Douse excessive tidings of joy and annoying sugary sweetness with the lovely gift of a suitably grim, anatomically-correct black skull candle from modern alchemist D.L. & Co.! "Utilizing the rarest of extracts, essences & absolutes, we are able to ...conjure time and place, transforming environments from the mundane to the the sublime," they explain, definitely upping the cool factor. Plus, expensive candles are items people are less likely to purchase for themselves, so they make great gifts. $85 at Barneys.com.
Alternatively, a less edgy & less pricey option is the Voluspa 45 hour scented candle with ceramic pedestal - a fab $16 find by The Fashion & Beauty Bargain Queens. Available in a variety of scents - including Crisp Champagne for everyday luxury to Baltic Amber or Fleur de Cocoa - there's something for even the most persnickety person on your list.
- Lesley Scott
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