When entertaining, I relay on smart tools that do a lot of the work for me. To achieve high marks this holiday season without the hassle, check out my favorite gadgets and ready-made décor and dining essentials. Now, you’ll definitely have time to get your hair and nails done and always be your best you long before guests arrive.
Pre-folded napkins make it seem like you spent hours doing intricate origami.
Fancy Nap Pre-Folded Star Fold Napkins $24 for 24, FancyNap.com
Having a signature scent for your home sets the mood for a cozy soiree.
Skeem White Tea & Thyme Half Pint Candle $14, SkeemShop.com
Take the guesswork out of perfectly cooked and timed meals.
Taylor Multi Event Timer with Whiteboard $15, Amazon.com
Consider this your sous chef – chopping away to make easy sides and salads.
BLACK+DECKER Glass Bowl Chopper, $40 Amazon.com
A V-shaped rack for even browning – check. Tall sides preventing spills – check. Nonstick cleanup – check. And Thanksgiving is difficult because…?!
All-Clad Nonstick Roasting Pan with Nonstick Rack $149, All-Clad.com
Sure, those are homemade cookies – from ready-to-cook dough. Did I mention that it’s edible cookie dough! Stop. What? Yes, I’m eating it now!
Cookie DŌ NYC $10 for 8 oz., $18 for 16 oz., CookieDOnyc.com
Whip those cookies into tip-top, Martha Stewart-worthy shape with a simple spritz.
Chef’n Cookie Machine $35, Chefn.com