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December 1, 2015
For frequent hosts, these accessories will elevate the process of serving drinks and food. Pick up our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, on newsstands now, for hundreds of more product suggestions.
Liqueur glasses from Normann Copenhagen

Liqueur glasses from Normann Copenhagen, $45 for a set of two at normann-copenhagen.com

These glasses gently spin on a table, both exposing the aroma of the beverage and adding delight to cocktail hour.

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Cast Placemats from ABC Home

Cast Placemats from abcDNA, $50 at abchome.com

Woven by fishermen's wives in Haiphong Port, Vietnam, these fishing net–inspired textiles add an ethereal feeling to the tabletop.

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Engraved Cocktail Muddler from AHeirloom

Engraved Cocktail Muddler from AHeirloom, $30 at aheirloom.com

Add to a cocktail enthusiast's collection with this solid walnut or maple tool that can be engraved with initials for an extra $4.

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Olive Dish and Spoon by Carnevale Clay

Olive Dish and Spoon by Carnevale Clay, $26 at carpenterhill.com

Having a dinner party? Made by hand in Denver, Colorado, this food-safe stoneware dish helps set the tone of the evening.

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Dahlia Coasters from Chilewich

Dahlia Coasters from Chilewich, $18 for a set of six at chilewich.com

With a lace-like pattern made in durable vinyl, these coasters—available in five metallic shades—instantly create a festive tabletop.

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Lup Candle Holder by Shane Schneck for HAY

Lup Candle Holder by Shane Schneck for HAY, $45 at store.dwell.com

The gentle loop of this solid-copper candle holder won't block views of the person on the other side of dinner table.

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EM Press Coffee Maker from Stelton

EM Press Coffee Maker from Stelton, from $44.95 at steltonusa.com

An update on Erik Magnussen's vacuum jug, designed in 1977, this timeless French press coffee maker makes up to 8 cups, enough to keep your guests happily caffeinated.

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Cheeseboard Animals from Thing Industries

Cheeseboard Animals from Thing Industries, $140 at thingindustries.com

With this cutting board set, featuring a ceramic goat, sheep, and cow by Helen Levi, identifying cheese types has never been easier—or more adorable.

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Kaku Plates by Shinichiro Ogata for Wasara

Kaku Plates by Shinichiro Ogata for Wasara, $12 for a set of six at shop.cooperhewitt.org

These beautiful paper plates mean no dishes to wash at the end of the night. Crafted from bamboo and reed pulp in Japan, the dishes are also sensitive to the environment.

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Chiringuito Cocktail Shaker by Ron Arad for Alessi

Chiringuito Cocktail Shaker by Ron Arad for Alessi, $204 at store.dwell.com

This classic shaker, with a slim, twisted body that's easy to shake and a vacuum-seal enclosure, is a foolproof choice.

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Liqueur glasses from Normann Copenhagen

Liqueur glasses from Normann Copenhagen, $45 for a set of two at normann-copenhagen.com

These glasses gently spin on a table, both exposing the aroma of the beverage and adding delight to cocktail hour.

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