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50 Unique Tea Light Holders To Light Up Your Occasion

Tea light holders occupy the elusive intersection between ornament and function. These versatile objects often look lovely on their own, but really come to life with the warm glow of a candle. This post brings together 50 of our favorites spanning a variety of styles: modern, classic, simple, ornate, quirky, luxurious, and everything in between. If you’re looking for an affordable housewarming gift or just want to decorate your nightstand or mantle, you’re sure to find something that fits your style right here. Looking for more decor inspiration? Check out our mega-post on stylish vases and our compilation of oversized wall clocks.


Buy It: $11   

Modern Low Poly Tea Light Holder: Let’s start with a style that suits almost any modern interior: cool geometric polygons. This beautiful little candle holder comes straight from the 3D printer so even its production method is ultra-contemporary.



Buy It: $8   

Heart Shape Tea Light Holder: Cement and sand give this geometric candleholder a lovely subtle texture that really captures the light on each of its sharply faceted sides.



Buy It: $7 each  

Geometric Concrete Tea Light Holder:Here’s another concrete tea light holder, this time shaped like a hexagon. The precise symmetry makes it easy to mix-and-match for a modular arrangement. And for such an inexpensive price, why not explore with creative color combinations?



Buy It: $37   

Amethyst Tea Light Holder: Few materials create a more magical interaction with light than natural crystal. Each tea light holder in this series is part an amethyst geode, each one unique. Amethyst is February’s birthstone, so it might make a nice birthday gift too.



Buy It: $24  

Agate Purple Tea Light Holder: Agate stone reveals its stunning complexity thanks to the addition of vibrant magenta dye. This piece is sure to catch the eye of guests.



Buy It: $9 for 3   

Minimalist Wood Tea Light Holder: Are you looking for a wood tea light holder to work with a minimalist or Scandinavian-inspired interior? This inexpensive set just might work. Or, if you’re looking for a weekend craft project, the unfinished surface is just waiting for your own creative embellishments.



Buy It: $4 for 1   

Minimalist Concrete Tea Light Holder: It’s made of concrete, but the natural pocked surface almost makes it look like a smooth stone.



Buy It: $118 for 2   

Tealight Totems in Concrete: These totems have artistic value with or without the dancing flames of a candle. These sculptural candle holders are weighty, impressive, and easy to light.



Buy It: $20   

Reclaimed Wood Candleholder: Eco-friendly design has never looked so sleek and modern. Diverse blocks of reclaimed wood create a collage of texture, grain, and color.



Buy It: $17   

Handmade Wooden Tea Light Holder: Crafted by hand and finished with natural linseed oil and beeswax, this minimalist candle holder is sure to catch the eye.



Buy It: $48   

Piper Tea Light Holder: This glass tea light holder collection includes 24 pieces, each standing just over 6 inches tall. Consider this set if you need coordinated candleholders for a wedding reception, dinner party, or other special occasion.



Buy It: $20   

Tangled Motif Ceramic Tea Light Holder: Classic, sweet, and homey – these charming ceramic candleholders fully embrace the warmth of the flame they contain, allowing the light to dance through their “tangled” cutout windows.



Buy It: $16.77 for 2   

Perforated White Ceramic Tea Light Holders: Available in both spherical and cylindrical styles, these ceramic candleholders have a distinctive crafty vibe suitable for artistic spaces and interiors of every style.



Buy It: $26   

Ceramic Tea Light Holder: Matte surfaces always seem to bring out the true color and character of candlelight. Each perforation is punched and smoothed by hand with unparalleled attention to detail.



Buy It: $26   

Porcelain Tea Light Candle Holder:Tiny pinholes diffuse the candle’s light, which washes over the scalloped edge to create rich valleys of shadow. The texture and shape were inspired by red sea corral.



Buy It: $22   

Personalised Porcelain Tea Light Holder: Are you looking for a handmade gift, but don’t have time to learn ceramics before the big day? These personalized candle holders can feature any text you choose.



Buy It: From $40   

Kahler Urbania Ceramic Tea Light Houses: What a charming little city! These ceramic buildings model after modern residential architecture, with a few based on iconic historical structures like the Pantheon and Basilica.



Buy It: $160 for set of 6   

Classic European Architectural Houses Shaped Tea Light Holder: Standing around 7 inches tall, this set of six glass and metal tea light holders interprets classical European architecture through a whimsical lens. This set would be an incredible addition to any traditionally styled interior.



