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Christmas Gift Guide: Extras

I’ve got a few more ideas which didn’t fit into my other Gift Guides so here you go…1. Sranrom Contemplation Candle: This candle smells gorgeous!  It’s a blend of camphor and jasmine – I’ve never smelt a candle similar to it before.  Sranrom also have lots of other lovely products including this hand cream which I have been using for the last few weeks – it’s amazing!  RRP Candle £24, hand cream £8

2. Cat Slippers:  These knitted slippers are one of the many gift ideas from FindMeAGift.  They fit size 4-7 and are lovely and fleecy inside!  RRP £19.99 but on sale now for £15.99

3. Accessoryo Bags:  Accessoryo have lots of bags at reasonable prices including this faux leather one for £17.99.  They also have bags for men and children as well as other products like clothes, jewellery and shoes.

4. Demijohn Flavoured Vinegar:  These vinegars are great gift ideas for foodies.  There are loads of different flavours including apple, lemon and elderflower.  Y0u can also buy gift sets and find recipe ideas on the website.

5. Lego Friends: I found these Lego sets while looking for a present for my little cousin.  I’ve never seen Lego sets aimed at girls before and I think they look brilliant!



Munio Candela Soy Wax Candle

I’ve had a Munio Candela candle from MyPure before and I really loved it so thought I’d get another one.  I went for the candle poured in a brown jar in the scent “Inspiration”.  There was nothing on the website to tell me what “Inspiration” would smell like so it was really just a random choice!  I like the little linen bag the candle comes in which makes it a bit different from other candles but unfortunately that’s the only thing I like.  The brown jar is quite ugly really and I seriously can’t stand the scent.  I couldn’t even try to describe the smell – it’s like nothing I’ve ever smelt before!  It’s a shame about the scent as I could have got over the ugly jar if I liked the smell.  This candle has put me off buying any more Munio Candela candles from MyPure as £14 is a lot to spend on a candle if you are not sure you will like the smell.  I think it would be a really good idea for MyPure to describe the scents so that you can get a better idea of what candle you will like!


Zing Organics

Zing Organics is run by a lovely lady called Kirsty who makes eco and organic candles which are entirely natural and dye free with completely recyclable packaging.  I was thrilled to be sent two candles to review, one scented with cinnamon bark and white pine and the other with neroli and lime.  So far I’ve actually only lit the cinnamon and white pine one but it smells so amazing that I’ve ended up lighting it every day since moving into my new flat!  A scented candle is the perfect way to relax after a day at work.  The scent is delicate but after it’s been lit for half hour or so you can smell it throughout our whole flat (to be fair the flat is quite small but still!).  I love that the candle doesn’t give off that soot you get from cheap Ikea candles. I love the personal touch of the handwritten labels on the packaging and am really impressed with the high quality of the candle itself.  You can buy Kirsty’s candles online (and I definitely think you should try them!) and remember to watch out for my review of the neroli and lime scented candle coming soon!


Blend Collective Unwinding Candle

I think this might just be one of the nicest smelling candles I’ve ever owned!  It is from the Unwinding range by Blend Collective and is a mixture of sandalwood, frankincense, cedarwood and neroli.

The scent is quite strong which is good as I like to be able to actually smell my scented candles.  The candle has an estimated burn time of 30 hours, is made from 100% pure essential oils and no petroleum, paraffin wax or synthetic fragrances.  The candle costs £25 and is available online.  It is quite expensive but is definitely worth it for a little bit of luxury!


Munio Candela Relaxation


When I noticed that MyPure sold candles I just had to try one.  The Munio Candela candles are soy fragranced with 100% essential oils.  I went for the Relaxation candle which is poured in a paint pot.  Soy candles are don’t produce the soot that normal candles give off so are much better for you and they also burn for 50% longer.

When I ordered the candle, I was expecting it to have maybe a lavender scent but when it arrived, to be honest, I was slightly put off by the smell (don’t ask me what it smells of – I can’t work it out!).  I was also surprised by the wick which is oddly shaped and made from wood.

Even though I wasn’t overly keen on the smell, I wasn’t about to waste £23 worth of candle, so I lit it anyway.  I seriously can’t work out what it smells like but it seems to smell entirely different once it’s lit!  I really love this candle and I think it’s worth spending a bit more on soy candles.  This one looks really unique as well and should burn for around 50 hours.


Air Wick Colour Change Candle

I’ve been waiting ages to use my Air Wick Colour Change Candle because it smells so Christmassy!  It’s been sitting in my cupboard but I made myself wait until after my birthday (that was on Tuesday) before I opened it.

We lit the candle last night and I really really love it!  It smells amazing – mulled wine and cinnamon apple – and it’s so pretty with the colour change.  When it’s not lit the wax is just white and it comes in a plain frosted glass holder so will fit in with any colour your room is decorated.

You can buy the candle in most supermarkets and it’s currently on offer at ASDA for just £3.  I might just go and buy another one…….


Rustic Rose Pillar Candle

Over Christmas I had an Orange and Cinnamon candle tin from the St Eval Candle Company which smelled amazing.  My second candle from the same company is the Rustic Rose Pillar Candle which also smells gorgeous.  It costs £11 and should burn for 90 hours.  I would definitely recommend it especially with Valentine’s Day coming up!

St Eval Candle Company has so many lovely candles you’re sure to find something.  They have tealights, pillar candles, candles in tins or glasses with different colours and patterns as well as a few outdoor candles and even garden flares!  Although they are quite expensive compared to places like IKEA, it’s worth it as they smell more natural somehow and don’t give off the soot you can get from cheaper candles.

You can either buy online or from one of the stockists listed here.


Decléor Candle Trio

You’ve probably heard of Decléor, a company selling skincare products?  When I had the only facial I’ve ever had, the therapist used Decléor products and they were really good.  I didn’t realise that they sold anything other than skincare products but I’ve got this lovely gift set of three scented candles.  The scents are amber, neroli and cedar which are quite unusual.  (Neroli is apparently an essential oil which comes from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree.)  You can burn the candles either separately or together to get a range of different scents.  They come in a dark purple box and the trio of candles are in purple holders, each of which is the perfect size to house a tealight once the original candle is burnt.  The gift set is quite expensive at £21.75 but would make the perfect gift for a candle lover.


St Eval Candle Company

This Orange & Cinnamon candle by the St Eval Candle Company has got to be the most Christmassy candle ever!  It comes in a tin decorated with holly and Father Christmas with a big bag of presents.  I really love the smell which makes it feel like Christmas time even now in October – I can’t wait to be able to use it nearer to Christmas.  You can get the Christmas Tin in two other scents as well – Figgy Pudding and Inspiritus which is a mix of spices including nutmeg & cloves.

The St Eval Candle Company is based in Cornwall where it makes candles using traditional methods and materials from renewable sources whenever possible.  All of the packaging is sourced from recycled materials.  At £11.40 I would definitely recommend buying one of these Christmas Tins to keep the house smelling lovely in the run up Christmas!


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