9 Target Dinnerware Sets That Are Major Upgrades

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  • Bobby Flay
    Bobby Flay
    American celebrity chef, restaurateur and reality television personality

Dinnerware is as an important part of any meal as the food you’re eating. It’s the difference between feeling like you’re eating at a five-star Bobby Flay establishment or a haggard college dorm party. So why not make sure you get an exquisite set that doesn’t break the bank? Whether you want to replace the plate that your aunt’s boyfriend broke last Thanksgiving, you’re looking for a snazzy winter wedding gift, or you simply want to treat yourself because dining décor is your jam, we’ve compiled a list of nine Target dinnerware sets that are major upgrades.

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1. Elama 16-Piece Stoneware Floral Dove Dinnerware Set

Dishwasher- and microwave-safe

Like your grandmother’s china, but without the storied family history…yet. This would be the perfect gift to give to that newlywed couple as they move into their new home. This set comes with four dinner plates, four bowls, four mug and four dessert plates, so they’re covered for the long haul.

Buy it ($83)

2. Gibson Home 12-Piece Stoneware Speckle Mix and Match Dinnerware Set

Microwave- and dishwasher-safe

Add a little color to your table with this elaborate set that features four assorted colors and a unique speckle finish. This versatile set comes with two sets of bowls for any type of dish from soups to spaghetti.

Buy it ($46)

3. Pillowfort 3-Piece Bamboo Melamine Kids Dinnerware Set

Microwave- and dishwasher-safe

Made with durable bamboo and melamine for lasting use, this set is an ideal choice for those big boys and girls who’re just getting the hang of eating by themselves. The round dinner plate and bowl are designed with raised edges that make it easy to scoop their favorite foods or snacks and prevents spills or messes. (Feeding yourself has a learning curve after all.)

Buy it ($5)

4. Project 62 16-Piece Stoneware Tilley Fashion Dinnerware Set

Microwave- and dishwasher-safe

Proving that neutral doesn’t have to be boring, this minimalist set is as understated as it is chic. Break it out when you have special guests over or keep it on deck for everyday use. Your choice.

Buy it ($70)

5. Elama 16-Piece Stoneware Fine Marble Dinnerware Set

Microwave- and dishwasher-safe

Because we all know a touch of marble brings a hint of sophistication to any setting, so why not incorporate it to your dinnerware? Even better if you have a marble countertop, kitchen island or kitchen tiles to match.

Buy it ($70)

6. Tabletops Gallery 20-Piece Stoneware Embossed Sophia Dinnerware

Microwave- and dishwasher-safe

Looking for unforgettable dinnerware that’ll make a statement? Then opt for this standout set that you can reserve for special occasions—birthday dinners, anniversaries or holiday parties.

Buy it ($100)

7. Certified International 5-Piece Bamboo Children's Dinnerware Set

BPA free and dishwasher-safe (top rack)

For parents whose tots need a little more convincing at mealtime, this fun set will allow you to incorporate bit of playtime. Choose from shark (pictured above), monkey, lion, owl, elephant or unicorn designs that’ll distract your picky eater from those Brussel sprouts.

Buy it ($15)

8. Project 62 12-Piece Stoneware Avesta Dinnerware Set

Dishwasher- and microwave-safe

You can never go wrong with all black. And let’s face it, it’s good to know that those pesky grease stains won’t be so glaringly obvious when you buy this sleek 12-piece set.

Buy it ($25)

9. Lakeside Rustic Melamine Dinnerware Set Plastic Farmhouse Plates and Bowls 12-Piece

Shatterproof and scratch-resistant

Bring this set along when you go camping or embark on a fishing trip. Scratch-resistant and shatterproof, these rustic-looking plates can withstand being stuffed along with tents, chairs, water coolers etc. in your trunk. And should you drop one on the ground, you can rest easy knowing it’ll remain intact. Please note: These dishes are not safe for the microwave.

Buy it ($42; $35)

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