If you’re looking for self-care gifts, you will never go wrong with a candle, especially one of the 39 outstanding soothing candle gifts in this selection. With ideas for men and women, these themed candles can take them away to a favorite place, enhance their yoga practice, or even provide a meditative effect as they burn, but every single one of them will provide much needed stress relief and relaxation for all.
60 Hour Candle
Totally unusual and bound to be a conversation starter, this beeswax candle is made using a special coiled design. With an intriguing brass candle clip on top, the wax must be passed through the ‘feeder’ a little at a time, with 3 inches equating to approx. 1 hour of burn time.
Whether they love wildflowers or prefer the prickly beauty of cacti, these candles will make a beautiful gift. Hand poured using a soy and paraffin blend, the poppy terrarium candle is scented with white tea and jasmine, while the succulent bears the aroma of gorgeous pine and vanilla.
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Diy Candle Making Kit
Lavender will always be associated with relaxation and sleep, which is why it is the chosen fragrance for this candle making kit. With enough supplies to make three 6oz candles, the kit includes tins, wicks, soy wax, and essential oil, and each finished candle will burn for approx. 32 hours.
Wickbox Luxury Candle Subscription Box
Candlelight can turn even the plainest of rooms into a haven, but with Wickbox it becomes something even more special. Every month, Wickbox will send a luxury scented candle matched to the preferences given in the initial questionnaire, and each one will have a burn time of approx. 60 – 100 hours.
Hand-poured using a natural soy wax blend, these candles have been made to offer comfort by reminding users of the moments, places, and people that are closest to their hearts. From geographical locations to Grandma’s kitchen and even Friday night football, there’s a specially-scented candle to remind them of home.
Hatching Virtual Pet Candle
If they loved Tamagotchis as a kid, give them back a piece of their childhood with one of these melting egg candles. As the pink egg slowly burns – or hatches – it will reveal one of three of the cutest Tamagotchi characters ever (and these ones don’t need looking after!)
Cleansing Ritual Candle
The ancient art of smudging has been harnessed in this beautiful candle which would make a wonderful housewarming gift. Originally used to cleanse houses of unwanted energies, sage is the main ingredient in this modern version, along with cedar and lavender, which is topped with dried herbs and beautiful crystal stones.
Golden Hour Candle
Inspired by the setting sun of a beautiful California landscape, this candle is infused with the scents of bergamot, bay, and golden poppy. Hand poured into a golden yellow tin with a sunset motif on the side, this 100% domestically-grown soy wax candle makes the perfect evening treat.
Wine Cork Candles
Add the ambience of an intimate Italian bistro to any dinner with these clever wine bottle candles. Designed to look just like corks, these candles fit inside the neck of a bottle and have an approx. burn time of 2 hours – the perfect length of time for a romantic dinner for two.
Plant the Packaging Floral Candles
It might seem like some packaging is unnecessary, but with these candles it’s actually very much needed. The candles themselves use only 100% GMO free soy wax and are scented with sunflower or poppy, while the seed-infused packaging can be soaked and planted for a beautiful harvest of bee-friendly flowers.
If decorative or ornate candles aren’t their thing and they prefer the minimalist look, this set is definitely the gift for them. With a clean, simple label and austere box, this candle comes in 10 different scents, including Palo Santo and Sweet Fig, along with a pack of pink foil-pressed matches.
Birth Month Flower Candles
Help them celebrate their birthday every day with one of these beautiful birth month candles. Made with cruelty-free soy wax and cotton wicks, the fragrance and essential oils combine to create a scent redolent of their special month, from January’s vivid and floral carnation to December’s festive poinsettia.
Yogis will adore having this set of seven candles in their studio or yoga space. Made with soy wax and essential oils – such as frankincense, sandalwood, and patchouli – each one represents a different chakra and is encased in a pretty tin that matches its corresponding chakra’s color.
Thymes Frasier Fir Candle
Bring a little of the forest indoors with this delectable and evocative Thymes Frasier Fir candle. Ideal for Christmas or any time they need a lift, this food-grade paraffin wax candle has notes of Siberian Fir needles, sandalwood, and cedarwood for the scent of the forest floor.
Most introverts aren’t anti-social – they are just very selective with who they share their time with. Help them enjoy their ‘me time’ even more with one of these gently humorous scented candles. Available with ‘Do Not Disturb, Introvert, or Cancelled Plans’ labels, they’re hand-poured with coconut and apricot wax.
Infuse them with energy and a renewed zest for life with this pair of Chesapeake Bay candles. Scented with essential oils including lemongrass, thyme, and lavender, the soy wax blend candles feature self-trimming lead-free wicks and a clean burn which lasts for approx. 60 hours each.
City Skyline Candles
If they left their heart in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, or Washington, give them a taste – or rather a scent – of home with one of these skyline candles. Handmade from soy wax and with a cork silhouette, it’s fitted with a wooden wick which crackles softly as it burns.
At first glance, these candles look like ordinary pillar candles but the secret lies within. As the wax slowly and gently melts, it reveals a cast iron statuette that can be cleaned and polished once the candle is spent, and kept as a beautiful keepsake. Choose from Dance, Nurture, or Embrace.
Recalling the best times is always a joy, and these candles will help to bring them to mind. From the comfort of staying at home to the fun of the slopes or the girls’ night out, these candles are scented with phthalate free fragrances to ease them down memory lane.
