Gift Guide

Light + Ladder loves the holidays, and we want to help you enjoy them even more! Let us relieve any gift-giving stress with some suggestions—we’ve got something for everyone on your list! These items are very au courant, handmade with love by local artisans, meant to last and make a practical impact in the home. Give your friends and family something they will keep forever, a fond reminder that you care.




Surprise your loved one with a stylish tool that will make holiday bartending even more festive! The solid brass Parallax Bottle Opener is the perfect accessory for the beer connoisseur. More than just a stocking-stuffer; it’s an invitation to the design-conscious good life. As an accompaniment, the half matte, half shiny, six-sided Hex Cup can serve up drinks or snacks in striking, geometric style.


Save the plant-killer in your life from the terrible fate of a house without greenery. L+L’s Chromo Self-Watering Planters breathe new life into houseplants, reducing chores while encouraging roots to grow deeper. The added drainage and reservoir maintain a balance of water and air in the soil, avoid messy overflow, and will make anyone feel like they've grown a green thumb! Mix and match earth tones for a modern look, and celebrate indoor viticulture in the middle of winter! 


Help them make a statement with a set of the classic porcelain Spora Planters, or inspire them to grow an herb garden on the kitchen wall. Choose from leather or cotton rope straps and various tiered options.

NEW member of the Spora collection: We are now introducing a leather and glazed porcelain 8" ceiling planter! 

The Hive Planter also makes the perfect gift. Make a desktop home for their favorite succulent, or buy a bunch, fill them with air plants, and let them create their own wall-mounted installation!  *Happy Holidays from L+L: Free Airplant with the Hive Planter for US domestic orders*


A set of four Parallax Wall Hooks will allow the fashionista in your life to organize their collection of necklaces, scarves, hats, bags, and belts in style. Also perfect for hanging the Spora planters, these hooks will transform into a splendid presentation! Available in solid maple, walnut and brass, round or square. Buy them one at a time, or save with a set of four.


Macha’s Candlesticks will make their new home shine when they grace the holiday table. Made exclusively for L+L by our jewelry designer friend, Berenice Kelly, they hold the candle in a rectangular base of delicately worked solid brass. Each one is hand-wrought with an organic texture and weighted for balance and safety. These are bound to become family heirlooms!


If you really want to go all out for someone special, Plant Bondage is a spectacular piece for the curated room. Made in collaboration with floral designer Taylor Patterson of Fox Fodder Farm, this graceful conversation piece is truly a work of art, the Japanese bonsai tradition of Kokedama reinterpreted. Choose between a brass or wood frame that suspends a plant in the air as if by magic, its roots bound and watered with a soak in the built-in dish below it.


Encourage old-fashioned correspondence with a stunning modern Desk Set. This playful, carefully crafted collection of desk accessories will keep any desk space immaculate. Celebrating natural materials that age well, the collection combines solid wood, brass, porcelain, and vegetable-tanned leather. Each individual piece is also available separately: the Leather Blotter features a hidden compartment for pencils and business cards, thePencil Cup stows away clutter with a fun sliding mechanism that also magnetically locks in place, and the Desk Catch-All  keeps post-its and little bits in their place.