Hosting is no simple matter - in fact, it's a fine art. Keeping the wine poured, the little ones occupied and the food on schedule (and tasty!) is a fine art and one we must admit we're yet to master. So if you're fortunate enough to be spending holidays with a master host, be sure to thank them a way they'll appreciate.
Curate the perfect sharing plate with this platter from Sydney favourites Koskela. Handcrafted from recycled hardwood, it's suitable for chopping and food presentation - so you can shave some precious minutes off prep time.
Arita Japan sought out typical Japanese colours from history to create this cup and others in the 'Colour Porcelain' collection. Made by Scholten & Baijings, it is sure to add colour to a morning coffee shot.
Mud describe their bestselling bowl as 'a must for every dinner set' and we have to agree. In keeping with their handmade approach, this porcelain bowl is an everyday essential, made in Australia.
Luxury is in the details and a set of elegant cloth napkins just says 'I've got it together'. These linen napkins come in neutral colours, easy for matching to any servingware style.
'Tis the season for a glass of bubbles and these champagne glasses from Hay are a playful take on the usual crystal flute. Using Scholten & Baijings colour spectrum, they feature bold lines, pockets of colour and a touch of gold here and there - perfect for standing out.
A sweet token of appreciation is always welcome. The Christmas chocolate selection from Haigh's has plenty of well-presented gift boxes and selections, perfect for a quick gift or a little something extra to bring.