This holiday season, the delight is in the details. From elegant board games to an Old Fashioned served in just the right glass to a non-alcoholic option that’s more than an afterthought,  even if you choose just one thing, think luxe materials and thoughtful touches to elevate your entertaining game.

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1. V Marks the Spot: Riedel Neat crystal cocktail glass, thebay.com Tip: Fill to the point of the upside down V for a single shot.

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2. Fun and Games: Acrylic chess set, westelm.ca

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3. Shaken or Stirred: Deluxe gunmetal bar tool set, cocktailemporium.com

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4. Mix It Up: Seedlip non-alcoholic spirits are distilled in the English countryside with the care of a fine liquor and comes in three flavours, cocktailemporium.com

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5. Tiny Bubbles: Complement any colour scheme with the Aarke sparkling water carbonator, available in five finishes including copper (as shown), indigo.ca

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6. We Have a Winner! Bingo board game, HomeSense

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7. Objet D’Art: Lily incense burner by Alessi, williamashley.com

 

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8. A Cut Above: Hand-cut crystal wine bottle coaster (Annapolis pattern), novascotiancrystal.com Tip: Keeps table linens and delicate surfaces safe from wine stains or, fill with your favourite cocktail mix.

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9. Cart’s Delight: Ernest chrome bar cart, cb2.ca 

Click here for holiday cocktail recipes. Cheers!

A version of this article appeared in the November/December 2019 issue with the headline, “Cheers,” p. 52.

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