Entertaining in the near future? The Zara Home holiday collection will score major brownie points with all of your guests for its sophistication (and Christmas charm, of course).
Getting your house winterized and adding seasonal elements can certainly feel like a challenge — after all, you're shopping and meal prepping to boot — but we're certain you'll look forward to finding a spot for these festive and elegant items. Some decor can seem over the top (ahem, dancing Santas) but Zara's pieces are anything but kitschy.
A peek at the Zara Home holiday collection
From adorable dinner plates to retro-inspired Christmas tree ornaments, this line offers a little something for everyone, and it'll make your house feel extra cozy, too. Chances are your guests aren't going to want to leave after December 25, and with an aesthetic this cute, we can't blame them.
(Psst: these hosting hacks for your cutest Christmas dinner yet will be a lifesaver before your guests arrive!)
What we're shopping
We've honed in on a few things for our wish list, and we'll probably inspire you to add to your cart.
Prices were correct at the time of publication.
Dimensions: 160 G
Kick things off this hosting season with the sweet aroma of caramel and undertones of vanilla, nut butter, and praline. If you weren't looking forward to Christmas dessert before, this home fragrance will change that.
Pack of six
Keep the Chardonnays and Pinots in the proper place with wine markers inspired by retro-looking Christmas tree ornaments. Festive and convenient!
Pack of two
Dimensions (in.): 17.5 x 17.5
An elegant way to keep tidy at the end of a meal, these simple yet festive Christmas napkins will do the trick. Consider them small kitchen must-haves for the winter months.
Price: $35.90 (small), $49.90 (medium), $89.90 (large)
Dimension (in.): 5.51 x 5.51 x 5.31 (small), 7.48 x 7.48 x 7.28 (medium) x 11.61 x 11.61 x 11.42 (large)
Set the tone with warm and inviting lighting courtesy of these golden LED decor buys. Even better? The seamlessly translate from Christmas to New Year's.
For a vintage touch, the glass lightbulb ornament brings us back to the holiday seasons of yesteryear. Speaking of ornaments, you've checked out those fun Christmas tree themes, right?
Dimensions (in.): 8.66 x 9.84 x 9.84
For the busiest baking season of the year, you have to be prepared with Christmas-themed snacks. This will do the trick.
red or green
Dimensions (in.): L2.36 x W2.36 x H6.57
Say cheers! This fancy glass flute is ideal for some bubbly. However, it's probably not a good fit for Santa's late-night milk and cookies snack, though.
Price per one
Dimensions (in.): Unavailable
For a picturesque tablescape, place mats are a make-it-or-break-it situation. These striped numbers will bring all the cozy vibes to your holiday meal.
Dimensions (in.): L0.79 x W0.79 x H8.72
Take the fanciness up a notch with these spiral candles. The trendy fragrance theme is showing no signs of slowing down, so might as well embrace it for the holidays.
Zara Home Holiday Collection
So, what's included in the line? A little bit of everything, actually.
- Shop Zara Home Christmas tree decorations
- Shop Zara Home decorations
- Shop Zara Home Christmas dining collection
- Shop Zara Home Christmas kitchen collection
- Shop Zara Home Christmas bedroom collection
- Shop Zara Home Christmas gift wrap
- Shop Zara Home Christmas fragrances
How do you prepare to host a Christmas party?
Start by making room so all of your guests can visit comfortably. Choose the decor you're interested in displaying, and pay attention to the little accents: appetizer plates, glasses, napkins, etc. that add to the overall aesthetic.
Lighting is super important, too: try not to overwhelm visitors with harsh lighting and add a sweet element through a string of Christmas fairy lights or a decorative piece.
Make sure anything hazardous is out of reach from children and/or pets and keep a fun playlist on repeat throughout the evening (but not too loud).
What do you bring to a Christmas day host?
Venturing to a loved one's for December 25? There are plenty of Christmas hosting gifts that will go over well, be it a bottle of wine, a festive-scented candle, appetizers and/or desserts, or perhaps something the guests can enjoy the day of the holiday, like a game.
Above all, a successful Christmas party is about how people feel when they're visiting, not how things look. Make sure to engage with your guests and don't spend too much time prepping in the kitchen.
Trying to get a head start on the holidays? We can't blame you. There are plenty of Christmas decoration deals to shop before Black Friday even begins — and long after it's passed, too.