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One of the stranger parts of growing up is when the tables, quite literally, turn and we are suddenly of the age where we are expected to actually host our friends and families for big lunches and dinner parties. And though there really is nothing better than all your nearest and dearest breaking bread together, Christmas gatherings compound the stress of a usual get together.
Between navigating gifts, dietary requirements, and having enough seating, there's a lot of prep involved. But a little trick to hosting is that distraction is key. Next to good conversation and a view, taking the time to put up decorations and a beautifully set table can go a long way in making it look like you have it all together. And to make sure you get the most out of it, look to pieces that you'll use well beyond the holidays.
So because we love to utilise our shopping habits for the greater good, we thought we'd scour the Internet for our favourite tableware items for a photo-worthy tablescape your guests will have nothing but praise for. And hey, they might not even notice the burnt roast.
Read on for the best plates, napkins, and other hosting essentials for your Christmas gatherings this season.