Top Dining Room Essentials for Holiday Hosting—All $100 or Less

The holidays are the perfect time to bring family and friends together, but for those of us who do all the cooking and organizing, it can also be easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner or a casual holiday party with friends, having a few dining room essentials on hand will make it so much easier—and more fun! Stock up now on our top 10 picks for effortless holiday hosting, and you'll be ready to revel in this busy yet joyous season.

Dining room table decorated with greenery, mason jars, and wood bowls
Houzz Round Cheese Board in Walnut finish photo

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Round Walnut Cheese Board

Keep this simple yet tasteful cutting board on hand and you'll have a tool that can easily transfer from kitchen prep to the dining room. With a grooved perimeter, this board can also catch any juices from cutting meat. Made in America out of beautiful walnut wood, this board is meant to last.


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Two-tier marble cake stand with gold accents photo

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Marble Dessert Stand with Gold Border

For a festive party centerpiece, try displaying an array of desserts or appetizers on this marble stand. With elegant white marble ledges and a gold painted rod down the middle, this dessert stand will elevate even the simplest sugar cookie to party fare. And with a velvet backing on the underside, you won't have to worry about scratching.


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Glass gravy boat with ladle photo

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Sauce Boat with Ladle

Don't forget the gravy! Make sure your guests can easily serve themselves by setting this gravy boat and ladle out on the table. Made of glass with a 19-ounce capacity, this sauce boat and ladle set will help keep your table clean and drip free.


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Gold napkin ring photo

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Napkin Rings, Set of 6

The holidays are just the time of year to make gatherings with family and friends feel extra special, so why not put out decorative place settings for each guest? This set of six gold lacquer napkin rings will add a touch of elegance to your holiday table. Try pairing them with richly colored napkins in the fall or crisp white napkins in the winter for a classic silver-and-gold look.


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Multicolor linen napkins photo

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Alford Hand-Woven Napkins, Set of 4

Add some warm hues and texture to your table with this beautiful set of four napkins. Certified fair trade and made of handwoven cotton, this napkin set is a responsible and stylish choice for all of your holiday get-togethers. When your guests have left, simply toss these napkins in the wash for easy cleaning.


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White Table Runner with feather print photo

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Organic Cotton Table Runner

Even if you're just having friends over for appetizers, you can create a cohesive spread by simply laying out this festive table runner. Made in America out of organic cotton, this table runner features a unique hand-drawn feather design. For a warming, homey touch, try pairing it with richly colored napkins or candles.


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Cocktail shaker in copper photo

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Copper Heavyweight Cocktail Shaker

Mix up some drinks in style with this copper cocktail shaker. Designed with professionals in mind, this cocktail shaker will not only look great on your bar cart or kitchen counter, but it will also do its job well. And you can even let your guests have a go at mixing their own festive drinks.


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White serving tray with garland border and the word

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Gather Garland Appetizer Tray

Try setting out some sausage rolls or gingerbread cookies on this tray, and watch them disappear! With silver-and-gold holly accents, this tray would be perfect for any wintertime gathering. Dishwasher-safe and made of durable melamine, this appetizer tray will also resist cracking or breaking.


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White plate with gold trim photo

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Double Line Luncheon Plates, Set of 6

There's something nice about serving your guests on dinnerware reserved for special occasions, and this plate set would be an affordable yet tasteful addition to your table. Perfect for holiday parties, this set comes with six gold-rimmed porcelain plates. And for ease of hosting, they're also dishwasher-safe, so you can just relax once the evening's over.


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Two cage-style cloches with candles photo

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2-Piece Weathered Cloche Set

Illuminate your holiday table by placing warming candles in this two-piece candleholder set. With metal cloche frames, this set will add to a cozy, rustic feel in your dining room. Simply arrange these candleholders in the middle of a large dining table or on a sideboard and enjoy the twinkling light.


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