Gift Idea 4: Designer Candles

They say great things come in small packages and we find that to be true quite often, which brings us to our 4th Christmas gift idea…designer candles. We love the fact that they are easily portable. Got a long trip home at the holidays and don't relish having to pack an extra suitcase just to bring those gifts along? Gift idea #4 will certainly free up a bit of space.

In a way, these have all the merits of a designer keyring for gift-giving: a) small in size and easily transportable, b) it is the aspirational nature of these brands which does most of the work for you because who doesn't love getting a designer gift? and c) you never have to worry "will it fit?" We're all about the one-size-fits-all gift, which removes all possibility of the dreaded miss in size guesstimate of the receiver.

The following are 24 designer candles to consider for your gift-giving needs this holiday season (if you prefer giving a candle gift set, we take a look at those further down).

Top Row (l to r): ACQUA DI PALMA spiced scent cube candle ($94 Saks Fifth Avenue), ANNICK GOUTAL fragrant candle with gold stripe detail ($63 Bloomingdales), ALEX and ANI Light and Ignite scented candle ($28 Nordstrom), BOND NO. 9 NEW YORK Queens scented candle with gold lid ($110 Saks Fifth Avenue), BVLGARI Eau Parfumee au the bleu Collection airy, fresh scented designer candle ($98 Lord & Taylor), BURBERRY medium lilac-scented candle with gold lid ($80 Saks Fifth Avenue)

Second Row (l to r): CIRE TRUDON Ernesto designer scented candle (£62 Liberty London), DARTINGTON CRYSTAL flower detail scented candle ($40 Bluefly), DOLCE & GABANNA Velvet Sublime designer scented candle ($95 Saks Fifth Avenue), ETRO Cape square candle ($100 Saks Fifth Avenue), FENDI Villa Borghese candle in dark smoke glass ($195 exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue), FORNASETTI Architettura Negativo – Otto porcelain candle with llid ($190 Nordstrom)

Designer candles

Third Row (l to r): FREE PEOPLE scented soy candle with lid ($48 Nordstrom), HERMES Temps de Pluie small perfumed candal bowl ($185 Bloomingdales), JO MALONE London Velvet Rose & Oud Home scented candle ($85 Bloomingdales), KATE SPADE NEW YORK Larabee votive candle with dots ($40 Macys), JONATHAN ADLER Muse D'Or candle with sculpted faces ($88 Saks Fifth Avenue), L'OBJET crocodile candle with lid ($135 Bloomingdales)

Fourth Row (l to r): MISSONI Mediterraneo designer scented candle ($88 Saks Fifth Avenue), SWAROVSKI Ambiray crystal embellished column tea candle (€54 Swarovski), TORY BURCH white tile print candle ($60 Bloomingdales), VERA WANG Wedgewood infinity candle ($32.50 Bloomingdales), VERSACE flared column porcelain candle ($195 Saks Fifth Avenue), VIKTOR & ROLF Flowerbomb Bombilicious scented candle ($65 Saks Fifth Avenue)


If you believe that a gift with multiple parts conveys more value than a single object, you should take a look at these 10 designer candle gift sets to  thrill some of those on your Christmas list this holiday season.

Clockwise from top left: HENRI BENDEL Fall scented votive candles, set of 3 ($25 Henri Bendel),  VOLUSPA Maison Jardin set of 5 scented votive candles ($44 Nordstrom), DIPTYQUE gift set of 5 mini candles with warm winter scents (£58 Liberty London), LAFCO Gardenia scented mini glass candle trio ($85 Saks Fifth Avenue), MOLTON BROWN scented tea candle combination, set of 9 (£84.60 House of Fraser), ORLA KIELY flower graphic mini candle gift set (£26 House of Fraser), NEST ceramic votive candle gift set ($48 Saks Fifth Avenue), JO MALONE London scented travel candle collection, set of 3 (£64 House of Fraser), DL & COMPANY LLC set of 3 black and gold mini candles ($29.97 Nordstrom Rack), TOM DIXON designer scented mini candle set in silver, gold and bronze ($120 Saks Fifth Avenue)

Designer candle gift sets




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