Confession: We have a major IKEA addiction. Every time we walk out of the Swedish home-improvement mecca, we're so stoked on the thought of finally getting organized and making our pads look oh-so-Scandinavian, we can hardly wait to get home.
Lucky for you, we're using our obsession for good: To help you make these blustery days a little bit brighter — and a lot more cozy. If you have access to wheels (or you're just exceptionally adept at using public transportation), head to the local IKEA stores in College Park and Woodbridge and stock up on the TINDRA candles in glass votives. They're just $1.99 a pop (!), they come in six amazing scents — think gingerbread, apple cider, vanilla ice cream, winter berries — and they burn for 30 hours. Even better? When the candle is done, you can repurpose the sturdy glass to house small votives — you can score a 36-pack for $2.99. That's right, we're all about getting merry and bright — especially when it costs less than $2.
Where: IKEA, 10100 Baltimore Avenue, College Park; 301-345-6552; 2901 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge; 703-494-4532.
Photo: Via IKEA