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If you ask us, the best holiday decorations can be used year-round. Our favorite example? Taper holders. At the strike of a match, they can make your table feel celebratory and even ceremonial (plus everyone looks better in candlelight). But the best part is that they’re just as appropriate for a Thanksgiving feast as they are for elevating weeknight takeout. Because after a long day of working in front of a computer, nobody wants to sit under harsh overhead lighting. 

We sifted through the seemingly endless selection out there and picked the best in brass, wood, ceramic, and more on-trend materials. And because our favorite way to style anything festive is by embracing more-is-more, we chose a few that are cheap enough to actually buy in bulk and scatter down the table (the $8 CB2 ones are our go-tos). Now you can go with the glow.

Pretty in Powder Coat

The Stone Age

Clay All Day

All About Brass

Keep It Glassy

By Way of Wood