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How we gather and celebrate the holidays may look different this year. The number of people we entertain may be smaller than we would like it to be, or we may be celebrating over Zoom with our loved ones. No matter what your plans are, setting a festive holiday table will help to create a celebratory atmosphere.

If you haven’t bought anything new in a few years, or you are uninspired by the very idea of setting your holiday table, consider adding a new centerpiece, colorful glassware, cheery cloth napkins, or a runner. Liven up cocktail hour with handsome new whiskey glasses or a beautiful wooden cheese board and spreaders. Or maybe you would like to send a gift to someone you won’t be able to see in person this year. Regardless of how you will be celebrating, here are some entertaining ideas to help inspire you during this holiday season.

Embroidered with scripted sentiments of the Thanksgiving season, these reusable cloth napkins make every meal a little more special (and eco-friendly). On sale right now.

Thanksgiving Embroidered Napkins $28

I love using faux plants on my dining table since they never die! The canary grasses and feather reeds would look great as part of a centerpiece and need zero care. On sale.

Faux Potted Wild Grass $55

Handcrafted of stunning acacia, Pottery Barn’s Chateau Wood Serveware Collection was inspired by found European antiques then reimagined in modern-day silhouettes. These cheese boards can serve everything from meat-and-cheese spreads to appetizers and snacks. 

Chateau Acacia Wood Large Cheese Board $47

These cheese spreaders are made of beautifully finished stainless steel and feature botanical stems, adding an earthy vibe to your next cheese plate.

Botanical Cheese Spreaders $39.50

Metallic lines converge to create these luxe napkins from West Elm that will instantly elevate your table. Will match any decor.

Luxe Lines Printed Napkin Set $34

West Elm’s Molten Gold Napkin Rings are crafted to look like flowing lava. They’ll bring a festive feel to any table setting.

Molten Gold Napkin Ring $36

Echoing the organic shape of a tree branch,West Elm’s Brass & Glass Centerpiece balances bubbled glass globes atop a delicate, brass-finished base. It spans just under three feet, for a statement-making way to display candles or succulents as a terrarium.

Brass and Glass Globe Centerpiece $100

Crafted from crystal that’s strengthened with titanium for resistance to breakage, chipping and scratching. An elegant choice for special occasions but durable enough for everyday use. Did we mention that it’s also dishwasher safe? We’ll drink to that.

Set of 4 Whiskey Glasses $90

Covered in a moiré motif, a rippled pattern that plays with dark and light layers, this Bark Textured Jacquard Runner adds a richly-textured touch to any tablescape. Metallic threads give it a subtle sheen.

Bark Textured Jaxquard Runner $39.50

I have been eyeing these glasses for a while and might be adding them to my collection. Casual yet classic styling makes this Villeroy & Boch collection a timeless addition to your table. Available in several rich hues and half off through 11/15 at Bloomingdales.

Boston Goblets set of four $64

This 10 inch dishwasher, microwave and oven safe ceramic platter from Juliska would make a great gift for someone you might not be seeing in person this year.

Juliska tray $48

An artful display of woodland treasures, this napkin from Juliska celebrates many colors and textures of nature. A great choice for Thanksgiving or any time of year.

Juliska set of four napkin $60

This runner with metallic threading from Villeroy and Boch will look great year round on your dining table. On sale at Bloomingdales.

Radcliffe Jacquard Runner $77

With a modern matte finish and architectural angles, this steel candle centerpiece from Pottery Barn gets glowing reviews. Simply add filler to the bottom tray, such as shells or botanical sprigs, to switch up the look with the season.  

Draper Bronze Pillar Candle Centerpiece $189

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