Decanters that come with matching stands are almost always beautiful pieces that make good stand-ins for traditional, but impractical, centerpieces at the dinner table. A decanter like this one, the Amphora Decanter, is both beautiful and useful. It is made in Italy of mouth-blown crystal and is based on a very old design that, for centuries, was believed to be one of the best for oxidation. It can also be used to serve other liqueurs, should you choose to use it to serve brandy or some other warming drink over the holidays, making use of the visual effect of the decanter, if not its oxidation abilities. Price: $130.