Today’s holiday selection comes from the same boutique that I covered in yesterday’s pick. As I mentioned previously, Anatomy Design embodies all that is Buffalo. It was a big surprise however, to find that the shop’s stylish fashion maven had picked up a delicious-smelling line of locally-made soy candles. “They smell incredible,” Ali Eagen told me. “And they have a long burn time.” I picked up one of the orange candles and held it to my nose. The overwhelming smell of orangesicles filled my head, and I was immediately transported back to my youth. I could not believe that the professional looking and smelling candles were made right here in Buffalo by Yonder Star Candle Company.
If you know anything about the candle industry, then you know that the business of candle production and sales is enormous. There are a lot of people out there buying candles made all over the world. That said, if you had your choice, wouldn’t you purchase a candle made right here at home? It’s not like these are second rate… in fact, they rival any of the mega manufacturers. Each candle is sold in a reusable glass jar, and there is a wide variety of scents including: frosted carrot cake, candy cane, red velvet cake, Frangelico streusel, a winter’s walk, vanilla, cookies for Santa and blueberry crumb pie, etc. The soy candles range from $18-$22.
Adding to the uniqueness of this gift, there are two specialty candles in the collection – one is an ice cream sundae candle that actually looks like it was served over the counter at a vintage diner. The other set is sold in a pair of classic diner-esque sugar shakers. How’s that for a special touch?
That’s #9 on the BRO holiday gift list. Click here for more suggestions.
569 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222