16 Non-Boring Candles You'll Actually Want to Gift (or Receive, TBH)

There's a reason candles are such a safe bet during this season's gifting bonanza: Most people love getting them, which is why it's always useful to have a stockpile on hand to serve as quick hostess gifts or to evade those terrifying moments when a friendly acquaintance hands you a present and you realize you have absolutely nothing to offer in return.

With that in mind, we dutifully tested dozens of candles to find the most distinct and interesting scents worth considering during your last-minute holiday shopping. Find our favorites below and maybe consider picking one out for yourself, too.