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A milky mint-colored, opaque glass carafe with matching cup used as a lid.

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Why you should give a carafe for the holidays

It’s the perfect “nice thing” they never knew they needed

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Some of the best gift ideas are not necessarily extravagant splurges, but nice things that people might not think of or bother to get for themselves. A bedside carafe falls squarely in this bucket.

A carafe and glass set, like the delightful French-inspired one featured in our 2019 holiday gift guide, makes a great gift for someone who is all about honing that evening routine, complete with plenty of self-care. And that means staying hydrated.

The gift of hydration is something the gift receiver will appreciate everyday, and a design-forward piece can also pull double duty and spruce up their bedroom style. On that decor front, a former Curbed staffer actually kept one such set at his desk and it made for a rather elegant and refined vibe—aka this idea could also work for office Secret Santa!

Without further ado, here are a few handsome carafe sets worth giving this season.