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Best for Thanksgiving: Spode Woodland Turkey Dinnerware Collection
The turkey is the star of the Spode Woodland Turkey Dinnerware collection, which includes pretty much everything you'd ever want to set your table (sold open stock) plates, gravy boats, soup tureens, mugs, and more. Done in autumnal brown and white with hints of red, green, and yellow, this elegant yet casual porcelain dining set will instantly turn a plain table into one set for a Thanksgiving feast! The dishes are dishwasher safe, which helps make cleanup a breeze.
Best for Christmas: Pottery Barn Nostalgic Santa 16-PIece Dinnerware Set
With beautiful illustrations inspired by vintage-style Santa renditions on each piece, the Pottery Barn Nostalgic Santa 16-PIece Dinnerware Set evokes Christmases of ages past and all the warm fuzzy memories that go with it. In classic red, green, and navy hues, the dinnerware will pair nicely with solid-color or plaid linens. The dishes are made of stoneware with a glazed decal finish and are microwave and dishwasher safe. Each set includes four dinner plates, four salad plates, four bowls, and four mugs.
Best Nostalgic: Gibson Home Christmas Toile Serving Set
Done in muted colors, the Gibson Home Christmas Toile 16-Piece Dinnerware Set evokes nostalgic winter scenes with illustrations of a sled, country houses in the snow, and icy rivers. The dishes are made from porcelain and are dishwasher and microwave safe, and the set includes four dinner plates, four salad plates, four bowls, and four mugs. Because the color scheme is relatively neutral and the winter scenes aren’t Christmas-specific, the dishware can be dressed up for holiday dinners with red and green linens or made to work all winter long with plain white ones.
Best Winter: Williams Sonoma Woodland Berry Dinnerware Collection
If you're looking for holiday dinnerware that can be used throughout the winter season, Williams Sonoma's Woodland Berry Dinnerware Collection is a great option. This durable porcelain dinnerware set is adorned with pinecones, pine branches, winterberries, and holly for a stunning backdrop that's sure to delight guests. You can layer plates from the same collection or add in pieces from another Williams Sonoma collection (we also love their Tartan plaid dinnerware) for a more unique table setting. Each piece in this collection is sold individually or in sets of four.
Best Modern: Crate & Barrel Visto 4-Piece Red Stoneware Place Setting
If you’re going for a more modern look this Christmas, the Visto 4-Piece Red Stoneware Place Setting has a contemporary feel that will work well with any holiday decor or color scheme—regardless of how formal or informal your gathering is. The monochromatic color scheme of this dinnerware makes it easy to pair with more decorative serveware, and the glazed stoneware is dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe. This set contains four dinner plates, four bowls, four salad plates, and four mugs, all of which are made in Portugal.
Best Everyday: AmazonBasics 16-Piece Cafe Stripe Dinnerware Set in Red
For a set of dishes that can be used during the holiday season and after, we recommend the AmazonBasics 16-Piece Cafe Stripe Dinnerware Set. With the simple red and white banded design, the dinnerware can mix with more formal pieces and will work with all of your favorite holiday linens. Made of AB-grade porcelain that's lightweight and durable, the dishes are microwave, oven, and dishwasher-safe. Each set includes four dinner plates, four dessert plates, four bowls, and four mugs.
Best Elegant: Spode Christmas Tree 12-Piece Dinnerware Set
For the utmost in wintry sophistication and festive elegance, the Christmas Tree Dinnerware Collection from Spode will undoubtedly be the perfect addition to your dinner table this holiday season. Originally designed in 1938, this lovely dinnerware pattern features a lush evergreen tree wrapped with glittering ornaments and golden garland, complete with piles of cheerfully wrapped presents. All dishes are made of sturdy stoneware and are microwave-safe, and can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher—leaving you with more time to enjoy your family, open presents, and drink cocoa under the tree.
Best for Kids: Pottery Barn Kids Snoopy Holiday Tabletop Gift Set
Get your kids ready for Christmas with the Snoopy® Holiday Tabletop Gift Set. This 3-piece set features a plate, bowl, and tumblr that are all decorated with a whimsical drawing of Snoopy. The plate and bowl are made of melamine, which won't break if dropped, and the tumblr is made of Tritan, a shatter- and stain-resistant plastic. Both materials are BPA, phthalate, and lead-free so you won't have to worry about your little one ingesting harmful chemicals. The set is dishwasher safe but not recommended for the microwave. You can choose from four different Snoopy drawings—all of which are bright and festive.