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Giving someone a candle during the holidays isn't exactly reinventing the gifting wheel. But, why fix what ain't broke? Just because it's a common option, doesn't mean your votive of choice needs to either look like a tired cop-out or blow your entire shopping budget. To prove it, we found the sexiest option of all — and it only costs $36 a pop. Circumspect candle gifters, meet your match: Otherland's Gilded Holiday Collection.
The direct-to-consumer company, founded in 2017 by Abigail Cook Stone, transforms luxury candles into a more affordable purchase without sacrificing quality or style. Its limited-edition and reusable votives are crafted from U.S.-made glass, filled with a premium coconut-soy wax, and fitted with a finely woven cotton wick. Each of the evocative fragrance profiles is seasonally exclusive and packaged to match with artful, more-than-coffee-table-worthy accents. And this season's selection is a sultry mood — we're talking the scents of Silk Pajamas, Sacred Dusk, Moonstruck, Old Fashioned, Fallen Fir, and Black Velvet.
Whether you buy one for $36 or three for $89, every alluring votive comes elegantly nestled in a matte-black gift box accented with gilded lettering. If there's such a thing as reinventing this holiday-gift wheel by bringing sexy-candles back, Otherland did it.
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