I'm a complete sucker for a multitasking part, which is one of the reasons I love this simple white casserole dish. Not only does it have that Scandinavian white-and-light-wood aesthetic, but the wooden lid also doubles as a trivet so it can go from oven to table easily.
While the lid isn't as leakproof or travel-ready as your sturdy Pyrex bakers, it does have a much better visual appeal when you're serving directly from it. And the price point makes it even easier to love. The large baker is just $20 and comes in white or aqua. There is also a smaller round casserole (in both colors) that will set you back $17.
If you have a niece or nephew or family friend who is just moving into their first apartment, this makes a wonderful housewarming gift.