These Unique Candles Make Perfect Gifts to Send to Anyone You Miss Right Now

Cheer up friends and family with these creatively scented candles designed to transport you to your favorite places. (Plus, they're on sale and come with free shipping!)

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April 30, 2020

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s yet another reminder that life isn’t normal right now. There’s so much celebrating that’s been put on hold, from weddings to graduations to birthdays. But just because the party is canceled doesn’t mean you can’t send a thoughtful gift, and Homesick candles are a great way to lift someone’s spirits from afar. These glass, can-shaped candles come in different scents inspired by locations. There’s a signature smell for every state and most major cities, too. Each candle is meant to conjure nostalgia for a place, and they make a great gift for friends and family members you can't be with right now. There are even new memory-inspired candles meant to represent important milestones and holidays. At time of writing, the Mother's Day-inspired “Thank You, Mom” candle is out of stock, but there’s a “Birthday Cake” candle for missed birthdays, a “Champagne Toast” candle for postponed weddings and a “Road Trip” candle for canceled spring break and summer vacations. Right now, Homesick is offering free shipping, 10 percent off all orders under $59 and 20 percent off orders over $59. Take a look at our top picks and find the perfect nostalgic scent that will remind a loved one of a special place or memory they'd love to receive in the mail.

State Candles

Yep, there really is a candle with a different scent for each state, from Alabama to Wyoming. These candles are perfect for families living far apart. It’s also a great reminder of where you came from for someone who recently moved away.


City Candles

Like the state candles, there are more than 20 city candles with a signature scent representing each town. Not only are these candles great for people who are homesick, but it’s a fun way to show your hometown pride. And, honestly, aren’t you just curious what your city smells like?


Memory Candles

Homesick Candles’ line of memory candles is more abstract with scents representing shared memories. It’s a heartfelt line of candles with themes as big as love, to themes as specific as Friday night football. But the one that’s probably more relevant than any other right now is Grandma’s Kitchen. Given health precautions, it’s not safe to visit grandparents right now, but you could still let your grandmother know that you’re thinking about her with this candle. It might not smell exactly like her kitchen or her baking, but it’s a sweet thought that's sure to brighten her home and make her smile during these hard, and often isolating, times.

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Diffusers + Oils

In addition to candles, the company has recently branched out to reed diffusers and fragrance oils, too. The fragrances can be great mood boosters during the day while you’re working from home or combating stress. And you can find all the same state, city and memory scents in diffusers and oils, too.

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