Are you wondering what to get someone who loves candles? You’ve come to the right place! ‘Tis the season for gifts of all kinds and today we’re narrowing it down: we’re sharing the best gift ideas for people who love candles!
Plus, to make this post even sweeter, we’re giving away a prize to one lucky reader.
First, let’s talk about why candles make such great gifts and, second, what makes the best gifts for candle lovers. Then, we’ll get to the giveaway! :)
Why do people love candles so much? Why does a candle make such a perfect present? That’s easy: a nice candle is a gift that provides more than just a flickering light or a fragrance.
A candle is a gift of:
It provides a delightful aroma, filling your home with a glorious scent
A candle illuminates your space and makes you feel relaxed
In addition, there are so many candle lovers out there because a candle is:
It is a gift you enjoy, use until it’s gone, and toss. You’ll probably replace it then, of course, but it is not a gift one has to store for years.
Candle Gifts Are a Fun Splurge
A candle is also a gift that you may not necessarily splurge on yourself all the time — but you probably want to, am I right? At any given moment, I have at minimum two candles in my shopping cart online. ;) I am definitely a “candle lover” and would buy every scent I find if I could!
I also enjoy having special scents just for the holidays, for the changing of seasons, and for those cozy evenings at home.
Candles make great gifts for everyone on your list and as wedding gifts, too. Candles for bridesmaids are one of the wildly popular gift ideas right now as a way to thank them for being in your wedding, as a candle inside a bridesmaid gift box, and as a bridesmaid proposal box.
Who says no to “will you be my bridesmaid” when presented with an amazing candle? No one, that’s who! ;)
Now that you know why candles make awesome gifts, let’s put the best ones in the spotlight: we have twenty-five of the best gifts for candle lovers.
Best Gifts for Candle Lovers
These candles and candle gift ideas are made by Jackpot Candles, one of my personal favorite candle shops. They are a sponsor here, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that I’ve also shopped for and proudly given these candles as gifts to loved ones, as well as burned my share of them at home!
They’re 100% premium natural soy candles, they have a double cotton wick, they are filled in a generous (glass) 15-oz jar, and have a cleaner burn. Plus, they’re made in the USA!
My favorite scent is “Mystery“: I can’t quite describe the smell (it’s a… mystery) but it is amazingly fragrant. Their team informed me that if you order two mystery candles at one time, chances are they will both be different. That’s pretty fun to me!
Here’s a snap of mine (before I burned it down to the bottom!)
Why are Jackpot Candles such great gifts for candle lovers? It is TWO gifts in one: the candle itself is made of the highest quality, has a gorgeous presentation (it adds to your home decor), and smells great. But inside the candle? That’s where the ‘Jackpot’ comes in: inside the candle is a ring. You can choose the size of the ring, too, so it’s a perfect fit.
Yes, a ring is hidden inside the wax of each candle you order. Some are of affordable value, but some rings appraise for up to $5000 (yes, for real!) I haven’t found one yet but I’m still digging and the rings I have found are quite amazing.
Some special edition candles in their shop include a necklace instead of a ring, and you know exactly the style you’ll get ahead of time, which is nice if you have a particular jewelry style in mind.
Okay, let’s get to it already: you have some candle shopping to do. Enjoy!
1. Photo Candle Gift Ideas
One of the best gifts for candle lovers is one with a custom photo on it. You can get a personalized candle with a ring inside, just like this! It is easy to personalize and make your own.
2. Christmas Scented Candles
Are there better gifts for candle lovers at Christmas than the smell of Christmas?! Plus, there’s a ring inside!
This one is also available in a travel tin (on sale for a limited time for $9.99!) It makes a great gift!
3. Jack Frost Candles
Feelin’ festive? This candle has the cool crisp scent of peppermint and sweet vanilla. This is the candle to burn when you just came in from sledding, your hands are cold, and you’re heating up hot chocolate with extra marshmallows.
4. Santa Baby
Add this romantic gift to your wish list: it smells like, “sugar, spice, and everything nice”. Plus, it arrives with a beautiful ring.
The fragrance notes on this one have me intrigued — the top has notes of poached peaches, apricot, and pear slices, the middle is whipped cream and candied praline, and the base has scents of a crunchy sugar cone.
5. Wine Glass Candle
Ah, my favorite on this list of the best candle gifts: the wine glass candle. Yes, this is a stemless wine glass (you can use after you enjoy the candle!) filled with an aromatic blend of wax that smells like your favorite glass of pinot noir. Want!
Prefer a chardonnay? Sure thing! You can get it here.
6. Bamboo Candle Gifts
This fresh scent is perfect for your own spa at home. It smells like a garden of fresh greens, bamboo, fragrant flowers, and citrus. This candle has a double wick.
7. Caramel Coffee Candle
The perfect gifts for candle lovers that also love coffee! Me. This candle has a wooden wick.
The only thing better than eating bacon is making your house smell like it any time you’d like!
9. Not Today Karen
We all need one of these candles once in a while! This is part of their scandalous collection.
10. Birthday Candle Gifts
Want the perfect gift for candle lovers who are celebrating a birthday? This is the ultimate gift: a candle that smells like birthday cake (hey, no calories!) and includes a gorgeous sparkling ring.
11. Candle Gift Sets
If you’re giving a candle as a gift, you can add one more bonus to make it a complete set: a candle PLUS a bath bomb! The bath bomb is infused with an aromatic scent and includes a ring inside! See this scent and others here.
12. Candle Club
And last but not least, the candle club is probably one of the best gifts for candle lovers because it’s a candle-a-month — plus other fun surprises! Each month in the new “in crowd”, you’ll receive an exclusive subscription bath bomb and candle with a ring inside PLUS a curated piece of jewelry (only $31.95 each month!) Cancel anytime. These are all part of a monthly theme to coordinate with the season. Find out the details here.
Here’s the latest candle gift for this month. The coffee bath bomb looks amazing!
Okay, now that you know the perfect candle gifts to give, treat yourself: it’s time for your chance to win the giveaway!
Here, I’ll tell you!
The lovely team of JackpotCandles is giving away TWO candles to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader: one for you, and one to give to a friend!
• Giveaway Dates: 11/22/21-12/2/21 (11:59pm EST)
• Prize: TWO (2) Standard (Non-Customizable) Candles of the winner’s choice by Jackpot Candles
• Prize Value: $51.90 ($25.95 x 2) plus free shipping to USA | No cash value
• One lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on this blog post on 12/3 and emailed directly
• How to Enter: Use the entry form below to enter. First, enter name and email address, then click ‘Begin’ for the entry
This is a post in collaboration with our sponsor, Jackpot Candles.