Gift buying guide: Top tips for finding the perfect candle

It’s that time of the year again when we’re all starting to think about our Christmas gift list and who to buy for this year.

While constructing a list of happy friends and family members who’ll be receiving a little token from you this year is easy, deciding what to buy isn’t always quite as enjoyable a task! We’ve all been there, marching into shop after shop searching for the perfect gift – which let’s face it, never seems to exist. Here a Melt though, we like to make things a little easier for you, offering a delightful online gift haven to you to shop, whilst enjoy a tipple or two in the warmth of your own home.

The perfect pressie

We’ve got to admit, home fragrance sales here during the seasonal months tend to go through the roof. There’s something about a luxurious candle scent that appeals to all. Not only do our scented candles add real warmth and personality to your interior, they also add a pretty and rustic touch to any home. What makes the shopping experience so much fun is taking a little time out to choose the right candle for your sister or best friend, reminiscing about things they like, their own personality and their likes and dislikes.

First things first

If you know exactly what type of fragrance you’re after, you’re in for a real treat and a very easy present buying session! Our candle range has over 30 scents to choose from so you’re bound to find at least one candle that fits with what you have in mind. If on the other hand you don’t know your bergamot from your lavender, there’s no need to worry, we’re here to offer you that helping hand… You can also take a look at our range of luxury Christmas candles with a specific festive scent.

A gift to invoke a sense of calm

For the friend who’d benefit from a candle with a calming, relaxing scent, opt for one that features extracts of lavender, sage, bamboo, vanilla or green tea. Each of these fragrances help to create a calming, comforting atmosphere to unwind in.

Try: Blush or White

A gift to invigorate the soul

If the person you’re buying for needs a little pick-me-up – perhaps they’re a bit of a sleepy head in the morning, need that extra bit of energy or they’re generally feeling a little low – then we’d recommend a candle with invigorating properties. Orange, lemon, grapefruit or mint are all perfect for uplifting your mood and adding that zest to life.

Try: Dance or Shine

A gift to soothe and restore

Stressed? Insomniac? An inability to sit back and relax? If this sounds like the person you’re buying for they’d benefit from a relaxing fragrance that includes oils like ylang-ylang, patchouli, bergamot or camomile.

Try: Noir or Still

A gift for your lover

Ahh, wouldn’t it be great to create romantic, intimate atmosphere in your own home every night? You can with a fragrance that features chocolate, jasmine, amber or patchouli. This type of fragrance is ideal for your loved one and is something you can enjoy together.

Try: Angel or Nocturne

What candle would like to find in your stocking on Christmas Day? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @MeltCandles

Posted on 13th Nov, 2014 by Cheryl Hook

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