The 8 Best Holiday Dinnerware Sets to Buy in 2018

These picks will only add to the cheer and joy of the season

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Our Top Picks

Best Thanksgiving: Spode Woodland Turkey Set on Bed Bath and Beyond 

“Elegant yet casual porcelain dining set will instantly turn a plain table into one set for a Thanksgiving feast.”

Best Winter Scene: Gibson Home Christmas Toile 16-Piece Set on Amazon

“Nostalgic winter scenes with illustrations of a sled, country houses in the snow and icy rivers.”

Best Plaid: Lenox Winter Greetings Plaid 5-Piece Place Setting on Amazon

“Made of bone china with a 24K gold accent.”

Best Modern: Seasons Changing 16-Piece Set on Wayfair

“Contemporary feel that will work well with any holiday decor or color scheme.”

Best Santa: Nostalgic Santa 16-PIece Set at Pottery Barn

“In classic red, green and navy hues, the dinnerware will pair nicely with solid-color or plaid linens.”

Best Elegant: Spode Christmas Tree 12-Piece Set on Wayfair

“Features a lush evergreen tree wrapped with glittering ornaments and golden garland.”

Best for Kids: Snoopy Holiday Tabletop Gift Set on Pottery Barn Kids

"Plate, bowl, and tumbler that are all decorated with a whimsical drawing of Snoopy.”

Best Everyday: AmazonBasics 16-Piece Cafe Stripe Set on Amazon

“Can mix with more formal pieces and will work with all of your favorite holiday linens.”

 

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    Best Thanksgiving: Spode Woodland Turkey Dinnerware Collection

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    Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

    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.

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    Best Winter Scene: Gibson Home Christmas Toile 16-Piece Dinnerware 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 mostly 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.

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    Best Plaid: Lenox Winter Greetings Plaid 5-Piece Place Setting

    In classic red and green with a formal gold banded edge, the Lenox Winter Greetings Plaid 5-Piece Place Setting is a great complement to any holiday table. Each set includes a place setting for one person with a dinner plate, salad plate, butter plate, tea cup and saucer. The dishes are made of bone china with a 24K gold accent. They are dishwasher safe but not microwave safe. Reviewers love the pattern and also that the dinnerware is made in the U.S.A.

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    Best Modern: Seasons Changing 16-Piece Dinnerware Set

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    Courtesy of Wayfair.

    If you’re going for a more modern look this Christmas, the Rachael Ray Seasons Changing 16-Piece Dinnerware Set 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 minimal green and white design depicts the changing of the seasons, and is made of fine Porcelain China. This set contains four dinner plates, four bowls, four salad plates, and four mugs, all of which are microwave and dishwasher safe. It has been praised by reviewers for being a “unique alternative” to the usual holiday-themed dinnerware.

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    Best Santa: Pottery Barn Nostalgic Santa 16-PIece Dinnerware Set

    NOSTALGIC SANTA 16 PIECE DINNERWARE SET
    Courtesy of Pottery Barn

    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 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.

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    Best Elegant: Spode Christmas Tree 12-Piece Dinnerware Set

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    Courtesy of Wayfair.

    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.

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    Best for Kids: Snoopy® Holiday Tabletop Gift Set

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    Courtesy of Pottery Barn.

    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.

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    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. Customers give this set rave reviews, with one reviewer writing, "they're great everyday dinnerware, with a simple, clean, and lightweight design."