When you have no idea what to gift someone, a candle is always a good go-to. Who doesn't love a little ambiance at home? Plus, with all of the candle offerings out there, you can customize the scent and vessel based on who you're gifting it to. Easy, right?
To help take the stress out of holiday gifting, we rounded up some of our favorites, in order from the ultimate splurges to moderately priced finds to cheap but chic candles. Take your pick…
Candles can be so damn expensive, but for good reason—they can be so luxurious and elevate any room. If you want to splurge on something big for the candle enthusiast or VIP in your life, look no further than these below.
One of the best things about Jo Malone candles is they already come in elegant boxes so you don't even have to worry about wrapping it extravagantly. This ember scent feels just so cozy for this time of year.
It's hard not to "spot" (sorry, we had to) that leopard print (and any kind of animal print, really) is in. Give this pink champagne-scented candle to that stylish person on your list. The vessel is made of porcelain 24-karat gold and rose quartz details, so they'll want to keep it as a home decor accessory even when the wax is gone.
The design enthusiast you know will love this copper vessel with a marble lid, which can probably be used long after the candle is gone. It has notes of black pepper, wood, vetiver, cedar, and patchouli.
The handblown glass vessel will look so good on a coffee table. Not only is it a striking decor piece, it will also scent a space with woodsy, cardamom, sea salt, and musk notes.
$50 to $100
Candles can be an investment piece—I like to think of the price and burn time to justify any big purchases. At this price point of $50 to $100, you're going to find some great deals if you're using the cost-per-burn-time method.
With scents of Moroccan amber, sweet patchouli, heliotrope, and bergamot, this Nest candle will provide plenty of stress-relief and relaxation. It has a 100-hour burn time, so it will last whoever you give this time a while.
The White Company makes such elegant products, and this candle is no different. The refreshing scent of cinnamon, clove, and orange will make any space feel extra cozy.
$20 to $50
The $20 to $50 price point is a great place to be if you know you're exchanging gifts with someone but aren't exactly sure how extravagant or simple said gifts will be. You won't feel too bad if you bought a $40 candle for someone who got you a $25 coffee table book. And vice versa.
Instead of a champagne bottle, why not give someone this candle, which is almost like the real thing? It's packed with scents like pink grapefruit, sparkling champagne, raspberry, French cassis, violet leaves, rose petals, crushed sage, crisp mint, and grape leaf.
Give your friend this candle set so they can put on in just about every room—the bedroom, bathroom, and living room. You can choose from two sets: a "warm" one (with spicy scents) and a "cool" one (with floral and fresh scents).
Scents can really conjure up some beloved memories, which is why Homesick candles are such a brilliant concept. They're inspired by the scents of cities like New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, and Los Angeles. Gift this to the person who won't shut up (in a good way) when it comes to their hometown pride.
You have two options here. Balance, which has notes of creamy tonka, white amber, turmeric, orris root, cardamom, spiced leather. Then there's Renew with fresh lily, vibrant greens, crushed eucalyptus, spearmint, and rosemary.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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