Harman Kardon Holiday: 10 Things to Get for Your Holiday Party


There’s one week away from Christmas and less than two weeks left for New Year’s Eve. You’ve sent out your dinner party invitations and thought about the menu and maybe you’re even planning on decorating your house. But it can prove a bit tricky to have a nice table setup without looking like you tried too hard. With the help of our friends at Harman Kardon — who are offering special holiday discounts — we’ve put together some tips here for you on how to make the perfect dinner set while keeping it down-to-earth simple.

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Chalkboard Paper Table Runner

This creative table runner is perfect for your house guests to scribble holiday and New Year’s messages on. The runner wipes clean with a wet rag or paper towel to use over and over again, or simply discard it in the trash after use without having to worry about cleaning. ($35)


Pendleton Portland Tartan Plate Set

Tartan is a pattern usually found on knits and wools, but it also makes a great pattern for holiday decorations. Stay in the season with these plates from Pendleton. Available in a four-pack. ($58)


Klean Kanteen for Nau Stainless Steel Pints 

These Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint cups are meant for camping use but we love them in the home. The stainless steel helps keep the contents of the cup both cool and warm. Stackable for easy storage in your cupboards. ($40)


Merci Tear-Off Napkin Roll

Merci’s tear-away cloth napkin rolls are some of our favorite dinner party additions. Tear off what you need and store the remaining roll. Best part about the Merci napkins: they’re completely washable and reusable after use, but again, can be easily discarded. ($22)


Fishs Eddy Teddy Roosevelt Dishtowel

Fishs Eddy has been a staple home goods retailer on Broadway for decades. They carry a great selection of everything including these Teddy Roosevelt dishtowels. High five a bear this holiday season while wiping down your dishes. ($13)


Kasumi Titanium Carving Knife

Whip out this carving knife and silence any friends or family members who might have teased you for attempting to bake ham. ($165)


Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Home Speaker System

Liven up your party with Harman Kardon’s Aura wireless speaker system for the home. This ultra-modern speaker is certainly one of the more uniquely designed speakers on the market. The looks help to elevate the precise hi-fi sound that outputs from the iconic design. With six high- and mid-range transducers plus a built-in subwoofer and Omni-directional, 360-degree sound, the Aura will fill almost any room with beautiful music. Throw in a built-in Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay lossless audio streaming and DLNA for a complete wireless audio offering. Available now for pre-order. Ships January 24, 2014.($400)


Harman Kardon Nova Wireless Stereo Speakers

If you want to go for a bit more discrete and affordable speakers than the Aura, the Nova is a great option. Harman Kardon’s wireless Nova stereo speakers push the details: high and low acoustics sound clean and controlled inside of the see-through enclosures tuned for accuracy. Fit the Nova into any audio system and connect it via wireless Bluetooth, analog or optical connections. ($300)


Kaufmann Mercantile Beer Growler

This ceramic growler is handmade in Portland, Oregon and does a doozy of a job keeping beer draft fresh for days. A sealed rubber gasket keeps in the carbonation while keeping out the heat and light within its thick cast. ($67)


CIRE TRUDON Cierge Impérial Candle

This pillar candle by expert fragrance makers CIRE TRUDON would make for great center pieces to set the mood. They are also odorless and would not get in the way of taking in the delicious smell of your food. ($110)

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