Buy It: $57   

Cast Iron Eiffel Tower Tea Light Holder: Crafted from sturdy cast iron, this Eiffel Tower candleholder is the perfect gift for a well-traveled friend. It stands at 15 inches in height for a dramatic presentation.



Buy It: $106   

Suspension Bridge Tea Light Holder: Architects and engineers would surely be able to find a place for this magnificent metal tea light holder in their own home. Every detail of the suspension bridge springs to life with a gorgeous vintage finish. At more than 30 inches long, this candle holder is a true statement piece.



Buy It: $10 each   

By the Sea Lighthouse Tea Light Holder: It’s hard not to love the mystery and personality of the world’s great lighthouses. These small candleholders would make a lovely decoration for an ocean-themed party or coastal interior.



Buy It: $16  

Glass Sailboat Tea Light Holder: Need more inspiration for your nautical interior decor theme? These frosted glass tea light holders feature the instantly recognizable profile of a sailboat as it glides along at full speed. This collection is sold in sets of four.



Buy It: $12   

Sailboat in Blue: Here’s a similar concept, this time available in blue.



Buy It: $20   

Mermaid Tea Light Holder: Hanging tea light holders are hard to find. This wall-mounted mermaid is cast from lightweight resin, sure to look lovely anywhere – even without a candle.



Buy It: From $52  

Figure Tea Light Holders: Gorgeous! These enchanting figures combine the elegance of African sculpture with the glamor and glitz of the Art Deco style.



Buy It: $45   

Decorative Tea Light Holder Made From Branches: Rustic designs like this work well in any type of interior, from natural Nordic styles to traditional to cottage chic. This would make a lovely gift for gardeners and nature enthusiasts.



Buy It: $45   

Bird Nest Tea Light Holder: From the same collection as the one above (just select Bird Nest instead of Branch), this wooden tea light holder pays homage to nature’s favorite architects. This would make a neat gift for a birdwatcher.



Buy It: $18   

Swan Tea Light Holder: This ceramic swan looks just as lovely with a candle as it would with a small potted plant or filled with favorite jewelry. It’s a versatile piece to suit many purposes.



Buy It: $18   

Bird Tea Light Holder: Available in aqua, tan, and ivory, this elaborate little bird packs a ton of charm into a small and delightful form.



Buy It: $22   

Happiness Bird Tea Light Holder: Painted by hand and shipped in a beautiful gift box, this glass tea light holder would make a lovely gift for a wedding, housewarming, birthday, or to commemorate a special moment.



Buy It: $30   

Owl Shaped Tea Light Holder: This set comes with the charming ceramic owl you see here, plus a set of four Yankee Candle tea lights in the popular Harvest Welcome fragrance.



Buy It: $15   

Llama Baby Tea Light Holder: Who could resist a sweet little baby llama? This just might be the cutest candle holder possible.



Buy It: $44   

Elk Tea Light Holder: Are you looking for a Christmas tea light holder to go with your winter village? These elks come in a set of two, standing 8 inches and 10 inches tall.



Buy It: $25  

Elephant Tea Light Holder: Tambo the Elephant features a glossy finish to bring out the incredible detail of his design. Each elephant tea light holder is made of cast resin and stands 5 inches tall.



Buy It: $49 for 3   

Octopus Tea Light Holder: These octopi are playful, textural, and most of all unique. They’re an easy choice for a nautical interior, but even minimalist modern homes will benefit from this distinctive combination of simplicity and quirk.



Buy It: $14   

Dragonfly Tea Light Holder: Dragonflies are colorful and full of energy – but these wire sculptures take on a more minimalist form.



Buy It: $23   

Lotus Shaped Wooden Tea Light Holder: The lotus flower is symbolic of peace and unaltered beauty, rising fresh and clean from the muddy waters in which they grow. This candle holder is 100% handmade from unfinished wood.



Buy It: $14   

Lotus Shaped Tea Light Holder (Pink): Crafted from dyed capiz shell, these semi-translucent tea light holders appear weightless and ethereal.



Buy It: $14   

Lotus Shaped Purple Tea Light Holder: Here is another version of the previous candle holder, this time in rich purple.



Buy It: $9   

Tulip Shaped Tea Light Holder: Bring the colors of spring into your home with one or more of these delightful ceramic votives. Each ceramic flower bulb is crafted and glazed by hand, so each one is unique.



