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40 Best Gifts from Williams Sonoma That You Might Want to Keep for Yourself

updated Nov 30, 2023
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Take a moment and think about your most stylish, savvy friend. The one you text when you need help finding the perfect wedding gift, who will always show up to a party with a special bottle of wine or a box of gourmet chocolates. They have an appreciation for quality and a level of taste that you can depend on. To many, shopping at Williams Sonoma is a lot like hitting that friend up for advice

For over 60 years, tastemakers have turned to the iconic retailer as their one-stop shop for finding the perfect gift for food-lovers, home cooks, and consummate hosts.

Whether you want to go big or small, you’ll find an array of beautifully made, high-quality products at a range of price points. Below, we’ve highlighted some of their most gift-worthy items, no matter if you’re shopping for the holidays (hello, lavish advent calendars!), a birthday, a wedding, or just because.

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Williams Sonoma
$29.95

Entertaining is at a premium during the holidays, which means the risk of spills and stains has never been higher. Save your favorite host or hostess the stress with this sleek set of marble coasters. Paired with a nice bottle of wine or whiskey, they'll be a welcome way to save their favorite coffee table from drink stains.

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Williams Sonoma
$14.95

Williams Sonoma took their 50-year-old mulling spices mix and packaged it into these single-serve brewing bags. Imagine enjoying a brief cozy moment with a warm mug of mulled wine in the midst of the holiday whirlwind. Do you know anyone who deserves this level of convenience and luxury? Of course you do.

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Williams Sonoma
$199.95

Imagine having Stanley Tucci over for dinner — well, his pan at any rate. Tucci partnered with GreenPan™ to create a cookware collection, and this beautiful ceramic nonstick pan makes a perfect starter gift for your favorite cook. It's made in Italy — of course — with a professional-grade aluminum body in a Thermolon™ Infinite8 ceramic nonstick coating, making it a high performer that's extra durable.

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Williams Sonoma
$179.95

You could say soft serve is having a moment right now, but true fans know the frozen dessert is forever. Cuisinart's magical Mix It In™ soft serve ice cream maker will deliver every flavor combination you can think of, along with slushies and frozen yogurt. There's also a warming cup for sauces and compartments for toppings in this upgrade to Cuisinart's original soft serve maker.

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Williams Sonoma
$95.85

Because some of us look forward to Williams Sonoma's iconic treat all year long: this peppermint bark trio includes the original dark and white chocolate, a salted chocolate version, and a semisweet-bittersweet version.

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Williams Sonoma
$79.95

If you know someone who is painstakingly kneading their own pizza dough from scratch, you know someone who would love this wooden pizza peel and baking stone set. The baking stone is made from lava from Mt. Etna itself, ensuring an extra crispy pizza crust.

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Williams Sonoma
$41.90

Here are cozy vibes in a gleaming gold cannister to last all winter long. Williams Sonoma combines Guittard bittersweet and milk chocolate with caramel for their Paris-style hot chocolate. This bundle comes with airy soft vanilla marshmallows — individually wrapped for ultimate freshness.

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Williams Sonoma
$109.95

Yes, the BBQ enthusiast in your life already has all the tools. But do they have a beautiful matching set of professional-level stainless steel tools with a matching case? Time for an upgrade. This gift will elevate a hobby they already love — and they're a great way to say, "thanks for all the steak and brisket!"

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Williams Sonoma
$69.95

These handmade, handpainted small-batch chocolate truffles are a treat for eyes as much as the belly. Danish-American chef Fritz Knipschild's little treasures are made with single-origin dark and milk chocolate and come in a signature red gift box. If you're nice, maybe the recipient will share with you.

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Williams Sonoma
$48.95

This assortment of tea from iconic English tea emporium Fortnum & Mason arrives in a beautiful decorative box, making it an easy hostess gift (no wrapping!) or way to let someone know you’re thinking of them. The collection includes six of the brand’s most popular teas — Royal Blend, Breakfast Blend, Afternoon Blend, Queen Anne Blend, Earl Grey Classic, and Smoky Earl Grey — so your recipient can choose which brew they like best (and maybe even invite you over to share a steamy cup).

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Williams Sonoma
$59.95

New York City’s Flour Shop is known for its whimsical, fun confections — and this kit can help the adventurous baker in your life try their hand at their popular Rainbow Explosion Cake. Sold individually or in a set of two, the kit is packaged in a cute paint can and includes cake mix, food coloring, frosting mix, and all the sprinkles and polka dots required to recreate this Instagram-famous, six-tier dessert.

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Williams Sonoma
$59.95

This set of three hand-painted ceramic pots comes with a matching tray, making for a great way to brighten up a windowsill, table, or kitchen counter. Each pot can be used to hold a small herb plant, or as a crock for holding kitchen tools or writing utensils. The functional pots can be used outdoors or indoors, so they're a great gift option for a friend with a green thumb or anyone that appreciates unique housewares.

