2012 Gift Guide: Tabletop Entertaining

Sukat Makkarella Footed Bowl

With the name translating to "socks rolled down" in Finnish, this hand-blown and hand-made dessert bowl from Marimekko is both unconventionally fun and perfectly elegant. Sukat Makkarella Turquoise Footed Bowl, $49 at Crateandbarrel.comCrate and Barrel

For the avid entertainer and home cook, no gift is more exciting than a new piece of servingware to use at the next dinner party or to bring fresh color to their everyday table. From colorful crystal cocktail glasses to traditional Mexican platters, these 15 gifts are sure to please your favorite host or hostess.