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From roasting pans and bakeware to tablecloths and more.
The holiday season is just around the corner, and if you plan on hosting, it's time to start taking stock of what you have on hand and what you need. And there’s a lot to ponder and prepare, from pulling recipes for sugar cookies and traditional holiday dinner dishes, to making the table look festive and having the essential bakeware and cookware.
In anticipation, Amazon has opened up its holiday hosting storefront to help you prepare with ease. There’s a lot to choose from, which is why we’ve spent some time searching for the best picks. From tablecloths to dinnerware, coffee makers, and roasting pans, these essentials are sure to have a place in your kitchen. Shop 10 of the best picks we’ve found, starting as low as $5.
Best Amazon Holiday Hosting Essential Deals:
Lushvida 54 by 80-Inch Rectangle Tablecloth, $8 with coupon (originally $13)
Mora 9 by 13-Inch Ceramic Baking Dish, $36 with coupon (originally $40)
ThermoPro Digital Meat Thermometer, $13 (originally $19)
Nordic Ware 3-Piece Baker's Delight Set, $32 (originally $52)
Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, $88 (originally $110)
Lushvida 54 by 80-inch Rectangle Tablecloth
Dinner parties and special events look elegant and festive when the dining room table is adorned with a tablecloth. And this one from Lushvida will do the trick. It has a simple design with scalloped edges for a chic look. Plus, its soft polyester material helps protect your table from spills (it’s water resistant) and scratches from dinner plates and serving dishes. It comes in many shapes: rectangle, square, and round, and sizes from 54 to 60 inches wide to 54 to 120 inches long. The white and red are great choices, though there are many colors to choose from to fit with your decor.
Le Creuset 16-Ounce Gravy Boat
When you are serving slices of roasted turkey or medium rare prime rib, gravy provides the finishing touch. Add a special element to the table by serving that gravy in a Le Creuset gravy boat. It is made of stoneware and designed with a wide mouth and rim for pouring gravy and preventing drips. There are six colors available, including artichaut, white, and cerise. It is oven-, microwave-, broiler-, dishwasher-, and metal utensils-safe for fuss-free use, too.
Mora 9 by 13-Inch Ceramic Baking Dish
Bake up some homemade mac and cheese, au gratin potatoes, or create a comforting casserole like lasagna in this 9 by 13-inch baking dish by Mora. This durable bakeware is made of ceramic for superior heat retention. It is also thermal shock resistant, so you can take it straight from the freezer to the oven. This pan is heat-safe for up to 500℉ and is dishwasher-safe. Plus, its chic design makes it so that you can take dishes from oven to table top with ease.
ThermoPro Digital Meat Thermometer
When you put meat on the table, you want to know that it is cooked to the proper temperature, so it is essential to have a good meat thermometer handy. This thermometer is fast and accurate, probing in just seconds. It also folds back in for easy storage. With over 95,800 five-star ratings, shoppers say that this ThermoPro digital meat thermometer is “easy to use and read, and spot-on accurate.” Now’s a good time to grab one of these, as it’s currently 32% off.
Amazon Basics 6-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Every kitchen needs a Dutch oven. These pans are so versatile, and this 6-quart enameled cast iron Dutch oven from Amazon Basics is the ideal size for making everything from one-pot meals or soup on the stove, to baking or roasting up a chicken or roast in the oven. Plus it’s pretty enough to go straight to the table to serve up the meal. It is oven-safe for up to 400℉ and is available in 11 colors, so you can pick your favorite from red to blue, to orange. Shoppers love this pan and give it over 36,900 perfect ratings for how well it performs and how easy it is to clean.
Gibson Home Rockaway 12-Piece Dinnerware Set
Set your table in style with this 12-piece stoneware dinnerware set from Gibson. They’re very modern and matte with a cream-colored rim that adds a bit of flair to them, whether for casual dining or when hosting a dinner party. The 12-piece set is currently available in eight colors, but we like the red that’s perfect for the holiday season.It includes four 10.5-inch dinner plates, four 8-inch dessert plates, and four 6-inch bowls. They are easy to use and clean, as are microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
Nordic Ware 3-Piece Baker's Delight Set
Get ready to bake a big batch of cut-out sugar cookies, chewy chocolate chip cookies, holiday appetizers, and more with this three-piece aluminum bakeware set. The set includes one roughly 12 by 9 by 1-inch quarter sheet, one roughly 15 by 11 by 1-inch jelly roll sheet, and one roughly 17 by 12 by 1-inch half sheet pan. Each pan is made of aluminum that is nonstick, heats evenly, and has an encapsulated steel rim that ensures food stays on the pan. Right now, they are on sale for 38% off, just in time for the holiday season.
Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker
When you’re the host of a party, coffee is a beverage that pairs well with dessert or after dinner. This Keurig K-Mini coffee maker is the perfect way for your guests who want a cup of coffee to be able to choose their favorite flavor and make their own cup to enjoy. Measuring only 4.5 by 11.3 by 12.1 inches, this coffee maker will fit just about anywhere, so it won’t crowd your precious counter space. It uses K-cup pods and can store up to nine of them at once. Small but mighty, this Keurig can make 6 to 12 ounces and also has a strong brew button for those who need that extra kick. It is on sale right now for 20% off, so if you’ve always wanted a Keurig, it’s a great time to grab one.
Rabbit 2-Piece Wine and Beverage Bottle Stopper Set
Bottles of white, rosé, or red wine are great additions to any party or holiday event, and it’s nice to have them open and ready to pour into a wine glass. But, once you take out that cork, you need a bottle stopper to preserve the wine’s freshness and taste. The Rabbit wine and beverage bottle stoppers are an ideal answer. These stoppers are made of silicone and stainless steel and have a textured grip that provides an airtight seal. They have raked in over 13,000 five-star ratings so far, and customers are impressed with how well these work. “I have many wine bottle stoppers and these are hands down the best ones that I have ever tried. Not fancy, but they work perfectly,” one shopper wrote.
Cuisinart Chef's Classic 16-Inch Stainless Steel Roaster with Rack
This stainless steel roasting pan with a rack will become a permanent fixture for baking up that holiday turkey or ham, and it’s not just for these events, as it can work for everyday cooking tasks too. Roast potatoes or vegetables for dinner, or make a rib roast or pork roast. It has a stainless steel rack that elevates the meat so juices can drain into the bottom of the pan. The two stainless steel handles are riveted securely for easy maneuvering, which is key.
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