This is the time of year where we’re not only doing mega-entertaining, we’re also being invited to many holiday events.  I never like showing up empty-handed and while a bottle of wine is nice, I like to bring a beautiful candle as a more personal hostess gift. Read on for some of my picks….

The Trish McEvoy Candle Trio includes the irresistible scent combinations  of Trish’s  Wild  Blueberry Vanilla and Orange Ginger candles.  The set includes two 3 oz. Wild Blueberry Vanilla and one 3 oz. Orange Ginger Candle, with a burn time of 15-20 hours.  This set will be remembered and treasured by any hostess long after the party is over! $45


The Crabtree & Evelyn 25th Anniversary Noël Candle is a festive medley of evergreens, bayberry, zesty orange and warm notes of cinnamon and star anise. Crafted from 25 key fragrance notes and accords from around the world, the Noel home fragrance is the very essence of the holidays. I can’t begin to tell  you how beautiful this candle is in person…the luxurious, hand poured three wick candle is lavishly decorated with a glossy silver and gold paisley pattern that will add a glamorous touch to any decor.  $45


The Laura Mercier Warm Roasted Chestnut Candle has a rich fragrance of roasted chestnuts, nutmeg, spicy berry, clove and warm vanilla sugar — it really gives your home a cozy aroma.  The candle will also work with any decor and is perfect to slip into a candle ring for a more festive touch. One of my favorites, with over 50 hours of burn time, this candle is a fantastic hostess gift.  $42


New from Balenciaga, the “L’Essence” Candle sets the scene for a beautiful nightfall, when nature exhales all its rarest scents. This candle has a sensual violet note and is a more sophisticated fragrance experience.  the “L’Essence” candle will be a cherished hostess gift and it’s sleek silver casing would be perfect in a boudoir or bedroom.  I have to say, this one would be hard for me to give away! $65

Is a candle one of your favorite hostess gifts to give or get? Which ones are your favorites?




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