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)



IKEA




$1.99

















Pot Brush, Redecker ($3.50)



Package Free Shop




$3.50

















Gnocchi Board, Bed Bath & Beyond ($4.99)



Bed Bath & Beyond




$4.99

















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



CB2




$2.50

















Tony’s Chocolonely Bars ($2.39)



Tony's Chocolonely




$2.39

















Balsam Incense Sticks & Holder ($5)



Paine Products




$5.00

















Eggwhite Facial Soap, Victoria ($4)



Victoria




$4

















Highlighter/Graphite Pencil, CW Pencils ($3)



CW Pencils




$3








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




$12

















Flare Candleholder, HAY ($25)



HAY




$25

















Leather Tassel, Love Cortnie ($20)



Love, Cortnie




$20

















Splatter Ladle, Crow Canyon ($9.99)



Crow Canyon




$9.99

















Dancing Butterflies Puzzle, John Derian ($19.95)



Amazon




$19.95

















Swirl Candles, Edition 94 ($8.50)



Edition 94




$8.50

















Brass Basket Tea Strainer, Bellocq ($12)



Konmari




$12

















Shortbread Cookies, Bunches & Bunches ($18)



Bunches & Bunches




$18








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)



Baggu




$32

















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



Goop




$32

















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



Tamam




$17

















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



Hansel from Basel




$37

















Flex Coasters, Lateral Objects ($40)



Lateral Objects




$40

















Natural Wine, Vivanterre ($32-38)



Vivanterre




$3238

















Hand Blender, Cuisinart ($33)



QVC




$33

















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



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)



Leatherology




$40

















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



Pickett's Press




$42

















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



Walmart




$40

















Tequila, Hiatus ($49-54)



Hiatus




$49

















Lipstick, Byredo (42)



Byredo




$42

















Glass Tanjun Pipe, Tetra ($48)



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




$63

















Nest Audio, Google ($99.99)



Google




$99.99

















Tomato Leave Wax Candle, Loewe ($80)



Loewe




$80

















Recycled Wool Knit Hat, Ganni ($95)



Ganni




$95

















Rikyu Tokusa Donabe Steamer, Prevalent Projects ($80)



Prevalent Projects




$80

















Casa Azul Small Pitcher, Pomelo Casa ($85)



Pomelo Casa




$85

















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



Matilda Goad




£65

















Bicycle Basket by Baba Tree, Goodee ($95)



Goodee




$95

















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



Sonix




$75

















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



Tiffany & Co.




$85








$100+

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)



Sleeper




$285

















Garde-Robe Pop Ashtray, Hermes ($610)



Hermes




$610

















Trace Chanukiah, Via Maris ($155)



Via Maris




$155

















Loop Bread Knife, Living Steel ($395)



Living Steel




$395

















Crosley C3 Record Player, Urban Outfitters ($160)



Urban Outfitters




$160

















Il Conico Kettle, Alessi ($195)



Amazon




$195

















BALMUDA The Toaster ($329)



Amazon




$329

















Suri Alpaca Slippers, Ariana Bohling ($198)



Ariana Bohling




$198

















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



Aedes




$155

















Matisse Mohair Throw, Mantas Ezcaray ($350)



Bergdorf Goodman




$350









Fabric backdrops: Alt for Living + Fabric & Steel.

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