While helping a pal shop for a secret Santa gift for a colleague I stumbled upon amazing gifts that give back during the Holiday season. The goal was to find a gift under $25.00 and not a gag gift. Since the person receiving the gift loves candles, I decided to look into a variety of stylish candles. Never did I know that there was so many candle companies out there that also give back to charities and communities. What a way to give back and gift someone as well!
Below are the candle companies I found that give back when you purchase one of their stylish candles.
The Crystal Lidded Glass Candle Pot benefitting St. Jude is made of pressed glass with hand poured with 100% scented paraffin wax and has a 30-hour burn time. For every Crystal Lidded Glass Candle Pot benefitting St. Jude they will donate 50% of the purchase price directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, helping to support research and treatment for pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. If you would like to purchase the Crystal Lidded Glass Candle Pot benefitting St. Jude click here.
The Love Is Love Filled Candle features an allover pattern of multicolored and gold hearts topped by a gold rim. The ceramic vessel has an ocean inspired scented wax. For every Love Is Love Filled Candle you purchase, Pottery Barn will donate 50% of the purchase price to The Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest civil rights organization working to end discrimination against LGBTQ people. To purchase the Love Is Love Filled Candle or for more information click here.
Kobo Candles “Yuzu Ginger” is the scent of fresh, cool Japanese citrus combined with shredded ginger and an element of eucalyptus. The candles come in a clean egg shaped glass and is matt bone white in color. KOBO Candles donates a portion of their profits to charity every year. Each GIVE line candle (with its unique code) entitles you to log onto Kobo’s website and YOU decide to which charity Kobo will donate to. It retails for $28.00 and for more information about KOBO Candles click here.
Crate and Barrel’s collection of soy candles are handpoured and soy-blended. The scent of the Grapefruit and Basil 3-Wick Scented Candle has a three wicks and has a tang of grapefruit, peppery spice of basil mingle, lemon zest, green leaf, garden mint, herbs and blond woods. It’s currently on clearance for $24.97 and can be purchased here. Crate and Barrel has partnered with Feed America and with a $5 donation it provides 50 meals for Americans facing hunger. Also, 100% of your donation* will go directly to a Feeding America member food bank serving your local community. For more information please visit: https://www.crateandbarrel.com/feeding-america.
Charity Wick’s 16 oz. candle is made with all natural, kosher 100% soy wax with a lead and zinc free self-trimming cotton wick with a burn time approximately at 150 hours. Charity Wick lets you decide which charity you want to contribute to by state or cause. The candle cost $`19.99 and $6.00 of the purchase price will benefit Freedom Guide Dogs. For more information or to purchase a Charity Wick please visit: http://www.charitywicks.com/Fields-of-Lavender_p_5272.html.
Charity Ribbon Candles are custom made with 100% Soy Wax. Along with being a soy product it also is cruelty free dyes and cruelty free oils. This particular Charity Ribbon Candle for Breast Cancer retails at $16.00 and 5 percent of sales are donated to the charity of your choice. They have several other charity candles to choose from which is located here: https://www.etsy.com/market/charity_candles. To purchase the Charity Ribbon Candle for Breast Cancer click here.
There are several other candle companies out there that also contribute and give back to the community. This is just a short list of companies we found interesting for their different causes. What’s life without a little diversity?!
Source: Sephora, Etsy, Crate and Barrel, Charity Wick, KOBO Candles