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Along the Connecticut River nestled between the mountain ranges of Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley is home to vibrant towns, abundant agriculture, and natural splendor. It is also home to wonderful locally made small-batch products. This candle and chocolate gift set is perfect for everyone who loves the sweet things in life and small batch handcrafted gourmet delights. Choose from different gift boxes with a variety of handmade local New England gifts inside.
Click on the What's Inside tab above for descriptions of each locally made item.
Easy Gifting! Add a message at checkout and we'll include it on a card. Rest assured, pricing information is never included in our packages. Also perfect for clients, employees and donors. Contact us for drop-ship options.
Stan Zawalik started boiling maple syrup on his parents’ wood stove at ten years old. Encouraged by his father to sell it at local farmers’ markets, Stan steadily grew his business over the next 40 years in Florence, MA. Today he taps 2,600 trees and boils down the sap to make maple syrup, cream and candies, as well as maple lollipops - an enduring kid favorite at local farmers’ markets.
Carr's Ciderhouse presses their own organic apples on one of the oldest working presses in New England, along the slopes of Mt. Warner in Hadley. We love it for salad dressings, but it's also delicious in marinades, glazes and pies. Try it with ice cream and soda water, and even in cocktails! Made with Carr's own unique blend of Yarlington Mill, Golden Russet, Kingston Black, Goldrush, and Dabinett apples.
A local favorite, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company located in Orange makes this delectable treat. If you are looking for a quick chocolate and caffeine fix, pop a few of these in your mouth and they will keep you going. Vienna-roasted, shade grown Guatemalan and Mexican coffee beans are hand-dipped in rich dark chocolate. Fair Trade and absolutely delicious!
To protect a family heritage and avert selling their groves in Calabria, Italy to large companies that often dilute pure olive oil with lesser oils, the three cousins of TRE Olive in East Longmeadow joined together to make single estate, extra virgin, cold press olive oils. Absolutely wonderful... taste the difference!
Tobacco Barn Candle
Inspired by the beautiful, weather-worn tobacco barns that dot our landscape, this candle harks back to a time when tobacco leaf was one of the valley’s most abundant crops. Soy blend candle with a wood wick is handpoured by women refugees who have resettled in the Springfield area. Comes with a branded cork coaster on which to rest the candle.
An enticing blend of tobacco leaves and aged cedar with a touch of spice makes this a candle everyone enjoys. Made with essential oils and the purity of no dyes or enhancers.
Wax & Wick: all natural soy and coconut waxes, natural wood wick made with FSC Certified sustainable U.S. wood (pat. woodenwick.com/patents), no dyes or enhancers
Scent: a blend of rich tobacco leaves and aged cedar with notes of amber and leather, and a touch of musk, spice and pimento berry essential oils
Burn time: about 40 hours
Vessel: glass, easily recycled when candle is finished. 2.75"W x 3.5"H
Gift Box: arrives nicely packaged with story card about the woman who made the candle
Handmade - Each candle is individually poured-to-order in our Easthampton, MA studio by women artisans who are former refugees building a brighter future for themselves and their families in the U.S.
Sustainable - We are always thinking about how our designs can be reused and repurposed. Prosperity Candle has been recognized 2 years in a row for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability by B-Lab's Best for the World list.
Ethically Made - We are passionate advocates for ethically made goods and support the fair trade principles of gender equity, respect for the environment, and living wages in our studio.
Designed for Good - As a social enterprise prioritizing positive impact over all else, our candles help create opportunities for women refugees and artisans. We believe that equal opportunity for women and girls everywhere means a brighter future for all.
Everyone loved the contents and especially the syrup!
Thank you so much for sharing, Gretchen! We're so glad everyone loved the syrup and other Pioneer Valley Gift Box contents. We appreciate your support.
I already loved the collection of candles inspired by the Pioneer Valley... When I found out there was a gift box with other regional specialties, I was thrilled! These giftboxes are the perfect gift (with various combinations and sizes to choose from). I love supporting Prosperity Candle's mission and sharing it with others but I also love gifting this item because the contents are high-quality, local, and well-curated... And they're such a great value! I do hope that in future years, there will be an option to leave a customized message so that you can ship directly to the recipient. This year, I sent a card separately and gave them a heads up so that they would know who it was from when it arrived.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Julia! We're so glad you love the Pioneer Valley gifts with locally made specialties. For future orders, you are welcome to add your gift note into the 'Order Notes' box in the Cart and we will include a card with your gift. We appreciate your support!
We believe that equal opportunity for women and girls everywhere means a brighter future for all.
Your purchase helps women artisans and refugees build a brighter future in the U.S. Learn how.
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Our candles and gifts are sustainably designed and ethically made. We use all natural soy and coconut wax and premium fragrances infused with essential oils. Never any dyes or enhancers.