You don’t have to smoke cigarettes (or, um, other things) to enjoy a nice-looking ashtray. These days the coolest, most design-focused ashtrays can be used to house anything from air plants and jewelry to keys and spare change. Heck, you can even use ’em as objets d’art by throwing one on top of a pile of coffee-table books. We went looking for the best of the bunch, the ones that look like they came from a design boutique and cost a pretty penny, but actually won’t put you back more than $40 on Amazon.
A maximalist crystal ashtray you can also use as a paperweight.
Jonathan Adler’s Les Girls trays add a touch of ’70s flare to any apartment. And probably should cost more than they do.
This tray is meant for cigars but we think it makes a great jewelry caddy. Rings to the left, earrings and bracelets to the right.
Who wouldn’t want a bubblegum-pink pair of lips on their coffee table?
The uneven white glaze and brown flecks call to mind handmade pottery and make this a perfect dish for air plants, or even a soap dish in your guest bathroom.
We love the drippy glaze on this round ceramic ashtray. You could easily get away with using this as a planter or a bowl for guacamole.
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