16 Affordable Ceramic Trinkets to Gift This Holiday

workaday green bowls
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It's no secret here at Hunker: We just love our ceramic goods. So when it comes to holiday gifting, we often feel that little handmade pieces make for meaningful, no-fail presents. Here, a selection of affordable ceramic trinkets for everyone on your list!

Luvhaus Ametrine Mug, $40
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Wow — it's kind of rare to find a ceramic piece in such a brilliant and peculiar hue. Gift this to your friend who just landed a new job, as no office mate could get away with claiming, "Oh, I thought this was my mug."

L.A.-based ceramicist Kelley Burnett's incense holder is simple and basic — and that's the beauty of it.

We love Portland-based Pigeon Toe! This two-toned bowl would look great on a bud's #shelfie.

You can never have too many small, one-off dishes. Give this to the person who is always leaving behind a trail of bobby pins, earrings, keys, etc.

Recreation Center Dot Pour Over, $50
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Coffee nerds, here's a custom creation for ya!

IIIVVVYYY Open Palm, $40
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For your desert-chic pal, try this handmade palm dish — perfect for resting a piece of burning palo santo.

East Fork Small Bud Vase, $34
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Fun fact: I once showed my husband a bud vase I was thinking of buying and he said, "A bud vase? What is that? A vase for friends?" Yes. A vase for friends.

This classy candle set is housed in hand-thrown vessels that would make excellent sake cups in their second life.

Leif Matte Porcelain Tumbler, $28
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A lovely (and affordable) accent for the loved one who could use a bit more color in their home.

Lucy Michel Ring Dish, $40
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Got a newly engaged friendo? Lucy Michel's ring dish will show that you are SO EXCITED FOR HER.

Schoolhouse Glazed Ceramic Oil Lamp, $34
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It would be quite Goop-y to have a dinner party table lit by ceramic oil lamps. We all have that friend. They'll love this.

Got a buddy who is living that minimalist life? Humble's simple tumbler should fit right in.

Workaday Salt Bowl, $24
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Oooh. This would look so great in a kitchen, but it's also tempting to buy a bunch to use in other areas of the house. How gorgeous would this look on a vanity with some gold jewelry?

Wheel Ceramic Company Incense Dome, $56
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Throw a piece of incense in here to create a warm little hut — so cozy for the holidays.

Jenni Kayne Candle Holder, $55
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Pair this ceramic candle base with a cool pillar candle, and you've got yourself a winning gift.

Hanselmann Match Striker, $20
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Match boxes and lighters: Out. Ceramics specifically made for lighting matches: In.


Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein

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.