Get inspired with our guide to candles that smell like the holidays.

Candles
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Candles are considered a staple holiday gift. They are fairly priced, small in size, and have utility in every room in the home. They make a great gift for friends, co-workers, spouses, or anyone else with which you decide to spread holiday cheer. However, we’re taking it a step further and bringing you unique scents that represent our favorite holiday sights and smells in the West.

From candles crafted to resemble the smell of our favorite hiking trails to others curated to be reminiscent of mountainside destinations, each symbolizes a moment embodied by a singular scent.

Wooly Beast’s candles, for one, represent the strength and vulnerability of a man from the Pacific Northwest, while Noble Brand’s candles were designed through a journey of self-realization and love in the heart of Los Angeles.

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There are plenty of scents to choose from when it comes to recreating the special moments spent exploring the West’s great outdoors. The Park Project’s Big Sur Coastal Redwood Candle, for example, has notes of coastal redwood, eucalyptus, morning dew, and wild orchid. For your friend who’s always on island time, gift a Good & Well Supply Co. candle dedicated to the San Juan Islands that smells like orange blossom, honeysuckle, and sandalwood.

No matter who you’re spending this holiday season with, gift them a candle that brings the scent of the holidays home.

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