Candle Gift Set

Hi there, and welcome to Scented Designs! We are a clean-crafted candle company based in San Jose, California, and we are so excited to let you in on a little secret that's been in the works behind the scenes for the last month or so. 

Are you ready...? Here it is: 

We have proudly partnered up with a fellow female-owned business, also located in California - Gratitude Blooming - and we couldn't be more excited to bring you a special candle collaboration + some special candle gift sets for Mother's Day and beyond! 

intention candles gift set

candle for mothers day

First, we'd love to introduce you to Gratitude Blooming and tell you a little bit about their story and how our collaboration came about. 

Gratitude Blooming is a female-owned business that uses art to promote connection and gratitude. Their interactive art inspires reflection and connection around what truly matters in life, particularly through their focus on nature and the lessons we can learn from it.

sampling candle scents for exclusive candle line

The company was founded by two friends who share a passion for using art to inspire personal growth and transformation. Arlene, a visual artist, and Belinda Liu, a social artist, wanted to offer an antidote to the stresses and challenges of modern life. 

Since then, their team has continued to grow, and I had the privilege of sitting down with Belinda and another team member, Susie, to discuss our candle collaboration + do an in-person candle smelling to decide on the perfect scents for the candles we are pouring for Gratitude Blooming. 

After much deliberation, we came up with the perfect combination of Intentions and Scents for our collaborative candle line, and that's what we're excited to be bringing your way just in time for Mother's Day, along with Gratitude Blooming's signature product. 

Gratitude Blooming Reflection Cards


Gratitude Blooming's hallmark product is a gorgeous card deck featuring hand-drawn plants and a guidebook.

  • Each reflection card offers inspiration, affirmations, and mindful prompts with themes like Joy & Presence, Forgiveness, Growth, and Infinite Possibility.
  • The cards provide a way to step into the wilderness of emotions with intention and calm, promoting a more healthy, nourished, and thriving life.

To create an exclusive line of candles for Gratitude Blooming, we took inspiration from 4 of these card themes: Joy, Curiosity, Hope, and, of course, Gratitude. 


joy intention card


For example, one of the 39 themes that Gratitude Blooming explores in-depth is Joy & Presence.

  • This theme is particularly important because it encourages people to keep gratitude front of mind.
  • The Joy & Presence drawing features an Indian paintbrush paired with a bird, symbolizing the wild, natural, fiery beauty of nature.
  • The words Joy & Presence were chosen to convey the joy and presence of nature and the transience of life. 



Gratitude Blooming also offers a theme called Hope, which features an azalea.

  • This theme was created to remind people that even in the most challenging times, there is hope.
  • The healing beauty of the azaleas can be a powerful reminder that we can create the spaces we need to choose hope and take the leaps of faith we need to.

In addition to their lovely Reflection Card deck, Gratitude Blooming offers a community centered around their products. This community provides a supportive space for people to reflect on the lessons they've learned and share their experiences with others.

Overall, Gratitude Blooming is a unique and inspiring business that uses art to promote gratitude and connection, and we couldn't be more excited to be working in collaboration with them. Their focus on nature and personal growth makes their products a valuable tool for anyone seeking a more mindful and fulfilling life. What's there not to love? 

So, if you're looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for mom this Mother's Day or for any of your friends and family throughout the year, this mindfulness candle gift set may be just the thing to bring some calm serenity into their lives (something we probably could all use a little more of!)


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