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Williams Sonoma
$79.95

Our love for all things Pyrex runs deep, and we’ve written about the brand’s durable glass storage containers many times. This 10-piece set comes with two large rectangular containers, two large round containers, and a small round container, each with its own leak-proof lid made from the same sturdy glass with a silicone rim to contain spills. The oven-, microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe containers have a slightly more premium look than standard plastic-topped containers, but are equally useful for meal prep, leftovers, desk lunches, and pantry storage.

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Williams Sonoma
$349.95
was $449.95

KitchenAid’s 5-quart Artisan Stand Mixer is the gold standard when it comes to versatile, powerful stand mixers, and Williams Sonoma has a curated, colorful selection that includes all the accessories you need to make cookie and cake batter, bread dough, whipped cream, and more. In addition to a flat beater, dough hook, wire whip, and pouring shield, the 10-speed mixer can be used as a power hub for KitchenAid’s extensive collection of food prep attachments.

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Williams Sonoma
$65.85

If you want to win the best guest award, show up to your next event toting one (or more) of these Casamigos cocktail mixes. The set of three fresh mixes includes the brand’s Signature Margarita Mix, Grapefruit Orange Paloma Mix, and Blackberry Basil Smash Mix, all of which taste delicious when combined with your favorite spirit or mixed with sparkling water for a flavorful booze-free option.

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Williams Sonoma
$129.95
was $220.00

This covered fry pan from All-Clad made it to our Best List and is one of the most versatile pieces of stainless-steel cookware you can own. The 12-inch flat surface can accommodate several portions of meat, vegetables, or a big stir-fry, and the tight-fitting lid allows you to steam dumplings and greens or keep recipes warm after cooking. The pan is compatible with all cooking surfaces and it has an ovenproof design that lets you sear then finish thick steaks or chicken thighs in the oven for juicy, restaurant-quality meals.

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Williams Sonoma
$174.95
was $249.95

If you’ve ever wondered if a Nespresso is worth the investment, just ask Kitchn contributor Dana, who considers hers the best thing she bought in the past decade. This brewer, from the brand's VertuoPlus line, takes up minimal space and can prepare both espresso and coffee, ranging from a single shot to a large coffee mug. Twelve capsules are included with the brewer, as is Nespresso’s Aeroccino frother for making steamy, frothed milk for lattes and cappuccinos.

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Williams Sonoma
$49.95

Know a pair who got engaged or married this year? Celebrate their new initials with this marble and gold serving tray. It's simple, chic, and the ideal size for holiday everything from a meat and cheese platter to a mini dessert buffet.

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Williams Sonoma
$149.95

Never let a cup of coffee grow cold for your favorite java drinker thanks to this temperature-controlled mug. The heat can be adjusted by mobile app; maintain that perfect temp for 80-90 minutes.

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Williams Sonoma
$29.95

Invite your favorite Potterhead to bring a little magic into their kitchen with this cookie cutter collection inspired by The Boy Who Lived. Bakers can use the shapes to create sugar cookie creations of the series' most iconic motifs, including the golden snitch, the sorting hat, the Deathly Hallows symbol, Harry's signature round glasses, and more.

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Williams Sonoma
$44.95

Upgrade your baking buddy's kitchen arsenal ahead of your annual sugar cookie bake-off with this affordable nonstick pan set. They're made of commercial-grade aluminized steel to distribute heat evenly (no burnt treats!) and feature Goldtouch Pro nonstick coating for easy release and quick cleanup.

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Williams Sonoma
$75.95

Having a gorgeous olive oil and balsamic set on hand during the holiday season is kind of a no-brainer. Last minute party invite? No problem. Simply shop for a fresh baguette and your favorite cheese, and you have all the makings of a thoughtful (and delicious!) hostess gift.

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Williams Sonoma
$74.95

William Sonoma’s own Meyer Lemon Hand Soap, Dish Soap, and Hand Lotion trio would look beautiful next to any kitchen sink. The bottles sit neatly in a chrome rack to keep your washing station tidy and are made with lemon essential oils, so you can get a little aromatherapy while cleaning up. Replacement bottles and refills are available for purchase if you run out of soap or lotion.

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Williams Sonoma
$59.95

Available in two sizes, these cheese boards have a marble surface that’s naturally cooling, so food items stay chilled. The mixed material of the boards gives them a unique look, while the wide handle makes them easy to grip when passing among guests. Bonus: They'd also look super stylish leaning against a backsplash in a kitchen or bar area.

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Williams Sonoma
$195.00

There’s nothing wrong with using a stovetop kettle, but if you frequently need hot water throughout the day for making pourover coffee, tea, and various recipes, an electric kettle is the way to go. This design from Fellow holds about 30 ounces of water and features a gooseneck spout that makes it easy to control the flow when soaking filters or blooming coffee grounds. Water boils quickly, and the kettle has a temperature control dial that adjusts between 135 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing you to use lower temperatures for brewing delicate loose-leaf teas. Whatever your desired temperature, a hold option will maintain it for up to 60 minutes.

