Gibson is a major player in the dinnerware, cookware, and flatware industry, and for good reason. This USA-based company produces dining and cooking items of high quality in a wide array of colors and patterns. Our pick is the Elite Winter Cottage set, which is a lovely 16-piece dinnerware set featuring red-on-white scenes of a quiet, snow-covered village at night.
The Elite Winter Cottage dinnerware set is constructed of durable and chip-resistant porcelain. The pieces are dishwasher safe, and can be used in the microwave and oven as well. This is a service for 4, which includes 10.5” dinner plates, 8” dessert plates, 5.5” bowls, and 12 oz. mugs.
In addition to the Elite Winter Cottage collection, Gibson makes a wide array of other Christmas, winter, and holiday-themed dinnerware sets. Here are a few of the ones we found on Amazon that would fit well:
Of course, Gibson also offers a huge range of non holiday specific dinnerware. If none of their Christmas collections appeal to you, solid red, white, or green can be festive options as well.
The great thing about Melange dinnerware is that the pieces are simple in terms of design, but they stand out because of their contrasting colors and clean lines. These are plates, bowls, and cups that will look lovely against a brightly colored tablecloth or a bare tabletop.
From the holiday collection, we chose to feature the 16-piece Santa Comes Home set because it captures the playful spirit of the Christmas season while retaining the understated elegance that Melange is known for. The 16-piece set comes with 4 each 10 ½ inch dinner plates, 8 ½ inch salad plates, soup bowls, and mugs. All are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Melange also has some winter and holiday dishware that don’t feature Santa. If that’s what you want, you may like one of these sets:
All of these sets give you dinnerware pieces with chip and crack-resistant design at an affordable price.
When you buy from Lenox, you know you are getting beautiful pieces that will last a lifetime. The company specializes in designing and producing aesthetically pleasing, high-quality collectibles, gifts, and home and kitchen items. Lenox stands behind the quality of its dinnerware with its breakage replacement program. If a piece of dishware breaks under conditions of normal use, the company will offer a replacement at half the suggested retail price.
If you want holiday dinnerware that will bring joy to your table year after year, Lenox is an excellent choice. We’ve chosen to feature the Holiday Gatherings collection. This collection features holly and berries on earthenware. For perfect customization, the pieces are available for individual purchase. You can get dinner plates, pasta bowls, fruit bowls, and more. Or choose the 12-piece set, which serves 4 and comes with dinner plates, salad plates, and mugs.
When it comes to the holiday pieces, Lenox offers of the most intricate and attractive designs available. We particularly likes these festive holiday dishware collections:
Lenox dishware may be available either in complete place settings or as individual pieces. There are also additional pieces available, such as fruit bowls and serving dishes.
If you love all things traditional, then Royal Albert likely has something to suit your tastes. Their dinnerware collections feature elegant, detailed flower motifs. The Old Country Rose Christmas Tree collection displays classically decorated Christmas trees on a background of red, yellow, and pink roses.
Each 5-piece place setting comes with a dinner plate, a salad plate, a dessert plate, and a teacup and saucer. The dishes in this set are dishwasher safe, but cannot be used in microwave or oven. You can get matching serveware and specialty pieces, including fruit bowls, platters, and cake stands. They even have flatware with the same intricate old country rose design.
Royal Albert also has a number of different dishware collections that you can enjoy year-round. Here are a few:
You can purchase place settings or individual pieces. There are also serving dishes, tea sets, and mugs available in some patterns.
Spode makes dinnerware in multiple patterns, colors, and materials. They also offer dishes in a range of prices, so you can be sure that you will find something to suit your budget. We are featuring the Christmas Tree Gold collection because the pieces are truly stunning with elegant gold borders.
This particular set comes with 10 ½ inch dinner plates, 8 inch salad plates, 6 ¼ inch bread plates, teacups, and saucers. All the pieces are made of fine bone china and could last a lifetime if handled properly. Of course, we know that 22K gold accented dishes aren’t for everyone. For those who want less flashy and less pricey dishes, Spode offers some pieces with the Christmas tree pattern and without the gold border.
Spode also offers an array of all-purpose dishware made from a variety of materials such as porcelain, earthenware, and bone china. A few collections we particularly liked include:
If you’re going to be having guests over for the holiday season, buying the appropriate dinnerware is a great way to make each moment unique and memorable. For example, a thanksgiving dinnerware set for roast turkey and sides, winter dinnerware to celebrate the frosty season, or a fine dining dinnerware set to bring in the New Year.
Christmas dinnerware sets allows you to serve turkey, stuffing and the whole nine yards in the midst of intricate festive designs, and can be ordered in a wide range of styles, some even adorned with real 24K gold accents. Before you set out shopping for the best Christmas dinnerware set, it is worth considering the number of people who will be indulging in your festive hallmark events in order to bring home the right number of pieces. Next, it is worth giving some thought to how easy the dishes are to clean, and if they are microwave safe because leftover meats and sides are inevitable during this holiday season. Read on for a few tips on what to look for in the best Christmas dinnerware set.
When it comes to prices of Christmas dinnerware sets, they are spread across both the lower and higher end of the spectrum. There are several factors that contribute to the price including the material and how many guests it can serve. For example, expect to pay a bit more for dinnerware with gold accents than for one emblazoned with a winter cottage theme. Furthermore, the number of place settings (i.e. the number of pieces required for each guest) may very well spike up the price, so a 16-piece set will in most cases cost more than one that comes with 4 pieces.
However, there some 4-piece Christmas dinnerware sets that can cost way more than a set with 16 pieces owing to their priceless designs. And just like everything else we buy, there are cheap Christmas dinnerware sets available, but they probably won’t last through the holiday season owing to poor craftsmanship. To give you a rough idea, prices for Christmas dinnerware sets can range from $50 to over $200 for one that will leave your guests in awe before the tantalizing meal is even served!
All in all, the best Christmas dinnerware set is all a matter of personal taste, and with a plethora of options available, there’s definitely one to match the design to have in mind and your budget.
Having said that, here are a few factors to consider when in the market for a Christmas dinnerware set:
When it comes to the construction and design aspects of Christmas dinnerware, the main consideration factor is the material. Most high-quality Christmas dinnerware sets are crafted from bone China, porcelain or the like. China and porcelain are durable but thin and therefore probably not the best if you have a lot of kids around at Christmas. If this is the case, perhaps consider a set made of stoneware as it is glazed and a type of fired ceramic dinnerware that’s thicker and therefore less likely to be dropped by unsteady hands. You can also get sets that are chip-resistant which would be great to ensure you don’t need to buy a new set each year.
When it comes to the performance of your dinnerware, the main thing you want it to do is hold food and preferably not get too hot! You can check the temperature that each set can withstand to see if it will be good for serving or just for use when eating off of them. Also, you may want to see if they’re oven-safe. It could be a life saver to be able to make up an extra plate and warm it up in the oven, rather than having to take all the ingredients off to heat up on the stove again.
Lastly, no-one likes doing the dishes, do they? Especially washing them by hand after a hearty Christmas meal. Look for sets that are dishwasher safe, so you can wash them easily and have them ready for leftovers first thing in the morning. Some dinnerware may not be microwave friendly, especially those with gold accents, but you can always heat your leftovers in a separate dish, and relish them once again on your 24K gold accented plates.