Can you gift a guy a candle?
Candles for Men
When we think of candles, we often think first (or exclusively) of women. Candles have long been associated with women, especially when it comes to gifting and self-care.
This stereotype is based on the idea that women are more likely to appreciate the aesthetic and therapeutic benefits of candles, while men are seen as more interested in practical and functional items.
However, this assumption is far from the truth. In fact, there are many reasons why candles are also great gifts for men.
Here are 7 Reasons Why Men Love Candle Too, and why you should consider giving a candle as a gift to the men in your life.
Aromatherapy: Candles can provide a relaxing and calming atmosphere, which is something that every man needs after a long and stressful day. The warm and inviting scent of a candle can help to soothe the mind and body, making it a great way to unwind.
Scent: Men like good smells too! Our hand-poured soy candles come in a variety of scents that tend to appeal to men, such as woodsy, earthy, and spicy fragrances (though Grapefruit Mint is also a surprising hit among our male customers!). These scents are perfect for setting the mood for a relaxing evening or for creating a cozy atmosphere in the home.
Decoration: Candles can also add a touch of style to any room, making them a great gift for the style-conscious man. Whether placed in the living room, bedroom, or bathroom, a candle can help to create a warm and inviting ambiance that is perfect for relaxing and unwinding. In other words, it's a quick and easy way for a man to make his space look - and smell - totally put together, even if it's just for when company is coming over.
Mood lighting: The soft light of a candle can create a warm and inviting atmosphere, making it a perfect gift for setting a romantic mood or creating a relaxing environment. Whether used for a romantic evening with a partner or just for a quiet night in, candles are a great way to create a cozy and intimate atmosphere. What man wouldn't appreciate a little candlelit ambience for his next date night in?
Multi-functional: Candles can serve multiple purposes, such as creating a cozy atmosphere, providing a source of light during a power outage, and being used as a home décor item. This makes candles a functional gift that any man would appreciate, whether he's a bachelor or a family man.
Versatile: Candles are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, making them suitable for any taste and decor style. Whether you are looking for a traditional candle or a modern and contemporary design, there is sure to be a candle that is perfect for the man in your life.
Practical: Candles (especially soy candles!) can last for a long time, making them a practical gift that can be used and enjoyed for months or even years. If your man is a practical guy, he's sure to appreciate the value of a clean-burning, long-lasting candle.
But don't just take our word for it.
If you don't believe us, check out Byrdie's list The 50 Best Gifts for Husbands, which we're proud to say includes one of our candles!
Spoiler: It's our Upcycled Beer Bottle Candle, the ultimate man candle!
Man Candle Scents
So, next time you're looking for a gift for a man in your life (Anniversary, Wedding, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday, Graduation...), think outside the box a little.
Shed old stereotypes and give him a candle to try.
He may not even know how much he'll love the warm and inviting ambiance created by a really good candle.
Candle Scents for Men
Not sure where to start? Here are some of our top scent recommendations for men:
- Teakwood & Tobacco Candle
- Black Sea Candle
- Sexy Man Candle
- Nordic Night Candle
- Upcycled Beer Bottle Candle