9 Modern Menorahs to Illuminate the Holidays

9 Modern Menorahs to Illuminate the Holidays

By Samantha Daly
The first night of Hanukkah is December 10, but we think these elegant objects deserve centerpiece status year-round.
Simon Pearce Handblown Menorah
Light the way.  Glassmaker Simon Pearce brings architectural grace to this distinctive menorah (which, by the way, is crafted by glassblowers using centuries-old techniques). Its solid glass base supports clean lines of polished metal, a perfect place to perch your taper candles.
Areaware Menorah
A solid cast iron Menorah that is both simple and ceremonial. Designed as one piece with a seamlessly integrated tray to catch wax drippings that doubles as a repository for used matches.
Marmol Radziner Menorah
Celebrate Hanukkah with the new Marmol Radziner Menorah. Handcrafted in walnut and brass, the menorah will bring a warm glow to the holiday season. Simple and timeless in design, it would be welcome in any modern home.
JK Adams Vermont Marble & Walnut Menorah
Out of the menorah-dinary.  Make your menorah modern for this year's Hanukkah with sleek green marble and silky walnut. The slab of veined Vermont marble, each piece unique from the next, slides into the wood base to hold steady nine standard menorah candles.
Design Within Reach Ascalon Menorah
A kosher design, the Ascalon Menorah (2011) has eight facets that correspond to the eight days of Chanukah, with left and right diagonals creating an 18-degree angle.
West Elm Glass Menorah
Made of crystal glass, this menorah is an elegant way to illuminate each night of Hanukkah.  ...
RachaelPots Handmade Ceramic Menorah
Shine on. Leave it to this heirloom-worthy piece to light up a celebration: It’s fashioned from nine little bottles—a subtle nod to the jug of oil from the Hanukkah story—and each one is sized just right to hold a standard candle.
MARCH Silver Menorah
A modern take on the menorah, this set includes nine candle holders and a single tray. Modular for use as a set or as individual candle holders year-round.
Blackthorne Forge Hand-Forged Iron Menorahs
Made the old-fashioned way. There’s a reason we can’t stop gazing at these menorahs: Each one is hand-forged from iron by a blacksmith in Vermont, so it’s just as much a work of art as it is a festive piece for Hanukkah.
Need Some Candles?
Simon Pearce Ivory Menorah Candle Set
Bundle of lights.  Keep the lights of your menorah all aglow with these lovely ivory candles. Each one tops off at six inches and is made from paraffin wax. This box contains 45 simple, elegant tapers—an abundance of light fit for a celebration of all that is bright.
West Elm Unscented Taper Candles
Made of natural paraffin wax, our Taper Candles add ambiance year-round. Give them as gifts or stock up on a few sets for everyday entertaining.
Beehive Alchemy Tapered Beeswax Candles (Set of 8)
From the happiest bees in town. These tapered candles are made from beeswax sourced from happy bees who spend their days hive-hopping, foraging for sweet nectar—and that’s it. They have a natural, resinous scent from the wax, but nothing else is added to enhance the scent or color of the candles.

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