Any of my close friends can tell you that I LOVE candles, I mean I truly adore them. People say that giving a candle is "impersonal" and I don't believe that at all. Who doesn't want their place to smell amazing? Besides, you can never have too many candles.
Now onto the good stuff... which brands are the best. Well, it depends on your budget.
Voluspa. $18-$25 (www.voluspacandles.com) This is my number one pick. The packaging is classy. The scents are strong enough to fill up your whole home so it's perfect for entertaining. Try Goji Tarocco Orange or Saijo Persimmon if you like rich fruity scents.
Stella Mare. $10-$20 (Ulta,Ralphs) This is a wonderful and affordable soy candle. They have delicious scents like Minted Grapefruit, Gardenia, Guava Coconut, and Cranberry Tangerine.
Aquiesse. $32 (http://www.aquiesse.com) These candles are classy! It comes in a sexy, smokey glass jar with a gorgeous gift box. Candle will burn for 100+ hours. It's made with organic soybean oil and lead free wicks. These candles are sophisticated and create mystical moods. Try Winter Currant, its perfect for the holidays.
. $30 Amazing Grace Candle. Part of the Philosophy range of skincare and beauty products, the Amazing Grace candle has a crisp, feminine scent that will certainly help you to unwind after a long day.