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Amazon Has a Secret Section of Expensive-Looking Plates, Glasses, and Silverware for Under $30

Food & Wine logo Food & Wine 4/19/2021 Amy Schulman
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As the weather continues to get warmer, dining outdoors will require fewer layers and blazing heaters. And as you dust off the big grill and pull out the comfortable patio furniture and umbrellas, you may also want to start thinking about the smaller, yet equally important, aspects of outdoor dining at home, like dinnerware, glassware, plus other accessories including placemats and outdoor-friendly carrying trays. 

Luckily, Amazon has put together an entire section devoted to outdoor tabletop ideas that look more expensive than they actually are, offering up a slew of rainbow-colored glasses, bright printed tablecloths, and shatterproof melamine plates. To make things even easier, we’ve pulled out a selection of outdoor dining-approved tabletop finds. Keep scrolling to check out the best plates, glasses, silverware, and more—all of which are under $30.

Spruce up outdoor entertaining with these lively additions. © Provided by Food & Wine Spruce up outdoor entertaining with these lively additions.

Best Colorful Plates on Amazon Under $30


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Whether you’re looking for plates or placemats, there’s something for everyone here. Nab an elegant set of 8-inch porcelain dinner plates that look far more expensive than they really are for just $23. If it’s shatterproof plates you’re after, consider these $17 bamboo fiber plates that’ll brighten up even the dreariest of days. For those who don’t want to invest in a new set of plates,  these round, braided placemats are woven with a kaleidoscope of reds, blues, yellows, and oranges to add some color to your outdoor dining setting. Or you can serve fizzy drinks off this $30 neon melamine tray that’s sure to turn heads.      

Best Colorful Glasses on Amazon Under $30

Anytime you bring glass outdoors there’s always the chance of accidents. Rather than take the risk, add these unbreakable whiskey glasses to the glassware collection, which are large enough to hold wine, cocktails, and juice. If you’re looking for something a little larger, opt for these Creative Bath Tumblers that are perfect for gulping down freshly squeezed lemonade; or you can shop these colored highball glasses that are designed with a flat, sturdy base. While you’re at it, start prepping for a summer of cold drinks with this leakproof iced tea maker that’s just $30

Best Outdoor Accessories on Amazon Under $30    

Bring some brightness to any space by setting out one of these pattern-forward tablecloths along with a set of these Shibori cloth napkins that are sure to bring some life to the patio. Plus, you won’t have to toss them in the trash if they get stained; simply throw them into the washer when dinner’s over. For those who are eschewing plastic silverware for the reusable kind—but don’t want to bring the fancy set outdoors—serve lunch with this 24-piece colored, stainless steel flatware set that includes service for six.   

Don’t delay: Shop these outdoor-approved plates, glasses, and silverware, so when hot weather is officially here to stay, you’ll be prepared for a season of drinks, appetizers, and dessert on the patio.

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