A nice fruit basket sends a warm message in a home that the place is “lived in” and in effect full of character. Fruit can provide a decorating touch to a kitchen or dining table as an extra design element. The stainless steel fruit basket from Alessi makes for a clean fruit bowl that can work in both modern and traditional homes. This design was originally made in 1952 and measures 8.5″ dia. X 9″ h. Price: $148.