This Ridiculously Chic Home Decor Gift Was One of the Best I’ve Ever Received (and Given to Someone!)

published Nov 1, 2022
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Ready or not, here the holidays come! That means it’s time to put on your best gift-giving thinking cap so you can check off special presents for everyone on your list (and no, it’s not too early to shop). Luckily, here at Apartment Therapy, we’re constantly on the hunt for the most wow-worthy gifts to give, so you’ve landed in the right spot.

Now, you know a present is seriously next level when we gush about something we’ve given to someone, but what if a friend also gifted me that same exact present for the same holiday? Well, dear reader, that’s exactly what happened and what I’m going to tell you about it here!

Quite a few years ago, I discovered Coming Soon, which is a design-focused store in New York City that curates seriously stylish home decor and gifts. Ever since I found them, the online store has been bookmarked on my browser toolbar. During my first visit to the eye-catching store, I had my eye on one particularly unique tchotchke: a Bathing Lady catchall tray. Fast forward a few months, I had to buy a Christmas gift for the friend who went to the store with me. Naturally, the beautiful Bathing Lady popped into my head, and I bought it for her. Turns out, she had the same idea and gifted me the same exact version too!

Credit: Tamara Kraus

We must have been on to something here. Not only is this milk glass catchall basically a piece of art, but it’s super versatile too. I use mine to hold matches and my candle wick trimmer, but you can use it for oh-so-many things. Use it to hold your sponge in the kitchen, soap in the bathroom, or as a candy dish — the options are endless!

I also love that it’s made by a family-owned and operated company called Mosser Glass, which has been around since 1950s, so they truly know their craft. And the proof is in the pudding — every time someone comes over, their eyes are immediately drawn to this standout piece and ask me where I found it.

I have the cherry red version that adds the perfect amount of color to my space, but it also comes in so many other vibrant shades for every person on your list. Pair this with some other goodies — like matches and a candle — for a completely unique gift anyone will adore.

So, if you’re looking for a special present for the design junkie in your life that you can almost guarantee they don’t already own, you’ll want to stock up on this one-of-a-kind present that’s sure to make their holiday season bright!

Buy: Bathing Lady, $40