Return of the napkin ring

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It's not just the food that matters on Christmas day; your table decorations also go a long way in setting the mood. And, with the 1970s set to be a huge trend thanks to Chanel's Cruide collection, we're happy to announce the return of a tableware classic from the era: the napkin ring.

Yes, you read that correctly: napkins rings are once again the thing to have on your dining table, with both Marks & Spencer and John Lewis reporting marked increases in sales. And so, to ensure your table is on-trend, Stylist has picked our top 10 gorgeous options.

  • Bee napkin rings

    These gorgeous enamel bee napkin rings are cute, different and timeless. They could be used all year round.

    Available from The Travelling Souk,, £24.50 for four

  • Oak leaf napkin rings

    A pair of beautiful hand-made, lead-free, pewter oak leaf napkin rings. They come gift packaged in a cute voile drawstring bag. The perfect gift for the hostess with the mostest.

    Available from The Travelling Souk,, £20 per pair

  • Slate tags

    We love these heart shaped slate tags. They look rustic with their twine binding and you can give them a personal touch by writing an initial in chalk on them or equally stunning with nothing on them at all.

    Available from The Dining Company,, £20 for four

  • Cutlery napkin rings

    These retro, brass napkin rings caught our eye. Fun but elegant.

    Available from John Lewis,, £2.50 each

  • Stitch napkin rings

    For a more masculine look these faux leather rings, which also double as placemats are fabulous. Choose from classic black, brown or red.

    Available from John Lewis,, £5 for four

  • Crystal napkin rings

    Made from glass these stylish rings will befit any special occasion and any colour theme.

    Available from Nina Campbell,, £17 each

  • Silver reindeer

    Charming little silver reindeer napkin rings that would be perfect for your Christmas dinner table.

    Available from Occa home, or call 0844 879 4258, £33.86 for six

  • Helsinki napkin rings

    Sometimes simplicity is best. These simple ‘silver’ rings look expensive and would work for any dinner party all year round.

    Available from The Dining Company,, £10.50 per pair

  • Hemera napkin rings

    Really pretty crystal mesh napkin rings that are easy to store away.

    Available from Occa home, or call 0844 879 4258, £19 for four

  • Vera Wang @ Wedgwood Love knots napkin rings

    These decadent but reasonably priced silver plated rings are simple so would suit any sort of dinner party or special occasion. They’re quite chunky and come beautifully gift boxed.

    Available from Selfridges,, £40 for four