Holiday Hostess Luxury Candle Gift-Giving Guide
Luxury Candle Fragrances: The Perfect Hostess Gift for the Holidays
Whether throwing your own party or attending someone else’s fabulous bash, the right luxury candle fragrance can add that extra sparkle to help the occasion shine. Offering both a gorgeous decorative item and a heavenly scent to spice up the mood, these candles can really make a party. That makes them the perfect hostess gift and the ideal choice for filling your own home with holiday cheer.
The only question is: With so many amazing Estate Collection candles to choose from, which fragrance(s) should you choose?
After all, each hostess is as unique as the events you attend, meaning that a lot of thought can go into choosing just the right luxury fragrance to purchase. But I’ve got you covered: check out the guide below for help with the scent-selection process—it makes finding the perfect candle for all your holiday needs a breeze!
Plus, to make your gift really pop, I share tips on packaging your candle with design ideas and gorgeous home décor accompaniment items from the always-fabulous Lionel Richie Home Collection. By putting one of these gifts together for a friend (or yourself), you’ll package a party in a box—the perfect present for anyone hosting a grand event!
Manhattan: Offering a gorgeous bouquet of lemon, bergamot, jasmine, and orchid, Manhattan is the ideal candle for that gal about town. We all have that friend who just seems to exude urban sophistication—a child of the world who is always at the hippest new restaurants or jet setting across the globe. This fragrance tells us that all dreams can come true, with a refreshingly sweet vanilla scent and hints of delicious ripe citrus.
Gifting Suggestions: The jet setter, the traveler, or the dreamer in your life
Party Suggestion: Sophisticated cocktail parties
Decoration Suggestions: With a minimalist pearl palette and gold ornamentation, really any colors can go with this lovely candle. However, I just love tying a bright red bow around the box and adding a sprig of holly or mistletoe. I can’t get enough of these holiday color combinations!
Home Décor Accompaniment: Adding a layer of mystery to your cocktail hour comes the immeasurable Sunset Votive. By placing this gorgeous votive beside Manhattan as a vase or tea light vessel, you’ll magnify the candle’s luminous glow as it glimmers across the room like the lights of the city flickering late into the night.
St. Tropez: With a truly uplifting combination of fresh cypress, eucalyptus, fig, cedar wood, and patchouli, St. Tropez is a great fit for that workaholic who needs a reminder to take some “me time.” Self-care often goes by the wayside this time of year as we get overwhelmed by our desire to please others, which is why such a relaxing and rejuvenating candle is always a welcome and much-needed gift. Fruity and juicy with a hint of warm amber, St. Tropez is also wonderfully unisex for that gentleman friend just getting into the luxury candle game.
Gifting Suggestions: The workaholic, metrosexual, or yoga aficionado
Party Suggestion: Large family gatherings that could use a little pick-me-up!
Decoration Suggestions: With such a refreshing yet earthy scent, I like to add similarly woodsy elements, such as white or gold-painted pinecones or a small berry garland. The cream color of the candle’s packaging also makes it perfect to package in any of your favorite wrapping papers, though I love to accentuate the box with golds and reds.
Home Décor Accompaniment: What better way to complement this French-themed candle than with the gorgeously European Firenze Vase? Elegant, simple, and easy to clean, this crystal vessel makes any candle arrangement blossom, while also offering the perfect, classy display for lovely floral sprigs.
Swiss Alps: Bringing together some of the most comforting scents in existence, as befits a candle named for these majestic mountains in my beloved Switzerland, Swiss Alps soothes the senses with a mixture of peach, edelweiss, bellflower, jasmine, and sandalwood—with a hint of spicy clove. Sweet and floral, this is truly a dream fragrance—both a fantasy come to life and the perfect aroma to set a tranquil ambiance that nudges you to sleep. Swiss Alps is the ideal scent for a night alone or, with its spicy clove undertone, to enjoy with a friend who’s “sleeping over”!
Gifting Suggestions: The lover, the romantic, or the old friend
Party Suggestion: Intimate dinner parties
Decoration Suggestions: Fresh and relaxing as newly fallen snow, this scent should be complemented with wintery elements, such as a few jingle bells and a sprig of pine. I adore placing this candle in a chic, colorful gift bag, as unveiling it feels like an experience in and of itself!
Home Décor Accompaniment: Add a wintery touch to this candle with the gift of a breathtaking Jardin Sphere Vessel. Drop a tea light into this rounded crystal holder and amplify the light of the Swiss Alps as it envelops the room, filling your home with a gorgeous radiance not unlike the Aurora Borealis.
Make This a Season to Remember!
This holiday season, be the belle of the ball whether you’re the hostess or not. Luxury candles by the Estate Collection are lovely additions for any time of year, but there’s something truly magical about burning these fragrances during this festive season, setting the mood for special moments yet to come. Help make memories that last a lifetime with these fabulous scents that will keep you smiling all year long.
Happy Holidays! Bonnes Fêtes! Schöni Wiehnachte!