Get Your Kitchen Christmas Ready With These 7 Festive Pieces

It’s time to get ready for Christmas and the best place to start is in the kitchen, the central meeting place of our home!

My kids and husband love all of the decor and enjoy every piece I put out. How fun is it to eat off of Christmas plates and being surrounded by the colours and scenes of the season for a few weeks a year?

These 7 festive plates and tableware items instantly put my family and kitchen into the holiday spirit.

A runner and placemats with holiday spirit

festive tree table runner placements nutcracker plates

After using mainly plain red placemats, I changed things up this year by going with printed placemats. I chose the Festive Tree pattern because I liked the different coloured trees on the beige background and because they go with the mini-tree decorations I have around the house.

For the first time, I added the coordinating table runner. It’s a great way to create two additional place settings at the table should guests drop by for dinner. The runner can also be used on a kitchen island, a dining room sideboard, or a coffee table as a colourful base for appetizers.

Matching plates and mugs

nutcracker plates and mugs

For breakfast, lunch, and dessert, we love using these nutcracker-decorated plates! The matching mugs can be used for milk or hot chocolate, coffee, or tea. These pieces perfectly reflect the magic of the season. I keep the plates right on the countertop next to the stove for many weeks every year and my family appreciates that they’re handy and out!

The merriest tea towels and oven mitts

festive oven mitts and tea towels

These tea towels match the placemats and spread the festive tree theme around the kitchen. The polka dot oven mitts, in complementary colours to the placemats and table runner, add an element of fun while we’re baking and cooking.

Red cake pedestal

red festive christmas cake plate

We bake and entertain a lot this time of year and this scalloped cake stand displays all of the fun goodies. I like the height it adds to any food spread. It can be used for sweet treats or savoury appetizers.

Appetizer bowls & tray

festive red and white serving bowls

This 5-piece red and white set of 4 bowls and tray is one of my favourite new holiday pieces. It’s the right size for putting out both healthy and fun options for my family, and it’s dressy enough for guests. Here, I’m showing hummus and veggies as well as chocolate and nuts for a sweet option.

A crowd-pleasing cheese board

snowflake cheese board

Because we spend even more time in the kitchen around Christmas, I picked up this bamboo cheese board to showcase a yummy and simple snack of Brie, cranberries, walnuts, and honey. I like the size because it’s easy to pull out and use for after-school snacks as well.

That must-have gingerbread house

festive gingerbread house

Finally, one of the things that both of my kids love doing is putting together a gingerbread house. It’s a fun and relaxing activity. There’s also something nostalgic and whimsical about having this little house in the kitchen, just waiting to be eaten, bit-by-bit.

I hope you’ve gotten a few new ideas about getting your kitchen outfitted for Christmas. It’s all about embracing the spirit of the season while elevating the holidays on a daily basis!

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Mary Ashkar

Mary lives in Toronto with her husband and two teens. She is a freelance writer and the founder of, a lifestyle blog inspiring slow living through posts on food, life, style, entertaining, books, parenting, and mental health. Follow along on Mary's colourful Instagram feed (, where you can see her love of flatlays and answer daily questions encouraging you to try new things and enjoy life's moments!