Buying someone a candle as a gift is one of the most reliable options out there – after all, everyone can agree that there is nothing sweeter than making your home smell nice. Although there are staple candle scents available at every store that can be good options, it is much more meaningful to choose a personalized scent for that special someone that you know they will enjoy. While it may seem daunting to figure out which scent will be the perfect option to gift your loved ones, here are some tips to make the process more approachable:
- Remember that favourite scents are not always best suited for candles.
The first tip may be the most important because although you may like a scent on some occasions, not all fragrances are desirable when in the form of a candle. For example, even if your favourite food is chocolate and the smell alone makes your mouth water, this might not be the ideal smell for your home. Instead, it is good to take a practical approach and think about where and when you like to enjoy scented candles.
- Imagine where you think this person will put and light their scented candle.
There are many different places within a home where a candle can be placed, such as the kitchen, living room, office, bedroom, or bathroom, and each location may be more compatible with a certain type of scent. By considering where a person would put their scented candle, you can decide whether they’d prefer a scent on the soothing side or something more lively smelling.
- Make a list of everything you know about your gift recipient.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself about your friend’s interests when brainstorming the perfect candle scent:
- What are their favourite foods and drinks?
- What are their favourite hobbies?
- What is their ideal way to spend a weekend?
- Are they a morning person or a night owl?
- Are they a homebody or social butterfly?
- Do they prefer a sweet or savoury snack?
- Would you consider them clean or messy?
- What is their favourite season?
Once you have put some thought into some (or all) of these questions, it is time to consider different scents that may be compatible with their interests.
- Identify which scents may correlate with their likes
While this step is subjective, you can use your creativity when matching candle scents to your gift recipient’s favourite things. If they are a neat freak who loves waking up early, an earthy twist on a classic vanilla candle may be the perfect option. Alternatively, if they love hiking and the outdoors, a refreshing floral-scented candle may be perfect for them.
Although many candle scents are universally popular, everyone has a preference, so personalized scented candles are one of the best ways to treat your friends and family when it comes time to get them a gift. This thoughtful present highlights just how well you know that person, and by considering who your gift recipient is before browsing scents, you can follow your intuition to find a scent you know they will love. What are you waiting for? Check out Forever and More Candles to get started shopping for a personalized gift.Mar