Cheap Gift Idea: Candles For Stress Relief

Candles Are a Cheap and Thoughtful Gift Idea: Here's Why

These days it pays to find cheap gift ideas that pack a punch -- gifts that will be used regularly, can bring stress relief, may be enjoyed by your recipient and their loved ones, and aren't necessarily something that your loved ones would buy for themselves. Candles fit the bill: they can be great as individual gifts, grouped to form larger gifts, or included as part of a thoughtful gift basket. Candles can aid with the use of aromatherapy for stress relief (yes, this can actually work), can be a focus object for meditation, can contribute to a relaxing environment, and can contribute greatly to overall home relaxation. The following are a range of candles that can be used as stress relieving cheap gifts for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion.

Oil Warmer / Tealight Holder

tealight candle holders
Tealight candle holders that double as essential oil diffusers make excellent gifts. Tom & Co

This oil warmer is designed to spread essential oils throughout your home while holding tea lights that are soothing to the eye. This holder is charmingly simple in design, and is great for meditation and relaxation. Enjoy the beautiful ambiance simply by adding your favorite fragrance oil and light a tealight.

Yankee Candle Company Sparkling Holiday Jar Candle Set

Yankee Candles gift set
Yankee Candles

Yankee candles are on the top of my list for quality candles, as I tend to enjoy their scents--they really fill a room, but usually have a very rich and true scent, and burn for a long time. This set of three jar candles (in the scents Sugar Cookie, Balsam and Cedar, and Sparkling Cinnamon) can make a great gift for anyone who wants to fill their home with soothing and welcoming scents during the winter.

Tabletop Zen Garden Kit

Mini zen garden
Gifts & Decor

Zen gardens provide a relaxing, meditative activity, or a nice visual cue to relax, which makes them a great gift for yourself or a friend who could use a little beauty and relaxation. This zen garden includes a sand bed and rake, inscribed stones, a compartment of river bed pebbles, and a holder for a tea light candle. Enjoy!

Lavender and Geranium Candle

Lavender candles

This beautiful candle is specially designed to reduce stress, using the scents of lavender and geranium. It is made with an all-natural soy wax blend, colored with all-natural vegetable based dyes, and made with a sustainable wooden wick for a comforting crackle sound.  The candle itself and the box it comes in are both beautiful and combine to create a classy gift.  The candle's burn time is 65 hours, perfect for many, many relaxation sessions.

Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint 3-Wick, 14.5 oz. Candle

Large stress relief candle
Bath and Body Works

I love these large candles, and the scents are wonderful for waking up your mind and adding clarity to your thoughts. This candle is perfect for any medium-sized room where a pick-me-up is needed, or a meditation area where a little ambience or focus are needed.

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