Nothing sets the mood at Christmas quite like candles, and we love to give them as gifts. There is an overwhelming choice of candles to choose from in the UK, so we thought it would be useful to round up our favourites. Let's get into it:
Soul Candles - best for a calm Christmas
Candles should always smell nice, but it's extra useful if the scent helps to relax you too. And let's face it, Christmas can be a stressful time for some families. That's why we love Soul Candles - the scents have been selected to help promote relaxation and to help you chill out. For example, using Lavender and geranium to help reduce anxiety and emotional stress. Give someone the gift of relaxation this Christmas!
There are a number of gift sets to check out, explore the range here - soulcandles.co.uk
Victoria Cator - Best for lighting some luxury
If someone has been really good this year then you might like to give them a luxury candle - the Victoria Cator range definitely fits this bill. Each candle is beautifully presented and made with a special wax blend to ensure optimal olfactory and burning quality and no wax residue or black soot. They're also dual wick, ensuring an even burn which helps to avoid welling in the candle. The double wick also means double the fragrance is released!
You can explore the full range of candles here - victoriacator.com
Parkminster products - best for handmade
Parkminster Products has been around for more than 10 years, and impressively has never strayed away from their traditional and handmade approach - all of their candles are blended in small batches, hand poured and labelled/boxed by real people. Scents are carefully chosen and the products ooze that handmade quality which you just can't fake.
You can explore the full range of candles here - parkminster.co.uk
M&J London - best for ethical candles
If there is someone in your life who wants to make sure that the gifts they receive for Christmas were ethically made, then a candle from M&J London is the ideal choice. Every aspect of the candle - from the packaging to the glass the candle is held in - has been sourced and produced with ethics and sustainability in mind. The packaging is responsibly produced and certified by World Land Trust, and the scents of the candles have been created by combining essential oils and aroma compounds, as M&J regard this as being more ethical. Luckily, none of this commitment to ethical standards has impacted the quality of the candles - they're really high quality and would be a great gift.
You can explore the range here - mj-london.com
And finally....best for having fun
Is that the peachiest candle you've ever seen?