The Best-Smelling Gifts of 2023

Welcome to the inaugural post of the Gift Gurus blog, where we talk about all things aromatic and gifting. It may be a strange place to begin, but since we started this business at the end of 2021, I've come to better appreciate just how much the SMELL of a gift matters to the receiver. So to kick off this blog, here are my top 6 best-smelling gifts of the year so far!

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1. Moon Milk Artisan Candle by Tiny Bandit

When my sister, Kathryn, sent me this candle, I thought it was pretty. Then, I lit it. Now, I can't get enough. I light this candle every time I take a bath, and sometimes even when I'm just reading. It's a universal scent, not too sweet and not too overpowering.

The candle is featured in our Ultimate Anticipation Birthday Countdown and our Joy & Delight Birthday Countdown. Made by artisan Heather Beaudoin of California-based Tiny Bandit, this candle features 100% natural coconut wax blend in a recyclable steel tin. According to Beaudoin, moon milk is "a seductive blend of warm coconut milk, sun kissed tanning oil, sacred palo santo, sandalwood, cardamom and amber resin." Yes, please.



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