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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Dining Room

Deck their tables with these inspired finds

If you're buying for someone who loves to throw a good dinner party, help dress the table stylishly with a mix of modern and rustic pieces.

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1 AKMD Maracas Salt and Pepper Shakers ($169)

These whimsical Sheesham wood and aluminum vessels are handmade in India and are guaranteed to shake up a conversation at their next get-together.

2 Duo Server ($180)

It's a cheese board! It's a charcuterie plate! Actually, it can be both: Efficient hosts will be able to serve two different appetizers on this smart walnut-and-marble slab.

3 Tipsy Melting Glasses ($90 for a set of four)

They'll think they're drunk (which, hey, maybe they are) when they see these free-form, melted drinking glasses that are designed in Switzerland and melted in the Czech Republic. Bottoms up.

4 Vecchi Pizzi Handmade Embroidered Plates ($26 each)

Lace doilies are so grandma. But one-of-a-kind stoneware plates inspired by old Italian laces (and made by artisans in the town of Trento) are so now.

5 Chunk of Marble Candleholder ($70)

A set of stout marble candleholders topped with a thin ring of copper lends an air of elegance to any table—even if you're serving something as un-serious as fried chicken and biscuits.

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