Press Releases

Cost Plus World Market® Has Entertaining Solutions And Gift-Giving Ideas For Every Budget

OAKLAND, Calif.; November 13, 2012—‘Tis the holidays and Cost Plus World Market® ( has everything you need to prepare for the entertaining season, from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s celebrations. Since 1958, World Market has been the shopping destination for holiday décor, entertaining and gift-giving ideas for every budget, from unique ornaments and tabletop serving pieces to traditional holiday foods and beverages from around the world.

Holiday Décor and Entertaining Collections
This season, World Market launches several holiday collections for home décor and entertaining. For the traditionalist, the Christmas Carols Collection is a reinvented nod to a nostalgic Christmas, from traditional red plaid tabletop textiles to ceramics with silhouettes of vintage snow scenes. The Alpine Workshop Collection reflects World Market’s love of folkloric styling and all things handmade. The Old World style of applique and embroidered cuckoo clocks, patterned heart shapes and cheerful woodland birds in the textiles are given a contemporary look set against a black ground.

For something a little more sophisticated, Le Premier Noel is an elegant, graceful, winter-inspired story draped in soft whites and metallic silver and copper. The etched stemware and shimmering metallic threads woven into textiles add a luxe feel to the table and home. For those customers who prefer a non-traditional theme, the Kokeshi Christmas Collection is a whimsical, global-inspired story. Textiles, ceramic tidbit plates, patterned bowls and platters are adorned in vivid purple, green, pink, blue and red.

Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers
World Market is the destination for everyone’s gift-giving needs for any budget. Beautiful mercury glass décor items, like filled candles with lids, hurricanes and lacquer frames, as well seasonal textiles like tea towels and tablecloths make beautiful hostess gifts. Gifts for him include stylish bottle openers and cocktail accessories. For young and old alike, popular retro toys like tin robots and the classic Sock Monkey never go out of style. Unique stocking stuffers from around the globe include horn jewelry boxes from India, wool hats from Nepal and scented candles from France.

Customers can make their gifts more personalized by taking advantage of our “create a gift” option, in which gift baskets can be customized to fit the recipient. It’s as easy as choosing from World Market’s wide selection of baskets and containers, filling with items for everyone on your holiday list, including teachers, hosts/hostesses and postal carriers, then wrapping it all with cellophane and ribbon. And don’t forget the card! The specialty retailer has an assortment of holiday gift tags, labels and individual and boxed Christmas cards. “Grab and go” gifts, like boxed jewelry and scarves, pre-made baskets and gift cards, are an easy and affordable option for those customers who are short on time.

Food and Wine
For many, the aroma and taste of certain holiday foods from around the globe mark the beginning of the holiday season, like panettone from Italy, stollen from Germany, Walkers mince pies from Scotland, and turrón from Spain. World Market has these delicious treats and more in stores and online. And, if you’re looking for a wine to pair with dinner, World Market has a wide selection of affordable varietals that pair well with everything from turkey and ham to lamb and roast beef. Exclusive wine gift packs and beer sampler sets like “Beers of the World” are also very popular for the beverage connoisseurs on your gift list.

To stay up to date on all of Cost Plus World Market’s current promotions and events, follow us on, and

About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market ( operates 263 stores in 30 states under the World Market® and Cost Plus World Market® trademarks. The stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home décor and furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.

Jill Osaka
Cost Plus World Market