Holiday Gift for Her: Candles (and Movies!)

by Dr. Punita Rice Life

The perfect holiday gift for her: Candles. Who is “her” you ask? Your mom. Your significant other’s mom. Your sister. Your significant other’s sister. Your co-worker who’s having that dinner party you’re going to in a week and you don’t know what to take with you. Your friend who’s impossible to shop for. Your kid’s babysitter/nanny/teacher. Your colleague who you’re exchanging gifts with but you’re not super close so you’re not sure what to get. Whoever the her is, the perfect holiday gift for her = candles.

You can usually find pretty candles that smell good at Target, HomeGoods, TJMaxx, Marshalls, etc. But if you’re addicted to online shopping and are feeling splurgy, I’ve rounded up some REAL FANCY ones below. I wouldn’t be mad if someone got me any of these…

Holiday Gift For Her: Candles (Pretty Ones!)

If you prefer to buy ugly candles (and it’s ok if that’s who you are; I’m not here to judge), here’s another post on hiding ugly candles in pretty hurricanes.

On a separate note, what movies get you into a holiday state of mind? Elf is my favorite Holiday movie. My husband’s is Home Alone. Last year, I watched all the Harry Potter movies around the holidays, so to me, they’re now officially Christmas/Holiday movies. Holiday season = Harry Potter season. (There are 8 movies, so if you space them out one per week so you finish Deathly Hallows 2 around Christmas, Harry Potter season can be 8 weeks long!) Heart-eyes.

P.S. – Here’s a post about the Proust Questionnaire from Le Labo. Also, here you can see our holiday card from last year, and here’s the post on pretty hurricanes for hideous candles.

(The featured image is Jonathan Adler’s Muse D’Or Candle – which I’d be so pumped to use as a planter once the candle was used up. This post includes affiliate links, which means we may make a small commission if you end up buying something you found here; you can learn more about how this works here. Thanks for supporting Punlearning!)

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Dr. Punita Rice

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Dr. Punita Rice is a wife and mama, an education researcher, a writer, the founder and director of ISAASE, and an advisor with Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Doctor of Education program. Her work centers around multicultural education and equity, and South Asian American experiences in school. You can read more about Punita and her work here. Punita also writes about life, culture, education, and motherhood here on her blog. She works from home in Maryland, and drinks a great deal of coffee.