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7 Clever Candle Gift Box Ideas

These gifts go well with a candle.

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It’s easy to gift just a candle and call it a day. But adding more gifts that go well with a candle to make a unique gift box can show how incredibly thoughtful and creative you are.

So go above and beyond in your gift-giving with these clever and unique candle gift basket ideas!

Related: Need candles for a gift box? Order in bulk & save ›

Architectural Digest named Spoken Flames as one of the ‘Best Candle Gifts,’ and our candles are included in many candle gift boxes for promotional and corporate gifting initiatives by companies like Visa and Mattel.

We share the candle gift box combinations that many of our clients have used in this article so that you can impress your family, friends, colleagues or whoever may be receiving your candle gift box(es).

Here’s what to put in a candle gift basket or box to make the perfect gift.

This candle gift set may be your solution.


Here’s 5 reasons why a candle gift set makes the perfect gift:

7 Clever Candle Gift Box Ideas that Make the Perfect Gift Combinations

1. Candles & Journals

A candle can set the mood for a thoughtful self-care moment. The scent and flicker of the candle set a calming and relaxing ambiance that can help people tune out the chaos of the world and tune in to themselves.

So a journal will make the perfect addition to your candle gift box to encourage this intimate self-reflection. Consider including
a personal gift note with words of affirmation or encouragement, especially if you know your gift receiver wants to reach a goal or simply practice more self-care.

This candle and journal combination makes for the perfect self-care exercise that can have a strong and positive impact on someone’s life and mindset.

Buy items in bulk and divide them across several gift bags, or purchase one of each for that special someone.

Spoken Flames named Best Candle Gift to Give by Architectural Digest

2. A Manifestation Candle & Bath Salts

Gift the spa experience by adding bath salts to your candle gift box.

This is another clever gift combination that encourages more mindful self-care. We love Herbivore Botanticals and Dr. Teal’s bath soaks and salts.

Their blends are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and vegan with mineral-rich Himalayan sea salt or Epsom salt, which is known for their therapeutic and healing properties like relieving stress and soothing achy muscles.

If you purchase the bath salts in bulk, consider separating the salts into smaller, more giftable glass containers to pair with a scented candle.

After all, a scented candle is a healthy and natural mood-booster, too.

This rose & lavender-scented manifestation candle and bath soak combination will offer your gift receiver quiet and aromatic comfort after a long or stressful day. 🛀


3. A Candle & A Wick Trimmer

And now, for the essentials, like a candle wick trimmer. The number one rule of candle care that helps extend the longevity of a candle’s burn life cycle is to trim your candle wicks.

Keeping the wick at its recommended height will ensure maximum fragrance throw, maintain a healthy flame height, and can help prevent soot.

So adding a wick trimmer to your candle gift box will encourage proper candle care and help your candle gift last longer!


4. A Candle & Signature Matchbox

Did you know that collecting matchboxes is said to be the second most popular collectible behind stamps?

The hobby of collecting matches, matchboxes, matchbooks, and labels is known as phillumeny. Collectors are called phillumenists.

Travelers collected matchboxes as souvenirs throughout history, and many modern-day candle brands still offer seasonal or signature matchboxes.

This candle and matchbox combination is clever for both the functional purpose (you need actually to light your candle) and the historical and collectible purpose.

You just might inspire someone’s newest hobby in collecting matchboxes!

5. A Sensory Candle & Puzzles

Neuroscience tells us that we actively increase brain activity and stimulation when we engage our senses. It’s due to how our brains receive and process external stimuli, like sound waves or light.

Each Spoken Flames sensory candle includes audibly soft-crackling wooden wicks (that sound like a tiny campfire!), an all-natural coconut wax blend with a visible golden shimmer, and custom, sophisticated fragrances designed by expert perfumers. This candle does a lot!

Combine this multisensory candle experience with puzzles like sudoku, word search, or a jigsaw puzzle for a real brain-stimulating bundle of gifts.

6. A “Best-Smelling” Candle & A Snack Pack

Make your candle gift box a full-circle sensory moment by adding the taste of a delicious variety snack pack.

Think dried fruits, nuts, candy, or pastries, to name a few. The tasty options are endless! Just be mindful of any dietary preferences or allergies.

