Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide - Oneida

Oneida Ltd. is one of the world’s largest marketers of stainless steel flatware, and offers a complete range of tabletop products. Its operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Australia market stainless, silverplated, and sterling flatware products, china dinnerware, and crystal and glassware items. The company originated in a utopian community established in the mid-nineteenth century, and has had a strong reputation for quality since that time.

Oneida doesn't just sell flatwear, although they sell some really neat kids flatwear! They are definitely well known for it but its certainly not all that they carry! They have a huge selection of dinnerwear, bakewear, cookwear and so much more! You really have to take a look around their site and see what they have! They have so many different price points if you are looking for gifts and you can find someone for almost everyone weather they are into cooking, baking, hosting party's or even drinking wine!

We got a set of the Culinaria set if cocoa and I love it! Its gorgeous and nice and solid! They have a really nice weight to them and are holding up so well! They have been banged around lots and so far look good as new! I had some old plates that looked nice, they were cheapies, and as soon as I sat them on the kitchen table they were lopsided. One spun around, the center bottom was lower than the bottom. These dishes from Oneida are superior and will definitely be my go to brand the next time I need to purchase dishes.

I love the easy care that come along with them. They are microwave and dishwasher safe, the color will last and last and they aren't about to chip any time soon! The bowls are an awesome size, not to small like so many others I have used and the plates hold the perfect amount of food. I love the side plates as well, not tiny but hold a good sized salad or are good for lunch! The mugs are a great size too! They hold a great sized mug of coffee or hot cocoa and feel so nice in your hand!

If you are looking for a different gift for someone for the holidays be sure to check out Oneida online or in person at many kitchen stores and department stores!