17 Eye-Catching Ceramic Gifts You’ll Be Tempted to Keep

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Check out the full Hunker Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas and inspo. Whether you're shopping for midcentury modern lovers, ceramic fiends, self-proclaimed foodies, or budding astrologers, we can help.

If you can name a friend who constantly DMs you Instagram posts with cute ceramic pieces, we've got an idea or two about what to get them for the holidays. From big-name retailers to independent artisans, you can find plenty of unique pieces that say "you're basically the coolest, so here's a gift that's equally as uncommon."

Here are some of our favorite ceramic gift ideas for the friend who loves adding unique pieces to their mantel or settling down with a cozy cup of coffee.

1. East Fork The Espresso Cup, $14

The ever-popular pros at East Fork obviously know the art of ceramics. This espresso cup serves a dual purpose as a functional item and an aesthetically pleasing, minimal addition to any kitchen.

2. POT Studio Tiny Dancer, $34

A charming figure by Anjelica Alubowicz, ideal for holding everything from a toothbrush to chopsticks. Also works great as a decor item on any surface.

3. CB2 Maxine Blue Bud Vase, $9.95

Sometimes a little bud vase in a bright color can make all the difference. Sculptural yet simple, this gem is great for the bold maximalist.

4. Stuck in the Mud Pottery Black Ceramic Candlestick Holder, $25

We love a classy candlestick holder, and this black one fits into your decor no matter the time of year.

5. A MANO Ceramic Planter, $34

Louisa Podlich's ceramic creation was inspired by Minnesota winters. Bookmark this planter for the green thumb in your life.

6. Skagerak Edge Pot (Small), $45

This hand-thrown terra cotta pot was inspired by ancient Greek-Egyptian pieces. We love the deep, earthy color, too.

7. Helen Levi Magic Hour Dish (Dinner Plate), $62

Helen Levi continues to impress us with her work, and this dinner plate is no exception. It's inspired by 5 p.m. in January, and we can totally see how.

8. Rami Kim Face Soju Cup, $40

Rami Kim's whimsical designs always catch our eye. This sculptural soju cup would fit right into a happy hour at home.

9. Sara Paloma Stoneware Modern Vase in Slate Matte, $120

This sophisticated matte look is for those friends who know how to decorate a seriously elegant tabletop.

10. Raawii Pink Bowl, $60

Why store your fruit or trinkets in a standard bowl when you can use this millennial pink one instead?

11. Noe Marín Ceramic Sugar Bowl, $33.49

Kitchen essentials are so much better when they're done creatively, and we can't help but swoon over this charming sugar bowl.

12. H&M Home Ceramic Candlestick, $17.99

A quirky find for the friend who appreciates some desert vibes in their space.

13. Jonathan Adler Muse Noir Ceramic Candle, $78

Jonathan Adler's signature face designs always catch our attention, and this candle is no different. Bonus points for the black wax filling.

14. Light + Ladder Vayu Ceramic Tabletop Planter, $80

You're probably thinking "enough with the vases," but how about one that is inspired by "volume and void?" We thought so.

15. Genevie Ceduna Ceramic Coasters, $27

A great holiday and housewarming gift in one, these abstract coasters are a perfect dinner party essential.

16. Octaevo Janus Goddess Ceramic Tray, $34

A tray that can sit easily at home on a desk or dining table — with a little humor added, too.

17. Raawii Strøm Jug, $125

This bright yellow jug is basically a splash of sunshine, and a great addition to any bar cart.


Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com

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