This year I made a small personal purchase that I am kind of obsessed with... an antique match strike. Match strikes are a beautiful way to display matches in a bedroom, kitchen, powder room, etc. They can sit as an unique accessory on a fireplace mantel, side table, or nightstand. Use "strike-anywhere" matches and enjoy your small treasure!
Here is one similar to my purchase... (but mine was a big-time bargain)
Interesting antique find... the dog's head tilts back to reveal concealed matches
Beautiful glass match strikes by Lucy Cope, SO CHIC!
For a more rustic look, here is a match strike made of cast iron, by Canoe Online
Jonathan Adler has perfected the modern, whimsical take on a match strike