Travel Candles Boxed Set
If you’re searching for a candle gift for someone special but can’t decide on just one fragrance, why not give them this beautiful set instead? Four tins can be filled with your choice of scents which are made using essential and fragrance oils, and packaged in a stylish white presentation box.
Every star sign has its own stone, flower, and characteristics, but what about candles? These astrology candles are held in striking black jars with gold ink, and each one is scented with essential oils that are true to the person born under that sign, like Sagittarius’ saffron & tobacco.
Amber and Moss
The apothecary jar used in the Amber & Moss candle gives it a beautifully rustic feel that would look stunning in a kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom. Scented with fine fragrance oils to capture the aroma of a weekend in the mountains, it makes the perfect candle gift for men and women alike.
Anniversary Map Candle
Personalized candles make great gifts, and this one is ideal for a couple who’s celebrating their anniversary, or your other half as a sweet reminder of that most special of days. Personalized with names, date, and a map, the scent of champagne is the perfect finishing touch.
Lovers of the classics will be able to fully immerse themselves in the experience with one of these literary scented candles. Inspired by the locations of some of the most famous written works, you can choose from Baker Street to Pemberley, and Thornfield Garden to A Mad Tea Party.
Air Purifying Candle
It’s no secret that the air in our homes contains certain pollutants that can cause allergies. This air purifying candle uses a carefully selected blend of essential oils to simultaneously cleanse the air while infusing it with a delightfully refreshing aroma of lemons, rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree, and peppermint.
Four Seasons Dried Flower Candles
Each one of these handmade candles takes two days to make, and it’s easy to see why. Made with a coconut blend wax and cotton wicks, each scented candle is set with real botanicals which, as the wax begins to melt, seem to glow with the light of the flame.
If you thought candle gifts were just for girls, think again! These candles are brilliant and will make a great addition to any man cave. With three varieties to choose from, these candles smell just like ale, lager, or stout, and even come with bubbles and a thick frothy head.
Uncorked Wine Candles
Wine and candlelight make any occasion a romantic one, so why not combine them with this ingenious candle? The hand-poured soy wax in each one is scented with the aroma of a particular wine, and with approx. 80 hours of burn time, it will last much longer than one dinner.
Spiral Burning Candle
Utterly riveting to watch, these spiral candles are a great choice when you’re looking for something different. As the wax melts, the flame moves in a spiral pattern around the candle rather than remaining static in the middle, and with four fragrances to choose from, there’s one to suit everyone.
If deserts and wildflowers are their thing, this candle will take them back to their happy place. Fragranced with lily, yarrow, and Tonka bean, this beautiful candle in its signature apothecary style jar has a burn time of 40 – 50 hours, and is made using 100% domestically grown soy wax.
American Whiskey Candles
The perfect ambient lighting for a man cave, this American Whiskey candle would also make a great gift for the lady who loves things less sweet. Hand-poured into tumblers made from recycled wine bottles, this eco-friendly soy wax candle comes in Barrel Aged Whiskey, and Bourbon & Tobacco fragrances.
Classic Cocktail Candles
A classy lady deserves a classy gift, and they don’t come much classier than a cocktail-inspired candle. Available in three fragrances, you can choose from the herby Negroni, the bubbly juniper notes of the French 75, or the classic Manhattan, with hints of cherry and spice oak barrel.
Escapist Mini Candle Set
If they light a candle and close their eyes they will be immediately transported back to those special places that they hold dear. From the sandalwood and amber backstreets of Santorini to the cedar and cypress rainstorms of the Catskill Mountains, you can choose three of the eight evocative scents available.
Soothe the Soul Yogi Candles
Add another layer of Zen to the yogi’s daily practice with one or more of these stunning candles. Inspired by the graceful art of yoga, you can choose from the calming lavender and eucalyptus Savasana, the comforting aloe and green tea Soothe the Soul, and the powerful orange bergamot Warrior candle.
Fresh Scent Pet Candle
No matter how much they love their pet, a wet dog aroma is not one to be cherished. Banish doggy odors with this clever soy wax candle. Hand-poured into a recycled wine bottle tumbler, the cleansing blend of herbs, fresh grass, and citrus will also soothe both humans and animals.
Give Back To Nature Candles
These candles have double the feel-good factor, because a portion of every sale goes towards one of three charitable organizations. With scents reminiscent of a zesty citrus grove, the verdant wood of the Amazon Rainforest, or a fruity apple orchard, these delightful candles will transport them to a dreamier place.
Great Outdoors National Park Candles
If they’re craving the space, sights, and sounds of America’s National Parks, help them feel as though they are there already with one of three beautiful candles. Using recyclable packaging, coconut wax, and essential and fragrance oils, these candles capture the splendour of Redwood, Yosemite, and Yellowstone National Parks.
Bliss Out Handmade Massage Oil Candle
Providing double the pleasure, this three wick candle will set the scene with the beautiful scents of rosemary, lavender, orange, and ylang ylang as the wax slowly melts. But once it’s melted, it can be poured onto the skin as a fragrant and sensual warm massage oil.
Tarot Card Candles
Based on five of the most well-known tarot cards, these candles are presented inside an intricate tarot-inspired glass holder. Each one is scented with oils to suit the feel of the corresponding card, and comes with a wooden lid that tells of the properties imbued in each.