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Williams Sonoma
$149.95

This baking dish from Staub would look elegant on a dining table or holiday buffet, no matter the season. The deep dish can fit your favorite family recipes, whether you’re whipping up a bread pudding, enchiladas, or breakfast strata. You can use the oven-proof lid to hold in moisture, prevent excess browning when baking recipes, or keep food warm before serving. The heavy stoneware material is also resistant to thermal shock, allowing it to go directly from the refrigerator to the oven or microwave.

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Williams Sonoma
$400.00

This Dutch oven from Staub would look elegant on a dining table or holiday buffet, no matter the season. In fact, we’ve raved about Staub’s cocotte before: It’s the perfect shape to sit on a stovetop burner for slow-cooking meatballs and sauce — and inside, it’s roomy enough for high-yield stews and soups. Since it’s made from Staub’s legendary cast iron, you can sear a roast on the stovetop, finish it off in the oven, then take it straight to the table. And, while hand-washing is recommended, the cocotte, available in a range of colors, is dishwasher-safe.

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Williams Sonoma
$119.95

This European Cheese & Charcuterie gift crate includes three types of cured meats, two kinds of cheese, and a sweet panpepato, none of which you’re likely to find at your local grocery store. The set ships to the recipient of your choice in chilled packaging and has a rustic look that would make it a great gift to take to a barbecue or picnic.

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Williams Sonoma
$89.95

There’s a reason Cuisinart ice cream makers are so popular. This best-selling model can churn out a batch of creamy ice cream, gelato, or sorbet in as little as 20 minutes, making it perfect for last-minute summer gatherings (or for keeping a sweet treat on hand any time of year). The machine comes with a recipe guide and two freezable half-quart mixing bowls so you can make back-to-back batches of your favorite flavors.

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Williams Sonoma
$109.95

This electric wine opening set from Rabbit would add style and efficiency to any home bar. It centers around an electric corkscrew that effortlessly opens wine bottles in a matter of seconds and then seals opened bottles with (included) stoppers to better preserve that wine. Also included are a charging base, a foil cutter, and an aerator/pourer, so your blends pour cleanly.

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Williams Sonoma
$39.95

Infused olive oils add a special note to recipes when drizzled on salads, grilled vegetables, pasta, and pizzas. This set of four olive oils from Williams Sonoma’s specialty line would make a thoughtful gift for the chef in your life who might not otherwise splurge on such an item. The blends are flavored with blood orange, garlic, basil, and white truffle, and are perfectly sized at 100 milliliters, so they’ll stay fresh and vibrant.

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Williams Sonoma
$99.95

No one is ever too old for Mickey Mouse waffles. This little machine cooks six fluffy waffles at a time and has a surprising upgrade: a shade selector to dial in waffles to your preferred level of golden brown-ness. Guaranteed smiles around the whole table.

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Williams Sonoma
$260.00

Le Creuset remains the gold standard for cookware because they keep finding ways to improve on the classics. Additions such as enamel coating inside this Dutch oven make it even sturdier and longer lasting, and clever stabilizers keep the lid secure and help food cook evenly. We don't know what Le Creuset will think of next, but we'll be here for it.

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Williams Sonoma
$40.95
was $51.95

There are many reasons to love this foolproof cold brew coffee maker, and our favorite is the space-saving design. The top slides out of the stand so it takes up less room in the fridge while the grounds soak. When it's ready, press a lever to empty refreshing cold brew into a cool, chemistry-class carafe.

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Williams Sonoma
$299.95
was $349.95

The fanfare surrounding Vitamix blenders is well deserved. They power through frozen fruit and ice, and have blades sharp enough to mince ingredients for salsas and pestos. Their motors are also strong enough to make piping hot soup. Literally, soup! Pro tip for whoever you buy this for: Blend a little soap and hot water for simple self-cleaning.

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Williams Sonoma
$49.95

Remind your friends and family to enjoy the simple pleasure of ooey gooey s'mores. This tabletop design is the easiest and quickest way to fire-roast marshmallows for an authentic s'mores experience — indoors or outdoors.

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Williams Sonoma
$99.95

Being able to single-handedly grind salt and pepper is a total game-changer. Just tip the grinder and its gears go to work pouring out freshly cracked spices — no button-pushing or manual milling required.

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Williams Sonoma
$14.99
was $24.95

Pumpkin spice actually works better as a scent than a flavor. The aromas of ginger, cinnamon, and cloves make a home feel warmer and cozier. And, the fact that this candle is made from biodegradable beeswax and vegetable wax will make anyone feel warm and fuzzy on the inside, too.

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Williams Sonoma
$112.95

Time-saving kitchen tools are always popular gifts, and this sturdy, adjustable mandoline shaves minutes off of cooking prep time — literally! Being able to slice veggies so quickly will inspire your special somebody to cook more often, and the extra-large food holder will keep their hands completely safe.

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Williams Sonoma
$30.00

You won't find a more reliable tumbler than this. The vacuum flask design (which Stanley has been getting right since 1913) lets you enjoy hot and cold drinks, and the adjustable lid makes it easy to switch between sipping from the lide and using the straw. This is the kind of tumbler your giftee will hang on to for a long, long time.