Striking a match to light a favorite candle is a ritual we simply can't get enough of. Foggy mornings and slow evenings, lively dinner parties and soothing baths are each made all the better with a little glow from a beautifully scented candle. We're always on the search for new favorites and go-to's to include in our gifts, so take it from us that we've done our research. Thoughtful, interesting design. Simple, conscious ingredients and special scents. These are some of the best ever.
Mad et Len: We love the drama of Mad et Len's striking candles and their handmade forged steel black cannisters. The blend of vegetable wax infused with pure original perfume from Grasse, France is wonderfully intense.
Manready Mercantile "The Noble Series": We included this particular woodsy candle from Texas-based Manready Mercantile in our Trailhead Kit because we love it so. Poured into reusable, heavy-weight whiskey tumblers, these all-natural plant-derived oil blends fill the air with the scents of the nature.
Tatine: Tatine's candles are fully handcrafted in Chicago. We love how their individual collections are inspired by abstract concepts - different moods and places, seasons, music, and more. The carefully chosen fragrances are hand blended into each batch for a subtle aromatic gesture, meant to evoke memory and emotion.
Lite+Cycle: These vessel-less pillar candles integrate renewable biodegradable materials with plant-only ingredients. Each candle is 100% earth-made with pure essential oils (no compounds), vegetable waxes and a single cotton wick. The scents are inspired by soothing aromatherapy and are the perfect way to unwind.
Le Feu de L'Eau: Made in Los Angeles by artists Jo Strettell and Wendy Polish, the Le Feu de L'Eau (translated to The Fire of the Water) candles are truly little handheld pieces of art. Sculpted while submerged in water, the striated vessels of each soy candle are subtly unique in shape and texture. The scents are heady and perfectly balanced. Their impact is utterly rich.