How to Put Together a Nice Candle Gift Set

Posted by Dawn on 7/1/2014

Candles make lovely gifts, no matter the occasion. They are versatile, and they appeal to a wide audience. You can buy them in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and scents. You can even customize your candles or the containers that hold them, making an attractive presentation or including a special message.

Making a candle gift set can create an extra special gift for that special someone. Here are a few tips for how you can put together your own candle gift set:

Consider the Occasion

The occasion will make a big impact on what selections you make for your gift set. For example, if you want to make a gift set for Christmas, you might consider matching up candles that include scents of the season, like nutmeg or pine cone, as well as the appropriate colors, like red, green and gold. If you are giving a set for a birthday, you might consider a scented candle that smells like birthday cake paired up with a candle that matches the recipient’s interests, such as a favorite color.

Choose a Variety

A candle gift set should include a variety of candles, not just several of the same type of candles. For example, you might include a nice scented candle with some matching tea lights. Or you might include several tapers with some complementary pillar candles. The options should be complementary while also providing variety.

Select Complementary Colors

Creating a gift set all in one color can make an impact, but you will have more options if you use several colors in the set. Make sure they are complementary colors to create a nice presentation. For example, you might choose all pastels, or you might pick two strong contrasting colors, like red and gold. Choosing colors to create a theme for the occasion will make more of an impact.