Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Nest Holiday Best No-Brainer Gift: Nest Holiday Candle
The quintessential holiday fragrance with a blend of mandarine orange, cinnamon, pine and eucalyptus. The Nest Holiday candle is a staple on our gift list. This fragrance best encapsulates the holidays. It's not overly tree or fruity and it's not sweet or gourmand. It's fresh, festive and brings back memories from years gone by. Be sure to buy more than one! If you buy one as a gift, you won't want to give it up.
Classic, 8 oz, 50 hours $32
Votive, 2.3 oz, 15 hours $14

Voluspa 2-wick Tin Best Hostess Gift: Voluspa Corta Maison Candles
The new corta maison candles by Voluspa are just stunning!  The photos don't do them justice.  Lined with silver vermeil, the candle light sprinkles through while burning to create a festive atmosphere. Voluspa candles offer clean burning coconut wax and 100% cotton wick. Hand-poured in a beautiful glass container with decorative lid. Our favorite fragrance? Branche Vermeil: an icicle crusted branch of winter spruce snapped with hints of citron, balsam and sugar.


Lampe Berger Best Mission Impossible Gift: Lampe Berger Lamp
Looking for something for the person that has everything? The lamp only needs to be lit for 2 minutes, then provides luxurious fragrance while removing odors (think kitchen and pets) without any soot or smoke. Starting at just $30, there is a lamp for every decor and price range. We're loving the limited edition holiday Lampe Berger Lamps.



Antica Petite Diffuser Best Stocking Stuffer: Voluspa Votive Candles
Incredibly charming and well priced at just $9 each, the new votive candles by Voluspa make a perfect stocking stuffer.  Available in all the Voluspa Maison fragrances.  Our pick: Ambre Lumiere - a warm, exotic mixture of light amber, vanilla benzoine & Indonesian patchouli to warm you up on cool winter nights.


Nest 6-Votive Gift Set Best Gadget Gift
The new car diffuser by Lampe Berger makes a perfect gift for the person that loves gadgets.  Lampe Berger tapped into aromatherapy to create essential oil blends to help keep you alert or happy or to keep you from getting car sick or from wanting to smoke. The Lampe Berger Easy Scent car diffuser also removes stuffy and stale car air.  Well priced at $50.



Lafco Diffusers Best Gift to Impress: Lampe Berger Diffusers
We're not sure what is more impressive - the beauty of the unique Lafco diffuser vessel with colorful hand-blown glass and massive size or the amazing fragrances. All this in perfect packaging makes the new Lafco diffusers a gift that would amaze the most hard to please person.  Our favorite fragrance? Master Bedroom (Chamomile Lavender) "The slightest suggestion of fresh washed linens is added to the scent of healing chamomile blossoms and lavender buds to inspire a restful night of deep sleep and sweet dreams."


Simpatico Candles Most Charming Gift: Simpatico Hobnail Candles
These over-sized, vintage, hobnail candles will charm any gift recipient. Filled with 100% vegetable wax, these candles last approximately 100 hours and can be easily washed out with soap and water and reused as a flower vase, makeup holder or pen/pencil holder. Meringue is great this time of year: "Smooth, creamy and sweet, this delectable blend of sugar and cream is nested in a bed of freshly shaved coconut made to comfort and envelope you in layers of bliss."



Lafco Candles Best Luxury Gift: Lafco Candles
Weighing in at well over a pound, these extra large candles are sure to impress. Each candle is poured in a 4” x 4” hand-blown glass vessel that will become a keepsake for generations to come. Each vessel is unique and offers a mesmerizing glow when it’s burning. Our favorite this time of year? Ski House (Feu de Bois):  "Like the perfect ski vacation, this blend of crisp, crystal mountain air and the unmistakable odor of cedar log fire with just a touch of evergreen fir takes you to your very own luxurious alpine lodge."


Candle Snuffer Best Tool: Wick Snuffer/Tweezer
The only way we extinguish candles at home is with a candle tweezer/snuffer. Simple pinch the wick dipper to extinguish the flame with out any smoke or soot. At just $4, they make a great stocking stuffer for any candle-lover.



Bayberry Candles Most Thoughtful Gift: Bayberry Tapers
"A bayberry candle, burned to the socket, puts luck in the home, food in the larder, and gold in the pocket." Our favorite holiday gift is true bayberry tapers. It's an old New England tradition to burn bayberry tapers to the nub on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve for health and prosperity in the year to come. Everyone loves this thoughtful, scent free gift.

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