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.


Brass Salad Servers

Because we all know that copper bubble is bound to burst soon (if it hasn’t already). These servers are luxe enough for entertaining, but hardy enough for everyday use.

$66 AUD

Share Platter

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.

$66 AUD

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Concrete & Glass Vase

Designed by Hanne William, this vase is a stunning statement piece that can be displayed as is or filled with greenery – either way, the effect is just as impactful.

$199.95 AUD

Espresso Cup

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.

$36 AUD

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Pebble Bowl

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.

$65 AUD

Linen Napkins

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.

$30 AUD

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Colour Glass

‘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.

$23 AUD

Christmas Chocolate Pack

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.

From $18.50 AUD

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