the Holidays

Being the perfect holiday host can be tough. Cooking up a scrumptious dinner, decorating your home with festive decor, finding the perfect gifts...It can all turn into one holly-jolly headache! Fortunately, we've put together a guide full of holiday-hosting lifesavers. With these handy items in your home, you'll be singing Christmas carols in no time.

Holiday Kitchen Must-Haves

First, add a festive touch to your kitchen with a few Decorative Kitchen Towels! These cute hand towels come in two playful patterns, and they're made with 100% plush cotton. Then, when it's time for a big dinner, bring out your Snowman Salt & Pepper Set to "shake up" your table. Your guests will absolutely love their adorable, hand-painted designs.

Of course, we can't forget about dessert! When you bake a perfect four-layer cake with the Layer Cake Pan Set, everyone will be lining up at the dessert table as soon as dinner ends. Also, the holiday season would be incomplete without yummy Christmas cookies. The Cookie Scoop and Spatula lets you create perfectly round cookie dough scoops every time. Your cookies will bake evenly and look just as good as they taste.

Deck Out in Decor
The best way to decorate your home for the holidays is to think about your guests' experience. Imagine this:

Your guests walk up to your house. What do they see? An 11-foot-tall, illuminated String Light Tree and a funny Hanging Santa decoration clinging to your roof. Then, they step inside and smell the warm, inviting scent of Vanilla Sugar Cookie Room Spray. With that delicious aroma tickling their noses, they're ready to snack on a few appetizers.

Next, they look around and spot a stunning Ceramic Christmas Tree. This vintage-style tabletop tree has 52 colorful lights and a shining star on top!

They go to wash their hands before dinner and are excited to use Snowman & Christmas Tree Soap, with a choice of vanilla and frosted spruce scents. This soap is enriched with shea butter, so their hands stay soft and moisturized.

Finally, at the dinner table, your guests immediately notice the gorgeous Bubble Light Centerpiece. It has an art deco-inspired base adorned with realistic berries and greenery, while nine red and green bubble lights glow merrily on top!

Memorable Gifts
There's nothing as wonderful as giving a gift to someone and seeing their eyes light up. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for this season:

Stocking Gift Cards Holders: Gift cards can be a thoughtful present, but they need a little extra effort to shine in the presentation. Tuck them into one of these little stockings, which can also hang on the tree!

Holiday Ideas
Snowman Throw: Everyone needs a snuggly throw blanket for cold winter nights, and this happy snowman-and-snowflake pattern will look great draped over a sofa.

Dog Hats: Help four-legged family get into the holiday spirit, too! These cozy, knitted Naughty/Nice caps look cute on any pup.

Gift Box Ornaments: These beautiful, hand-painted porcelain ornaments hide a secret gift inside! Open the lid to reveal candy, money, jewelry, and other tiny treasures.

Sister Ornament: This heartfelt ornament is the perfect present for your sister or a lifelong friend who is just as close as a sibling! It's a lovely addition to any Christmas tree.

Buddy the Elf Tumbler: Bring a little more laughter to this holiday season with an Elf-inspired tumbler that will keep your beverage cold and spill-free for hours.

The Best Hosts Have a Secret...

...They shop at Harriet Carter! Find more exciting holiday must-haves when you visit

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