An array of spectacular, metal gift ideas, from the superfunctional (professional-grade cookware) to beautiful and decorative (necklaces inspired by 17th-century serving ware). Photographs by Gregor Halenda.

By Christine QuinlanMegan KrigbaumJen Murphy and Nick Fauchald
December 01, 2007

Flatware to Wear

Flatware to Wear

Necklaces from Demitasse Jewelry are inspired by items like a 17th century ice server and an 18th-century spoon and slicer. From left: $595, $765 and $795; Links

Chain Links

Brooklyn-based designer Sarah Cihat asked metalsmith Michael Miller to dress up the hand-cast porcelain bowls from her new Dirt collection with edgy copper and brass chainwork. $600; Chic

Campfire Chic

These sleek stainless steel, oil-burning “logs” from designer Carl Mertens provide a dramatic centerpiece. $340; Menorah

Lotus Menorah

Michael Aram’s organic-themed Lotus Blossom line now includes a handmade, nickel plated Hanukkah menorah. $220; Cookware

Professional-Style Cookware

Viking’s expanded cookware line features a three-quart sauté pan in seven-ply stainless steel and aluminum to evenly conduct heat. $230; Coffeepot

Iconic Coffeepot

Bialetti’s stovetop cappuccino maker now comes in a more versatile electric version. $140; Knives

Magnificent Knives

Shun’s Kaji knives are made by folding layers of steel and nickel alloy around a metal core to produce an exceptionally durable blade, which is then attached to a water-resistant Pakkawood handle. $250 for an eight-inch chef’s knife; Serving Up the Spirit World

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