Combined with the scented candle named “Best-Smelling Candle” by New York Magazine, this candle and snack combo can be a real treat for one’s senses.

But if you’re not sure about the diet & allergies of your gift recipient, then play it safe and consider our last clever candle gift box item below.

7. A Candle & A Wellness Beverage

A wellness beverage like Barcode offers a natural and healthy alternative to wine or an alcoholic beverage. It also addresses dietary restrictions and is low-sugar, low-calorie, gluten-free, and vegan.

Combined with an affirmation candle, this candle and wellness beverage combo can be perfect for the competitive spirits, strong-willed, and active & adventurous adults or athletes you may know.

In fact, Spoken Flames’ founder, Shavaun, incorporates Barcode beverages into her morning exercise routine. “Drinking Barcode is an easy way to know I'm hydrated and nourished without overthinking things in the morning,” says Shavaun.

“I workout, sip Barcode, then light a Spoken Flames sensory candle for a feel-good start to my day for my mind and body,” adds Shavaun.

A wellness beverage in a candle gift basket is a perfect way to start a productive day for anyone.

Barcode is sold in packs, and can be an easy (and flavorful) add-on into your candle gift boxes.

This rounds out our top seven clever candle gift box ideas.


Spoken Flames candle gift sets

6. Candles can help increase focus in a work from home environment

The rise in WFH and remote work means our workspaces are full of comforts—and distractions. But why would anyone light a candle at their work desk? To keep those distractions at bay. From chatty co-workers (albeit via Slack) to social media, candles are a thoughtful corporate gift that can help us focus and create space for us to do our best work.

Consider it a productivity hack. 💡

The presence of a candle flame can set a calming mood. Wooden wick candles in particular have a unique soft-crackling sound, which can serve as natural and relaxing ambient sound in one’s space. Plus, select scent profiles, like citrus, woody or a floral scent of a scented candle can influence physiological responses that help keep the mind on track.

7. Candles can be an environmentally responsible gift choice

First, it‘s a candle, next it’s their favorite whiskey glass. 🥃

Depending on the candle’s vessel, most candle jars can be upcycled after the burn cycle of the candle. It can be used as storage, glassware and more, so you can feel good knowing that your gift will keep on giving! And your candle gift (once upcycled) can be a pleasant reminder, if not a conversation piece in their home, of your thoughtfulness.

A candle gift set solves my gifting needs—but wait! I don’t know what candle scent they may like 😟

Bonus tip: How to pick a candle scent for a gift

So a candle gift set meets your needs, but you’re not sure what scents they like 😟 Pro tip: consider an unscented candle or a gift set that offers a variety of scents.

The unique thing about Spoken Flames’ Trio Sets is that each candle gift set has a variety of scents with great range—from woody, citrus and floral in our F, Yes Collection, for example.

Your gift recipient would never get bored, and it increases your chances for satisfaction with a broad range of scents in their hands.

Because Spoken Flames candles are message-driven, our motivating candle statements (even without scent) mean that you’ll still win big with this meaningful gifting choice!

Candle Gift Box FAQs

What gift goes well with a candle?

A candle is best combined with other gifts that represent wellness and home décor. For a more intentional curation for your gift box, remember that the fragrance of a candle will engage one’s sense of smell. The gifts that go with a candle should complement the olfactory experience of a scented candle. Bath salts, snacks, and beverages are the perfect complementary gifts that go well with candles.

How do you pack candles for gifts?

Candles are typically in glass jars, so be sure to tightly wrap your candle in protective bubble wrap or biodegradable packing peanuts to absorb any shock while your candle gift box is in transit.

Also consider adding 'Fragile' or 'Glass' care labels to your box or packages so mail carriers are aware.

A Candle Gift Box is Perfect for Any Occasion

Whether for a holiday or birthday gift, corporate gift, or a housewarming present, a candle gift box is customizable and will be well received. We hope these ideas inspired and informed you of what gift goes well with a candle.

Spoken Flames candle gift set with green ribbon
Spoken Flames candle gift set with green ribbon

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Spoken Flames candle gift set with green ribbon
Spoken Flames candle gift set with green ribbon