The ongoing pandemic may have translated into cancelled flights, parties, and annual reunions for many across the country — but that doesn’t mean we have to settle for anything less than festive this holiday season. A few key purchases can go a long way in making the season all the more merry for your friends and family, as they host and celebrate from the safety and comfort of their own homes. It’s time to consider the remote host gift. If you usually attend a big holiday bash at your favorite cousin’s house, send them something sweet ahead of your Zoom party this year. A thoughtful present is also a nice way to thank that friend who organizes a big virtual New Year’s Eve party. Just as you might bring a nice bottle of booze or fresh flowers to your host at an IRL gathering, a little extra effort can make a socially distanced soirée feel even more special. That’s why we teamed up with Grand Marnier to cull together a list of the best remote hosting gifts. These items are much-appreciated any year, but in 2020, they’re sure to prove even more useful than ever, helping your loved ones to connect, celebrate, and, most importantly, to stay safe. Your friend who became a master bread-baker this year could probably use an equipment upgrade. They’ll think of you every time they use this cheery oven mitt while pulling out their latest loaf.Hay Suede Oven Glove, $, available at HayThat poinsettia is pretty in December, but it only lasts a season anyway — instead, give the gift of verdant life with an easy-to-care-for pothos that even a plant newbie can maintain. Rooted Jade Pothos, $, available at RootedNow is the perfect time to improve your cocktail-making skills. Give your host a bottle of versatile Grand Mariner, and they can whip up their own sidecar, margarita, or a simple aperitif with some prosecco. Pair the gift with pretty glasses like these and they’ll have many blissful at-home happy hours to come.Grand Marnier Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, $, available at DrizlyYou might normally think to give a nice platter, wine glasses, or any other kind of serveware to the entertainer of the family, but with big parties on hold, they could likely use something a little more practical. These bowls make leftovers from holiday meals look surprisingly chic (and taste just as good as ever).Hawkins New York Essential Lidded Bowls, $, available at Hawkins New YorkWinter weather, paired with a whole lot of hand-washing, means a fancy hand lotion is pretty much the perfect gift for anyone. Made with seaweed and algae extracts, this one is super-hydrating. Goodee Palmarosa & Vetiver Hand Cream, $, available at GoodeeA good speaker is essential if you’re virtually connecting with far-away friends and family at the dinner table. This portable bluetooth option can also be used to make things a little more merry at home — just cue up the Mariah.Bose SoundLink Revolve, $, available at AmazonYes, there is such a thing as a status puzzle, and the gift of this one is sure to impress the host with the most discerning taste. The still life design is also pretty enough to frame — that is, once all 1,000 pieces are put perfectly in place. Piecework Paradise Found Puzzle, $, available at PieceworkIf you won’t be able to make cookies with your favorite home baker this year, send them this pretty green baking sheet and it’ll be like you’re there in spirit. They might even send you a batch as a thank you.Great Jones Holy Sheet, $, available at Great JonesFor less than $100, this mini projector seriously upgrades home movie nights. Plug it into a laptop and it can even be used to make friends-and-family conference calls a more dramatic affair. PVO Mini Projector, $, available at AmazonIt’s a bummer to cancel big family gatherings, but light this candle during your 20-person Zoom party, and it will almost be like being there with everyone in person. Notes of butter, cinnamon, and vanilla are beyond comforting.Homesick Grandma's Kitchen Candle, $, available at HomesickLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?