Whether you’re heading home for the holidays (family time!) later this month or just looking for a fun way to spend a night in with friends, consider a game night. It’s an easy activity and sure thing when it comes to entertaining a crowd (note: especially when there are cocktails involved).
If you’re going to make the effort, why not go the extra mile and level up with a game that’s as nice to look at as it is to play. From designer dominoes and coffee-table-worthy puzzles to hand-painted backgammon sets and a show-stopping Monopoly set, games have never looked so good. Tip: a game – a good-looking one, that is – makes an excellent hostess gift.
Below, 16 gorgeous games to consider.
When it comes to playing cards, there’s no need to go basic with Bicycle. From hand-painted themed sets to designer decks, there’s no shortage of unique options. These make great gifts because you can easily find a deck that suits (see what I did there?) the recipient’s style.
Crafted from gorgeous walnut wood and complete with luxurious little touches (think: gold foil accent cards), this special edition Monopoly set is a show-stopper. Bonus: you can customize it by adding a monogram or name to the side. This would make a great gift – and besides, who doesn’t love the feeling of buying a hotel on the Boardwalk?