We’ll usually always recommend gifting a newly-married couple money, because that post-wedding recoup struggle is REAL. That being said, we’ve also come across a number of meaningful picks over the years that make fantastic presents. Want to know the secret? They’re gifts that make a splash, because they’re nostalgic and instantly bring the couple back to their best day ever, whether it’s just days after the wedding, six months later, or a year down the line (though, we may want to come back to that last one, because candles don’t typically last more than a few months in most candle lovers’ homes… I’ll be the first to say that). If you’re not already familiar with Homesick’s hand-poured memory candles, allow us to spark your curiosity with their Wedding Collection…
The truth about their post-wedding feels
Okay, so once the wedding is over, the couple will absolutely welcome the relief of life without vendor appointments, dress fittings, financial stressors, drama among family and friends — all of it, really, because planning a wedding is wonderful, but also a serious s***show. They’ll head down the gangway to their honeymoon-awaiting aircraft and kiss all their ‘When we were wedding planning…’ hellishness goodbye. They’ll arrive home with a renewed sense of calm, cool, and collectedness, tanned and too-relaxed-to-care about anything. But then… they’ll get hit with their first whiff of reality that the wedding has come and gone. They’ll feel a ‘Whoops, when did that happen?’ feeling of awkwardness when they realize they’re newlyweds now and no longer totally blissed-out soon-to-be weds. Of course, it won’t be awful, because they’ll have a whole new married life to look forward to, but it’ll still feel weird.
So, they’ll check in with their photographer to see how soon some sneak peek photos of their special day will be available. They’ll catch up with their videographer to see how their wedding day sizzle reel is coming along (and don’t lie, you know everyone you’ve seen get married recently does some sort of ‘Can’t believe this magical day happened one month ago already…’ milestone post on social media, with a video playback). But if your thoughtful gift can bring them smiles with a simple strike of a match, then you’re the real MVP. You smell me?
They’ll love these transportive candles
Founded in 2016, Homesick is a home fragrance and lifestyle brand with one simple goal: to bring joy into the home by helping candle fans feel closer to the people, places, and moments that matter most. And their wedding duo — in Just Married and Let’s Toast — does just that. Helping your newlywed friends, siblings, cousins, coworkers, etc. feel closer to the day they said ‘I do.’ After all, that’s a scent’s superpower, right? And when it’s a wedding candle, the aroma has the ability to take the happy couple right back to their first look, first kiss, first dance, and first toast after tying the knot.
We’re smitten with these two as wedding gifts, but if you’re buying for a bride or groom separately (or your partner, after your wedding day!), then you’ll have to check out the Bride’s Bouquet and Black Tux candles.
Salty ocean air, fresh linens, and a crisp glass of champagne smell like happily ever after. And notes of neroli blossom, amber, and creamy musk keep the memories of the day alive and well.
Mandarin, grapefruit, and apple smell like signature cocktail-laced kisses following clink-clink requests from the crowd. And notes of pineapple and champagne grapes keep the ‘Let’s raise a glass to this gorgeous couple on their wedding day’ well wishes vibing for days and nights to come.
Both candles can be personalized with special messages, their names, or their wedding date (and locale). And just like every Homesick candle, these are hand-poured using a natural soy wax blend with 100% organic cotton wicks and custom fragrance oils to deliver a long-lasting, great-smelling burn.
They’re also cruelty-free, non-toxic, and contain no lead, plastics, paraben, phthalates, or synthetic dyes. So, you can feel good about them having a place in your favorites’ happy home.
These gifters did good
On Just Married
“I got this as a present for my boss since she is recently married. She loved it. I would highly recommend it!”
“This candle smells incredible! Like fresh linen and champagne like the box says. A very thoughtful wedding present that I'd recommend to everyone.”
On Let’s Toast
“Got this as a gift for my friends who recently got engaged. They loved it so much! Fantastic!”
“This candle is fabulous. It’s got all of my favorite scents combined into one. The scent lingers even when not lit. I'm going to buy this candle as gifts for friends and family.”
Two are better than one
Just like the amazing souls you’re celebrating, these candles are better when they’re part of a pair. 20 percent off your purchase when you bundle Just Married and Let’s Toast!
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