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Article: 2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Entertainer

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Entertainer

We've rounded up our favorite gifts for your favorite hosts and hostesses! Surprise them with a beautiful rosewood tantalus stocked with vintage decanters and glasses, sparkling silver chalices, leather wrapped rocks glassestools, and recipes for their bar, or a beautiful book about the history of Christmas traditions.
 
Vintage Tantalus in Inlaid Rosewood Box, circa 1840-50
An entertaining must-have, this exquisite French Napoleon III-period “Cave à Liqueur”, or tantalus, opens to reveal a fitted interior, complete with its set of four cut glass decanters with stoppers and twelve matching cordial glasses. Portable by way of brass side handles, this entertaining essential can go from bar to table with ease, and can be locked with the original key at the end of the night. This decanter set is perfect for drinking aperitif or amaro. A unique find with its complete service, this exquisite tantalus is sure to make a grand impression.
Christmastide: Its History, Festivities and Carols, by William Syndys, Illustrated, [1852].
The perfect read for those looking to incorporate holiday traditions of the past into their own festive end-of-season celebrations, Christmastide is a collection of essays detailing the early traditions of Christmas in England. Author William Syndys explores the earliest Christmas customs, from the monarchy to the landed gentry, all in great detail. He includes 42 carols, 12 printed tunes with music and text, and two plays, “A Mock Play” and “Christmas Play of St. George and the Dragon.” The book is illustrated throughout with hand-colored plates and is beautifully bound in full brown polished calf leather with lovely Christmas-theme holly tooling and gilt titles to the spine. 
Modern Classic Cocktails: 60+ Stories and Recipes from the New Golden Age in Drinks by Robert Simonson
Modern Classic Cocktails: 60+ Stories and Recipes from the New Golden Age in Drinks by Robert Simonson 
As the title implies, the beautiful hardcover book delivers over sixty recipes for today’s modern classics. These delicious drinks are paired with entertaining backstories from the cocktail revival of the past thirty years by a two-time James Beard Award nominee and New York Times cocktail and spirits writer, Robert Simonson. The Espresso Martini, White Negroni, Death Flip, Old Cuban, Paper Plane, Siesta, and many more, are all included here along with each drink's recipe origin story.
Leather Wrapped Rocks Glasses
Leather Wrapped Rocks Glasses

Pairing a classic rocks glass design with incredibly durable leather, you'll be proud to put this set of Leather Wrapped Rocks Glasses on your bar. Handcrafted in Louisville, Kentucky, the Rocks Glasses boast full-grain leather wraps, constructed with robust stitching and solid brass rivets for a secure hold. The boxed set includes two glasses and leather wraps, perfect for holidays gifting!

Silver Plated Fishing Reel Trophy

Silver Plated Fishing Reel Trophy

This vintage silver angling trophy would look fantastic gleaming on a bookshelf, in an office, or a well-appointed game room. It also can serve as a display for flowers or small dried arrangements, making it a very versatile design element. Well maintained and sturdy, this is an excellent example of antique silver craftsmanship.

TGR Handcrafted Humidor with George Washington's 1789 Inaugural Seal

TGR Handcrafted Humidor with George Washington's 1789 Inaugural Seal 

These handsome handcrafted cigar humidors, made from rift sawn white oak, are exclusive to The Great Republic and created in a limited edition of only 25.  Crafted by Michael Dixon in his Maryland studio, the humidors use a patented moisturizing system, designed to provide the ideal environment for storing cigars. The lids of the humidors are inlaid with the design of George Washington's 1789 inaugural seal- a proud heraldic bald eagle with its wing’s outstretched, talons gripping a bundle of arrows and an olive branch.

Patriotic Collection Double Sided Waiter's Knife

Patriotic Collection Double Sided Waiter's Knife

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