Wow, there are a lot of gift guides out there! Well this is THE gift guide for fellow candle lovers. Really, it's just us sharing what's on our gifting list this year, but since we love candles too, we think you will share some of our taste. Let's get to it and you let us know what you think:
An Olive & Olde's floor cushion: This Denver-based business is all about cozy, too. Their floor cushions are handmade, comfortable places to meditate, sit for family game night, or rest your feet on. Pair one with a Sundays candle for a gift that says "You deserve some self-care time."
Intentional Wear Spirit Animal roll-on oil by Rootfoot: I gave one of these to a friend last year and it was so fun to find the one that made me think of them. Pair it with the candle that adds to the message, like a Summit to help them conquer their goals or an Alpenglow to let them shine.
DRAM Bitters Gift Set: Someone gave me this set a couple of years ago and I loved testing each of the bitters in my sparkling water. Bitters are best known as a cocktail ingredient, but also work in teas and mocktails so you don't have to worry about whether your gift recipient drinks alcohol. I'm giving one with a Mountain Man candle this year.
Cross Body/Fanny Pack by Mrak Packs: I love this cross body pack. Mark hand sews all of his packs and totes from 20oz canvas, so they will last forever. I'd pair one with an Evergreen candle because that's where Mark and I grew up (he's my twin brother).
PithWares Half Moon Incense Burner: There's a limited supply of these on Etsy, but this local Denver artist also sells them at the Queen City General Store. This well-made, functional art is just my style. If someone you know enjoys incense, they will probably like our New Moon candle too, and will surely love receiving both.
Achillea Design Co Hair Pin: I have thick hair that's hard to hold with elastics, so I fell in love when I saw this pin by one of my favorite local artists. I have a few fellow thick-haired girls in mind for this gift along with a Mountain Meadow candle because it just so happens they wear flowers in their hair, too.
Bandana of the Month Club: I like this idea of getting a wearable piece of unique art each month. I don't know anyone who wants a years' worth of bandanas except myself, so early happy birthday to me! My justification is that I'll give a few away as gifts throughout the year, which, by the way, can be a good way to look at an Old Pine Candle Club membership, too.
Local Restaurant Gift Cards: This pulls double duty as a meal for loved ones and a way to support a much-loved, tragically suffering business sector. I'm using Yelp and Eater to find good, local (and still open) places in neighborhoods of cities I don't live in. Because gift cards can be a little anticlimactic, I'll pair it with one of our Recycled Candles, which are low-scent and good for dining tables.