Whether you’re into sleek and modern or rustic and charming, there’s a cream and sugar set in every style and price point. Besides kicking your coffee service set up a notch, they also make great wedding and housewarming gifts.
Bodum is one of the top names in coffee and tea, so it’s no surprise that they make high quality, well-designed cream and sugar caddies. This polished stainless steel set, which comes with a matching sugar spoon as well, is reasonably priced and adds instant contemporary elegance to your table.
Our pick: Bodum cream and sugar caddy set (Amazon.com, $30)
Donna Karan Lenox porcelain
While Lenox is well known for their high end ceramics and dinnerware, Donna Karan is usually associated with fashion design, which is part of what makes this unique set so special. The unadorned porcelain set comes with sugar bowl, creamer, tray and spoon, all with beautiful, unusual wavy lines that just call to be touched.
Our pick: Donna Karan Lenox sugar caddy set (Lenox, $50)
Designed by world-renowned industrial designer Eva Zeisel, this Crate and Barrel exclusive Classic Century porcelain sugar bowl and creamer (sold separately) are classic elegance at its best. These timeless pieces, which exhibit the graceful curves characteristic of Zeisel’s work, will never go out of style.
Our pick: Classic Century sugar bowl and creamer (Crate & Barrel, $31)
Mikasa jazz set
Known for their high quality ceramics, Mikasa’s Jazz sugar and creamer lives up to its name. The simple design is at once timeless and contemporary, with bold black lines on a white porcelain background. Dishwasher and microwave safe, this elegant set is meant to be used and enjoyed.
Our pick: Mikasa jazz cream and sugar caddy set (Mikasa, $80)
Tiffany weave berry basket
Although Tiffany’s might be famous for their exquisite jewelry, fancy chefs also know them for their high quality home goods and serving pieces. This cream and sugar caddy and attached tray is made from Irish Parian bone china and exhibits a handsome basket weave pattern inspired by ancient Celtic designs.
Our pick: Tiffany cream and sugar caddy (Tiffany, $275)
Alessi steel mirror
Equated with high quality, compelling design and all things coffee the world over, many consider Alessi products to be well worth their hefty price tag. Bauhaus artist Marianne Brandt originally designed this steel mirror polished sugar and cream set in 1928. The fact that it’s as fashionable today as the day it was designed only proves its timelessness. The set is a little pricey, but comes with a stunning tray and sugar tongs as well as the creamery and sugar bowl.
Our pick: Alessi cream and sugar caddy (Alessi, $305)