You should know Shearer Candles well enough by now. If it involves cosiness, cashmere, candles or Christmas then we’ll be all over it, like marshmallows and cream on hot chocolate, mmmmmm hot chocolate…
So it should come as no surprise that we’ve been celebrating Christmas for weeks, singing along to our favourite festive tunes in the car, mooching around German markets and watching our favourite Christmas films (The Holiday, Home Alone, A Muppets Christmas Carol, Scrooged and Love Actually, since you asked.)
Over the years our candle fans tell us that they’re usually great at the, ‘getting festive’ bit but trip up on the, ‘buying presents for people’ bit. Despite the best of intentions many have been known to hit the shops on Christmas Eve, panic buying random toiletries gift sets, while being elbowed by irate shoppers and returning to the first shop, 50 shops later, wishing they were spending the day as it should be – curled up in a faux fur blanket slightly tipsy on Amaretto.
This year lessons have been learned and your now among those smug types that come 1st of December, “have only got a couple of presents left to buy.” Those people used to kind of annoy us when we were less organised, right?! So now we are all super organised and today is the 1st of December read on and discover some fabulous gift ideas that will have all of your present buying woes sorted after just a few clicks.
Even better, our monthly candle offer is 25% off our Hogmanay range, which is an evocative seasonal blend of festive spice and a hearty dose of cinnamon, perfect for this time of year. Now be a love and pass the sherry.
The Woman In Your Life
We like to treat our mums to something a little special come Christmas, particularly as it’s often her that’s been up since the crack of dawn on The Big Day multi-tasking like a boss, basting birds, poring bucks fizz, rolling sausages in bacon and ensuring that the stuffing is just how we like it (thanks mum.) To help her unwind in a little luxury come Boxing Day we want to give something special that she’s not likely to buy for herself. That principle actually goes for most of the leading ladies in our lives, from sisters, to best friend’s grandmother’s aunties and in laws.
For the more glamorous gals, our Hogmanay Robert Burns Chalice, not only smells spectacular but adds a little drama to a living, dining or bedroom thanks to its beautiful sleek dark packaging. Its spicy Christmassy scent is perfect for burning during those long, indulgent days, filled with turkey sandwiches and fizz, in the run up to New Year.
If she’s a fan of pampering and long hot baths then we recommend a selection of gifts from our Natural Spa Range, which look 5 star, without breaking the bank. Our Natural Spa jar Candles come in a variety of scents including Herb, Zest, Citrus, Spice, Floral and Fruit, with accompanying luxurious body washes and hand washes, which are both currently on sale. If you’re looking to give something really special then why not include a good book, face mask and a mini bottle of Prosecco to complete the ultimate post-Christmas care package?
Perhaps interiors are more her thing? We love our pillar candles, which make a real impact, especially in dramatic jewel colours, such as Cinnamon Spice, Persian Lime and Frankincense and Myrrh. Alternatively a stylish hurricane lamp with a simple church pillar candle is a wonderful treat, for use on a large dining table or in a hallway. If space isn’t at a premium or your budget is a little more conservative then we have a vast selection of tea light holders, which can be mixed and matched, plus lots of accompanying tealights. These Silver Mirror Tealight Lanterns are our favourites and look far more decadent than the price indicates, plus they would suit a variety of interior styles from minimalist to shabby chic.
If candles aren’t her thing then a stylish diffuser is a fabulous alternative, perfect for freshening up any room in the home. We offer them in a variety of styles and scents including beautiful luxury diffusers if you want to give something special.
The Men In Your Life
There’s no reason why a thoughtfully chosen candle shouldn’t be a perfect gift for the more stylish men in your life.
Amber Noir is one of the most popular Shearer scents thanks to its dark essence of tuberose, violets and amber. This rich, sophisticated and sensual scent is definitely one for the boys (as well as the ladies!) and is a real treat in a Tall Pillar Jar.
Our Uisge Beatha Whisky Goblet is another scent guaranteed to go down well, especially if the man in question is partial to a tipple or two. Our whisky scented candles capture the sweet, smoky essence of Scotland’s most famous export and are perfect for burning at this time of year, when the nights are dark and the drinks are flowing.
If he’s into grooming or has a covetable bathroom then our Natural Spa Tin in Spice would be a perfect addition, creating a relaxing spa experience in the luxury of his own home.
Happy Christmas candle lovers xx