Candles We Love for the Holidays Part 3

   Bridgewater Candle Company

 Bridgewater Candles Lit

Reviewed by: Nicole


Note:  Bridgewater Candle Company graciously supplied me with one 18 ounce Large Jar Remember When, one Inspirations for Life Joy Tall Candle, and one Inspirantions for Life Peace Tall Candle for review.  No other compensation was received.  The review in this post is honest and my own.


Gift Guide Age Recommendation:­  12+



I buy a lot of candles and I love the idea that each purchase could help feed an orphaned child for a day.  At Bridgewater Candle Company, that happens every time someone purchases a jar candle.  Their motto is “Light a candle.  Feed a child.”  My 18 ounce Large Jar Remember When candle even came with a lovely tag to display.  I highly recommend you check out their Mission and Progress.

Bridgewater Candles Feed Children

I have sampled each candle I received and have loved each scent.  The Remember When candle takes me back to the smell of my grandmother’s home at Christmas.  Happy memories abound when I sit back and just smell the candle.  It’s a fabulous scent full of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  The Peace candle has layers of floral, sandalwood and vanilla.  Last, but certainly not least, the Joy candle can help you ring in the holidays with the scent of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Bridgewater Candles

As for festiveness, the Inspirations for Life candles are decked out in holiday images.  Not only do they smell great, they function as holiday décor!  Win.  Win.


If you are looking to gift a beautiful candle that can be used year round, their jar candles are the way to go.  They have a beautiful lid and will easily fit with any décor.


Who would like this gift?

The Inspirations for Life Tall candles would be an amazing stocking stuffer. These and the Large Jar Candles would also make great gifts for co-workers, teachers, college students, friends and family.


Where to Buy

For $22 you can purchase an 18 ounce Large Jar candle or  an Inspirations for Life Tall Jar Candle.  You can peruse their entire catalog online at Bridgewater Candle Company.

Candles We Love for the Holiday Part 2: Dayna Decker’s Estancia Candles

Candles We Love for the Holidays:

Estancia Candles by Dayna Decker

 Dayna Decker Estancia Candle Boxes

Reviewed by: Nicole


Note:  Laforce + Stevens graciously supplied me with an Estancia Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Candle Set by Dayna Decker for review.  No other compensation was received.  The review in this post is honest and my own.


Gift Guide Age Recommendation:­  18+



Being a lover of candles, I thought I had gone to candle heaven when these lovely candles arrived on my door step.  I can’t tell you how many times I have given them a little sniff as I pass the buffet in my kitchen.  The Estancia Chardonnay candle features aromas of lemon zest, Anjou pear, tropical pineapple and creamy vanilla. The Estancia Pinot Noir candle, on the other hand, features aromas of warm raspberry, bright cherry, cassia bark, clove bud, and vanilla wood.  Both will delight your senses.

Dayna Decker Estancia Candles


The wicks in these candles are top notch.  They call it their EcoWood™ wick and it allows for a soft and serene flame which instantly infuses the space with a delicate fragrance.  And, the candles are crafted from hand-blown glass in rich hues and have a soy wax formulation that burns soft and clean.  Whoever receives these candles this holiday season will know they are loved.


I have enjoyed lighting the white or red candle to accompany the white or red wine I am serving at dinner.  I have also enjoyed having one of them lit while I clean the kitchen or prepare a meal for my family.  I have a dinner party coming up soon and I can guarantee you that one of these will be on the table.  I’m showing these off!


Who would like this gift?

I would recommend this as a fabulous stocking stuffer for your sweetheart, an excellent host/hostess gift at your next holiday party, or a lovely token of your affection for your friends and family.


Where to Buy

For $44  each or $80 for the pair, you can purchase your own Estancia Candles at Dayna Decker.




Candles We Love for the Holiday: Lumnique



     Luminique Opened

Reviewed by: Nicole


Note:  Lumnique graciously supplied me with one customized Deluxe Candle Set for review.  No other compensation was received.  The review in this post is honest and my own.


Gift Guide Age Recommendation:­  18+



Full confession:  My husband and I LOVE candles.  We have them in almost every room in our house.  We have back up candles stored in closets, curios and the buffet.  In the event of a natural disaster, we are covered.  As long as we can find matches or a lighter, that is.


Luminique Candle

When Lumniqe offered to send us a customized candle for review, I jumped at the chance.  I had so much fun customizing my own candle!  Feeling the Christmas spirit, I chose that as my intention,  Fire red as my color, and Frankincense and Myrrh as my scent.  When it arrived, I was amazed at how beautiful the presentation is with this set.  The level of detail that went into their box is amazing.  Down to the box for the matches, this is a gift that makes the recipient feel special.

Luminique Information Card

I have loved having this candle on my dining room table these past few weeks.  The rich color envelopes the room when the lights are dim.  The scent is not over powering, but gently reminds you that it is there making your home a bit nicer.  I’ve found myself stopping my nightly activities to just sit, watch the candle, and sip a cup of herbal tea.  It’s been a true delight to use this gorgeous candle.

Luminique Glow

Who would like this gift?


I would recommend this as a gift for anyone you want to feel special and loved this holiday season.


Where to Buy


For $30 ($25 if you just want the candle) you can purchase your own Deluxe Gift Set at Lumnique.




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