This is part of a sponsored post series with HH Gregg
From cookie swaps, neighborhood open houses, meals with friends and relatives, hosting house guests, to ringing in the New Year, having the right tools always makes it easier to entertain and deal with the aftermath of a holiday get together of any size. Whether you’re a seasoned hostess or nervous about opening your home up to a bigger group this year, we can all acknowledge that this is a time of year that we can some help.
This holiday season HH Gregg can help ensure easy preparation for the food and beverages on your menu so you can concentrate on mingling during your festive get together has the right ambiance. When the guests have left, high quality appliances from HH Gregg can help make kitchen cleanup even easier so you can rest your tired feet and relax. Or if they’re staying, outfit your guest room so it’s a comfortable place for them to retreat when they need some quiet time at the end of the day.
These nine essentials for all kinds of holiday entertaining can be found at your local HH Gregg store.
#1— Bose SoundLink Black Bluetooth Speaker ($129.99)- Set the mood for your holiday gathering with a carefully curated playlist that will emanate from your mobile device straight to your Bose SoundLink Black Bluetooth Speaker.
#2— Danby Stainless Steel 38 Bottle Wine Cellar ($299.99)— With the capacity to hold 38 bottles and zones for red and white wines, this beautifully designed wine cellar from Danby keeps bottles perfectly chilled whether you’re grabbing one to serve as a hostess gift, preparing to have a large crowd where you’ll be opening many bottles, or seeking the perfect pairing for dinner throughout the year.
#3— Bosch 24” Stainless Steel Dishwasher ($464.99)— Nothing crashes your holiday party high faster than a sink full of dishes unless you have a Bosch dishwasher. I love our Bosch because the energy and water efficiency features save water and energy throughout the year but when it comes to party cleanup, having a dishwasher that’s the quietest in its class means I can still carry on a conversation while dishes are running thanks even if I have to throw in a quick load with guests present. If I run out of plates, I also love the Express Wash feature that helps me do a quick quick load of dishes after dinner to have them ready for dessert in less than 30 minutes! Plus the adjustable racks help me make room for even the largest serving pieces at the end of the day.
#4— Keurig K350 2.0 Brewer ($149.99)- Everyone I know who has a Keurig, loves it and I love the idea of a DIY dessert and coffee for guests to help themselves. After all, coffee is always more fun when there’s an assortment of delicious flavors and toppings so put out a collection of your favorite pods and let guests choose their own to go with their dessert! If you’re hosting a more formal get together, the 2.0 Brewer features the flexibility for you to brew a carafe for pouring at the table.
#5— Cuisinart Compact Juice Extractor ($99.99)- Our family has a tradition of serving Christmas brunch and I always try to make things easy the morning of. My made-ahead quiche goes in the oven along with a ham for easy main dishes and I love the idea of setting fresh juice that can be a breeze to make with the Cuisinart Compact Juice Extractor. With a capacity of 40 ounces, I can make my juices ahead of time and have them chilling in the fridge for when guests arrive.
#6— Weber Gas Grill ($499.99)- Who said you have to throw a roast in the oven for the holidays? From grilled pizza, delectable meats, to grilled vegetables, the Weber Gas Grill can provide variety to your holiday buffet and the best part? You can close the lid and walk away when your food is ready to minimize clean up! Plus a new grill is always a great gift when you don’t quite know what to get dad!
#7— Sharp Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven ($149.99)- Leftovers are inevitable after cooking for a crowd so give yourself a rest in the days following get togethers and enjoy being able to heat up your favorite parts of the meal you prepared in the days that follow thanks to the Sharp Stainless Steel Microwave Oven.
#8 & #9— Haier 24” or 32” LED HDTV ($119.99 and $169.99)- Great hostesses know that guest rooms can be made a bit more cozy when they feel like home. Investing in a 24” or 32” Haier LED HDTV for your guest room is a smart choice because these TVs are perfectly sized for the space. Don’t forget to leave your WiFi network name and password in nice little frame on the night stand, have a HDMI cable ready so guests can hook up their laptop, and maybe even add a Samsung Smart BluRay Player ($59.99) to your guest room setup so visitors can retire to their room and wind down with a favorite movie to relax after a busy day.
Why HH Gregg?
One of the things about my local HH Gregg store is the ability to see big ticket items in person. If I’m investing in a kitchen appliance that I plan to have for a number of years, I want to be able to see it and understand what the features that are described on the website really look like. For example, the Bosch 24” Stainless Steel dishwasher is important for me to see because I like to know how the racks are constructed. What’s the inside capacity like, will there be enough room for serving pieces, and is the stainless steel surface a magnet for fingerprints? As our family shops for a refrigerator, I find that I have to have an in-store experience to ensure that the model I’m looking at online truly fits our lifestyle and has adequate space so favorite items are readily accessible.
I also find that the employees at HH Gregg are knowledgeable and helpful when I need them to be. We’ve all had in-store experiences where a sales associate can’t be found anywhere on the floor and times when one hovers so much that they’re invading your personal space as you make an important purchasing decision. I love that HH Gregg associates check in with me to see if I need assistance but leave me alone, let me browse, yet are always willing to answer my questions as they arise.
Visit the HH Gregg website to find a store near you as you look for items to make your holiday entertaining easier this year and if your’e still looking for the perfect gift, their top 25 gifts for the holiday season can help!
I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own. Images courtesy of HH Gregg.