Having trouble getting your sentiment across this Valentine’s Day? Say it with a candle. Really. Gift an intoxicating rose-scented candle and he/she/they will get the message. Some choices include ones with crystals and customized message candles. Just don’t procrastinate!



First up, the Jill & Ally crystal manifestation candles with sayings like ‘Love You, Mean it,’ and a subtle floral scent. Each candle features two ethically sourced crystals including Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Green Fluorite, Clear Quartz, Green Aventurine and Tiger’s Eye, each offering a different intuition.




For the big LOVE holiday, you could get the Rose Quartz, which manifests ‘Love, compassion, release, acceptance’, and in case that’s enough, there’s Amethyst for ‘Serenity, growth, balance, understanding, tranquility.’ ( The limited-edition—  2 candle bundle + matches — is $90.)

But move fast because once these sell out, they are GONE.




The photos don’t even do this candle set justice. The LAFCO Champagne and Roses special set for February 14th features two candles in hand-blown glass in two timeless scents, Champagne and Blush Rose. It even comes ready for gifting in an embossed elegant white box. ($84.)

With a beguiling scent of damask rose, grapefruit and bergamot it’s the smell of l-o-v-e.



If you’re a regular reader, you already know we’re mad fans of everything Kai. There is no more perfect gift for that special someone than their Rose candle, with its intoxicating scent of a gardenia top note wrapped in white exotics layered with rose absolute. $48 and burns forever (okay, the site says 40 hours.)


While not specifically for V-Day, all the Rare Lumiere candles are rare scents — subtle yet evocative. For the love holiday, the site is offering 20% off (just enter “Love20” at checkout.) Regularly $39.


If you could distill love into wax, it would smell like this  SoHum patchouli, warm amber, fresh citrus and heady rose candle. $36.75.



From the TAJA collection, known for its customizable candles, comes these adorable limited edition red heart candles. You can add a name or sentiment to the lid (and afterward, re-use as a vase, or we use ours for makeup brushes.)

Check out the customization here.



Little Burlap Barn has something for everyone, including these vintage mason jar candles.

Chose from two sizes — from $32 – $40 — the candles are hand-poured and come in some delectable scents such as Dried Eucalyptus, Clean Orange and Lemon Cake.

But whatever you do, shop soon!