Valentine's Day

This “Charming” $13 Kitchen Gem Doubles as Storage (It’s So Beautiful!)

published Feb 8, 2024
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If you’re looking to give your kitchen an instant refresh, sometimes all you need are small touches of updated decor here and there to revitalize your space. Whether it’s investing in some bright new dish towels, upgrading your collection of cookbooks, or incorporating some potted herbs, it doesn’t take much to give your countertops or windowsills new life. And recently, TikTokers have discovered the dreamiest decor gem that will truly lean into the romantic feeling in the air that inevitably comes with February.

Book-lovers, this one’s for you! Social media users are sharing videos of the Puransen Bookend Vase from Amazon that has gone viral on TikTok and Instagram in recent months. The vase is shaped like a book, yet remains transparent so you can see whatever is inside, whether it be flowers or kitchen utensils. Plus, it’s made from acrylic, so it’s not as fragile as glass.

If you’re looking for an elegant and warm piece to accentuate your kitchen decor, this is it. Add red roses for a little romance, switch to yellow daisies for a pop of color in the spring or summer, and swap out for some darker dahlias in the fall. While this is a vase intended for flowers, there are no rules when it comes to decor — fill with multicolored marbles, seashells, or even dried citrus for a true statement piece. Not a fan of flowers? Store your tall kitchen staples like wooden spoons and thermometers in it. 

Following a botanical theme, the faux book is called The Mystery of Growth / A Book About Flowers, and comes in clear, blue, brown, and red. While this vase isn’t customizable, you can personalize a similar find on Etsy

Commenters on TikTok couldn’t get enough of the piece, saying it “makes their hearts happy,” and others praising “the world for being so cute sometimes.” With over 2.3 million likes on the original video and counting, it’s clear shoppers are loving the vase. 

“I’m trying not to be influenced, but this is definitely a need,” wrote one user. “Sweet talking my cat to please let me have this one thing and not knock it over,” said another.

The flower-vase-meets-storage-gem is certainly a book-lover’s dream and can find a home in any room of the house. It will certainly add all the romance, allure, and charm you crave in a space that can always use a little extra flair. Better yet? Give it to your Galentine or Valentine as a sweet, romantic gift!

Buy: Puransen Bookend Vase for Flowers, $12.99