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Hosting guests for the holidays can be a daunting task, whether it's cooking and dishing out drinks, or finding enough space to accommodate friends and family. Cut back on stress by prepping ahead of time with some of our top hosting necessities.

Corridor Bar by BDI.

Corridor Bar by BDI

Instead of crowding the kitchen with bottles and stems, store them in a sleek bar cabinet. Equipped with nine liquor shelves, 12 wine cubbies and a spacious, mirrored, top, the BDI Corridor Bar has all the room you need to house holiday imbibements.

Jacques Bar Cart by Jonathan Adler.

Jacques Bar Cart by Jonathan Adler

If you’re tight on space and still need a place to serve or store drinks, a movable bar cart is a sleek solution. The Jonathan Adler Jacques Bar Cart, while light in presence, is strong enough to hold the weightiest of bottles and barware.

Alto Tray by Fermob.

Alto Tray by Fermob

A sturdy serving tray is essential for appetizers and crudités. At once durable and chic, the Fermob Alto Tray is made entirely of steel with a crisp silhouette and powder-coated finish that makes cleanup a breeze.

Balance Glassware Collection by Nude.

Balance Glassware Collection by Nude

Decanting a special bottle of wine before serving opens up aromas and flavors that shouldn’t be missed. Elevate the tasting experience with the Nude Balance Glassware Collection, made with a lead-free crystal construction and accompanying solid wooden base.

Bink Side Table by BDI.

Bink Side Table by BDI

Side tables are a smart, versatile option to expand surface space. We love how the cantilever form of the BDI Bink Side Table gives it leverage to be pulled in close without crowding a space.

Skip Folding Chair by Connubia.

Skip Folding Chair by Connubia

Plastic dining chairs are crucial during holiday festivities, but they aren't always the most stylish solution. Opt for the Connubia Skip Folding Chair instead. It flaunts an ultra-modern beechwood-and-aluminum body, and folds flat for easy storage.

Essence Beer Glass Set of 4 by Iittala

Essence Beer Glass Set of 4 by Iittala

Whether your guests prefer a light ale or a hoppy local brew, the Iittala Essence Beer Glass Set is designed for true holiday enjoyment with an elegant stem and a slight inward angle to create and sustain a proper head of foam.

Saarinen Round Side Table by Knoll.

Saarinen Round Side Table by Knoll

A cocktail table on the shorter side can be useful for balancing appetizers and drinks while guests gather on the sofa or side chairs in the living room. Pared down to its purest form, the Knoll Saarinen Round Side Table features a tulip-shaped base and stem in lieu of traditional, and sometimes awkward, legs.

North Tide Cocktail Set by Alessi.

North Tide Cocktail Set by Alessi

Cocktail hour is a timeless holiday classic—and the perfect way for hosts to finish up festivity prep while guests acquaint themselves. The Alessi North Tide Cocktail Set is a sophisticated all-in-one kit in sleek stainless steel.

NERO Tealight Holder With Oval Tray Base by Blomus.

NERO Tealight Holder With Oval Tray Base by Blomus

Candles provide an elegant focal point in the center of the dining table. The Blomus NERO Tealight Holder With Oval Tray Base adds a distinctive warmth with four tea candles encased in glass and delicately perched above a rounded off tray.

Memorabilia Coat Rack by Calligaris.

Memorabilia Coat Rack by Calligaris

When hosting in a cooler climate, your coat closet is bound to get crowded with sweaters and outerwear. Have a coat rack, like the Calligaris Memorabilia Coat Rack, perched near the door, so none go missing or end up in a pile on the bed in the guestroom.

Plisse Electric Kettle by Alessi.

Plisse Electric Kettle by Alessi

A hot cup of seasonal tea is a time-tested way to end the evening in good spirits. With its architectural presence and hints of couture, the Alessi Plisse Electric Kettle is as much a pleasant creation intended for use as it is for display.