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2013 Gift Guide: Tabletop & Kitchen Tools

From jadeite mixing bowls to pot holders made from vintage kimono fabric, you're sure to find something for every cook and hostess on your list in our collection of serving items and kitchen tools. Stay tuned for more gift ideas, from must-haves for the frequent traveller to the ultimate stocking stuffers!

Clockwise from top: Far Holland Kitchen Mitt and Lid Holder
These unique kitchen mitts and potholders are handmade from vintage kimono fabric.
Kitchen Mitt and Pot Holder, $26 and $18 (or $42 for a set) at Far Holland Le Creuset 5½-quart French Oven
The classic cast iron enamel oven will become a cherished family heirloom.
5½-quart French Oven, $275 at Le Creuset Scape Bakeware Vegetable Dish
Adorable and durable, this ceramic stoneware casserole is perfect for oven to table cooking.
Scape Bakeware Vegetable Dish, $14.99 at West Elm Market
Clockwise from top left: Peacock Dot Napkins
Handcrafted by Dot and Army exclusively for Provisions, these soft, deep blue cotton napkins are a perfect pop of color.
Peacock Dot Napkins, $30 for a set of 4 at Provisions Gold Napkin Rings
Assorted geometric shapes in bright shiny gold instantly dress up any table setting.
Gold Napkin Rings, $20 for a set of 4 assorted shapes at West Elm Cross Dye Napkin Set
Basic cotton napkins in bright jewel-tones mean easy entertaining.
Cross Dye Basic Napkin Set, from $5.99 at West Elm Zag Zig Napkins
A printed napkin set in fun, warm colors is an unexpected but welcome gift.
Zag Zig Napkin Set, $36 for a set of 2 at Leif Shop
Clockwise from top left: Enamel Pie & Cake Server
A sleek polished nickel pie & cake server with a pastel enamel handle is the perfect hostess gift alongside your best holiday pie.
Enamel Pie Server, $58 at Jonathan Adler Vienna Cake Stand and Cover
LSA's Vienna cake stand and dome is the most elegant way to display home-baked treats.
Vienna Cake Stand and Cover, $94 at Amara Ruffled Pie Dish
In addition to being the most beautiful pie dish we've ever seen, Emile Henry's ceramic pie dish stands up to sharp slicing utensils and is freezer, broiler, and microwave safe.
Emile Henry Ruffle Pie Dish, $45.95 at Williams-Sonoma
Almoco Flatware
Made by a third-generation family-run company in Portugal, Almoco's beautiful stainless steel silverware—available in matte black, gold, brass, and silver—are so perfect you'll wish for a set in every color.
Almoco Flatware, $30–$50 for a 5-piece place setting at Design Within Reach
Bee House Butter Dish and Salt Box
Made in Japan and available in three different colors, this porcelain kitchen set are pretty, functional tools we'd love to display on the countertop.
Bee House Kitchen Butter Dish and Salt Box, from $22 and $26 (or $47 for the set) at Umami Mart
Clockwise from top: Rose Gold Salad Servers
Rosy-hued golden salad servers will make any simple salad feel festive.
Rose Gold Salad Set, $49 at West Elm Wooden Dipped Bowls
Hand-dipped in brightly colored rubber, Wind & Willow's wooden bowl come in myriad sizes and colors, and are perfect for displaying fruit, serving salad, or popcorn snacking.
Wooden Dipped Bowls, from $8–$138 at Wind & Willow Jadeite Mixing Bowl Set
Mosser's hand-pressed glass bowls bring vintage style into the kitchen.
Mosser Glass Jadeite Mixing Bowl Set, $75 at Dry Goods NYC
Clockwise from top left: Boos Block
Made from sustainably harvested cherrywood, these carefully-crafted butcher blocks are as good for heavy-duty chopping as they are for showing off food. Boos Cherry Wood End-Grain Cutting Block, from $119.95–$229.95 at Williams-Sonoma Laguiole Cheese Knives
A set of three aquamarine-handled knives—a serrated knife, a fork-tipped knife, and a soft cheese spreader—bring style and color to any cheese plate.
Claude Dozorme Cheese Set, $98 at La Terrine Lostine Cutting Boards
Handmade in Philadelphia, these solid hardwood cutting boards come in a variety of sizes for cutting and displaying everything from vegetables to cheese. Hang them by their hand-tooled leather handles when not in use.
Lostine Cutting Boards, from $70–$160 at Canoe Baguette Serving Boards
Oblong solid maple boards are ideal for serving baguettes, or use them as a beautiful presentation board for crudités, cheeses, or charcuterie.
Baguette Serving Board, from $60–$80 at Marvin Freitas

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