Holiday Gift Guide: Candle Collectors

Candles are a holiday staple for both gifting and for decorating.

Articles // Shontel Horne // 12/08/14
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The warm flicker of the flame, the faint aroma wafting as wax slowly dwindles. There’s something universally soothing and reflective about a high-quality, fragrant candle. Candles are a go-to stocking stuffer and a key decorative element when hosting for the holidays, but they are also are diverse as the scents they emit.

From crafty to quirky, here are five unique candle options for anyone who wants to set their holiday aflame.

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This Coffee Scented Soy Candle ($10) from ScentedBean on Etsy can either be a blessing or a curse. The candle will either curb your craving for java, or make you want a cup of coffee around the clock.

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The gunmetal ceramic Fireside candle from Standard Wax ($30) is 100% soy wax and designed to resemble a log. The collectible container is handmade and the candle will burn for approximately 75 hours.

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Combining the scent of chamomile and lavender, the Chamomile Crazy candle ($16) from Poth and Cary is a relaxing, classic scent that is designed for chic, sophisticated gift-giving.

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Earthy and citrusy, the Grapefruit candle from Handmade Habitat ($25) makes it easy to liven up your space all season long. The candle’s tin is wrapped in pages from The Feminine Mystique, and Handmade Habitat also offers a monthly candle subscription service.

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Nothing says “holidays” like the sweet and tart aroma of baked apples. The Apple Picking candle from Pommes Frites Candle Co ($16) is a wintertime dream with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and cedarwood. The company is based in Los Angeles where they make their decadent candles in small batches at just eight at a time!

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