Latke Candles and LP Stands: The 2022 Gift Guide, Part I

If you asked us what our absolute top gift recommendation would be for 2022, you probably already know by now what we’d answer: our new book, How to Live With Objects, which is both a great read for hardcore design enthusiasts as well as — as Monica jokingly put it recently — “how to make your house cool for dummies.” Even if your friends or loved ones don’t avail themselves of all the tips in the book, like how to shop a flea market like a pro, or how to style their objects on a bookshelf, if nothing else it will still look amazing on their coffee table. But in case you need a few other ideas, don’t worry, we’ve also compiled 100 best-gift-of-2022 runners-up, starting with Monica’s 50 picks, including a colorful under-$200 drinks cart, a rhinestone-encrusted hand sanitizer pouch, and a pair of hand-shaped wooden salad servers.

To recap: our book about objects = best gift. These 50 objects = pretty good too, lol. Happy shopping everyone!Rainbow Splash highball glasses by Pierre Bowring, $55 eachMint Masai bowl by Cedric Mitchell Design, $125Medium Cool bathmat by Cold Picnic, $70Avignon bottle holder by Anthropologie, $148Mulberry silk pillowcase by Brooklinen, $59Passport Bolo in butter by Ashya, $225Serving Friends Hands salad servers by Selena Liu for Areaware, $40Lightable Latkes candle by DS&Durga, $65Stripe placemats by Dusen Dusen, $58 for fourAgaric Fly incense by Arzach Incense, $20Silk Velvet Pillow by Correll Correll, $134Bar cart & tea trolley by Bodum, $175Totem glasses by Sophie Lou Jacobsen x Ghia, $110 per pairPlastic Baroque bookends by James Shaw, $300Oura health-monitoring Ring Gen3 in silver Horizon, $349Checker Lace-up Sandals by Nomia, $365Polished chrome razor by Flamingo, $12Crystal Mesh hand sanitizer keychain by Kara, $150Silicone Airpods Pro case by Bottega Veneta, $250Happy Hour CBD pre-rolls by Gossamer, $35Brain Mechanics print by Naomi Clark for Du-Good Press, $300The Mother of Pearl print by Ariana Papademetropoulos, $540 The Brekkie Set by Softedge Studio, $150Tulip pendant light by The Granite, $540Duo Object Stand display pedestal by Sight Unseen x Bestcase, $399 Black leather keychain by Kvadrat/Raf Simons, $380Tubo boot in black by Hopp, $440Zigzag Steel Drinks Table ($610) and Candlestick Holder ($390) by Jermaine GallacherCerra table light by Bradley L Bowers, $195Tile-Check Knit Polo Sweater by Connor McKnight, $664Rond bowl by Colin King Studio for Menu, $440Pierre side table by Sarah Ellison, $1,295 Carey glass servers by Los Objetos Decorativos, about $188Janis Hobo Bag in green moire by Stine Goya, $230Demi pipe by Kenni Field for Tetra, $75Lampara Taquara Square by the Campana Brothers, $1,200Medium Wet Bowl by Ursula Futura, $340Free 00 perfume by Vyrao, $190Motorato Assolutoo vase by Mazzotti 1903, $640Green Chopping Block by Fredericks & Mae, $92Sidnie table lamp by Schoolhouse, $399 Turner Ring by Simone Bodmer-Turner for Agmes, $370Botanical Body Oil by Oracle Oil, $60Lava rock essential oil diffuser by Walden, $95 Grey Blocks floor sculpture by Diego Olivero for West Elm, $149LP Stand in blue by Upton, $49Calcedonio glass water pitcher by Moda Domus, $415Alexej wool blanket by Kunsthaus Zurich for ZigZagZurich, $199Santal Cream body wash by Non-Fiction, $36, Trio Drop/White Monochrome earrings by Octave Jewelry, $795