With the holiday season here many of us have gifting on our minds and what family, friends and co-workers would like to receive. Gifts that are ethically made give back in so many ways, especially when handcrafted by women artisans building a brighter future for themselves and their families after living for years as refugees.
If you are looking for gift ideas that reflect your values, you're in the right place! We've put together this gift guide of our favorites for the holidays and beyond.
For Someone Awesome You Want to Thank
Tell them how grateful you are with our Gratitude Gift. A set of "You're Awesome" pop-up cards paired with our Gratitude Candle and a special treat of chocolate make the perfect thank-you gift. Or for someone who adores candles (like us!), choose the You're Awesome Gift where we pair the same pop-up cards with our popular Azul Blue Candle and a sleek wick trimmer.
Select from 12 wonderful scents, or choose unscented for a completely fragrance-free gift. Arrives nicely gift boxed with story card about the candle-maker.
For the Coffee & Tea Lovers
Know someone who truly relishes their morning coffee? We do! This gift lets them enjoy that café atmosphere all day long. The Coffee Lover's Gift includes chocolate covered espresso beans, our fresh-roasted coffee scented candle, and a pouch of our favorite handcrafted caramels.
More of a tea person? Then the Ceremony Tea Gift is the ideal choice. We paired our gold Mezo candle with Ceremony's signature hand-blended tea. Choose from 12 distinctive scents or unscented. Both gifts arrive nicely gift boxed with story card about the candle-maker.
For the Gardener
Wonderfully decorative, this unique candle transforms into a planter once your candle is finished. Our Marbella Candle is a perennial gift favorite with 5 beautiful designs and 12 scents to choose from, poured-to-order! You can also select unscented for a completely fragrance-free candle.
For a more contemporary look, the Oslo Candle similarly transforms into a planter when done.
For the Foodie
We've collected our favorite locally made artisanal products to create 3 sizes of the Made in Massachusetts Gift. Choose among Carr's gourmet cider syrup, Stan's pure maple syrup, McCrea's award-winning caramels, and Dean's chocolate-dipped espresso beans paired with our popular Happiness Candle.
For more foodie options, check out our 5 Pioneer Valley Gift Sets that include Tre Olive's single estate, cold-pressed olive oil.
For the Pet Owner
Wrapped in labels that express all we love about our favorite cats and dogs, these unique candles are the perfect gift for some who is a joyful pet owner. Our Love That Dog and Love That Cat Candles are each available in 3 scents and arrive beautifully gift boxed with a story card about the candle-maker.
For the Spa Lover
We all need an at-home spa from time to time. The Lavender Retreat set includes hand blended soaking salts and a sugar scrub gently scented with pure lavender essential oil, matched with the long-lasting Lavender Candle we make for The Little Market.
Or choose individual Soaking Salts in Chamomile, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Citrus, Peppermint or Rose.
Each part of the day has its own purpose. In the mornings we wake up seeking energy and motivation. Afternoons can take a little more effort to find focus. And as evening falls, we welcome the opportunity to slow down and relax. Our Daily Ritual candles were inspired by this rhythm and our interest in meditation practices... available individually or as a gift boxed set.
If you're looking to offer motivation, the Affirmation Candles encourage us to be strong, be brave, and be unstoppable.
For a Wonderful Host
In this season of gathering with family and friends, a unique gift for your host is always appreciated. Our elegant 3-wick Lulea Candle, colorful Almada Candle and new Palma Collection are beautifully decorative and designed to be enjoyed long after the candles are done.
Each arrives gift boxed with a story card about the candle-maker. Choose from 12 scents poured-to-order, or unscented for a completely fragrance-free candle.
A Gift with a Personal Touch
Looking for something you can customize for that special person? The Little Market Personalized Candles are a fun way to make your gift unique. Choose a theme, select a scent (or unscented), and add a name and we'll make the magic happen! Arrives in an elegant cotton bag with a story card about the candle-maker.
The Cutest Fair Trade Totes to Put Your Gifts In
And for that extra special touch, add one of our eco-friendly tote bags with sturdy handles and a fun printed message. Makes a statement and is a convenient carryall for everyday needs... from snack bags to gifts!
Durable jute hand-stitched by Fair Trade artisans in Bangladesh and available exclusively here.