Peekaboo Ponchos and Pepper Vases: Jill’s 2023 Gift Guide

Welcome to what just so happens to be our 10th annual Sight Unseen gift guide series! Though Sight Unseen itself is celebrating a different milestone next year — 15 years since we founded the site back in 2009 — we only began sharing all the objects on our covet lists in 2013, back when United Bamboo was making cat pillows, we had some very cute Waka Waka bookends in our online shop, and you could still buy an Alma Allen bowl for $425 (ugh!). Our tastes may have changed quite a bit since then, but our gift guides still have the same spirit, which is above all highly personal: They reflect the objects we really want and the objects we think you might want, either for yourself or a loved one. Today’s guide comes from Jill, who’s excited about bean-shaped candleholders, a slumped raspberry pitcher, and a vase encrusted with ceramic chili peppers. See — and shop — her full list below!

Plaisir Solitaire Ashtray by Villa Arev, $216

J. Hannah for LACMA Duo Set, $42

Deco Goblets by Maison Balzac x Catherine Martin, $119

Etruscan Pitcher by Mentze Ottenstein for Audo, $250

Karla Bag by Marimekko, $310

Green-Tinted Crystal Wine Glass by Ann Demeulemeester for Serax, $50 per glass

Mr. P Ribbed Wool Gloves by Mr. Porter, $65

La Romaine Editions Ice Bucket, $270

Bean Candleholder by Gohar World, $128

Champagne Bowl by Ichendorf Milano, $38

Mr. Chung Color Block Mohair Socks, $49

Hus Dress by KkCo, $325

Brolly Rain Poncho by Rodebjer, $470

Peppers Vase by Vazen Atelier, $282

Wet Bowl Large by Ursula Futura, $477

Abel Scene 02 Room Spray, $60

Completedworks Two Tone Ring, $395

Asymmetric Hand-Blown Murano Wine Glass by Carlo Moretti, $115

Thaw medium recycled-glass jug by Completedworks, $320

Set of four recycled glass tumblers by Completedworks, $365

Flash Vase by Anni Eckerman, $273

Noah x Solovair Laredo Boot, $298

Lavender Blue Riess 4L Casserole Pot, $98

Silo Grinder by Laundry Day, $95

Laetitia Rouget Dreamers Mug for Porta, $62

Loewe Medium Tomato Candle, $220

Every Pet Eats Set by Areaware, $95

Egyptian Glass Bud Vase from ASH Souvenirs, $40

Gussy Vase by Blu Dot, $75

Beklina Gathered Boot, $320

Bouquet Collection by Sophie Lou Jacobsen, $150 for a set of four

Elusive Lucid Dream by Ammy Olofsson, $934

Kassett Candle by Amoln, $85

Strata Vase by Simone Brewster for Areaware,$28

56 Yarns Neon Line GOGH Socks by Kapital, $51

Bernadotte Salt & Pepper Shakers by Georg Jensen, $79

Dumbo Bookend Holiday Set in Rainbow Prismatic by Tortuga Forma, $72

Snow Bowl by Amane Murakami, $35

Vasi Vase by a.o.t., $179

Kvadrat x Raf Simons Phlox Corduroy Cushion, $155

Small Meta Vase by Tableau x Nomnom, $175

Ffern Winter Eau de Parfum, $129

Man Ray Chess Board & Pieces, $780


Ettore Sottsass Corkscrew for Alessi, $130

Water Glass Set of 2 by Iannazzi Design, $90


Set of 2 Murano Glass Spoons by Sandra Alexandra for Porta, $76

Mirror by Studio Roso for Fritz Hansen, $1,197

Slowdown Studio Duffy Throw by Niamh Power, $250

Ottchil Copper Teapot by Huh Myoung-Wook, $1,205

Limited Edition Skin Caviar Vanity Tray, $1,990