13 So-Special Home Gifts Our Editorial Director Thinks You Need

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Welcome to the Hunker Holiday Gift Guide. From joyful decor picks to gifts that give back, these items are sure to delight everyone on your list.

I hate to be ​that​ person, but god, I just love stuff. This year especially, I've become obsessed with adding things to my home that feel extra-special. (It might actually be a bit of a problem, but we don't have to discuss that here.) Ahead, all of the special items that I'm coveting for this holiday season (hint, hint, husband).


I can't stop obsessing over this London-based interiors brand, which focuses its goods on fanciful Italian and French aesthetics. On my wishlist is this girly, dotted pillow — I want two for the couch in my home office.

There are a few people in the world I aspire to be and Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon fame is one of them. How is her life so perfect? It's a mystery. Anyhow, she recently announced a collaboration with ceramicist Beau Rush and this fruit bowl is the result. It's heckin' pricey and I'm not sure anyone could justify this cost, but still ... it's just so lovely.

Yesterday, I found out my favorite skincare brand (shoutout to Good Genes) also makes a candle? It's literally my two favorite things in one.

Whimsical artist Clare Crespo has teamed with Heather Levine Ceramics to create these hella fun plates. The set only includes four plates, FYI. So, yes, I will be needing two sets. Thanks bye.


Named for cooking queen Molly Baz (hi, be my friend), this is the only apron I've ever truly wanted.

You have to DM Cecile Nachman on Instagram to get more info on her gorgeous, fabric-covered boxes, which she creates from Denmark.

When I saw this new Clare V needlepoint kit, all of a sudden a vision became very clear: I need a gallery wall in my living room and this needs to be part of it.

Loewe is the European candle brand all your in-the-know Insta favorites already have in their homes. I'm late to the game, and will willingly drop $100 on one of these thoughtful candles.


Confession: Here we are on the first night of Hanukkah and I did not get my shit together and buy myself a nice menorah. Chances are, you know a Jew or two in the same situation. It's never too early to start planning for next year, so while a Via Maris menorah might not arrive in time, it will be so appreciated in 2021.

Honestly, I will take anything from Parisian parfumer Buly that you throw at me. All of their products — from perfumes to beauty to hair accessories to lotions — are all so breathtakingly intentional, full of old world charm. Scented matches feels like just the ridiculously luxe thing to add to your guest bath.

Been lusting after this glass pear for like three years.

Heather Taylor doesn't just sell gorgeous textile products, she sells the dream of being the type of person whose table is always effortlessly undone but perfectly styled.


Flamingo Estate is a magical compound here in L.A. that crafts its own products, sourced from its own grounds. This care package includes a fun sampling with chocolate, a candle, hand soap, and tinctures.


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.