Market Selection by Julia Stevens

Published on October 20, 2020

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We all have someone on our list who’s impossible to shop for. With an eye on everything buzzy, they’re one step ahead when it comes to what’s in their carts. That chic coat you saw on Instagram? They preordered it last week. Great Jones’s must-have pot? Please, they already have it in the cobalt blue. Well, team Domino has many of these friends among our ranks (seriously, try finding a gift for a market editor!), so we’re here to help. 

We’ve gathered 14 of our favorite, ultra-unique products to inspire you to push the envelope when it comes to Secret Santa and beyond. You’re sure to impress even the pickiest of friends with one of these choices, and if not, you can always keep it for yourself. A win-win, really. 

Pro tip: Go ahead and buy two bottles of this olive oil, because we can guarantee you’ll want to keep one for yourself. Made from 100 percent organic Koroneiki olives sourced from seaside farms in the Peloponnese (yes, really), Oracle’s unique blend has notes of artichoke and blood orange, instantly transporting you to southern Greece. 

Hot-drink season is in full swing, so an artfully designed tumbler to add to your cupboard will be much appreciated. They’re handcrafted in Seattle, and no two are alike. 

Authors Hawa Hassan and Julia Turshen are a match made in heaven in this colorful new cookbook, which we predict everyone will be gifting this year.

Give the gift that keeps on giving—linen sheets so soft (they’re made from 100 percent French flax linen) that you won’t want to get out of bed in the morning—or ever. Choose the Build Your Own Bundle set for the mix-and-match bedding of (and for) your dreams. 

This vibrant handmade glass ring dish is designed to wow. It’s the ideal piece to house the items most likely to drown in your coat pockets, but it’s also eye candy when completely empty. Cue the gushing thank-you note. 

Plenty of people own hot-water bottles, but most don’t have the perfect cover to turn theirs into a chic nightstand accessory. Whether you’re warding off aches and pains or just wanting to cozy up, this hand-cut sheepskin design from Toast is our current favorite. 

Meet Vivanterre, Rosie Assoulin’s latest project. The natural French wine is fit for a highly Instagrammable aperitivo hour, with a bottle so cute it may take months of gawking before you finally open it.

An “appliance elevated to art,” this electric kettle is the ultimate tea-routine upgrade. With a thermally insulated base (set it straight on the counter!) as impressive as its folded fabric-like appearance, your 3 p.m. work break just got a lot more exciting. 

Sometimes the best things really do come in small packages. The Google Nest Mini is compact enough to blend in with your console vignette but still packs a punch with big sound, improved voice recognition, and endless tricks—control the air-conditioning, the lights, and your music!—to make life around the house easier. 

We might be a little biased, but what could be a better gift than a year’s supply of Domino magazine? Pick your favorite friends and deliver inspiration to their mailboxes with quarterly issues made to bring our favorite homes into yours.

Does everybody need an eggcup? Depends on your breakfast preferences. Is this adorable ceramic one a must-have for the holidays regardless? Absolutely. If your friends are not in the mood for a European-style brunch, they could always use it as a bedside jewelry catchall.

The holidays mean a lot of cooking, so this cute butter warmer is a must. Made from enameled carbon steel, this one from Food52’s collaboration with Dansk Kobenstyle promises Scandi-inspired sauce sure to thrill your relatives. 

Our Fall Style issue has arrived! Subscribe now to get an exclusive first look at Ayesha Curry’s Bay Area home—and discover how design can shape our world.

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