ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP | December 3, 2007

Holiday gifts for the entertainers

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If you are looking for hip entertaining products, read this before you complete your holiday shopping.

Get inspired by those to decorate your home if you are throwing a party at home this Holiday season. There is a Canadian flavor to this list.

Return of the punch bowls

Punch bowls look more hip these days than the ones from the 1970s. One that is one my list this season is the stag-head footed bowl available at Home Sense.

The clean line glass punch bowl is from the exquisite Toronto china store William Ashley.

Resin trays by Martha Sturdy

Martha Sturdy is a talented Canadian designer and artist from Vancouver. She is well known for her works with resins. These trays are fabulous. If you wish to make a statement in your home, take a look at her huge resin chandelier with alabaster lookalike chair.

Acrylic shag head by Science and Sons

Plastidermy would add a whimsical yet stylish touch to your living room. That is not for everyone and every house. But imagine how cool the acrylic deer head could be in a dining room with the Louis Ghost armchairs designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell.

Designed by the innovative team at Science and Sons, Plastidermy becomes a chandelier by attaching three life-size deer heads. I think the chandelier is too much. Go for the deer head on the wall instead. Do not worry, it is easy to wrap since it is sold flat pack.

Wine lover gift set

For the wine lover, Alessi makes well-made products that look amusing. In the Cellar is a gift set available at ImageNetwork. If you prefer another style, simply assemble your own gift set at a local store by selecting wine glasses, wine carafe and a reusable cork.

Service ware for tea and coffee

Eva Solo creates products with an interesting design. Apparently this is the world’s only completely drip free vacuum jug! And the proud host would not be ashamed to put this jar on the brunch buffet table.

To complete your brunch set up, the mirrored stainless steel fruit basket cream and sugar set by Alessi looks stunning. This is truly an indulgence that you will cherish for years to come.

Sourcing:
Learn more: Web site of Martha Sturdy
Learn more: Plastidermy at Science and Sons – price: $450 CAD
Buy online: In the wine cellar at ImageNetwork – price: $320 CAD
Buy online: Vacuum Jug designed by Eva Solo at ImageNetwork – price: $139 CAD
Buy online: Fruit basket, sugar and cream set at Alessi USA – price: $245 USD

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One Response to “Holiday gifts for the entertainers”

  1. I’m a huge Martha Sturdy fan. We got a beautiful one of her bowls as a wedding gift but I broke it accidentally a few years ago.

    My boss invited our department to her home for dinner next week. She loves entertaining. Thanks for the gift ideas, I’m going to see if my co-workers want to pitch in and buy her a Martha Study service piece.