The Goodee Holiday Collection Is Made for Gifting (and Particular People)
Here’s what the cofounders are most excited about.
Updated Oct 5, 2022 11:04 AM
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Just in time for the anticipation of gifting season, Goodee—a socially conscious online retailer of homewares sourced from across the globe (and a Domino editor go-to for everything from sustainable cleaning supplies to dog beds)—dropped the remaining pieces of its holiday collection today. While most of the new arrivals will only be around through the end of the year, all eyes are on a more permanent addition: the company’s first-ever candle.
Goodee is a curation of brands beloved by cofounders Byron and Dexter Peart, but the candle is different. It’s designed by the Pearts themselves, in collaboration with Italian-based Murano Design; each is hand-poured with natural soy wax. “For us, a candle is an essential item for slowing down and taking in moments for yourself, but also it’s a piece that can be enjoyed with others,” the brothers point out.
And honestly? That’s the theme of Goodee’s entire launch. During a time when everything feels pretty uncertain, they note, the goal of the collection is to help “elicit and share more joy this holiday season.” And for them, that means “design products and stories with purpose and meaning.”
While you can’t really go wrong with any of the pieces (there are even themed box sets for, say, the skin-care enthusiast or aspiring green thumbs in your life!), we asked the Pearts what their top picks are from the drop and to point out some noteworthy holiday decor we couldn’t help but let you know about.
Byron and Dexter’s Gift Picks
“This candleholder will dress up a table or add some magic to your mantel,” shares Byron, and we couldn’t agree more; the handcrafted Egyptian clay vessel is an ideal host for tapers beyond the holiday season. Byron is partial to the red, but the green, yellow, and blue are equally as lovely.
Have a friend who is into stems? This vase, inspired by ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging), uses a brass plate to simplify the process yet still encourages a creative composition.
“From family gatherings to game nights, this floor pillow provides a cozy spot to sink into,” notes Byron of the hand-dyed cotton-covered seat stuffed with kapok. It easily transports from room to room, making it a great gift for those who love to host but might be short on seats.
The clay combo is neutral enough to work with any recipient’s decor scheme at home, giving this hardworking, utilitarian set of kitchen towels and washcloths an aesthetic edge. “This is the perfect useful and sustainable gift for a close friend’s everyday needs,” offers Dexter. “Decor tip: Add holiday flair using washcloths as a gift-wrapping alternative.”
How many times have you gasped at the sight of a tree stand? We’d wager not often. For those who always haul their Christmas tree out early (even too early), Dexter suggests using Skagerak’s oak base and leaving yours up for a bit longer. It’s the very one that also appears in our list of the best tree stands.
These palm baubles handcrafted by Colombian artisans are more than ornaments to deck the halls or dress up your tree. Dexter notes they’re just as good for decorating a tabletop. Nestle the set atop a runner or arrange in a ceramic bowl as a centerpiece. It’s a definite highlight of the collection.