How to make Candles a thoughtful gift this Christmas

Christmas season is almost upon us and as we begin to think about trees and decorating, visiting relatives, to do lists, turkey or goose, pudding or pie it’s also the time we start thinking about the Christmas shopping and making our gift lists for our loved ones, colleagues and clients, teachers and nannies and maybe a delivery driver or two.


Whoever you may be buying for, gift selecting can be a challenging task and while we often consider a candle as a great choice it can also be a bit impersonal.   To help inspire you, I want to give you some tips on how to make choosing a candle as a gift more personal.


A candle just for you.. (or Laura in this case).  Photography courtesy of Jo Gray Photography 


Firstly, style and design. I know what you’re thinking, there are so many candles to choose from which is almost enough to send the savviest shopper into a frenzy of uncertainty! Sweetness and Light candles was inspired and created with the buyer and gift recipient in mind, so I ask you to think about these things.


What is their style? There are plenty of options from candles in jars, ceramic, stone and metal finishes. Our candles are all universally pleasing as it is a simple ‘whiskey’ style glass with lids in rose gold, silver or gold. We are proud of our design as we believe our selection caters to most. If you have a friend or a loved one who has a particular style you might find a tin is a good choice or if they are a bit younger perhaps you can add a motivational message. The beauty of our designs and options is we can work with you to customise the right style.

Autumn/Winter scent, Vanilla Mocha – with or without the icons.


Our black glass range are uber sleek and a little bit special. The label is designed with a choice of either a geometric pattern or marble background. Perfect for people who have a very styled home and enjoy a very modern interior. And the black glass range are a bit masculine and an ideal choice for a bathroom or a man candle for that hard to buy male in your life.


Sweetness & Light are passionate about making candles special and personal.   Selecting the scent is the perfect opportunity to get something super special. When you have a range of scents to choose from, making a final selection can be tough! That’s why we’ve created beautiful descriptions of our scents, to help your imagination and pick something to match the person. Is it a gift for a new home or new parent, or perhaps an intrepid traveller who is notoriously difficult to buy for!


To further enhance your selection process, we have grouped our collections so you can browse by scent and gift type. And watch this space to browse by personality type in the new year! I highly recommend the Calm Cucumbers for the social butterfly – this scent creates a cool spa like zen to enjoy on a lazy Sunday or perhaps recovering from a late night out. Everyone knows a Social Butterfly, maybe you might be one yourself! Our Pomegranate scent is one of my favourites and a great ‘young couple gift’ and is so sweet, indulgent and just sings optimism. Classic floral scents are always excellent choices for Mums and Grandmothers though we are confident our Peony scent will be popular with hipster candle lovers who love anything new and in the moment.


When you have chosen a style and scent to match your gift recipient, make sure you include a lovely personal note to let them know why you have chosen it for them. Telling someone why it made you think of them is a beautiful touch and they may remember this memory when they burn and enjoy their candle.


Sweetness and Light candles can be personalised with a message and for Christmas we will include a personal note to make it that extra bit festive and sentimental. You can browse our range here Happy browsing!


Kristie x