Holiday Dinnerware You'll Want to Leave Out All Year Long

When it comes to decorating your table for the holiday season, invest in pieces you can use time and time again. Although red and green look festive, metallic gold accents and textured glassware can suit any dinner party. We rounded up our favorite finds to help you create a beautiful tablescape you can use after Christmas dinner, too.

White and gold table runner from West Elm on a light gray table photo

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Simple Table Runner

A subtle table runner is the perfect base for any tablescape. We like this one from West Elm, which comes in gold or silver—both classic holiday colors. (For a warmer table setting, go for the gold.) Its rippled pattern pops against the ivory while adding texture. Simple yet refined, it won't steal the spotlight from your place settings.

To Buy: $39;

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White hexagon plate with gold lines from Crate and Barrel with a dark gray background photo

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Geometric Plates

A white dinnerware set is essential for any frequent host. It's versatile and complements almost any table linens and entertaining essentials. For the holidays (and any other occasion), we love this Crate & Barrel Christmas plate. Its unique hexagon shape and delicate gold lines add an understated shimmer that elegantly coordinates with the rest of your tabletop.

To Buy: $10;

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5-piece gold flatware set including forks, butter knife, and spoons from Macys photo

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Gold Silverware

Metallic flatware is having a moment, and this gold silverware set is right on trend. Use it when you want something fancier than your everyday silverware. They'll look great for Easter brunch, a Thanksgiving feast, or any dinner party where you're looking to impress.

To Buy: $68;

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Highball, double old fashioned, and shot glass with criss cross pattern from Pottery Barn photo

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Classic Cocktail Glasses

These cocktail glasses provide a pretty vessel for serving eggnog, party drinks, and other beverages. Choose from a four-piece set of highball, double old fashioned, or shot glasses to instantly elevate the tablescape. Tip: Add Christmas-themed coasters for a quick way to bring holiday cheer to your dinner party.

To Buy: From $32;

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White cloth napkin with gold edge from Wayfair photo

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Cloth Napkins

Get more use out of a beautiful holiday tablescape by keeping the linens simple with white napkins. Made of 100% cotton, this set is soft and affordable (only $17 for four). While the gold complements these place settings, try the red for a pop of color on your holiday table.

To Buy: $17 (usually $35);

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Cheese and crackers tray with ampersand center from Uncommon Goods photo

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Cheese Plate

A meat and cheese plate (or charcuterie plate) is usually a hit at holiday parties, and a sophisticated serving tray will be used over and over again for gatherings throughout the year. Our pick: This unique cheese board that cleverly utilizes the ampersand to organize your appetizer. To take your plate to the next level, check out these fun charcuterie ideas.

To Buy: $48;

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White and gold serving bowl from Anthropologie photo

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Serving Bowl

In addition to meats and cheeses, a holiday feast needs something sweet. Fill this 13-inch serving bowl with Christmas cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels, and other sugary treats for your guests to enjoy. Bonus: Just wipe it out after cocktail hour and use it to serve mashed potatoes, yams, or any holiday dishes when dinner is ready.

To Buy: $68;

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Crystal pitcher with decorative lines from Walmart photo

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Crystal Pitcher

From specialty cocktails to refreshing ice tea, this crystal pitcher pours your favorite beverages and looks beautiful on the table. Use it as intended, or place some flowers inside for a lovely centerpiece. When the party ends, run it through the dishwasher so it'll be ready for next time.

To Buy: $30;

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