As cake and tiered stands are usually decorative, the best material is the one that you find prettiest. Wooden cake or tiered stands are easy to dress up or down, are durable, and are suitable for a wide range of foods and displays. White ceramic is also timeless and will match numerous styles.
If you're going for practicality or durability, a wood, plastic, or even stone cake stand is your best bet. Plastic will be light and will last through anything, but it may not be as aesthetically appealing. A stone stand is a good choice if you don't expect the need to move it very much!
Finally, you should consider a metal cake stand if you're looking for a wow-factor to dress up a more minimalistic decor or cake. We'll talk more about matching styles in the below section!