Buy It: $18   

Porcelain Rose Tealight Holder: Porcelain is a versatile material. This hand=formed rose uses sleek glaze on the candle-facing side of the petals, but retains its soft matte characteristic on the opposite side.



Buy It: $14   

Moroccan Hanging Tea Light Holder: Intricate pressed glass changes the character of the candlelight that shines through it, changing the color tone and scattering the rays for a subdued and decorative effect.



Buy It: $13  

Moroccan Rainbow Colored Tea Light Holder: Here’s another Moroccan lantern, this time with differently colored glass in each pane.



Buy It: From $13   

More Moroccan Candleholders: Of course, there are an infinite number of shapes and combinations for a Moroccan theme. This diversity makes it possible to find a style to suit any color palette or design theme.



Buy It: $29   

Marble & Copper Tea Light Holder: It’s hard to ignore the understated luxury of marble. This sophisticated candleholder pairs marble with copper-plated brass – a tasteful combination to be sure.



Buy It: $11 for set of 4   

Kate Aspen Glass Tealight Holder: Clear glass sparkles with gold filigree, a wonderful tea light holder for a mantle arrangement or table setting that needs just a dash of baroque opulence. Because of the inexpensive price and good looks, these would make a wonderful place setting or party favor – perhaps for a wedding.



Buy It: $19   

Pavilion Pink and Lavender Mini Tea Light Holders: This collection provides all the style of clever coordination without the stress. Each set comes with tea light holders with matching candles included.



Buy It: $22   

Frux Home and Yard Flameless Tea Light Set: Flameless candles make it easy to get that comfortable flickering glow without the worry. This set includes 24 battery-powered candles and decorative laser-cut wraps, a flameless and shatterproof option for outdoors or indoors.



Buy It: $31   

Rechargeable Tea Light Candles With Holders: If you don’t like the idea of replacing batteries but still want the convenience of flameless, these rechargeable candles might be the answer. Each set includes 12 flameless candles, 12 frosted votive cups, and an attractive docking base for charging.



Buy It: $106   

Luminara Flameless Candles with Antique Bronze Recharging Base: Premium flameless candles are worth the price for those who need them. This set includes a stylish recharging base worthy of inclusion within your home decor, and the candles themselves last up to 15 hours on a single charge. An included remote makes it easy to set an automatic timer or turn all the candles on or off with the press of a button.


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30 Unique Toothpick Holders & Dispensers You Can Buy Right Now

Toothpick dispensers are an underappreciated kitchen accessory – often liked for their utility but rarely their aesthetic. But cool toothpick dispensers are definitely out there! This post highlights some of our favorites from every price point, ranging from convenient pocket dispensers to vintage designs and clever novelties. It’s part of our series on kitchen accessories, like this creative spice shaker list and this collection of designer fruit bowls. And if you’re looking for a useful or inexpensive housewarming gift, you might just find what you need right here.


Buy It: $38   

Cactus Toothpick Holder: Novelty toothpick holders are a fun addition to any themed kitchen or dining room, but they also work well as a surprising feature within minimalist tableware spreads.



Buy It: $9  

Lotus Toothpick Holder: Shaped like a fresh lotus sitting on a smooth white rock, this holder actually makes the toothpicks part of its artful design. A clear dome fits over the top of the toothpicks to keep them fresh.



Buy It: $30   

Kipik the Hedgehog: Designed by architect Erwan Péron, Kipik is a charming hedgehog and the toothpicks are his quills. It might take time to refill this adorable novelty dispenser but it would make an unforgettable accent for a playful snack display. Each one holds 22 toothpicks.



Buy It: $10   

Elephant Toothpick Holder: A classic! Carved wooden elephants are a classic collectible, and this specific toothpick holder design was common to many midcentury households.



Buy It: $11   

Moby Pick: Sleek and stylish, but still brimming with personality – this whale toothpick holder even comes with 32 picks that look like water spouts, although the shape itself is a cute idea on its own.



Buy It: $34   

Magic Bunny Toothpick Dispenser: Pull a rabbit out of the hat, and surprise guests with the toothpicks that come with him. It’s quite the conversation-starter for a toothpick holder and helps keep your toothpicks free of dust as well.



Buy It: $18   

Bird Toothpick Holder: This cheerful wooden bird offers a contemporary take on midcentury design. Don’t forget to check out our big list of bird figurines for more like this.



