The Holiday Season is fast approaching, which means a smaller window of time left to make or buy gifts for your friends and loved ones.
So, when it comes to choosing the perfect holiday presents to give away, it is important to make sure that whatever gift you're getting or making will appeal to the unique tastes (and interests) of the person receiving the gift.
Scented candles make a pretty cool, standby choice when you want something easy, cute, and appealing to the senses.That's likely why the candle industry sells more candles during the holidays than during any other period during the year!
Hey, and I’m not talking about just the floral scented candles that you can pick up in your local Walmart.
No. I’m talking about candles that make a statement in a room. Think simplistic designer jars, beautiful sculpted candles and those realistic designed dessert candles that look good enough to eat.
So let's talk about those bakery themed candles.
What Are Bakery Candles?
Bakery scented candles are candles created for the sole purpose of putting a smile on your face.
Just imagine for a minute. You're in a bakery surrounded by all the sweet pies and pastries, cakes and cookies, dumplings and doughnuts.
It's comforting. Beautiful.
Sensations of happiness and nostalgia begin to overtake you.
There's something about dessert candles that replicate those feelings through the relaxing combination of bakery sensations and flickering light. Bakery candles are designed to elevate the atmosphere in a most creative and satisfying way.
From the cutest cupcakes to the most sumptuous, realistic pies, then to the whipped style desserts in a jar, bakery candles make beautiful novelties to enhance decor, use as party favors, or even give as gifts!
Take a look at our post on Styling With Scents to find out a few other ways that bakery scents can boost the ambiance of a room.
Popular Bakery Candle Scents
There are so many bakery candle scents and aromas to choose from. So many inviting temptations to try!
The most common aroma of freshly baked apple pie reminiscent of Grandma's kitchen can be bring back memories of sweet delight. While your favorite nuance desserts, such as a dark chocolate and raspberry gateau, can whisk you away to that vacation in France.
Holiday time is drenched in rum, filled with rich vanillas, baked with globs of butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. It's no wonder that this season brings visions of sugar plums.
So, with all of these wonderfully cocooning aromas, lets look at some of the most popular aromas that fill the air during the months from September to January.
- Apple (Fresh & Baked)
- Cinnamon & Spice
- Buttercream & Rich Vanillas
- Decadent Chocolates
- Chest Nut and Brown Sugar
- Cinnamon Doughnuts
- Pecan Pie
- Cinnamon Rolls
Oh the beauty of bakery aromatics!
But aside from their realistic designs and aromas, there are still so many things that bakery themed candles can bring into your atmosphere.
Benefits Using Bakery Candles
There are amazing uses for bakery candles, such as:
Home decorations and gifts. Since bakery candles actually resemble your favorite baked goods, they make beautiful accents in the kitchen and dining rooms.
Just look at a few of the ways you can spruce up your holiday home decor.
Whether you like a more simplistic, elegant look...
Decor with a country flair (photo courtesy of one of our cool customers)...
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Pretty in pink...
Or something a little rustic chic
Spreads Holiday Cheer – Let's face it. These candles are a quite fun, not to mention really heartwarming, making them beautiful for special gifts.
Now that you've seen how bakery candles can be used to elevate decor for the holidays and beyond, can you imagine the smile on your loved ones’ faces when they open up hand crafted cupcake candle or dessert jar candle?
They're also a real standout in Secret Santa or White Elephant exchanges since they're adorable and many gifts are under $20.
Can you think of other ways bakery candles can be used this time of year and beyond? Share them in the comments below.
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Keep it sweet!