Candle Gift Buying Guide

5 July 13
melt scented candles

What do you get the person who has everything? I think everyone has that someone who is difficult to buy for – whether it be a family member of friend for whatever occasion.

Birthday, Christmas, wedding as a thank you or even as a get well soon present, scented candles are the perfect gift. An extra special candle gift is a thoughtful present that will bring a smile to that special someone’s face.

Every time they light it, they will think of the person who gave it to them. Candles help promote a calm and serene atmosphere so you can give a candle safe in the knowledge that you are also giving the gift of relaxation and indulgence.

But which candle should you buy? What size? What scent and which colour? We aren’t just full of great Hen Night Ideas, we have also put together this handy guide to buying the perfect candle gift.

Your first consideration should be which scent to purchase. With over 30 different scents on offer at The Melt Co you have certainly come to the right place.

Think about when your friend or family member will use the candle. If they will use it to add a little candlelight to bath time then opt for the ‘Still’ fragrance that will add a touch of the spa ambience to any bathroom.

If you think they will like to light the candle during a cosy night in in front of the telly perhaps the ‘Blush’ fragrance would add to the warm cosy atmosphere. Or if alfresco dining is more there thing the ‘Eden scented candles’ will add an air of summer living to any BBQ.


If colour is more a deciding factor, consider your friends taste in fashion and internal décor. If they are attracted to light pastel colours you should consider the ‘In the Pink’ range or ‘Jasmine and Tuberose’ or ‘Angel scented candles’. If deep rich colours are prominent in their wardrobe perhaps the ‘Aubergine’ ‘Autumn’ or ‘Noctume’.


When it comes to shape and size, perhaps price will be the deciding factor. However, with prices ranging from £7.50 – £32.50, there is something to suit everyone’s pocket.

Also, consider where you think the recipient would place the candle in their home. If it will stand proud on the mantelpiece then a tall and fat candle is the way to go. If it is likely to be a bath side candle then a room scenter would be ideal.

You will also need to consider its use and burn time. For a candle that is likely to be lit every evening or meal time, you will need one with a long burn time such as tall & fat or tall & thin with over 70 hours burn time you know that used correctly this will last several weeks.

If used during a meal or during a soak in the bath perhaps a room scenter or luxury glass jar with up to 70 hours burn time will be sufficient.


We hope that this has helped you to select the right candle for your gift to that special someone. Rest assured they are sure to be happy with whatever Melt Co candle you choose to give them.

This blog was written by Rebecca Lee of The UK’s Number 1 Hen party planning company.