Start making your own candles to give as Christmas gifts. It is very easy to do with microwaveable soy wax pellets (affiliate link). You can add color with crayons, and fragrance with essential oils. Or add color and fragrance all at once by putting some scented wax cubes (“warming wax”) in the microwave with your soy wax.

What you want to do to make your candles unique is to choose a great container.

You can do mini mason jars or teacups, but those are pretty standard. Look for different containers to use as candle holders, such as colored lowball glassware, small bowls, and Moscow mule mugs. Also try coordinating fragrance and color with the container. For example, you might make a pine scented candle to pour into a Christmas or winter-themed mug or party glass. Or, how about a citrus-scented candle in a vintage orange juice glass?

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