What Hosts Are Snapping Up for Holiday Gatherings This Year

Holiday tabletop with garland centerpiece, red napkins, wine glasses, and hostess serving dish in green crock pot.

Home for the holidays has never meant so much. For many, this holiday season may be the first in several years that feels back to “normal.” This means holiday hosts are prepping early. They’re looking at everything from new guest towels, wood stoves and crock pots to a fresh take on the classic faux Christmas tree.

Tall green Christmas tree with gold and white gifts beneath sits in middle of a traditional living room with white wainscoting and fireplace.

At Wayfair, we’re focused on offering year-round bestsellers and the season’s most popular items, keeping shipping fast and free. Liza Lefkowski, Head of Brand and Merchandising, says, “we’re laser-focused on getting customers the best deals for the holidays, because we know there’s pent-up excitement for larger holiday gatherings, balanced with a real need for great value across gifting, entertaining, and decorating. We are really excited to share some of the best holiday deals and deepest selection of the season’s top items, made possible by our strong supplier partnerships.”

What Hosts Want Most This Year

Modern black fireplace tv stand in living room setting with TV hung on wall above.

Keeping warm and cozy is top of mind for many–especially for those in colder climates. The hit of the season so far has been the TV-stand with built-in fireplace. Check out the top sellers below:

Anticipating extra foot traffic from family, friends, and pets, many hosts are looking for easy ways to keep floors comfortable and clean. Our customers have gravitated to washable rugs, which are perfect for protecting your floors from holiday visitors while adding a touch of style to your kitchen, entry way or any other high-traffic area.

Beige area rug in living room setting

Not surprisingly, holiday hosts are already thinking through their extra seating, tables, and tablescapes. Items like extendable tables, bar stools, dinnerware sets, wine glasses, tablecloths, and flatware are all selling fast as hosts aim to perfect their in-home presentations for guests. Perennial best sellers include:

For a classic take on the holidays, nutcrackers, traditional lit wreaths, and flocked faux trees are making a strong showing.

Large nutcracker statue positioned next to fireplace and with gifts and tree at its side.

On the flipside, many people want something bold and new. Searches on site for “Glam Tree” were already up nearly 60% in the month of August as compared to the same period last year. Narrow, space-saving faux trees in fun metallics and bold colors are taking off in a big way.

Home extends to the outdoors–especially for those in warmer climates. Large outdoor seating sets, fire pits, outdoor heaters, and storage sheds are moving quickly as people prep their outdoor spaces for an extended season of entertaining.

Light wood double vanity with black metal handles under round mirror.

And for the most ambitious hosts thinking of tackling home improvement projects ahead of welcoming guests, vanities and bathroom fixtures are popular for sprucing up guest washrooms.

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