Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 5 Things Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week

published Dec 16, 2022
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As a shopping editor, I always have an ear to the ground for the coolest, smartest, most need-to-know our editors’ radars straight to your very own space.

Not sure where to shop, or just need some quick inspo? Start here with a weekly rundown of AT editors’ favorite finds, from things we’ve tested and exciting brand launches to home project kickstarters. Read on to see what’s got our team buzzing this week.

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"I have been loving these flameless taper candles paired with these candle holders — both from Amazon. They just set the mood perfectly and can be used year-round." —Stephanie Nguyen, Cleaning & Organizing Editor

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"I just decorated my mantel for the holidays with mini trees and nutcrackers, and this garland was the first thing I used to get it all started. I love that it's faux so it'll last for future seasons and that it features a mixture of 'cedar' and 'eucalyptus' — the contrast between the two is so pretty!" —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director

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"You’d best believe we found the answer to the hair tool-induced chaos plaguing your bathroom: the HIIMIEI caddy. This acrylic countertop caddy is great, in part, because you don’t have to assemble or drill it into anything like a lot of other storage solutions. No, you simply plop it on your countertop, and line it with your most-used hair products. The front row is perfect for styling creams, heat protectant spray, and other cosmetics. The slightly elevated back row features three deep steel cups made for your hot tools. By storing your flat iron and similar items there, you keep your counter free of clutter and your hands safe from accidentally bumping into a scorching rod." —Nikol Slatinska, Editorial Assistant

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"I know, $75 is a definite splurge for a candle, but hear me out: This Goodee-exclusive “Ocean” design is like a piece of art and a delightful scent, all in one. The hand-blown vessel is made from recycled glass with colorful blue and orange all-over swirls, so it’s meant to be kept and re-used after the last burn. And trust me, it’s a candle you’ll want to burn on the reg, thanks to a room-enhancing essential oil blend of agarwood, coriander, and musk. Add this to your holiday gift list (and personal wishlist) stat." —Blair Donovan, Style Editor

5 / 5

"One of the big-ticket items on my Christmas list this year? A sturdier (and prettier) upgrade to our budget kitchen trash can. It arrived early, and we've already opened it and set it up and it is everything I dreamed of. The size is perfect for our household of two humans/two dogs ,and the stainless steel exterior has so far done a much better job of resisting nose marks from curious pups. One thing that was really getting on my nerves about our previous plastic trash can was that it was so lightweight that it tended to scoot around every time you pressed the foot lever to open it; this one is a heavier stainless steel construction so it's much better at staying in place." —Megan Baker Detloff, Home Projects Director