Sight Unseen gift guide 2021

Gloopy Cake Plates and Striped Dog Beds: The 2021 Sight Unseen Gift Guide, Part II

What a wild year it’s been: First the hope of the vaccine, then the scourge of new variants; first the swearing-in of Biden, then the situation in Afghanistan; first the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, then justice finally served for Ahmaud Arbery. We thought the emotional rollercoaster would ease up after Trump was defeated, but lol, it’s never that easy. Know what is easy though? The simple happiness we get from putting together our annual gift guides, where we get to turn our brains off, scour our favorite stores for wishlist-worthy objects, and focus on sheer indulgence for a minute. What’s our favorite candle this year, our favorite wine glass? Which books are we dying to have on our coffee table now, and in the case of Jill (whose guide is featured below), which four-figure Gio Ponti vase? (Yep, that’s how we’re rolling this year.)

If you’re shopping for loved ones this week, we hope you can get some inspiration from these lists — particularly when it comes to supporting small businesses and talented independent makers. If you’re just in it for the escapism, well, join the darn club.

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Oopsie Platter I and Oopsie Platter II by Sticky Glass, $960 and $1,780

7 Argot Studio Iter Bowl

Iter Bowl by Argot Studio, $56

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Addled Tall Glass by Nienke Sikkema for RiRa Objects, $163

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Pleated Pitcher by High Gloss for Areaware, $90


Ribete Mug by Perla Valtierra, $58

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Anthropomorphic Polychrome Vase by Effe Vetreria Artistica, $4,770

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Casca Vase by Ferm Living, $75SophieTealPurplePitcher

Wave Pitcher by Sophie Lou Jacobsen, $215PomWineGlassGreen Pom Wine Glass by Issy Granger, set of 6, $195

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Kurili Set of 2 Salad Serves by Danese, $145

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Oracle Olive Oil Gift Set, $98

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Mandy Mug by Recreation Center, $46

20 Erik Olovsson vase 1stdibs

Contemporary Vase, Giallo Siena Marble Brown Glass Cylinder, by Erik Olovsson, $1,265

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Honeydew Flower Candlesticks by Sean Gerstley, $120

31 Gio Ponti Vase by Ginori

Stuoia 1923 Vase by Gio Ponti for Ginori 1735, $1,030

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Large Fragilis Bowl by Atelier Armand for Menu, $99.95

21 Hay Striped Scented candle

Stripe Scented Candle by Hay,  $65

30 Phoenix Vase by Roger

Phoenix Vase by Roger Selden for Post Design, $460

19 Green Candela 1stdibs

Green Candela Resin Vase by Raul de la Cerda, $127

26 A24 x Wary Meyers soap

A24 x Wary Meyers Test Card Soap, $16

15 Sophie Jacobsen Tulip Vase

Tulip Vase by Sophie Lou Jacobsen for La Romaine, $650

10 Technivorm Moccamaster

Technivorm Moccamaster, $349

11 Baby Hold My Butt Ashtray 2

“Baby Won’t You Hold My Butt” The Pedro Tribute Ashtray, $67


Everybody Timer by Dusen Dusen for Areaware, $48

5 Dangle Supply

Big Ripper Titanium Water Pipe by Jonah Takagi for Dangle Supply, $269

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Iridescent Nassau Cup by Sirius Glassworks, $60


Rombini Vase by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mutina, $756


Saunders S Soy Candle, $136

2 Block Shop x Fireclay Coasters

Block Shop x Fireclay Tile coasters, set of 2, $35

Dog-Bed-Ziggy-styled_1600xZiggy Dog Bed by MINNA, $225


Copitas by Ginny Sims for Tiwa Select, $160


Vivian Springford Book, $125