May all your Christmases be in style…

Whether you open presents around the tree on Christmas Eve, light the menorah on Hanukkah or gaze at the fireworks together on New Year’s Eve, December is the month to invite friends and family to share an unforgettable meal. Yet, almost as important as what’s on the menu, are the decorations on the table and around the house. With these design items, the holidays can become as elegant as they are jolly.

TEXT: ARNE ADRIAENSSENS

Festive fur

Is decorating tables not your forte? With Table in a Box, you can create a beautiful party setting in no time. All you need to spruce up your dinner for six is stuffed in one box, alongside a decorating manual. Our favourite one, the Merry Moose Box, combines different shades of gold with the softest faux-fur around to give your dining room a warm, wintery vibe. If you’ve got more than six people over, Table in a Box is happy to make you a personalised box that fits the size of your party like a glove. (Main image) From €170

www.tableinabox.be


Left to right: DIY nativity scene | Treats in the tree

DIY nativity scene

If you have small children, you know that the box a present comes in is often as popular as the gift itself. That will most definitely be the case with the Dutch Design X-mas, a seemingly ordinary box which, actually, you can easily fold into a beautiful nativity scene. €17

www.dutchdesignbrand.com

Treats in the tree

Nothing feels as sad as taking down the Christmas tree once the holidays have passed. Luckily, this set of two elegant Christmas balls can brighten up that dark day. Inside each of them, you will find six delicious chocolates from Neuhaus, the chocolatier who once invented the now-legendary Belgian praline. Let’s hope this shot of instant endorphins will be enough to cure your post-Christmas blues. €16.50

www.neuhauschocolates.com


Left to right: North Pole | Miniature fireplace

North Pole

Don’t automatically dismiss paper napkins these holidays. If you pick the right ones, they can be just as classy as their fabric counterparts. With these adorable, North Pole-themed ones, you are in for a heartwarming Christmas for all ages. €3

www.dille-kamille.nl

Miniature fireplace

Nothing says winter like a crackling, open fire, indulging all your senses. If you don’t have one of those in your home, however, you can instead opt to light this huge candle from top Dutch designer Piet Boon and Belgian interior design brand Serax. It comes in four warm colours, each spreading a different fragrance. To fit inside smaller flats and on packed Christmas tables, the candle also comes in two smaller sizes. €104

www.serax.com

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