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As Christmas draws ever closer, our edit of 5 Things provides entertaining inspiration for the long Christmas weekend.

5 Things: Christmas Hosting

With the presents wrapped, food in the cupboards and the halls well and truly decked, the Christmas countdown is almost over and the final task of hosting the day need not be daunting. Whether accommodating the entire family or having an intimate meal, our pick of five on-the-day essentials covers everything from food preparation to festive entertainment for a wonderful day filled with stylish celebration.

1. Sage By Heston Blumenthal Multi Cooker™ - The Multi Cooker™ from Sage By Heston Blumenthal is an absolute kitchen must-have. Including a sauté/sear function to caramelise the carrots and a handy steam tray for steaming the sprouts, this innovative appliance promises delicious results with minimum effort that allows you to enjoy the festivities knowing your meal is in the safest of hands.

2. Arthur Price Harley Sovereign Silver Plated 124 Piece Canteen - Arthur Price’s beautiful Harley design cutlery set will have every Christmas course covered.  An example of the very best in English craftsmanship and design with perfect poise, balance and weight, the silver-plated pieces will provide an elegant finish to any table setting.

3. L'Orfèvrerie D'Anjou So Flower Dinner Champagne Bucket -This statuesque free-standing Champagne bucket is a versatile accessory that will add a certain elegance to your dining décor. Designed with a removable base, you and your guests can enjoy a tipple at the table or move into the lounge area without the Champagne losing its chill.

4. Acqua di Parma Silver Gem Limited Edition Christmas Candle- Create a relaxing ambience with this limited edition candle from Acqua di Parma. Handmade in Italy by seasoned artisans for a charming look and warming fragrance, it burns to release citrus notes warmed by plum and davana and wrapped with soft enveloping amber, vanilla and patchouli that will perfectly embody the festive season.

5. Games For Motion Trivial Pursuit Chocolate EditionFinally, the day wouldn’t be complete without some ever-so-slightly competitive after-dinner entertainment. Made even more enjoyable in the form of the Trivial Pursuit Chocolate Edition, this tasty game for family and friends will have everyone joining in the fun. 

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