Our customers create some truly beautiful products! We are sharing our love for our customers and their products by creating a few gift guides that feature our customer’s products. We hope you’ll think small this holiday shopping season and support one (or more) of these small businesses!
First up in our customer gift guide series we will feature chandlers and their candles! These chandlers put in a lot of work to create the perfect candle – test burning, fragrance sampling, packaging research, wick testing and more goes into creating a great candle.
Candle Gift Guide
GulfStream Candle Company
Growing up near the ocean has been an inspiration for this company. They wanted a coastal candle unlike any other, something strong but not overpowering that burned long and evenly.
All of their candles are made using U.S. grown soybeans and are hand poured in small batches. No dyes are added and only eco wicks are used. The glass containers can be reused or recycled and all of their candles come in recycled packaging.
Our Product Pick - The Headache Blend candle – a peppermint, rosemary and lavender blend made with therapeutic grade essential oils.
Sweet Grass Farm started in the kitchen, handstirring batches of creative and good-for-you products, we were dreaming of a business that could provide fragrant and gentle products at affordable prices. They use natural plant-derived ingredients and essential oils wherever possible.
Our Product Pick – Holiday Greenery candle - Fresh pine needles, cedar, spruce and juniper combine to make this nostalgic classic fragrance, reminiscent of a walk in the deep winter forest.
Cow’s Candle Company, a family owned business, uses only all natural USA grown soybean wax, hand stirred and poured in small batches to ensure even distribution of its highly fragranced scents. The candles have a nice even burn all the way down to their 100% cotton wick. The delightful fragrances will not fade and they are made on a small cattle farm in Pittsboro, NC.
Our Product Pick – Amber Fields candle – With rich notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and copaiba, this candle will make your home feels sophisticated and warm.
New York Wicks is located just outside of New York City. All of their candles are made with 100% soy wax and hand poured into glass Mason jars. They can create and customize any fragrance, size, and label. New York Wicks focuses on providing candles as gifts and favors for weddings, showers, parties, etc.
Our Product Pick – Christmas Tree candle – This 8oz candle is 100% Soy. Packaged in a Mason jar, you have a choice of lid style.
Light Shine Candles are handpoured in Old Hickory on the families kitchen table. They use 100% non-gmo soy, phthalate-free fragrances, cotton wicks, jars made in the USA and no dyes — finished with 100% post-consumer recycled labels. The result is a delightful 8 ounce candle boasting a 40+ hour burn!
Our Product Pick – White Tea Ginger is the perfect fresh herbal blend that is almost floral.
Christina’s Pantry makes soy wax candles that are 100% natural, biodegradable, with no added color or dyes. They use only paper and cotton wicks, the scents are pure, and all of the candle containers are worthy of a second life. That all adds up to a long lasting, clean burning candle you can light with a clear conscience!
Our Product Pick – Spiced Orange candle is a wonderful balance of spice and citrus.
Grace Note Candle Co. was born out of a desire to create high-quality, one-of-a-kind fragrances that bring with them a sense of joy and happiness. All the candles and melts are hand poured using domestically U.S. grown 100% soybean wax. Only high quality fragrance and essential oils are used to scent the wax, and recyclable packaging is used to minimize waste.
Our Product Pick – Fall Festival features a medley of fall fragrances, with top notes of sparkling citrus, cinnamon and Macintosh apple, mid notes of blush rose and cloves layered on a base of raspberry jam, scarlett peach and sugared vanilla.
Zoet Bathlatier has evolved from a tiny company producing gifts for friends into a luxurious one-stop shop for artisan candles, soaps and bath products such as sugar scrubs and body souffles. Many are created from organic and all-natural ingredients, and all wrapped up in gorgeous packaging almost to pretty to open.
Our Product Pick – Wild Honey & Lavender a combination or raw honey, orange blossoms, and soothing lavender.
Addictive Apothecary started as hobby for a mother and daughter to spend more time together. The demand for the product quickly moved beyond family and friends. They now offer all natural candles, and bath and body products. Every single product is hand crafted to ensure the highest quality possible.
Our Product Pick – Pomegranate Cider is infused with natural cardamom, nutmeg, and orange essential oils.
Candles with a Cause
If you want to support a cause with your candle purchase, consider Do Good Goods, and ScentsAbility.
Do Good Goods boasts candles that are made by individuals living in the most economically depressed areas of our country using the “teach a man to fish” philosophy. Its product line uses wine and beer bottle, which our artisans cut and sand by hand.
ScentsAbility products support individuals with intellectual disabilities. Every team member is part of the manufacturing process from melting the wax, to wicking and pouring, to product labeling. Each member has their own skill level that allows them to be part of the assembly line process.
Want to see more small business gift guides that feature unique and custom products….shop the links below.
Bath & Body Gift Guide
Cleaning Products Gift Guide