Being a good host can mean many different things to different people. For some, it's making sure there's always wine flowing and food being passed. For others, it's attention to detail, from the napkins on the table to the linens in the guest bedroom. And since the holidays are prime time for hosting both overnight guests (hello, new in-laws!) and dinner party patrons, you'll need to stock up on a few essentials to make sure your home is inviting. And since there's nothing worse than feeling like you're walking on eggshells around your host's precious belongings, Parachute provides housewares that are beautiful and practical. Spilled some cranberry sauce on the linen table runner? No problem! Throw it in the wash and it's even more soft and luxurious than before the mess. Same goes for the linen sheets and blankets that should be adorning your guest bed—they only get better with each laundry cycle.
There's still time to get your home ready for holiday guests, and all the parties of the future! Here are our favorite hosting essentials you can scoop up now from Parachute.
Fouta Stripe Towels
First things first: the guest bathroom. Making sure your overnight guests have everything they need on hand for a pleasant stay begins with a full set of luxurious bath towels. And we love nothing more than a fresh set of warm Mediterranean-inspired fouta bath linens!
SHOP NOW: Parachute, $9–$114
Fouta Stripe Bathrobe
And continue to step up your hosting game with matching robes perfect for snuggling up in.
SHOP NOW: Parachute, $99
Linen Venice Set
Next up: the guest bedroom. Have the bed made up with the coziest set possible—the washed linen is ultrasoft and breathable so your guests will stay cool all night long. Plus, they're just really, really good looking.
SHOP NOW: Parachute, $419–$459 (included: fitted sheet, duvet cover, 2 standard pillowcases)
Give the pillows and sheets a spritz before your guests arrive and leave the bottle on the bedside table for nighttime use. Their slumber will be oh-so-tranquil.
SHOP NOW: Parachute, $19
Windowpane Alpaca Throw
The ultimate in soft and fluffy, this blanket is perfect for taking from couch to bed, or curling up in front of a fire while having a nightcap. Your guest's toes will thank you.
SHOP NOW: Parachute, $249
And since the dining table will probably be the centerpiece of your home while hosting, make sure it's set in style. Start with a chic napkin at each place setting to tie the look together.
SHOP NOW: Parachute, $29 for 2
Washed Linen Tablecloth
We love the moody jewel tones of Parachute's linen tablecloths. The linen is perfect both for a casual, al fresco dinner and a dressed-up holiday meal—the decorative corded edges add a touch of elegance for special gatherings.
SHOP NOW: Parachute, $129
Washed Linen Table Runner
Either layer on top of your tablecloth for a more dynamic look, or keep your tablescape more minimal by using a table runner on its own. Add candles and bud vases and you're set!
SHOP NOW: Parachute, $49