14 Holiday Items We're Already Eyeing

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It's October, so you know what that means: Mariah's already on repeat, you're wearing sweaters despite global warming, and dropping casual hints as to what you really want this year. (A Vitamix. It's a Vitamix.) It also means that retailers are not-so-sneakily pushing their holiday collections on you and you ain't mad about it. Here's the festive stuff we're already buying in prep for December:

1. West Elm LED Metal Leaf Garland, $39

This cut-metal garland is inspiring us to do a stripped-down tree this year — honestly, an ornament-less tree with just this accessory could be really chic.

2. McGee & Co. Hinged Shape Ornament, $6

JK we want ornaments. Check these: They look like a fancy DIY, but cost only $6 each.

3. World Market Swedish Horses Trio, $50.97

Scandi-Christmas: It's here. It's a thing. Embrace it.

4. Apothia Chrismukkah Candle, $55

L.A.-based candle maker Apothia brings a freshness to the season with Chrismukkah — a fragrance that combines green fir, cloves, and crisp ocean air.

5. Ikea Strala Candelabra, $24.99

Time to get hygge wit it.

6. Anthropologie Iridescent Geometry Ornament, $10

These would look great on a tree, but they'd also be dandy twinkling in a window.

7. Target Wood Cone Christmas Tree, $10

Supes cute table decoration. They come in white, too, so you can do a whole lewk.

8. Studio Stockholm Hickory Stripe Tree Skirt, $175

Yeah, $175 is a lot for a piece of fabric that is basically a glorified dishrag. But consider this: If you have a nice one, you'll use it for years to come.

9. Marmol Radziner Menorah, $180

It's time someone said it: Most Judaica is just awful. Jewelry designer Marmol Radziner finally has an answer to all that with this elegant wood menorah.

10. CB2 Geometric Garland, $32.95

It takes a lot for us to really feel like we've seen something "new," but we gotta say: CB2, ya did pretty damn good with this geometric garland. Now you got us thinking: WHAT ELSE CAN WE MAKE GARLANDS OUT OF???

11. Ikea Smycka Artificial Wreath, $4.99

This is only $5. Enough said.

12. McGee & Co. Stamped Stoneware Bells, $18

Here's a smart buy that's not strictly holiday-ish — this trio of stoneware bells will look great in any boho pad year-round.

13. Ferm Living Velvet Stocking, $79

Danish brand Ferm is coming at you with this velvet stocking that is actually very cool-girl.

14. CB2 Ombre Ornaments, $34.95

OoooOOoOOooOOOooooooh ombre.


Leonora Epstein is Hunker's Senior Director of Content. She has previously served as Executive Editor at HelloGiggles and as BuzzFeed's Deputy Editorial Director. She is the co-author of "X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story" (Abrams, 2014). Feel free to reach out at leonora@hunker.com.

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