We all have that one person on our shopping list — the cook or host who seems to have everything. Well, there is an easy pleaser for all of these well-stocked folks: One big beautiful bowl.
Everyone can use just one more lovely serving bowl. From holding fruit to serving salads, pastas, vegetables, and other main dishes, a beautiful bowl will never go unused. It really is a no-fail gift. Here are ten examples that made us swoon. Any one of them would find a warm welcome in our kitchens!
- 1 Dansk Wood Classics 10" Tulip Salad Bowl, $49.95 from All Modern: A wonderful acacia wood salad bowl — thick, sturdy, and very pretty in person.
- 2 12" Bowl Cherry, Sage and White Crossed Bowl, $75 from Wind & Willow Home: The cross-cross colors on this cherry wood bowl are an unusual but lovely touch.
- 3 Shallow Salad Bowl, $129 from Heath Ceramics: A classic. Wide and shallow, we love this bowl for salads and pasta. And the turquoise color is simply stunning!
- 4 Wedgewood Renaissance Gold Serving Bowl, $180 from Williams-Sonoma: Simply elegant!
- 5 Splash Print Salad Bowl, £43.50 from Liberty London: Splish-splash, this bowl is awesome. We love the color combination.
- 6 Stratford Serve Bowl, 39.95 from Anthropologie: The inside of this bowl looks like intricately carved glass (so pretty), while the gray color is a great neutral for the table.
- 7 Mauviel M'passion 7.4 qt Copper Beating Bowl, $190 from Mauviel USA: A large copper bowl so you can beat eggs Julia Child-style.
- 8 L'Object Fortuny Papiro Large Blue Bowl, $275 from Gumps: This is the bowl for when you really want a glam showstopper on the table. Rich colors in a 24-carat gold gilded pattern? Check.
- 9 Iittala Taika Blue Serving Bowl, $100 from FinnStyle: A whimsical, wintry design. Would look amazing with gold accents on the table.
- 10 Square Handle Basket, $108 from Pigeon Toe Ceramics: When simple is best, this bowl is all you need.
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