I'm a total candle junkie, and I happen to think candles are a great gift item. So on my lust-list of birthday month items is the Soap and Paper Factory. They have a wide array of home fragrances, candles, and reed diffusers. They even have solid perfumes and shea butter soaps so you can smell as good as the candles. The products are wrapped in recyclable, earth-friendly packaging, and are never tested on animals.
My top picks:
100% soy candles. Lavender or green tea are my faves. ($28)
For coolness factor, I like the Patch NYC Fedora candle ($32). This is just a cool gift because of the packaging and the fragrance. There are also owls, whales, skulls, and stags to choose from if you'd like something masculine for the man in your life. I chose the fedora for myself because every fashionista needs one!
For more info on the Soap and Paper Factory, please visit their website.