Tobi Tobin Chalet Candle, $78.00


There’s something perfect about gifting a candle, whether under a tree or a host(est) thank you for that swanky holiday party. With flowers, the host has to scurry around to find a vase; wine takes time to decant but a candle can be immediately lit and put in a prominent place. Here’s a few we love.
The Chalet candle is the ideal holiday scent with hints of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, sandalwood and frankincense. It also comes in an pre-wrapped burlap bag with green ribbon ready to gift.

Kai skylight candle

With its intoxicating scent, the Kai candle is technically not just for the holidays but year ’round. We don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be thrilled to get one of these. We have them all throughout our house and they smell divine. Throw a festive bow on the elegant package and you’re good to go.

Homesick Hanukkah candle.

Remember all those special times with a feast of potato latkes, fresh out of the frying pan with applesauce. ‘Homesick for Hanukkah’ will bring you home during this special season. $29.99.Top Note: Butter, Potato, AppleMid Note: Apple, Cake Base Note: Vanilla, Musk.

Trader Joe’s Cedar Balsam Candles show up only seasonally, so grab them before they’re gone (just like their Cinnamon Wicks which seem to sell-out earlier each year.)

Reminiscent of country life, the hand-poured candle has a subtle earthy scent of cedar and balsam forests. It captures the smell of the season perfectly. The candle comes in in a stylish 5.7 ounce tin, making an excellent stocking stuffer or host gift. $14.50.

Capri Blue Ornament Jar Candle from Anthropologie. $30.

Pretty as a Christmas ornament, the Anthropologie candles are hard to give away because you want to keep them for yourself! But just imagine all the repeat invites you’ll get.

Boulangerie Candle Gift Set. $38.

Curious about how gifting differs from the US to the UK and what men and women REALLY want for Xmas?  This fascinating article lays it all out.