Buy It: $8   

Penguin Toothpick Dispenser: Woodpecker toothpick dispensers are a classic midcentury kitsch item, so this clever penguin based on the same mechanic might inspire some smiles. Just press the penguin down, and he picks up a toothpick from the hidden compartment – great for entertaining guests. And you can press the bird with the pack of your hand to keep the dispenser clean if you’re working with messy hands.



Buy It: $11   

Cute Panda Dispenser: Just push a button, and up-pops a toothpick! Automatic dispensers are great for anyone who wants to protect picks from dust or debris.



Buy It: $8   

Picky Boy: Here’s another novelty toothpick dispenser for modern but playful homes. Lift the hat to reveal a spiky toothpick hairdo and fall in love with Picky Boy’s quirky design.



Buy It: $13   

Novelty Cow Toothpick Dispenser: Look at the cute face! Press the button and see a toothpick pop out… wait… from the other end? Guests are sure to get a laugh from this unexpected design.



Buy It: $15   

Auto-Dispenser with Barrel Shape: The rustic barrel design is perfect for country-themed kitchens, but the automatic dispenser button is a modern twist on the old favorite.



Buy It: $13   

Ouch from Fred and Friends: Do you need a housewarming gift for a friend with a dark sense of humor? This clever toothpick holder looks just like a voodoo doll, so make sure not offend the recipient.



Buy It: $30   

Metal Toothpick Holder Skull: Lead free pewter makes this skull look cool on its own. Just add toothpicks to give him a cool wooden mohawk and embrace your inner punk.



Buy It: $3   

Weight Lifter Dispenser: This little weight lifter will pick up a fresh toothpick every time you lift and drop the cover.



Buy It: $12   

Guru Toothpick Holder: Calm and charming: this meditating figure seems to sit independently on top of the toothpicks, but the bunch conceals a hidden stand. This model comes with a plastic cover to keep your toothpicks fresh and clean.



Buy It: $28   

Fork & Spoon Toothpick Holder: Folk-style sculpture goes well in a rustic or country-themed kitchen. This figure holds a small glass for the toothpicks, but catches attention with a body made of stainless steel forks and spoons.



Buy It: $8   

Emoji Toothpick Holder: An understated smiley face welcomes guests to the table. This wooden toothpick holder isn’t fussy or complicated – it’s just does its job with a smile.



Buy It: $6   

Travel Toothpick Holder: Keep your toothpicks clean and safe with this pocket toothpick holder. It’s ideal for travel and more, but maybe look twice before pulling it out in no-smoking areas.



Buy It: $35   

Metal Toothpick Holder: Sleek and stylish. This smooth metal toothpick holder is perfect for a minimalist kitchen or dining room. It even looks good enough for the office if you tend to at lunch at the desk.



Buy It: $70   

Minimalist Wood Dispenser: Carved from an impenetrable-looking block of wood, this dispenser releases a single toothpick with a simple shake.



Buy It: $26   

Stainless Steel Toothpick Dispenser: Do you love a retro look in the kitchen? This old-style toothpick dispenser brings to mind memories of classic family diners.



Buy It: $17   

Coca-Cola Toothpick Vending Machine: Coke collectors are sure to love this. It’s a pocket sized Coca Cola machine that holds more than 200 toothpicks. It looks just as good on the shelf as it does on the table.



Buy It: $14   

UV Piano Toothpick Dispenser: Press a piano key and receive a fresh toothpick. Add two AAA batteries to enable UV sterilization.



Buy It: $50  

Mushroom Spice Shaker and Toothpick Set: Build a whimsical little forest of amanitas with this modular spice shaker and toothpick holder set. They’re made from wheel thrown ceramic, artfully glazed and painted by hand.



Buy It: $20   

Decorative Metal Toothpick Dispenser: Embossed zinc-alloy gives this dispenser an antique appearance. A retractable lid and compact size makes it easy to pack along for picnics or travel.



Buy It: $20  

Faberge Egg Pick Holder: This toothpick holder sparkles with handcrafted detail and intricate enamel patterns. It’s a little taste of Russia with every meal.



Buy It: $18   

Traditional Chinese Toothpick Holders: Available in a variety of colors and patterns, there’s sure to be one that fits your dining room theme.



Buy It: $12   

Cute Forest Toothpick Dispenser: It’s bright, playful, and dispenses one toothpick at a time. The pine forest shape makes the toothpicks look like a dense thicket of tree trunks.



Buy It: $25   

Texting Frog: Okay, so this might be the most silly toothpick holder yet. If you know somebody who spends too much with their phone, no matter where they are, this gag gift might get the point across.


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