Prep For Hosting Your Relatives For the Holidays With These 9 Hero Products

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If you've thrown your hat in the ring to be the host to all your family members during the holidays, let me preemptively applaud you. It's no easy feat! Maybe you're hosting your new in-laws for the first time, you just moved into a new home, or have boldly decided to take the hosting reins because you feel compelled — whatever the reason, bravo for being OK with inviting a gaggle of relatives into your home. Now, we're here to help alleviate some of the stress and get you prepared with all the essentials. Whether your guests are coming over for dinner or staying the night, keep reading to get the intel on some must-have items.

Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner
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Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner

A clean bathroom — specifically, a shining toilet — is an absolute must when hosting, especially if it's your parents or in-laws. Personally, I clean my toilet anytime I know people are coming over to my house, even if it's just my BFF. Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner ($2) is the ultimate wing woman — it always has your back when it comes to having a sparkling-clean bowl and kills 99.9 percent of germs.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash
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Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash

Beyond a clean toilet, the hand soap is where you can really make a good impression on your guests. There's nothing more chic than luxury guest bathroom soap, amirite? This one ($39) from Aesop will have all your guests nodding with approval.

Pendleton Glacier Park Brushed Throw Blanket
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Pendleton Glacier Park Brushed Throw Blanket

When hosting guests during the holidays, you'll likely spend much of your time lounging together on the couch. Whether you're watching movies, a Thanksgiving football game, or just enjoying each other's company, you'll want to have a cozy blanket ($159) or two on hand for keeping warm.

Bodum® Chambord 51 Ounce French Press
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Bodum® Chambord 51 Ounce French Press

Whether your guests are staying at your home or just coming over for meals, you can never have too much coffee available. This mega 51-ounce French press ($50) has you covered with multiple cups-worth of brew.

Hawkins New York Chroma Glassware Tumbler Set in Smoke
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Hawkins New York Chroma Glassware Tumbler Set in Smoke

When hosting, it's always nice to have at least one set of cohesive glasswear. This sleek set of tumblers ($72) can be used for everything from ice water to orange juice.

Parachute Home Percale Venice Set
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Parachute Home Percale Venice Set

If your guests are staying the night, nothing sets apart a good host like a guest bed with crisp, white linens ($299). Keep your whites white for all those future visits by using Clorox® Regular Bleach with CLOROMAX®.

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman
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Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman

Nothing pulls together a living room like a gorgeous coffee table book ($20). Plus, having something like Alison Roman's new cookbook on hand provides the perfect excuse for you and your family members to try out new recipes for your holiday dinner.

Mexican Train Dominoes Game with Aluminum Case
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Mexican Train Dominoes Game with Aluminum Case

There's nothing we love more than a family game night! After dinner or while you're holed up on the couch during a day of snow, play rounds of Mexican train with this all-inclusive domino set ($30).

Areaware Table Tiles in Black/Beige
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Areaware Table Tiles in Black/Beige

Nothing says, "I'm an adult" like having coasters ($18) on the table. This set is stylish enough to live on your tablescape permanently as a piece of decor.