It’s that time of year again where we are wracking our brains to find gifts for friends and family. I believe that the candle in many ways is the perfect gift. Here are some of the reasons why:
Thoughtful and individual
When buying someone a candle you can really individualise the gift in terms of the scent and style of packaging you choose. Everyone can have a different favourite style of scent which is the joy of fragrances and scented candles alike. Like perfume and aftershave there are so many scents to choose from strong and heady smells, to fresh and zingy to sweet florals and relaxing aromatherapy scents too. To make your gift individual to the person you can choose both the type of scent they like whilst also looking out for a design that will look great in their home which shows the person you were thinking of them when buying the gift.
Gift for the difficult to buy for person
I have too many candles… said no one ever! Scented candles are a great gift for those hard to buy for people on your list. Whilst there any many candle addicts like myself. I have also yet to meet someone who doesn’t like a lovely smelling candle. I even converted a close friend who adamantly disliked candles but
now has his home full of them! They can be enjoyed at all ages, teens love scented candles, men love them, women love them, and couples can enjoy them together too!. If you are not sure what scent the person would like then a nice clean and light fragrance would be a good choice so as to be more subtle
The gift of relaxation
A balanced, scented candle can do wonders for your mood, bringing back nice memories or bring a sense of calm in the mind. There are numerous studies that demonstrate the power of smell in evoking emotions and memories which is something I’m sure you have all experienced. There is also evidence that the right smells can help reduce anxiety, promote wellness, in a world where we all spend so much time looking at screens and artificial lights, taking time to enjoy some of the natural candle light candles give will help you relax. I also would say that the very act of lighting candles in your home encourages you to get cosy and enjoy both the scent and the warm cosy glow of the candles burning brightly. If your gift recipient is like most of us they will be in need of some more relaxation.
A good candle doesn’t need to be expensive. If you buy one with good quality ingredients ( see my candle quality blog) then you will have a great looking and smelling gift that should fit your budget.
A gift for you!!
Last but not least we spend so much time buying, preparing and wrapping gifts for others at Christmas so there is no better reason to treat yourself and a nice candle is perfect. You can light it to relax with a glass of wine or a bath after all your hard efforts and when its time to entertain guests you can light it to fill your home with the fragrance you love
Happy Shopping lovelies 😊