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5 Summer Gifts That Will Surprise & Delight

Whether for a summer birthday, wedding, or a ‘just because’ gift for your employees, these summer gifts are perfect for the season.

This candle gift set may be your solution.

Earn major points for creativity when you get these summer gifts to celebrate a summer milestone or occasion. These summer gift ideas will compliment anyone’s summer self-care routine, home decor, or a summer outing. They’re the perfect, most meaningful gifts for summer.

If DIY gifting is your thing, we have a summer gift idea for you, too!


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

5 Delightful Summer Gifts

1. Summer Candles

Summer gift ideas

Fragrant summer candles as gifts can range from scent notes of juicy, hydrating fruits in season to escapist scents inspired by summer vacation.

While the travel scene is a bit chaotic at the moment, with high fares, cancellations, and delays, a summer candle offers a worry-free, feel-good experience that can transport anyone to a Caribbean beach or a tropical fruit stand through scent. No flights required!

Science supports that scent has a powerful influence on our mood, so a summer-scented candle can be the perfect gift for any summer occasion.

RELATED: This candle was named one of the “Best Summer Candles” by leading home décor magazine House Beautiful

2. Seasonal Jam

Summer gift basket ideas

The only thing better than the smell of summer is perhaps the taste of summer fruits packed into a flavorful jam. Our go-to for jam is Trade St. Jam Co’s assortment of vegan, gluten-free, and preservative-free jams & sauces.

A seasonal jam is perfect for a summer cocktail, pastry, or dish.


Spoken Flames named Best Candle Gift to Give by Architectural Digest

3. In-Season Flowers

Summer gifts for employees

Our friends at 1-800-Flowers are our go-to floral experts for the summer season. They curate colorful summer flower arrangements, bouquets, and summer wreaths with sunflowers, summer lilies, and lilacs, to name a few.

Plus, you can even bundle a Spoken Flames candle and snacks with your summer floral gift.

Summer gifting has never been easier!


4. Beach Day Bundle

Summer gift baskets

Think beach towel, tote bag, SPF, and water bottle. Even better, consider a bookstore gift card so your gift recipient can buy a good book (or magazine) to read with their toes in the sand. Bundle these beach day items and turn everyday summer essentials into a thoughtful summer gift!

Bundle the items in a bag, bow, or a basket. And speaking of baskets—for all of you DIY gifters out there—this leads us to our last summer gift idea.

5. Summer Gift Basket

If DIY gifting is your thing, consider a summer gift basket. Get all of the summer goodies—the summer candle, beach towel, and the jam!—and turn everyday summer essentials into a more robust summer gift.


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!

What Should I Put In A Summer Gift Basket?

Gather individual items in a presentable gift box or basket. Include small summer-themed tchotchkes like sunglasses or tropical umbrellas to highlight the summer theme and add more character to your summer gift basket.

This DIY approach will allow you to get creative and customize your summer gift. Your personal touch to the summer gift basket will make your summer gift even more meaningful and much appreciated.

Best Summer Candle Gifts

Good Summer Vibes Candle
Good Summer Vibes Candle
Good Summer Vibes Candle
Good Summer Vibes Candle
Good Summer Vibes Candle
Good Summer Vibes Candle

Salted watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew

Smells Like Sunshine Candle
Smells Like Sunshine Candle
Smells Like Sunshine Candle
Smells Like Sunshine Candle
Smells Like Sunshine Candle
Smells Like Sunshine Candle

Golden apple, peach, wild berries