When I was a little girl my god-father started a tradition that became one of my most special collections. He gave me a piece of Spode Christmas Tree China dishes.
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It became one of my favorite gifts and when I got my first apartment after college, I had a collection of Christmas dishes to decorate with and enjoy that first holiday.
My Spode is fun to mix into Holiday coffee bars and hot chocolate stations too!
When trying to decide on the perfect gift for a daughter, niece, god-daughter or a newly married couple, start the tradition of Christmas China.
Top Ten Christmas China Gift Ideas
My mom has the Lenox Holiday and I love when she uses it over the Holidays. The holly berries and gold edge are so elegant.
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry makes special everyday dishes for the Holiday and transitions to more formal settings with ease.
Nikko Holiday Greeting setting is a pretty option with its scalloped green edges and traditional tree.
One of my favorite Holiday China patterns is Waechterbach Christmas Tree. Even though this pattern is discontinued it would be a fun one to keep an eye out for at vintage shops of on websites.
Several other Lenox patterns are beautiful collections to start like Winter Greetings, Holiday Nouveau, Winter Greetings Plaid.
Johnson Brothers Friendly Village dishes can be beautiful all winter long with their snowy scene.
Dancing Snowflakes by Pfaltzgraff is a fun and whimsical choice in traditional red and green.
There are several more patterns out there, these are just ten of my favorites for starting a gifting tradition for your loved one.