Have you ever wondered why scented candles make such a great gift? Not only do they look good and give a pleasant tone to the air, we are actually hardwired to respond to smells in a certain way. All you need to prove this is to walk past a bakery when you’re hungry.
In particular, the part of the brain that processes scent is located very close to where memories are stored – the smell of home in your nostrils really can trigger a feeling of comfort and security.
This is why, if you have a friend or sibling who’s about to move out of state, you should consider slipping one of these unique candles into their luggage. Each style is modeled after the typical scents of a U.S. state, usually nature or cooking smells.
Naturally, only the positive side of each state is represented: New York smells like Central Park in fall rather than exhaust fumes and anxiety, while Florida reminds you of a clean tropical forest instead of mosquito repellent.
Although the concept itself is pretty sweet and creative, these candles are impressive just as candles, too. Each comes in a glass cup, so you don’t need to use a saucer or holder, though the 5″ height will make it difficult to reach the wick with a match once it’s burned down.
The natural wax will last for up to 80 hours, which most definitely justifies this candle’s relatively high price.
To round out the package, it comes in a nice gift box for easy gift wrapping.