Monday, December 10, 2007

Wax & Wick Picks

Nothing makes your space feel more comfy and homey as the gleam of a flickering flame on a sweet or subtle smelling candle. A few years ago I wasn’t really into candles. In fact, I re-gifted several of these practical and often pretty products to my sister who absolutely loves candles.

My care for candles changed once I got married and moved out of my mother’s house and into my own apartment. As I started to semi-decorate the awkward and the seemingly out-of-place mantle in my bedroom, I realized that candles would add panache, as well as help create a sensual mood in my bedroom during those romantic nights with my husband.

Now when I receive a candle as a present I am pleasantly delighted; or when I smell an inviting aroma in a store, I am inclined to buy the candle that’s producing the soothing scent.

Whether you want to enhance the ambiance of your living space or give a gift that most people (mainly women) would appreciate, candles are a great choice. Varying in myriad styles and scents, you’re sure to find a candle that’s right for you.

Check out some of my choices:

"Tea Leaves" candle at Banana Republic: $24

"Eucalyptus and Patchouli Soy" Candle Available at Target: for $10.19

Jo Malone "Coffret" Candle Set Available at Neiman Marcus: for $85

White Barn "Apple" Scented Candle Available at Bath & Body Works: for $19.50

"Cannabis and Santal" Candle Available at Fresh: for $48

"Winter" Candle Available at Bath & Body Works: $16.50


K-Bear said...

BGG, it's hard for me to believe any woman doesn't love candles! They are just so pretty and simple and they smell great. I buy them often and I used to just sit them around without using them but now I light those babies up on the regular. And nothing is better than a hot bath by candlelight!

Divine Blackness said...

I absolutely love candles too. A hot bath by candlelight is truly heaven.

bam said...

I too enjoy a hot bath by candlelight

Swistle said...

I got to this blog through a Google search for scented candles--my sister-in-law wants them for Christmas. Thanks for the great leads!

yummy411 said...

bgg! great idea. i had to revisit some posts for ideas on gift giving. candles are a great cross between a fragrance (when buying perfume can be too personal and expensive) and just a thoughtful present. i love the target one!