Five Serving Trays You’ll Want for the Holidays

Jazz up up your hors d'oeuvres with these picks from local shops.


Sure, the holiday season is great for spending time with your family, but what’s equally important is indulging in your favorite wintertime dishes. From savory appetizers to melt-in-your-mouth desserts, there’s a way to get a taste of everything while spending time with loved ones at the same time.

While you could serve hors d’oeuvres, main courses, and sweets on regular, generic trays, why not serve your favorite foods on vibrant ones? Ahead, find five serving trays and platters you can find in Boston to jazz up your holiday menu.


Photo courtesy of Didriks

1. iittala Aalto Oak Serving Platter

The curving design of this Finnish piece adds an avant-garde touch to any culinary display. $60, Didriks, 190 Concord Ave., Cambridge,

copper platter

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2. Copper Serving Tray

Designed in Scotland, this textured, hand-beaten tray creates a dazzling presentation. Serve cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and more to showcase your finest holiday handiwork. $78, Greentail Table, 343 Watertown St., Newton,

Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

3. Leaf Polished Stainless Steel Tray

Bring the outside in this season with this polished stainless steel tray. It’s beautiful for decoration, serving, or both. $92 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 142 Berkeley St., Boston,

Photo courtesy of West Elm

Photo courtesy of West Elm

4. Marble and Copper Serving Board

This ultra-classy marble tray is complete with copper-finished steel handles, making it both practical and eye-catching. It’s best paired with wine while elegantly serving cheese and grapes before the main course. $58 West Elm, Fenway Triangle, 160 Brookline Ave., Boston,


Photo courtesy of Lekker Home

Photo courtesy of Lekker Home

5. Dip Tile Tray

Show off your Christmassy culinary creations with a tray inspired by traditional Dutch tiles. Handmade in the Netherlands, the tray boasts an intricate blue accent that’ll make your guests do a double take. $52.50, Lekker Home, 1313 Washington St., Boston,