Between finding the perfect gift for every family member and traveling via crowded airlines and roads, the holiday season is stressful enough. And when you add entertaining guests to that list, your anxiety level may just skyrocket. If this is the predicament you’ve found yourself in this year, don’t worry. Most Wanted recruited the CEO and founder of Parachute (aka the brand behind our latest towel and bathrobe obsession), Ariel Kaye, to share genius yet easy tricks to make your hosting experience a breeze.
As you’ll learn from Kaye (trust us: she's a hosting pro) in the video above, you don’t have to spend a fortune or tons of time on redecorating your home to create a welcoming and festive environment. Simple details such as sateen sheets and a water carafe in the bedroom can truly transform your guests’ experience — without requiring tons of effort.
Below, you can shop the exact products Kaye mentions in the holiday hosting guide video above. Get ready to be dubbed the “hostess with the mostest” this year.
Dining Room Décor
Linen Table Runner
You don’t have to splurge on a tablecloth to achieve a chic tablescape. This linen table runner adds a modest yet elegant touch to your dining room while also creating a sophisticated contrast against your table underneath.
Translucent Bubble Vase
Trade large centerpieces for small vases with a few simple flowers. They are less fussy than a big centerpiece and makes it easier to see guests across the table. These fun bubble vases also double as a great accent for your guest bedrooms.
Linen napkins help bring a restaurant ambiance right into your home. Tip: simply tie a knot in the napkins rather than spending extra cash on napkin rings.
Line your guest’s bed with these ultra smooth sheets made of 100 percent Egyptian cotton for a restful and cozy night's sleep. When making the bed, forget about the extra top sheet — it always ends up crumbled at the bottom of the bed anyway.
Bedside Water Carafe Set
In addition to the charming bubble vases from above, add a filled water carafe set to your guests' night table so they can stay hydrated throughout the night from the comfort of their own room.
Folding Luggage Rack
This luggage rack easily allows your guests to access their suitcase and belongings without having to bend down all the time. You can bet they'll truly appreciate this thoughtful detail. Bonus: after your guests are long gone, you can use this rack while you pack for your own trips.
Quality bath towels are a MUST when it comes comes to entertaining and you can ever have too many. These classic hand crafted Parachute towels are both super soft and fast-drying. If you don't have a seperate guest room, roll your towels to create extra space.
This one's a bit of a splurge, but we promise your guests will love you forever for it. Invest in a set of bathrobes specifically for guests (we suggest these comfy waffle robes). It's an easy way to offer hotel-level luxury, plus they won't have to worry about sprinting from the shower to the bedroom in a towel. Now that's how you impress your guests.
Scented candles are essential to hosting — who doesn't love a home that smells amazing? With notes of jasmine and ebony wood, this candle releases an aroma that is both welcoming and relaxing. Plus, its simple design allows it to blend in with any room aesthetic.
Mini Apothecary Matches
In order to reap the benefits of that spa-like candle, you'll need matches, right? Give your guests the tools they'll need to complete their relaxing ambiance with this cute mini matchstick set.
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