Few things can warm a place (or heart) as instantly as candlelight—and the holiday season offers the perfect excuse for basking in its glow. Our favorite contemporary candle holders are a glittering group, illustrating that, when it comes to setting an inviting (holiday) scene, nothing outshines a flickering flame.
iittala Nappula Candleholder
Add a touch of Nordic elegance to the holiday table with a pair of lovely Nappula candle holders by iittala. A sweet, rounded base and sturdy powder-coated steel construction give this modern design both strength and beauty.
Tom Dixon Etch Tea Light Candle Holder
Tom Dixon's Etch tea lights have already become holiday staples, and no wonder. Their jewel-like, faceted forms and delicate metal perforations emit nuanced light and cast glistening shadows on the surface below.
Blomus Faro Tealight Holder
The cylindrical glass and steel Faro tea light collection from Blomus defines understated Scandinavian cool. Stainless steel and a choice of clear or frosted diffusers make for a sophisticated flickering statement
Ferm Living Candle Holder Circle
A golden circle defines this holiday-ready candle holder from Ferm Living. A solid brass ring is outfitted with space for 4 candles, and accompanying leather strings offer the option of suspending it above table surface.
iittala Kastehelmi Tealight Candleholder
Like raindrops on a window pane, the Kastehelmi tealight pattern sparkles with holiday nuance. Heavy embossed glass, a generous size, and a range of jewel tones will turn you into an iittala tealight collector.
Seletti Hybrid Candle Holder Laudomia
Combining the shape of an old fashioned oil lamp with a touch of imagination, Seletti's Hybrid Candle Holder is a porcelain beauty that pairs two distinct floral patterns in a gilded decorative design.
MENU POV Circle Candleholder
Nordic minimalism is on graphic display in the MENU POV collection of modern candle holders, designed to smartly dress up a wall, with or without candles. Choose from 3 geometric shapes and 2 finishes.
iittala Nappula Pillar Candleholder
The iittala Nappula range includes this glistening candle holder with its vintage-inspired form and nuanced color choices. Place on mantel or table top for a subtle retro touch throughout the holiday season, and beyond.
Kartell Abbracciaio Candelabra
Not for the penny-pincher, this luxury piece by Philippe Starck is a rare solid aluminum creation for Kartell. Two statuesque candle holders are linked to form a modern candelabra that gleams with holiday glamour.
Moooi Bold Candlestick
Moooi's Bold candlestick range includes a laser cut steel Menorah and a twist on tradition. Graphic black or white makes for a very modern statement that prove holiday festivities can be plenty cheerful, sans color.
iittala Ultima Thule Tealight Candleholder
iittala's Thule series was inspired by melting ice, a fitting tableau for this Finnish tea light candle holder. The textured richness of its mouth-blown glass form is the ideal antidote for the winter blues—no matter the color.
Ferm Living Balance Candle Holder
A perfect balancing act is employed by Ferm Living's golden, minimalist candle holder, in which two circular counterweights are connected by a graceful arc. It's available in a tea light version, too.