Scrambling for the perfect, but last-minute holiday gift for one, or all, of your friends? Something personal, but not so thoughtful that it consumes hours of shopping on a whim or searching online? If youre looking for an easy gift guide for the upcoming season, just get a candle for any and every friend on your list!
Candle Gift Guide
Candles have been having a serious moment, leaving consumers with plenty of options for both scents and budgets. Use this candle gift guide for the holidays or really anytime of the year and let your friends enjoy your thoughtfulness with a slow burn (the good kind) of fragrant scents. Encourage them to reuse the candle jar as a flower vase, to plant a small succulent, or even as a pen holder.
25 Candle Ideas for Everyone On Your Holiday Gift List
For your bestie Boy Smells Cinderose Candle Smells like: Rose, Orange Blossom, Tuberose, Oakmoss
Gift a scent of something familiar with an edgy twist to the friend who knows you best and is always there for you, whether you need them or not.
For your friend with a birthday in December
Voluspa Birthday Cake Candle Smells like: Vanilla Bean Icing, Fluffy Crme Cake, Rainbow Sprinkles
Who doesnt love birthday cake? This distinct aroma will send you down memory lane recalling parties from yesteryear and comes in a delightful collection from a macaron-shaped, pocket-sized candle perfect for gifts to a hand and body wash for any birthday cake enthusiast.
For your friend looking for luxury
La Double J Goddess Candle Smells like: Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Labdanum
This luxurious candle from pretty bird J.J. Martins brand is fit for your fanciest friend with a delicious scent housed in a fine porcelain pot Made in Italy with 18k gold trim. Youll definitely want to reuse the pot as a vase or planter.
For your jetsetter friend
Boy Smells Hinoki Fantome Smells like: Hinoki, Cardamom, Jasmine, Moss, Guaiac Wood
Gift your globetrotting friend a candle to relax their jetlag away with the scent of Japanese cypress and night-blooming jasmine flowers.
For the chef in your friend group
Fiddle Fish Olive + Rosemary Soy Candle Smells like: Olive, Rosemary, Pine, Bergamot
Let this candle flicker as your friend cooks up a storm in the kitchen.
For your friend who listens to Christmas music year-round
Trudon Fir Candle Smells like: Siberian Pine, Fir Tree, Myrrh, Incense
Any Christmas enthusiasts will love this fragrant candle and would probably burn it in the off season looking forward to next Christmas.
For your friend from the Midwest
OpalHouse Cozy Flannel Candle from Target Smells like: Citrus, Lavender, Violet
Fact: Anyone from the Midwest owns a flannel and loves Target. Why not celebrate them and their Midwestern vibe with a candle?
For your friend who needs to relax
Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle Smells like: Roman Chamomile, Lavender
For anyone dealing with stress or anxiety, this candle will provide an atmosphere to unwind into oblivion.
For your friend who loves la vie en rose
Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Smells like: Clove, Praline, Damask Rose, Oud
Is there someone who always seems wrapped in a layer of sweetness and optimism in your life? Keep them seeing pink and smelling roses with this delightful candle.
For your friend who drinks way too much coffee
Simper Goods Morning Mocha and Cinnamon Candle Smells like: Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Chipotle, Cayenne
Gift a morning scent-of-joe candle for anyone thats caffeine level is always cranked to 11.
For a friend you havent seen in too long
Diptyque Paris Amber Candle Smells like: Amber, Vetiver, Patchouli, Mysterious Spices, Tonka Bean
Do you live on the opposite coast of a close friend? This warm, woody scent is the perfect choice for someone you might not see all the time, but has a permanent place in your heart.
For your friend who always drinks tea
Perfumer H Mint Tea Candle Smells like: Mint Leaf, Rosemary, Lavender, Green Moss, Cedarwood
Create an ambience fit for a cozy queen with this luxurious floral-scented candle and complete the scene with a cup of hot tea.
For your friend obsessed with telling you about their dreams
Le Labo Verveine Candle Smells like: Eucalyptus, Galbanum, Violet Leaves
Unwind with an earthy scent that will soothe away any worries and inspire the dreamers on your holiday gift list.
For your friend with their head in the clouds
Simper Goods Mountain Air Cloudberries Smells like: Balsam Fir, Cedarwood, Frozen Nordic Berries, Apple, Cinnamon, Clove
If these stylish violet-black glass jars arent heavenly enough, the clean smell of mountain air spiked with cloudberries us sure to do the trick.
For your friend who loves antiques
Byredo Bibliotheque Candle Smells like: Leather, Patchouli, Vanilla, Peach, Plum, Peony, Violet
Who doesnt love the smell of old books and libraries? For anyone in your life who enjoys shopping antiques or collecting stamps, there couldnt be a more perfect candle.
For your friend with a sweet tooth
Voluspa French Toast Candle Smells like: Brioche Sweet Bread, Maple Syrup, Vanilla Almond Whipped Crme, French Toast Crunch Cereal
The fresh scents of French Toast will waft through the air, satisfying anyone with a sweet tooth.
For your ballerina friend
Voluspa Visions of Sugar Plum Smells like: White Plum, Dried Cherry, Powdered Sugar, Toasted Hazelnut, Lemon Zest
Let your pal dance the holiday season away with this sweet scented candle.
For your friend with a certain flair
Boy Smells Purple Kush Candle Smells like: Cannabis, Violet, Vetiver, Cannabis Flower, Suede
A classic scent with a twist for any friends who light up or just love the smell of random plants.
For your friend who super into hiking and camping
Byredo Woods Candle Smells like: Tuscan Leather, White Cedarwood, Ambroxan
This is the perfect candle for any of your friends that loves camping and hiking. Gift it to them at a holiday party unless theyre so extreme theyre out of town camping in the middle of winter.
For your friend with a green thumb
Jo Malone Green Tomato Leaf Candle Smells like: Artemisia, Cassis, Moss
Bring the garden indoors with this fresh and earthy candle.
For your friend listening to Lizzo on repeat
Voluspa Crisp Champagne Candle Smells like: Sparkling Brut Champagne, Vanilla, Barrel Oak
Clearly your friend has good taste, so present them a bottle of bubbly and this candle to help them celebrate the finer things.
For your friend who always smells great
Aveda Shampure Candle Smells like: 25 Pure Flower and Plant Essences, including Lavender, Petitgrain, Ylang Ylang
Aveda smells objectively amazing and this candle will bring a sense of calming peace to its lucky recipient.
For your friend who gives the best hugs
Urban Apothecary Velvet Peony Candle Smells like: Peach, Raspberry, Peony, Rose, Violet, Ylang Ylang, Amberwood
Theres nothing like a great hug from a good friend, but this glorious and refreshing candle scent will bring them a similar warmth.
For your friend who bakes their own bread
Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Candle Smells like: Ambrette Seeds, Sea Salt, Sage
If you have time to bake your own bread, you have time to light a candle and enjoy its aroma. Your friend sounds down to earth and will certainly appreciate these natural scents.
For the friend you call when you need advice
Trudon Dada Candle Smells like: Buchu Leaves, Eucalyptus, Mint, Th, Camomilla
Chances are you arent the only one calling on your wise friend for advice. Treat them to a relaxing and luxurious candle so they can unwind and recharge their batteries.
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