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When it comes to buying for a loved one, a member of the family or a friend, finding the perfect present is not an easy task. Admittedly, it can be fun to take a trip to the shops and hunt for a gift, but at the same time, it can be time consuming and risky. Getting it wrong is not an option — it just leaves everyone disappointed — and the last thing you want is to be trawling the shops asking yourself ‘What should I buy?’, ‘What if they don’t like it?’ Getting it right, on the other hand, makes all the difference in the world, leaving both you and the person you’ve bought for feeling great. 

How to Choose?

Like anything in life, one woman’s chocolate is another woman’s… let’s leave it there. Put simply, something that one person likes may be distasteful to someone else. So, you should start with a little research and consideration. You need to think about the person you’re buying for. What sort of things do they like? What do they buy for themselves? What is their personal style? Do they have a wish-list? If you really pay attention, it starts to become obvious what sort of things they might like; you only have to look at the clothes they wear, the colours they choose or the home they live in. It’s second guessing what someone wants that’s usually the problem — either that, or choosing a gift because you like it yourself. In fact, your own taste is largely irrelevant in the gift buying stakes. 


The Perfect Indulgence

But, with some presents, you just can’t go wrong. No matter whether it’s for your sister, daughter, mother, mother-in-law, friend, wife or girlfriend and no matter what their taste, a pampering or indulgent gift will always go down well. Who doesn’t want to feel pampered and indulged? The truth is, many of us won’t buy luxury items for our own use, so anything indulgent for our homes or for ourselves is usually welcome and appreciated. Nothing compares to the pure indulgence of a scented candle. The combination of wax and perfume is intoxicating – ideal for melting a loved one’s heart! Ecoya candles are especially wonderful, and they’re the last word in eco-luxe. They are pure, natural soy candles hand poured into a contemporary sand, soda ash and lime glass jar with a silver lid. With a burning time of up to 55 hours, they are also a long-lasting luxury!


The Right Fragrance

If you’re not sure what fragrance to choose, it’s useful to know that scents fall into ‘fragrance families’, and it’s worth paying attention to what fragrance someone might like best. For example, they may prefer a tantalising floral such as Sweetpea and Jasmine, a fruity and crisp French Pear or a refreshing classic such as Lemongrass and Ginger. Alternatively, you could choose a candle with the power to transport you to another destination. Glasshouse Bora Bora with Cilantro and Orange Zest takes you to idyllic French Polynesia. Bordeaux, with overtones of Vanilla, transports you to Southwestern France. Amalfi, with Freesia, Lavender and Lime, brings you to Southern Italy. Or, bring a touch of glamour to any occasion with Glasshouse Manhattan – Little Black Dress … sassy and sophisticated, with big city flavour and the fragrance of orchid, rose, musk and blood orange. So, whether it’s a token of thanks, a real surprise or a well-deserved gift, indulge the person you are buying for and treat them to the joys of fragrance… and remember, choosing should be as rewarding as receiving. Have fun!


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