50 Happiness-Inducing Holiday Gifts, Whether You Want to Spend $5 or $100+

On the back page of every issue of Domino, we ask one of our favorite tastemakers to tell us the 10 things that make them happy. Look at all those items together, from dainty serving dishes to statement-making sneakers, and you see that we’re essentially gathering holy grail gifting inspiration—for friends, for loved ones, and sometimes even for ourselves. In that spirit, this holiday season we decided to turn the lens on team Domino and curate a list of the things that get us giddy. 

But as true design obsessives, once we got going, we realized we couldn’t keep our picks to just 10. Here, the 50 things that are making us happy right now, at every price point and within a range of styles. We hope they bring a smile your way, too. 

Under $5

A tiny price tag means you can stock up on multiples, which especially comes in handy for last-minute invites (instant hostess gift!) or when, whoops, you forgot about your family’s white elephant exchange. The best part? Not a single item on this list, from a decadent sea salt–sprinkled chocolate bar to a two-in-one pencil that’s a book annotator’s best friend, feels like an afterthought. 

Photography by Belle Morizio

FÖRENLIG Vase, IKEA (1.99)



Pot Brush, Redecker ($3.50)

Package Free Shop


Gnocchi Board, Bed Bath & Beyond ($4.99)

Bed Bath & Beyond


Marta Optic Double Old-Fashioned Glass, CB2 ($2.50)



Tony’s Chocolonely Bars ($2.39)

Tony's Chocolonely


Balsam Incense Sticks & Holder ($5)

Paine Products


Eggwhite Facial Soap, Victoria ($4)



Highlighter/Graphite Pencil, CW Pencils ($3)

CW Pencils


Under $25

Candles with a twist. Tea and handmade shortbread cookies. An afternoon-absorbing puzzle from a beloved designer. Each of these cozy—dare we say cottagecore?—presents sets an inviting scene that says “I live in a romantic cabin in the woods,” even if you’re sending one to someone who lives in a high-rise. 

Photography by Belle Morizio

Concha Mini Bowl, Carolina Irving & Daughters ($12)

Carolina Irving & Daughters


Flare Candleholder, HAY ($25)



Leather Tassel, Love Cortnie ($20)

Love, Cortnie


Splatter Ladle, Crow Canyon ($9.99)

Crow Canyon


Dancing Butterflies Puzzle, John Derian ($19.95)



Swirl Candles, Edition 94 ($8.50)

Edition 94


Brass Basket Tea Strainer, Bellocq ($12)



Shortbread Cookies, Bunches & Bunches ($18)

Bunches & Bunches


Under $40

No matter what your loved one’s favorite daily ritual may be, from winding down with a glass of vino to making magic in the kitchen, there’s a gift for that. Like a handy appliance that helps avoid a dirty-dish pileup. Or a bottle of orange wine that’s almost too pretty to uncork. We said almost. 

Photography by Belle Morizio

Forest Floor Mask Set, Baggu ($32)



Herbal Tea by Cocoon Tea Artisans, Goop ($32)



Hulya and Neslihan Cups, Tamam ($17-27)



Honeycomb Wool Crew Socks, Hansel from Basel ($37)

Hansel from Basel


Flex Coasters, Lateral Objects ($40)

Lateral Objects


Natural Wine, Vivanterre ($32-38)



Hand Blender, Cuisinart ($33)



Life in the Studio by Frances Palmer, Amazon (35)



Under $60

When you have to buy something for the person who has everything, make it personal. Whether it’s a catchall tray for keys and mail in their favorite hue, an 100 percent blue agave tequila for their signature cocktail, or a leather phone case stamped with their monogram, they’re sure to love the extra thought that came with it. 

Photography by Belle Morizio

iPhone 11 Case, Leatherology ($40)



Cherries Note Cards, Pickett’s Press ($42)

Pickett's Press


3-Piece Acrylic Tray Set by Drew Barrymore Flower Home, Walmart ($40)



Tequila, Hiatus ($49-54)



Lipstick, Byredo (42)



Glass Tanjun Pipe, Tetra ($48)



Under $100

Party people, take note: Anyone who has ever hosted friends for dinner knows how valuable it can be to have an extra set of linen napkins or a bamboo barware set on hand. And anyone who’s ever been to said dinners knows the importance of sending a thank-you note (at least if they ever want to be invited back). 

Photography by Belle Morizio

Bamboo Bar Tools by Sabre, Houses & Parties ($63)

Houses & Parties


Nest Audio, Google ($99.99)



Tomato Leave Wax Candle, Loewe ($80)



Recycled Wool Knit Hat, Ganni ($95)



Rikyu Tokusa Donabe Steamer, Prevalent Projects ($80)

Prevalent Projects


Casa Azul Small Pitcher, Pomelo Casa ($85)

Pomelo Casa


Scallop Trim Linen Napkins, Matilda Goad ($85/set of four)

Matilda Goad


Bicycle Basket by Baba Tree, Goodee ($95)



Beyond UV+O3 Sanitizing Box, Sonix ($75)



Retractable Ballpoint Pen by Elsa Peretti, Tiffany & Co. ($85)

Tiffany & Co.



You don’t give—or get—a luxurious item every day, which makes each of these picks just a little more special. Each one is a signature piece—from a minimalist menorah to a fresh-cut-grass fragrance—that would stand out anywhere it takes residence, whether that’s in a wardrobe, on the kitchen counter, or on the table when it’s time to celebrate. 

Photography by Belle Morizio

Striped “Sizeless” Pajama Set, Sleeper (285)



Garde-Robe Pop Ashtray, Hermes ($610)



Trace Chanukiah, Via Maris ($155)

Via Maris


Loop Bread Knife, Living Steel ($395)

Living Steel


Crosley C3 Record Player, Urban Outfitters ($160)

Urban Outfitters


Il Conico Kettle, Alessi ($195)



BALMUDA The Toaster ($329)



Suri Alpaca Slippers, Ariana Bohling ($198)

Ariana Bohling


Eau de Parfum by Miller et Bertaux, Aedes ($155)



Matisse Mohair Throw, Mantas Ezcaray ($350)

Bergdorf Goodman


Fabric backdrops: Alt for Living + Fabric & Steel.

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