She’s the glue that holds the family together, the one who always remembers little details and makes everyone feel special. If your mother loves to entertain, consider these 11 gifts that will help her host charming parties, from book club gatherings to family potlucks. Some of them are customizable, so you can put your own personalized stamp on your holiday gift to let her know just how much she means to you.
Artisan Cheese Knives
Where there’s wine, there’s cheese (or at least there should be). If you need one more stocking stuffer to surprise your mom, consider this artisan cheese knife set, which comes with three stainless steel knives. Whether she prefers parmesan or gouda, these rustic knives can get the job done while looking elegant on a serving platter — there’s one for semi-hard cheeses, one for soft cheeses and a serving knife.
Spiegelau Vino Grande Champagne Glasses
The next time you have something to celebrate, whether that’s a birthday or ringing in the New Year, she’ll definitely want to break out these Spiegelau Vino Grande champagne glasses and pour some bubbly. This four-glass set is made in Germany from lead-free crystal. The glasses are durable and chic, plus they’re dishwasher safe.
Teapot Cork Cage
If she loves to have a glass of wine with dinner, then chances are she has quite a few corks around the house — why not use them to decorate? This whimsical teapot cork cage can help you do just that. The white paint and soft patina will match any decor color scheme, plus the multi-colored glass accents add a bit of intrigue and playfulness.
Reindeer Place Card Holders
Throwing a holiday dinner party soon? Make good use of these adorable reindeer place card holders, made with an antique metal finish. Their prancing design will add a bit of whimsy to your holiday place settings, as well as tell your guests where to sit. They’ll look perfect next to your red and green napkins, festive dishes and, of course, your wine glasses.
Crafthouse Bar Tools and Shaker Set
This elegant bar tools and shaker set has a timeless design, which means she’ll be able to use it to mix yummy beverages for years to come. The commercial-grade set was designed by Chicago mixologist Charles Joly and creates a feeling of nostalgia for the Prohibition era. It features a Boston shaker and Hawthorne strainer, as well as a muddler and a multi-functional jigger.
Arabesque Marble Coasters
These arabesque marble coasters are both adorable and affordable, making them the perfect stocking stuffer for your better half. She’ll love the intricate patterns and bold gem tones used on these durable stone coasters (they look especially great with a glass of deep red wine on top of them, though they can hold any beverage of your choosing). Plus, the base is made from cork, so they’re sure not to slip and they won’t cause scratching on a coffee table.
WineKeeper Personalized Serving Station
This personalized serving station definitely needs to be on your gift list. You can completely customize it, choosing between vintage, modern and wedding for the overall design. Then, select which icon you want to appear above the text — a circle with a letter, a fleur de lis, a crown, a circle with grapes or no icon. You can also enter the text that you want to appear on the side of the serving station. It’s super functional, too, featuring four stopper faucets, a four-way manifold, a disposable argon cylinder and a single-stage regulator. Plus, the carrier itself is made from recycled wood, so you can feel good about giving her something sustainable.
Schott Zwiesel Tritan Pure Punch Bowl Set
Whether it’s a graduation party or a family reunion, this Schott Zwiesel Tritan punch bowl set will add a little beauty to any occasion. It’s both sophisticated and modern, with a simple and elegant crystal design. In addition to the punch bowl, the set also comes with a ladle and six tumblers. The best part? It’s dishwasher safe, so after everyone goes home, your mother won’t have to worry about handwashing it.
Glass Globe Display Rack – Bordeaux Bundle
Hosting a ladies book club or brunch? An easy way to decorate your kitchen or dining room is with this sophisticated glass globe display rack. It holds up to 40 glasses and is designed to hold most types, even oversized burgundy glasses. When guests arrive, simply grab a glass from this waterfall-style rack and pour.
Barrel Stave Wine Flight Set
This elegant wine flight set is perfect for impressing guests at a holiday party or an intimate gathering. It comes with four glass mini decanters and a wood base made from a recycled wine barrel, which makes it perfect for serving your guests their individual pours. The curvy design of the wood is tasteful and classy — it’s sure to make an impression friends and family no matter what varietals are being poured.
Laguiole En Aubrac Turquoise Waiters Corkscrew
This handcrafted Laguiole En Aubrac corkscrew is both decorative and sturdy — and it looks great opening any bottle of wine during a dinner party. In addition to being easy on the eyes, it was functionally designed with ultra-strong Sandvik stainless steel metal components, a contoured turquoise handle and a serrated foil cutter. Plus, it comes in a gorgeous French oak gift box so you won’t have to worry about getting pretty gift wrap for this one — simply place it under the tree or in her stocking and wait for a huge smile.
About the author: Sarah Kuta is an award-winning Colorado writer and editor who regularly writes about travel, food, nature, education, personal finance and other topics. Her favorite wine is cabernet sauvignon and she visits Napa Valley at least once a year.