Presents don’t only have to be kept below the tree! Put tabletop surfaces to good use as gift display by placing bundled gift boxes on top of cake stands. For a perfectly balanced look, group several cake stands ranging in height together to create highs and lows.
No room for a full bar? No problem! Flip a clear cylindrical stand upside down, fill it with something seasonal, then top it off with a small tray. Next, with a sturdy foundation to start with, layering spirits and glassware on top of the tray to create a makeshift tabletop cocktail bar.
When arranging produce, alternate colors, textures and sizes to create a display that looks as delicious as it tastes. In this centerpiece, artichokes, grapes and plumcots are arranged around a large bosc pear. Try to find produce that is unique and seasonal, although it's OK to mix in some imported, out-of-season fruit as well!
A gorgeous warm wood finish on this dining table matches the wood detailing used throughout the kitchen to achieve a cozy, country feel. A simple glass cake stand holds a snacks for an inviting look while leaving the table space open.
An excellent gift for new homeowners is a kitchen essentials cake stand presentation. To create one, pick up basic kitchen supplies ranging in height and shape. Next, arrange them on top of a cake stand, interspersing small seasonal accents for color and texture. Lastly, use a small chalkboard or gift tag to address to the recipient.